March 14, 2019 | 5:00-6:30pm | Bricks CoWorking & Innovation Space, Hathaway Creative Center @ 10 Water St., Waterville, ME | Free, thanks to CGI, Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation (at Thomas College), Valley Beverage, and Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space
Technology Makes The Product, But The Customer Makes The Business
By Sam Fratoni, Chair of Maine Angels
Fratoni will use real case experience, showcasing tech products that missed customers’ needs and expectations, to underline the development life cycle and technology adoption models that will guide attendees to product success.
As a technologist, it is important to stay up with advancing technology and be aware of possible displacement alternatives being developed. Then, the work shifts to applying the technology to a new product design – not just in terms of functionality, but also usability, reliability, supportability and recyclability. Even with great work in these areas, success or failure is not based on how good the technology is, but on the value delivered to the customer by the product and business.
If time permits, Fratoni can discuss how to pitch to the Maine Angels or other funding sources.
Read 5Qs with Sam Fratoni here.
Last modified: August 1, 2019