NVC Workshops

Everyone is welcome to participate in the workshops online! For more information about upcoming workshops contact Julie Baker at baker1ja@cmich.edu or 989-774-3429

Fall 2020

1. Kick-Off and Intro to NVC

Thursday, August 27 | 4:00 - 4:30 PM

2. Ideation & Team Building

Thursday, September 3 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Create a product/service and build a team to get it to market


3. Business Model Canvas Introduction

Thursday, September 10 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Value proposition, the need, problem, customer, solution


4. Who Will Buy?

Thursday, September 24 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Customer segments, secondary research


5. Idea Validation

Thursday, October 8 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Customer discovery, value


6. Product Development

Thursday, October 23 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Key resources, key activities, key partners — customer discovery review


7. How to Make Money

Thursday, October 29 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Revenue and cost structure — Make-A-Pitch prep


Virtual Make-A-Pitch Competition

Deadline to Register: Thursday, November 5
Winners Announced: Thursday, November 12


Spring 2021

8. Business Name and Logo

Thursday, January 23 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Graphic design support, introduction to Financials — Make-A-Pitch review


9. Start-Up Costs

Thursday, February 4 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Financial and executive summary, writing center support 


Pitch to the Pros

Thursday, February 18 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM


10. Marketing Your Idea

Thursday, March 4 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Go to market strategy, key milestones


11. Pitching Your Idea

Thursday, March 4 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Pitch deck prep, presentation center support — Pitch to the Pros feedback

12. Selling Your Idea

Thursday, April 8 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Investor pitch types, presentation prep — Legal review & law for early-stage ventures

New Venture Competiton

April 2021 (TBA)