GPRIN helps members host Innovation Learning Events such as:

3 Day StartUp (3DS)

An extreme hands-on learning experience for innovative entrepreneurs. It’s free and it’s intense! There are numerous avenues a person can take to explore how to start a new business venture. The 3DS model is one that is recognized globally. Participants progress through a series of modules in a learning-by-doing environment that includes: creating ideas, team building, customer discovery, rapid prototyping, and pitch workshops. Meals, drinks and snacks are provided. GPRIN knows the importance and value of entrepreneurial development and wants the 3DS to be one of its key components to entrepreneurial development in the region along with Junior Achievement, Destination Imagination, school program offerings and GPRC’s entrepreneurship opportunities in research and innovation.

Researching Product Markets (RPM) Workshop

A focus on where the marketing process begins for new product development. It emphasizes product entry into the marketplace and sets the stage for selling the product to customers.

Critical Marketing Techniques (CMT) Workshop

Developing marketing plans: an introduction to the key elements of a successful marketing plan and hands on exercises in applying the concepts to your business.

Intellectual Property 101 Workshop

Discuss with a patent lawyer how to protect your ideas. Topics include patents, copyright and industrial design.

Investment Capital Workshop

A learning and networking event. Each stage of development of an idea requires access to adequate funding or capital to address the risk of moving an idea forward. This is an opportunity to gain a working knowledge from financial representatives about securing new product and business investment from angel investors and entrepreneurs.