The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) - Strategic Biomass Solutions will hold a Renewable Energy Venture Development pre-conference workshop, August 8th from 1-5 p.m. at the UGA Tifton Conference in Tifton, GA.
MTA uses VentureCapitalTools®
, to assist entrepreneurs in understanding the requirements of an investor-ready deal. Attendees will learn how to use these tools and methodologies to screen, develop, or coach innovation-based ventures. Additionally, several specialized tools for venture risk assessment of project areas--execution, product, market, management and finance-will be discussed which will help you (whether you are an entrepreneur, investor or economic developer)
, determine promising opportunities from those not-ready-for-primetime.
MTA instructors, Sumesh Arora and Joseph Linton, will introduce and describe the tools which include analysis of the technical, market, & financial validation of a deal from the pure idea stage to a mature venture. Additionally, attendees will be exposed to the Butterfly Model
© of inter-organizational collaboration which provides a multi-stakeholder framework to deploy successful renewable energy and emerging technology projects.
A $50 registration fee covers the cost of course materials and 6-months of post-workshop instructor consultation.
Your take away:
Entrepreneurs - Tools to simplify & prioritize the steps to success and improve investor communication.
Investors - Tools to establish a common language with entrepreneurs and use as due diligence tool.
Economic Developers - Tools for economic viability evaluation purposes and a due diligence checklist.