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Hard Core New Venture Development

Learn how to launch a new venture--start-up, within an existing corporation, or social enterprise--that is built to last.

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C-level executive and professor with 35+ years of experience in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, including leadership positions at McKinsey, IBM, two start-up companies, and a social venture accelerator.

Overview

Tim Zak is the CEO/Executive of 5 start-ups (3 corporate, 2 non-profits). Former founder/CEO of a new venture accelerator.Board member/advisor/investor of numerous start-ups/early-stage ventures in a variety of industries. Venture advisor in three accelerators/incubators for over a decade (hardware, software, and non-tech). Mentor to a new venture in National Science Foundation "R&D to start-up" program.Former board member of the Social Enterprise Alliance. Have delivered this training for 15+ years to executives and future leaders as a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in various forms--for-profit start-ups, corporate new ventures, and social ventures. Member of the university's entrepreneurship board.

Service Details

1200 minutes
5-15 participants

Key Topics

1
Conceiving a viable venture and evaluating the opportunity.
2
alidating the opportunity through customer discovery and other market research.
3
Conducting competitive analysis and understanding competitive barriers.
4
Initiating an awareness building strategy and putting the right team/stakeholders in place.
5
Creating an initial financial model and outlining the necessary milestones for successful implementation

Skills You'll Practice

How to work effectively with others.
How to effectively navigate ambiguity, solve problems, and formulate breakthrough ideas.
How to clearly and concisely communicate in ways that convince and inspire others to take action.
How to effectively link the financial/quantitative story to the concept/qualitative story.
Obtain the basic knowledge and language needed to participate effectively in discussions and negotiations, and ask the right questions of investors, customers, and stakeholders.

Decisions You Will Be Able To Navigate

Go-no go decisions for new concepts, initiatives, and ventures.
Next steps and milestones to maximize impact and conserve capital and other resources.
Confident decision-making under uncertainty.
Highest priority new hires/additions to the team and how to attract them to the venture.
Identify most viable markets and repel competitive threats.

About Tim Zak

C-level executive and professor with 35+ years of experience in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, including leadership positions at McKinsey, IBM, two start-up companies, and a social venture accelerator.
Credentials
  • 35+ years of executive experience
  • New York University, MBA, Finance, Marketing and International Business
  • Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Industry Specialties
Computer Software
Health Wellness Fitness
Higher Education
Professional Services
+ more
Functional Specialties
Operations
Product Management
Project Management
Business Analysis
+ more
Expertise
Early Career
New People Manager
Experienced People Manager
Executive
+ more

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