When: Tuesday January 24th 2017 from 11:30am ‚Äď 1:00pm
Where: McMaster Innovation Park (Conference rooms 1ABCD) at 175 Longwood Road South
Organizer: Innovation Factory (@itbeginswithIF)
Cost: $10 general admission, $5 student or IF client
Please join us on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 for a Lunch ‘n Learn on Tech Lessons for Non-technical Entrepreneurs presented by our own Executive Director here at Innovation Factory, David Carter!
Technology is now so accessible that it’s easy to come up with an idea for an innovation and simply hire developers to execute your vision. As a result, non-tech founders are starting tech companies more than ever, and within corporations, department managers are upping their tech game by launching apps and cloud software to offer to their customers.
Of course you can recruit a technical co-founder, you can outsource, and you can hire a staff of developers. The problem arises in how you communicate that vision to them.
In this session, David will talk about how to document your product in a way that removes ambiguity for your tech team and sets the proper milestones and testing procedures. With that, both sides can agree on what needs to be accomplished and when a feature is deemed “done”. He’ll discuss how to iterate on your application design before you pay to have a single line of code written, and about how to mock up your vision and gain the support of your future customers and even pre-sell your product.
11:30am-noon ‚Äď Lunch & Networking
Noon-1pm ‚Äď Factory 5 (TBA) and Keynote Presentation (David Carter)
1pm ‚Äď 2pm ‚Äď Dessert & Networking (at iF‚Äôs Innovation Destination)
About David Carter
David Carter is the Executive Director of the Innovation Factory (iF). iF is Hamilton‚Äôs Regional Innovation Centre with the mandate to be a catalyst for innovation in Hamilton. Appropriately, David‚Äôs career has been working in innovation since he joined the workforce. It started as a consultant in the burgeoning personal computer industry and then as an International Markets Analyst Toronto Stock Exchange in the late 80‚Äôs. At Microsoft he worked through the revolution in desktop computing and the internet in the 90s. In 2001, after 11 years at Microsoft he decided to start his own company. From 2001 until 2012 he and his partner took their start-up from a small office in Burlington, to a Boston based firm raising $20 million in venture capital. Carter is thrilled to support today‚Äôs entrepreneurs in Hamilton and to be a part of the larger Hamilton ecosystem.