How to Bring Your Product to Market

Utilizing the Inventor's Roadmap to Guide Your Product to Market

While community colleges have traditionally focused on providing students with opportunities to gain credentials for employment, the increasingly important question is: Are they preparing students for looming dynamic disruptive, and entrepreneurial environments ahead?

The expert course contributors, with the support of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), start from the premise that community colleges are uniquely positioned to lead entrepreneurial initiatives through both internally-generated curriculum design and through collaboration with the local entrepreneurial community to build bridges between the classroom and the community, which in turn can offer models of implementation and constitute a network or support system for students.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Leading with an Entrepreneurial Mindset
  2. An Entrepreneurial Approach to Education
  3. Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  4. Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development
  5. How Collaboration Supports the Growth of an Urban Ecosystem
  6. The Ecosystem that Thrives
  7. Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Rural Appalachia
  8. Community Colleges as Entrepreneurial Catalysts
  9. The Power of Collective Action
  10. Sustainability Lessons

Your Experts:

Carmine Denisco and Russ Barnes, Ph.D.

Bio: Samantha has over 18 years experience in entrepreneurship and innovation. She is an educator, facilitator, researcher and speaker for futuristic topics in business and academia. She regularly hosts workshops and consults on the topics of revenue innovation, the art of delegation, new business models, entrepreneurial philanthropy, design thinking, inbound outreach, gig-economy, the future of work, recruiting innovators, and the entrepreneurial mindset. While serving as Innovation Officer at Virginia Western Community College, she contributed to the creation of six entrepreneurial initiatives including three coworking spaces (including CoLab Coworking), an incubator, an accelerator (RAMP), a FabLab and an innovation corridor. She earned her Bachelor's in Accounting from Radford University, Masters in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, and will complete her Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from Old Dominion University in 2020.

Location: Online

Who is this course for?: Anyone with an idea who would like to see what it takes to bring your product idea to market.

What is included:


Your Instructor

Inventors Launchpad Education Team
Inventors Launchpad Education Team

Your Instructors for this course are Carmine Denisco and Russ Barnes.

Your Instructor

Inventors Launchpad Education Team
Inventors Launchpad Education Team

Your Instructors for this course are Carmine Denisco and Russ Barnes.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
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