The following is the curriculum for the 406 Labs Incubator – Spring 2021.  For each week, there are preparation requirements for entrepreneurs including video modules, reading material, and/or exercise templates.  Entrepreneurs should anticipate 1-2 hours of preparation work prior to each session, and 4-5 hours of work after each session to complete the exercises. Mentors are also encouraged to review the preparations for each session so they know what content to expect and what exercises the entrepreneurs are being asked to complete (with their help).

Each day will begin with an interactive learning presentation, followed by an opportunity for several teams to share their exercise for feedback from the group, then a general group discussion around how to further thinking around the day’s topic.

March 1         Initial Presentations
  Business Plan Goals
March 8 Defining the problem/solution
March 15 Identifying and sizing the target market
March 22 Articulating the competitive advantage
March 29 The Path to Technical Validation
April 5 The Path to Commercial Validation – Part 1
April 12 The Path to Commercial Validation – Part 2
April 19 Unit and Customer Economics
April 26 Key Metrics to Monitor
May 3 Financing your Business
May 10 Capstone Presentation


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