Startup entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area have access to a valuable series of seminars on entrepreneurship at no cost. How can that be, when “There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch?” Well, make an exception to that rule here. TVC stands for Technology Ventures Corporation, a non-profit private foundation founded by Lockheed Martin. I have attended one of these seminars; it is a quality program and there truly is no charge. TVC’s Fall Entrepreneurial Seminar series in the Bay Area (one in Pleasanton and one in Menlo Park) runs from July through December. You will learn what you need to know about starting your own business. The six half-day sessions are:
- Entering the Entrepreneurial World
- Market Research & the Marketing Plan
- Financial Management
- Preparing & Presenting the Business Plan
- Operations Startup and HR
- The Term Sheet & Lessons Learned
The focus is on obtaining venture capital to start a business, but even if you bootstrap, you will benefit from this excellent series. The only cost to you is committing six half-days over the course of six months. You can’t beat that!
TVC also operates in New Mexico and Nevada and works in partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration.