Market Your Apps and Inventions with Ohio State's Technology Commercialization Office
Staff from Ohio State's Technology Commercialization Office will discuss topics of interest to app developers and other innovators in three separate sessions. Come to the session that interests you, or attend all of them.
Introduction to Nail It then Scale It
Before you build an app, you need to think about why you’re building it. Too many apps are created without answering basic questions about why they should exist, who cares about them, and how they can matter more to their users. At Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), we see a dozen new ideas a week, many of which are apps. In order for an app to sell, we must make sure it has clear answers to the many critical questions surrounding it. To help in this effort, TCO is embracing a new startup methodology based on the book Nail It then Scale It by Paul Ahlstrom and Nathan Furr. In this session, Spencer Patterson will share the principals behind Nail It then Scale It.
Protect Your Ideas: An Introduction to Ohio State's Technology Commercialization Office
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
In this session, we’ll do a quick run-through of the services TCO can provide Ohio State staff, faculty and students. We’ll discuss the invention disclosure process, the how and why behind that, and talk about expectations. Understand intellectual property, patents and whether or not your idea falls into something that can be a big win or a big hmmm. What is a license versus a startup? Am I really startup material? What is involved? In this session, we’ll cover all of these questions and more.
So, I’ve Made an App. Now What?
Learn from others who’ve made apps, launched apps, and struggled with apps. We’ll hear from Technology Commercialization Office-sponsored students who have dreamed up their big idea, built it, launched it, and struggled to get it out there. App marketing is brand new, and there are tips and tricks to success. We’ll share with you stories from students and local startups. For us at the TCO, making the app is just the beginning!
Dan Rockwell, Program Manager of the Software Prototyping Center
Dan has over 11 years of user experience design under his belt working with Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining OSU he founded Big Kitty Labs, to mentor and build rapid prototypes for startups.
Spencer Patterson, Postdoctoral Researcher
Spencer is a startup advisor and instructor of Nail it Then Scale it at OSU’s Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer Office. He is an entrepreneur and venture capital consultant.
Allen Cochran, Graduate Student in Design Development
Allen works with the Software Prototyping Center assisting in user experience design and rapid prototyping.
Josh Glick, Undergraduate in Computer Science and Engineering
Josh is Head of Mobile at Lisnr, a Cincinnati-based startup.