Week 8: Manufacturing 2018-06-09T23:49:00+00:00

Week 8: Manufacturing

Manufacturing must be considered early in the startup process. Products that cannot be cost-effectively manufactured, delivered or supported are destined to fail. This week’s curriculum covers:

  • Manufacturing fundamentals and challenges
  • The importance of and resources for prototyping
  • Deciding whether and how to manufacture or outsource
  • Where and how manufacturing impacts your business model canvas

A group activity is also planned for the live session. Teams will take part (and compete) in a live manufacturing simulation to see which teams can best balance work flow, resources and profit.

This weeks also introduces your one-page executive summary deliverable. This fact sheet will accompany your pitch deck to provide a brief, high-level business overview that is easy to read and scannable. Your executive summary is part of the final due-diligence packet to be turned in at final evaluations.

Video Prerequisites

Video Prerequisite Slide Decks

Live Panel Session

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm PDT

Webinar Link:https://zoom.us/j/199152786

Alternative Dial-in: 669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 199 152 786

Additional Tools & Resources

Homework & Deliverables

  • Continue conducting your customer discovery interviews (at least three per week).
  • Prep for the manufacturing simulation: Review this sheet and decide on your team’s role assignments (who will be responsible for which role within the simulation from your simulation team).
  • Deliverable: Update your business model canvas as you learn from the customer discovery interviews.
  • Deliverable: Begin developing your one-page executive summary/fact sheet with your latest materials. Use this sample as a potential template.

Mentor Activities & Assistance

  • Review your customer discovery interview progress with your mentors.
  • Review this week’s deliverables with your mentors.
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