Presentation on theme: "Title Slide – Technology or Company Name"— Presentation transcript:
1 Title Slide – Technology or Company Name Presenter’s Information and TitleTitle of University and Industry Contacts(as applicable)**IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: You are welcome to use your own background or template – We recommend approximately 8 slides. This template is intended as a guide only in helping you communicate the business case. You will have about 8 minutes to present and about 7 minutes of questions and answers. More visual slides that include a combination of text with graphs, pictures, charts, etc. tend to be better for in-person presentations vs. text only
2 Technology and Opportunity Overview Slide instructions:Team introduction – provide highlights of the investigator, his team and any others involved in the commercialization effortSuccinct description of the technology and commercialization opportunitySimple and direct, statement describing the technology and research and why it is importantSimple and direct statement describing business, market, unfair advantages, etc, etc.This is intended to be a relatively brief, introductory slide just to give the reviewers a basic background and context for the market you are going into and the technology you’ve developedIf a company, provide a little background on your progress as a company, how many employees, how much revenue, key milestones you’ve achieved and so forth
3 Problem Statement Slide instructions: What is the critical issue / need / pain-point?Use a brief example to illustrate the problemWhy is a solution important? What is the current cost or loss in the market because of the problem?What is the value of the solution?
4 Market and Opportunity Slide Instructions:Brief overview of the market opportunity?Market sizeHow many people need it?Target customers – by application/segment; your initial focusHow is the market growing and whyPotential sales – top down and bottom-up estimatesCost of customer acquisition
5 Solution, Product and Technology Slide instructions:How does your technology, product or service address the “pain” in the market?Does your technology, product or service save time, money, effort, energy? (i.e., on what basis will you be competing?) Please be as specific as possibleDescription, stage of development, prototype, etcProduct demo, Images, videoOther applicationsHow have you determined what the “minimum features” are that customers will want – e.g. through customer conversations, surveys, etc.?
6 Discovery and Validation Slide instructions:What evidence can you provide to show that your solution is attractive to this market and why it would be readily adopted in the marketplace.What “stakeholders” have you identified and how are they relevant to the commercialization effort?What feedback and validation have you been able to gather from these stakeholders? What are the most important things you’ve learned?How have you validated the “technology” from a scientific and technical standpoint?
7 Value proposition and competitive advantages Slide instructions:Explain what the value proposition is. Why will customers turn to your product/solution over another? Each value proposition consists of a selected bundle of products and/ or services that caters to the requirements of a specific customer segment.Show who the strongest competition is and what available substitutes are in the marketplace todayExplain your key competitive advantages to other products in the market place related to lower cost, higher performance, easier implementation, and so forth and how you compare to other alternatives in these categories of cost, performance, and so forth.Also detail here key competitive advantages that can provide barriers to entry such as a stronger team, intellectual property such as patents or provisional patents, key exclusive distribution agreements, and so forth.
8 Product and Business Development Milestones Time, cost and risksMilestone 2Milestone 3Milestone 4
9 Budget and use of proceeds The AskFor which milestones are you requesting funds to pursue?What is the toal amount of funds being requested?What is the target date for the completion of selected milestones?Who is ultimately responsible for the completion of these milestones?Budget and use of proceedsFor which milestones are you requesting funds to pursue?What is the total amount of funds being requested?What is the target date for the completion of selected milestones?Who is ultimately responsible for the completion of these milestones?
10 Milestone TimelineInclude a simple gantt chart illustrating the development timeline for the completion of milestones