Techstars Business Model Canvas Workshop

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Techstars Business Model Canvas Workshop

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Creation Station Business
100 S Andrews Ave
7th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Join us for a dynamic Business Model Canvas Workshop at the Creation Station Business!

While ideas are fun to talk about, even the best ideas will fail if they do not lead to sustainable operations. Successful startups all have one thing in common: they understand their users' needs and are constantly adapting to meet them. 

During this hands-on workshop, you'll learn tips and tricks for interviewing users. Learn about trending business models and immediately apply your knowledge in a hands-on workshop using the business model canvas. 

This free pre-event workshop will help Startup Weekend FTL attendees be better prepared to generate their business model. 

Even if you do not plan on attending Startup Weekend FTL, the workshop is designed to provide value to the community at large by providing you with tools to help you define your future or refine your 
existing business model. 


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5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Creation Station Tour
Overview of all the resources available at the Creation Station.

6:30 pm
Content Starts
Learn something new and take it all in!

7:30 pm
Networking and Goodbyes
Make those last-minute connections before you leave


Terence Bentley
Mentor and Co-founder

Mentor and Cofounder, The Venture Mentor Team; Tech Corporate Development and M&A; Lean Launchpad Startup Expert.

Since I moved to South Florida, I've become an active startup teacher, volunteer and deal guy in the local tech venture ecosystem. There's a lot of capital here, and a lot of tech business veterans interested in making use of their capital. Florida is 6th in the country for research universities commercializing their technology, so the area's become a fertile location for tech+expertise+capital. 

So, I focus on credible startups and small tech companies. I help them grow, and buy or sell them when needed. My strongest focus right now is the Venture Mentor team (, a carefully vetted and growing team of business professionals nurturing high-quality startups.

My early career was in network Product Management (25 products). I finished up by closing deals in tech Corporate Development and M&A, completing 40+ key strategic transactions ranging up to $3B in individual value, and delivered tech solutions in Product Management and Marketing. 

I negotiated acquisitions, divestitures and corporate restructurings, working with C-suites and Boards. Running deal teams was fascinating as I closed tech transactions in software, IT services, databases, web applications companies, aerospace, network systems, and semiconductors. International M&A was a specialty, closing deals in the UK, Norway, Germany, Israel, France, Canada and Brazil. Deals varied from large public companies to private companies, VC investments, technology alliances and divestitures.

Public speaking was and is important to me. It included panels at the Conference Board Corporate Development meetings; ACG seminars and panels; Incremental Advantage Diligence conferences; as well as Wharton School MBA and Stern School MBA guest lectures. I was also published in Corporate Dealmaker and M&A Magazine.

It's been a great time, and I'm looking forward to many more enjoyable years in this ecosystem.

Organizing Team

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