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Design Thinking/Imagining Your Business or Product Idea

September 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 19, 2022

$15 – $50

Have you ever thought of starting a business or have a product idea that you would like to explore?

About this event

This four-part seminar, held on Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, and Oct. 19 is designed to be a fun way for you to explore your interest in a business and will teach you through actual exercises how to develop a business idea into a more complete business or product idea.

  • The first session will help you explore your idea and give you some tools for inexpensively testing and validating them.
  • The second session will introduce you to ways to refine your ideas and show you some of the rich sources of business ideas available in Maryland.
  • The final session will help you explore rapid prototyping and getting some fast customer feedback to refine your idea. We will also cover next steps and what you can do to start implementing your idea.

When you are done with the program you will have a refined business or product idea and a set of tools to develop future ideas.

Please note, it is highly encouraged to attend all four sessions.

About our presenter:

Vance MacEwen, MA, MBA – Entrepreneur in Residence at the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC) and co-founder CEO of Greatest Possible Good, a design thinking firm for social good. Vance mentors residents and affiliates of the MIC and volunteers through the Maryland Tech Council Venture Mentor Services, SEED SPOT, and the Youth Leaders of the Americas Initiative. Greatest Possible Good, winner of the 2019 MICA UP/Start Venture Competition, works with social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and small businesses to align teams and executives’ actions with their visions for impact. Vance previously served as chief of staff for Montgomery County Delegate Al Carr, English teacher at a private school in Chengdu, China, and work crew member at McDonogh School. He loves helping founders find their North Stars, hone their business strategies, and win pitches. He is a certified Kauffman FastTrac facilitator.

Registration is limited. Ticket sales will close on Sept. 27


September 28, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15 – $50


Maryland Innovation Center


Maryland Innovation Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Dr. | Suite 300
Columbia MD, MD 21046 United States
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