Plan program components help market-worthy ventures organize, formulate strategy, and obtain outside investment. To view a complete list of VT KnowledgeWorks' services and fees, click here.
Startup Readiness Workshop: test the strategic essence of your business concept, tighten up managerial focus, and address the unique challenges of an entrepreneur including Accounting De-Mystified. $49-89
Private Hourly Consultation: as-needed meetings with the executive director, in one-hour blocks. $200/hour
Market Opportunity Study: quantification of addressable market and review of the competitive environment for a particular target segment. $500 and up
Competitive Review: provide an understanding of the competitive landscape and expected direct competitors to the proposed business concept. $500 and up
Technical Feasibility Consultation: determine if there is a compelling customer need for the proposed product that is not currently being met by others or that others would have difficulty providing, as well as an assessment of the price customers would be willing to pay for the product. $500 and up
Initial Intellectual Property Review: review the patent and/or copyright landscape associated with and complementary to the proposed product to assess its expected IP position in the marketplace. $500 and up
Pre-Launch Orientation Bundle: The ultimate success or failure of a venture is quite often determined by decisions and assumptions made well before the business is formally launched. Register for the VT KnowledgeWorks Pre-Launch Orientation Bundle, which addresses important start-up issues, as well as mentorship to launch your business with confidence. $500
Business Model Preparation Assistance: review business model options for the proposed venture and assist the company in selecting an appropriate model. $500 and up
Investor Presentation Assistance: assist the venture management team in the preparation of the documents needed to approach and review their business concept with potential investors. $500 and up
Running Start Loan Application Assistance: white-paper style application process available to selected early-stage ventures to receive market rate loans with deferred payback terms. No charge.
VT KnowledgeWorks Website Presence: member profile with click-thru to member website, as an included benefit with your annual membership. Included in annual membership.
Public Relations: distribution of press releases to regional media. Included in annual membership.
Legal Entity Issues Discussion: meet with an attorney to review entity selection, IP considerations, founders equity, and fundraising toolkit. No charge. Contact the VTKW staff to set up your appointment today.