The LTU Collaboratory will hold the nine-week Customer to Cash program starting in February 2016. Start-up and second-stage entrepreneurs, innovators and business owners are encouraged to apply.
The Customers to Cash program is designed to serve established companies with new products to launch in new or existing markets; innovators with new technologies to sell; entrepreneurs with fresh business ideas to start up and grow; tinkerers with product ideas and prototypes to test with real customers; and college students with new product ideas to validate with customers.
Every team in the program can receive a prototyping stipend and can qualify for additional seed funding. Prizes totaling $10,000 will be awarded to the top teams.
Each team is matched with an industry mentor for individual assistance and can qualify for a year of additional professional mentoring.
Go to www.ltu.edu/C2C to apply by the Feb. 1 deadline. There is no charge to participate in this program, which is offered by the LTU Collaboratory.
“If you’re ready to really advance your innovation, to truly understand who will buy your product and what kind of business you can build, then this is the program for you,” said Tex Criqui, Director, LTU Collaboratory and team leader of the C2C program. “We are offering this nine-week program on Saturdays so that busy working professionals, faculty and students can advance their ideas and innovations.”
Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. The Brookings Institution ranks Lawrence Tech fifth nationwide for boosting graduates’ earning power, PayScale lists it in the nation’s top 10 percent of universities for graduates’ salaries, and U.S. News and World Report places it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus in Southfield, Michigan, include over 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.