Last chance to register for the Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum!

Calling all Fermilab innovators! Last chance to enroll in cohort 2 of the Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum!


For this eight-week short course, the Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer has organized a program of instructors with experience in intellectual property and innovation at Fermilab as well as with the Energy I-Corps program through DOE.


The eight-week short course begins on July 9 and concludes on August 27. In the final module, students will learn about the resources available to them at Fermilab. The new scientist-entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to practice their skills by presenting their business model to an outside panel.


Primary Instructors

Module 1, July 9
Introduction to Lean Launch Model
Daniel Bowring

Module 2, July 16
Customer Discovery Part I
Brendan Kiburg

Module 3, July 23
Business Model Canvas Part I
Charlie Cooper

Module 4, July 30
Product Market Fit
Mauricio Suarez

Module 5, August 6
Customer Discovery Part II
Charles Thangaraj

Module 6, August 13
Business Model Canvas Part II
Cherri Schmidt

Module 7, August 20
Market & Competitive Analysis
Steve Lehman; Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Module 8, August 27
Tech Transfer at the National Labs
Aaron Sauers, Stephany Unruh



Students are encouraged to BYOT, Bring Your Own Technology, for the added benefit of applying this skills training to their own work. Innovation can come at any time in a person’s career, so don’t miss this important opportunity to develop these skills in a practical setting.


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Seats are limited.


Questions? Contact Laura Rogas,