- 2121.November.0https://atdc.org/event/aprio-office-hours/2:00 pm-4:00 pm2019.11.21
Charles is a partner in Aprio’s Technology & Biosciences and International Services groups. He has more than 25 years of experience providing tax planning, tax compliance and strategic analysis to his clients. Charles is adept at serving the needs of startups and other emerging companies. He has been an entrepreneur himself and understands firsthand the needs and challenges growing companies face. He has previously run a technology-focused practice, and he brings his wealth of industry experience to Aprio’s technology clients.
Jagruti is an Assurance Senior Manager at Aprio. Prior to joining Aprio, Jagruti worked as an auditor at Maganlal Thacker & Co (a member company of Alliott Group, UK) a Chartered Accountancy firm based in Oman. She has worked for the firm since November 2007, specializing in technology and manufacturing companies. She also provides services to companies in various industries, including private equity, professional services, life sciences and investment.
- 2121.November.0https://atdc.org/event/customer-discovery-lab-90-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-2-2/11:30 am-1:30 pm2019.11.21ATDC Library (Formerly 328)75 5th St NW, 3rd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
Most technology startups fail. Why? They start executing before they have a sound business model. What about you? Have you discovered a scalable and profitable business model yet?
Customer Discovery Lab is a Customer Discovery Bootcamp designed for entrepreneurs. Customer Discovery Lab uses a combination of teaching methodologies from Customer Discovery (get out of the building), Lean Startup (iterative loop of experimentation), Startup Engineering (disprove your assumptions) and the Business Model Canvas to uncover your compelling business model.
After this program, you will have identified the core of your business model – your customer segment and value proposition. Or you may discover there isn’t one. And that’s OK too. It’s better to find out now than after spending years and a fortune only to find out you were wrong.
How does it work?
- Multi-week intensive program. You should commit to attend every week.
- Each week, make assumptions about what needs to be true about your business model to succeed.
- Design tests to disprove each assumptions.
- Collect data and interpret the results.
- Update your business model canvas based on what you have learned.
- Present your findings to the teaching team and get thoroughly thrashed.
You will be expected to talk to at least 10 potential customers each week.
Both Customer Discovery Theory and Customer Discovery Tools are prerequisites to Customer Discovery Lab. Please take Customer Discovery Theory first which is offered the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Once you begin Customer Discovery Lab, you are then expected to attend every subsequent Thursday until you graduate.
- 2121.November.0https://atdc.org/event/sbir-101-workshop-5/2:00 pm-5:00 pm2019.11.21ATDC Community Room (Room 2525)75 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA
SBIR 101 Workshop: “Understanding, Planning, and Writing”
This workshop will explain how the needs of 11 federal agencies are met through the SBIR and STTR programs and how your company can benefit from this federal funding. The overview will cover the basics of SBIR/STTR programs, including a discussion of the phases of the federal funding program, how the agencies differ and what they are looking for, how to prepare before the agency solicitation comes out, and how to write competitive proposal.
You must register to attend.
- 2121.November.0https://atdc.org/event/entrepreneurs-night-16-2-2-2-2-3/5:00 pm-7:00 pm2019.11.21
Entrepreneurs’ Night is an integral part of the ATDC experience. Every month all ATDC members are invited to gather together at this fun, informal event in the ATDC Lobby (or the Centergy Rooftop if the weather permits). Join us for some of the best networking for Georgia Technology startup entrepreneurs, complete with free food and drinks. Entrepreneurs’ Night takes place the third Thursday of every month from 5 pm to 7 pm.
@atdc Thanksgiving Feast is underway. @GeorgiaTech #Entrepreneurship #family A packed house of hungry and thankful entrepreneurs. So thankful to work in such an amazing environment
Is it a networking event without pizza? You betcha! Thanks to @MillerMartinLaw this month's Entrepreneurs' Night menu is getting kicked up a notch.
See everyone Thursday
RT CCasteel2 DHS (Department of Homeland Security) SBIR is in pre-solicitation until 12/17. 11 Topics. If you have questions about the topic (not trying to “sell you concept”), you may contact DHS... before 12/18 for TECHNICAL QUESTIONS. https://t.co/ZdTzSXlNBC #sbir #sttr
Another successful pitch showcase with @atdc at @SVB_Financial In #nyc Next stop? Boston! #GrowAtlanta @atlchamber