Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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100 Middle Street
East Tower, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04101

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Nancy Strojny 
SCORE Portland Maine 

How to Test Your Business Idea

This is a FREE workshop  sponsored by DECD and space is limited.  Preregistration required

Got a business idea? Wondering how to test it? Thinking of starting a business but not sure if your idea has legs?  This is the workshop for you!

The objective of this workshop is to help each workshop participant begin to lay out the parameters of a sustainable and, ideally, scalable business.

Participants are encouraged to use this workshop as a focus group, to bring their ideas for their businesses to peers in the workshop in order to test and strengthen them.

The workshop systematically helps you identify, answer and align the three most important questions that your idea will face:

  • What problem are you solving?
  • What is your Minimum Viable Product?
  • What is your Value Proposition?

Your Presenter - Joe Powers

Joe Powers has startup experience across many different roles (Sales, Marketing, Business  Development, Operations) and companies, including spending 6 years working for Tesla at various locations around the world. Joe has an MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and is currently launching his own startup in Portland called Ripso, which is a tech-enabled platform for independent clothing designers. Joe is a  SCORE mentor and enjoys helping clients navigate idea-stage challenges.