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IDEA Series Talk: From Ideas to Products

Birju Patel, Toronto Entrepreneur and former Senior Product Strategist for Bell Canada

You have a great idea for a new product or an idea to make an existing product even better! So now what? It doesn't matter if you are working for large enterprise or a small startup - you are the beginning of an awesome adventure or perhaps a very painful lesson (most likely a bit of both!). Either way there are some key things to think about before you ask the CEO to fund your idea or ask your grandparents if you can have some of your inheritance earlier than originally planned. This talk will focus on some of the key steps you should take to ensure your idea is viable in order to get to a minimal viable product as soon as possible.

3:00 to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 26th
The Hub (IC Building)
Free food and beverage
(space is limited, please RSVP using the UTSC Intranet)

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This is a must talk for anyone interested in communication technologies and business development of communication tech.

About Birju Patel
Birju is a Product Strategist and Product Developer at heart.  He enjoys the process of identifying and addressing a customer need and the thrill of launching something new. He has spent over 17 years helping companies in the telecom, internet and software-as-a-service space develop new products and services to grow revenues, develop strong customer experiences and extend their brand promise. Most recently, he was helping a small software company develop mobile security products. Currently he provides consulting services to both large enterprises and startups in the areas of Product Management, Strategy, Customer Insight and Marketing.

Birju holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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