Early Stage Webinar

June 27 | 11 AM

You are just getting started. You have a concept or maybe even a rough prototype, but you’re not sure where to go next. You need guidance on things like: starting your business, finding technical expertise, understanding customer discovery, developing accurate cost/price models, prototyping/3D printing, protecting your IP, navigating regulatory requirements. Learn how to gain access to NY State’s hidden ecosystem of resources that help support start-ups and early stage companies.

Webinar Speakers

Ariella Trotsenko is the Executive Manager for the NY I-Corps Hub where she creates and executes new entrepreneurship programs. More...
Ariella Trotsenko
Executive Manager, NY I-Corps Hub
Kevin Kubit is the Chief Operating Officer of Creative Engineering. His versatile product and engineering knowledge, astute business intuition, and management acumen make him a unique asset to his organization. More...
Kevin Kubit
Chief Operating Officer, Creative Engineering
As the Capital Region's premiere makerspace & manufacturing incubator, TVCOG's mission is to ensure equitable access to the resources, equipment, and education necessary to bring physical things to life. More...
Dan Falkenstrom
Operations Director, Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Mike has led development of the “Manufacturing Accelerator Program”, funded by a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to bridge gaps between hardware startup entrepreneurs and contract manufacturers. More...
Mike Riedlinger
Technology Commercialization Programs Director, NextCorps

Upcoming Series Webinars



You have done proof-of-concept testing and your product shows promise, but you need to refine the product, scale up processes (without lowering quality), and get the message out to more customers (potentially in new markets or industries). Find out where to go for help with things like: Mid-volume production, testing/validation, certifications, partnering with contract manufacturers, marketing, and funding. Learn about critical, and potentially business-saving topics, like how to successfully pitch your product to potential investors and what contract manufacturers are looking for before they will work with a new company.



After some initial success making and selling product, your business is ready to take off, but you need help strategically growing your operations and becoming more efficient. Learn about resources that can assist with things like: Locating a larger facility/more physical space, developing a more robust supply chain, getting assistance with workforce development, developing lean processes, automation, and funding. Make connections to resources that can help your business as you continue to grow, no matter what obstacles you face.

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Attendee Request Form: 2023 Hardware Prototyping Workshop
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