Entrepreneurial Signature Program – TechColumbus.Org

I attended the Entrepreneurial Signature Program, to day at TechColumbus not really knowing what to expect.


Basically the program went like this:

  1. Talk about TechColumbus, goals, mission, what we can do for you…
  2. Have some sessions that talk about funding and how to get it…

I think this information is valuable however I was looking for more problem solving information. For example: I have a problem with my market validation, how can TechColumbus help with this?



One thing they did talk about which was good was the Tech Genesis fund, which are grants from the Sate of Ohio designed to test the market of a product or service, however I find that the people involved are the same ones preaching "Founding Team" (CEO, CTO, CFO, Marketing, Sales, etc.) They do not talk about problem X, Y and Z, then this is how those problems are solved…



All is not negative though, I think I did take away something. I need to shift how I think about some of the stuff I have invented, I need to think of it as a technology, not a product or service. The stuff I have invented, robots, snagr, appgin, they are all cool technologies, but until I have customers, they are not products or services.