2021-12-07 12:30 pm - 2021-12-07 1:30 pm
As sponsors of the ATDC, Morris, Manning & Martin (MMM) is hosting a Fund of the Month Series in 2021 whereby select funds will be invited to do a fireside chat. It will give ATDC's startups an opportunity to speak with capital sources from across the country, and it will give the fund chance to market itself to the ATDC's startups.
About Morris, Manning & Martin
Morris, Manning & Martin (www.mmmlaw.com) is an Atlanta-based national law firm delivering value-added legal services to fast-growing technology and tech-enabled businesses throughout the company lifecycle. MMM's Corporate Tech Group has closed hundreds of VC, private equity and M&A deals. In addition to corporate finance, MMM's practice areas include technology agreements, patent/IP, employment, international, IoT, open source, blockchain and dispute resolution. Through MMMs expansive network, the firm helps companies grow by connecting tech clients with sources of capital, management talent, key advisors, strategic partners and other experienced entrepreneurs.
2021-12-07 4:00 pm - 2021-12-07 5:00 pm
Come and learn what ATDC is all about! At this info session you will learn more about ATDC membership and qualifications, find out about member benefits, and how to make the most of your membership.
2021-12-08 11:30 am - 2021-12-08 1:30 pm
ATDC and the Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA) have partnered for this five-part workshop that focuses on the final steps required to prepare for talks with investors. Members of the ATA will be leading the discussion, giving attendees an invaluable opportunity to learn from and interact with some of the region's top angel investors.
During Investor Readiness Part 5, eligible ATDC entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present to experienced investors from the Atlanta Technology Angels and receive feedback. If all goes well, you could be invited to make a formal presentation at a future member meeting of the ATA - or be referred to other potential resources.
2021-12-09 11:30 am - 2021-12-09 1:30 pm
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.
2021-12-14 12:00 pm - 2021-12-14 2:00 pm
Most concept-stage startups fail because they focus more on how to deliver a product than on the needs of people buying it. This course provides a concentrated overview of the Customer Development Process, Business Model Canvas and Minimal Viable Product. By understanding customers, startups reduce the risk of failure. This class is the first in the Customer Discovery Badge Program, and it should be followed with Customer Discovery Tools.
You are welcome to bring your own lunch.
This course is a prerequisite for Customer Discovery Tools and Customer Discovery Lab. You are only required to take it once.
2021-12-14 3:00 pm - 2021-12-14 4:00 pm
Does your startup have physical products in its vision? Does it face the 'build it' challenge? Does it need to build prototypes? Products? Does it need to build manufacturing processes? Does it need support or access to big ticket tooling and facilities in order to build? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the Product Circle may be for you. Come and participate in this discussion among peers, whether your product is in the idea stage or has already entered the market. This circle is also an excellent entry point to learn about the myriad of lab facilities available at Georgia Tech for use by startups.
2021-12-15 9:00 am - 2021-12-15 10:00 am
Join us for the inaugural series of 5G Entrepreneurs' Coffee gathering, an opportunity to learn from the 5G Catalyst and your fellow entrepreneurs. In this inaugural series we will explore the challenges and opportunities you encounter, discuss the 5G Connected Future Incubator program, and gather your input for building the program that helps you reach commercial success. This is for ATDC members only and will be virtual until further notice.
2021-12-15 3:00 pm - 2021-12-15 4:00 pm
Join us for this guided discussion based upon Alex Osterwalder’s book, “The Invincible Company” to learn how Healthcare Enterprises evaluate companies to incorporate into their incubators, expectations once initially inside the incubator and how startup companies gain traction within corporates for additional resource investment. Berkley Baker will lead this discussion with David Weeks, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital and Technology Officer NASCO will join the conversation and provide his unique perspective and insights.
2021-12-21 12:00 pm - 2021-12-21 2:00 pm
This is a follow-on class from Customer Discovery Theory. The purpose of this class is to work with the entrepreneurs to make sure they are ready to move forward with the discovery process - actually interviewing potential customers. We will review the entrepreneurs' business hypothesis, initial set of interview questions, and tools to help build a persona of potential customers.
REGISTRATION LINKS FOR UPCOMING CUSTOMER DISCOVERY CLASSES
Customer Discovery Theory is a prerequisite for this class.
This meeting will be online only.