Tim Hoerr, CEO of Serra Ventures, was the keynote presenter at the most recent training workshop at EnterpriseWorks on October 20, 2010. This month’s workshop was titled “Using Outside Providers and Partners to Make Products,” and covered a range of topics including: leveraging outside relationships with OEMs, developing technology via joint development agreements, using sales and distribution channels of much larger organizations, and outsourcing with contract Manufacturers and other partners to bring your products to market. Tim presented five case studies from his actual experience in the high tech arena.
Over the course of the year, the Serra Ventures team hosts several half-day workshops for entrepreneurs and technologists with special emphasis on topics of interest to early stage companies. Tim Hoerr and Dennis Beard of Serra Ventures are two of the four Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) at EnterpriseWorks, and this training is part of the EIR program to provide workshops on relevant business topics for technology entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. Tim is the former CEO and co-founder of iCyt. He and Dennis presently work with over a dozen high technology clients located in the UIUC Research Park.