I've Got An Idea...Now What Do I Do?

I've Got An Idea...Now What Do I Do?

Okay. You have a great idea. Maybe that idea improves on an existing product or service. Maybe that idea will change the way we live, think, communicate or do business. Maybe that idea will rock the world. Or, maybe you just want to start a business doing something you love.

We know that you can choose to grow your idea and business anywhere. We hope you choose Irvine and Orange County. We have the talent, the networks, the support systems, the capital and the determination to help you start and grow your business.  Get plugged in here!

Whatever your motivation, we hope these start up resources will make it easier for you to make that dream come true.

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Funding

To help our “idea generators” get their idea off the laptop or out of the garage and on the market, we have assembled some basic funding information and resources that will help you navigate through options depending upon where you are in your development.

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Workspace

Colleges and universities are fertile ground for ideas. And now they are fully engaged in helping students and residents alike launch their ideas and build their businesses.

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Incubators

Incubators can offer resources and services including physical work space, capital or introduction to investors, coaching and mentoring, support services and networking opportunities. Some specialize in specific industry segments like life sciences, advanced manufacturing, aerospace, information technology or digital arts & media and virtual reality.

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Product Development

Product development is the process and steps involved in designing, creating and marketing new products or services for customers and getting that new product to market - strategy, organization, concept generation, pro-typing, testing, marketing plan creation, evaluation, and commercialization of a new product.

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Mentors

Everyone can benefit from a second set of eyes and ears on a new idea. Start up experience, specific expertise in your field, marketplace perspective and business acumen can often make the difference between a successfully launched product or a slow – go.

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Higher Education

Colleges and universities are fertile ground for ideas. And now they are fully engaged in helping students and residents alike launch their ideas and build their businesses.

 

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