This course will be an overview of the steps that need to be taken to start up a company. It will begin with Customer Development and how to assess if your idea is of value to a customer. The first 8 weeks focuses on a process used by the National Science Foundation called the Lean Launch Pad method of Customer Development and will be taught by Dr. Dan Daly. Dr. Daly is the Director of the Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs ( AIME).
The next eight weeks will be taught by Dr. Larry Greer of Greer Capital. Larry has been an investor for over 20 years. He managed the Birmingham Tech Fund for fifteen years. This section of the course will also address the legal steps needed to form a company and how to attract funding.