Invitation to the Wond’ry's PostFlight program

Kate Stuart
February 16, 2017
Posted in Announcements

PostFlight

https://www.vanderbilt.edu/thewondry/postflight/

Aspiring Vanderbilt entrepreneurs who have a viable early stage idea are encouraged to attend the Wond’ry PostFlight program. PostFlight provides a step-by-step guide to launching a venture. Taught by the Wond’ry Mentors-in-Residence, who are experts in their respective fields, PostFlight is the perfect next step for graduates of the Wond’ry PreFlight program, entrepreneurs with a validated and market-ready product or technology, and/or those individuals who would like to learn how to launch a non-profit or for-profit venture. Each session will feature a guest speaker followed by a question and answer session with a panel of experts. Session topics and dates are listed below.

2/23: Incorporation
3/2: Intellectual Property
3/16: Revenue Model
3/23: Business Development and Sales
3/30: Advertising and Marketing
4/6: Human Resources and Equity Distribution
4/13: Accounting and Bookkeeping
4/20: Fundraising
4/27: Leadership

Mid-way through the PostFlight program, participants will have the opportunity to apply for funding to support the launch of their venture. A faculty advisory panel will convene to review applications and ultimately award five teams each a $3,000 micro-grant. You must be enrolled and actively participating in PostFlight to be eligible to apply for this grant money, which was awarded to the Wond’ry by VentureWell.

PostFlight is offered free of charge to Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff and seating is limited. There will be one session each week over the course of the 9 week program. If you are interested in participating, click here to apply online.

Spring 2017 Program:
The first session will take place on February 23, 2017. The course will meet each Thursday until April 27, 2017 (no meeting during Spring Break).

Time and Location: Each session will take place from 5-6:15 pm at the Wond’ry on the 3rd floor, followed by free food and networking.

Please contact thewondry@vanderbilt.edu with additional questions.