If you’re an early-stage or second-stage advanced manufacturing entrepreneur and are seeking accelerated commercialization for your product, service or technology, the Automation Alley 7Cs™ program will put you on the path to success. Our entrepreneurship experts will guide you through a customized seven-step process that includes intense coaching and a firm commitment from Automation Alley to invest resources and capital into your company.
To apply for the Automation Alley 7Cs™ program, click here.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Concept
Meet with our entrepreneurship team to determine if your company is a good fit for the Automation Alley 7Cs™ program.
Step 2: Context
Develop a business model resulting in a working value proposition, and create a First Look sales pitch video.
Step 3: Clarity
Refine your value proposition through market research.
Step 4: Customers
Develop a prototype to take to market for analysis and feedback, explore crowdfunding where appropriate and secure first beta customer(s).
Step 5: Capital
Meet with investment entities to secure capital. With your first beta customer(s) secured, position your company for investment.
Step 6: Commercialization
Enter the full Automation Alley networking stream to rapidly scale production, secure resources, create jobs and become a mentor to new Automation Alley 7Cs™ participants.
Step 7: Community
Become an Automation Alley member and enjoy Silver Package membership benefits in order to tap into the membership base.
One of the major challenges faced by entrepreneurs is securing that very first customer. That’s why we created First Look, a collection of two-minute sales videos promoting each of our Automation Alley 7Cs™ clients and showcasing their products and services. The videos give potential customers a “first look” at the innovative products and services offered by our 7Cs™ clients.