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Crews Prototype

Our rapid prototype shop features a MakerBot 3D printer. It has a temperature-controlled print space that reduces warping of the final product. It also has a built-in web camera so print jobs can be monitored remotely.

Crews Prototype

The Crews Center staff offers a variety of educational non-credit training sessions that help you become a stronger, more robust, and more seasoned entrepreneur.

Some of our previous training sessions:

Elevator Pitch Workshop

Participants will learn the simple elements of an elevator pitch, the finer points of tailoring an elevator pitch to different audiences, and the importance of being succinct. 

Participants will have an opportunity to develop a rough elevator pitch during the session and receive constructive guidance and feedback from the instructor as well as session participants. Elevator pitches can be used in many different contexts; pitching yourself, a startup idea, a school project, etc.

Business Model Workshop

In this workshop, you'll learn how to quickly develop a basic business model around your idea. We use the widely-known Business Model Canvas as a tool to understand the big picture view of your business. From that, you can form some assumptions and hypotheses about your customers, which leads to the process of customer development.

If you have an idea and don't know what to do next to move it forward, this is workshop is for you! This is one of the first things we teach in our office hours sessions.

Customer Development Workshop

So you've used the Business Model canvas to create a business model, now what? In this workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Validate your business model through customer development
  • Use an iterative approach to develop your product
  • "Fail fast", and why this is a good thing
  • Build a product that people actually want
  • PROVE that people want what you're building
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