Starting Line


The StartingLine program is run by the University of Akron Research Foundation, and serves as a 10 step process to begin learning how to become a successful entrepreneur.

Step 1: Introduce Your Idea

  • April 30th: Kickoff meeting Nick Glavan, of UARF

Step 2: Build a Value Proposition

Step 3: Talk (and Listen) to Your Customers

I took advantage of step 3 to begin learning how to conduct market research, to begin learning the skills needed to interview people, and finally begin learning how to utilize online surveys to collect feedback.

My motto during step 3 was: “listen more; talk less!”

Step 4: Identify Your Market