The MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut offers three types of monthly programs. One type of program is a panel of experts assembled to address a particular topic of interest, such as intellectual property, small business grants, or how to create a successful business plan. A second type of program is a satellite broadcast, usually from MIT. Still the mainstay of the Forum presentations, though, is the business case study, which is an educational workshop in which a company presents its business plan. Expert panelists ask questions about the business’s industry and markets, identifying its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges. The panel reviews the business’s financing, technology, operations, and sales and marketing efforts. The Forum audience also asks questions and assists in the review process.
The panelists are selected from areas of expertise related to the business being reviewed. They include successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, specialized consultants, and potential customers.
The Forum audience includes representative from a wide range of businesses.
The panelists' objective counsel and the audience's feedback provide valuable insight that can improve the company's decisions and educate all participants.
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