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Bench to Bedside 2022-2023 Events Schedule

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Spring Semester Events

Mentor Night

Timeline: January 26, 2023

Bench to Bedside invites students, clinicians, technology, research, and commercialization experts to attend our annual Mentor Night networking event. Student teams will be able to meet with experts and gain feedback from potential project mentors ahead of the B2B Competition Night in April..

Product Requirements Workshop

Timeline: Early-Mid January

Learn from industry professionals about the factors they consider when finalizing product design and developing a strategy to bring this product to market. 

Commercialization & Go-to-Market Workshop

Timeline: February

Developing a new product is one thing - building a business around that product is another. Learn about the basics of commercialization and how to bring your project idea from a prototype and patent filing to a new venture.

Competition Prep Workshop

Timeline: Early March

Meet with the Bench to Bedside Student Leadership team to review competition deliverables, identify resources available for teams, and fine-tune your plan to submit a winning team packet before Competition Night in April

Bench to Bedside Competition Night

Timeline: April 17, 2023

The culmination of a year's worth of hard work, join us at the Utah State Capitol Building on April 17, 2023 for the 13th annual Bench to Bedside Competition Night! Student teams will showcase their projects in a gala-style event, meeting with competition judges, industry professionals, mentors, investors, University leadership, community members, family, and friends. After an evening of networking and celebration, an awards ceremony will announce the winners of the competition and send winning teams home with nearly $100,000 in milestone funding.

Fall Semester Events

Info Sessions

Timeline: Mid-August through September

The Bench to Bedside competition launches the program with a series of informational sessions for interested students around the state of Utah. These sessions provide information on the six-month program and highlights the extensive opportunities and resources Bench to Bedside offers students. Each presentations concludes with a Q&A session with B2B Student Leadership team members.

Launch & Team Building

Timeline: Late September

Join us for our first group event of the year, our Launch & Team Building social! Learn why the most successful teams are built with a diversity of backgrounds and skillsets, and then get to meet fellow student innovators looking for teammates. 

Reverse Pitch

Timeline: October

A unique event at the core of the Bench to Bedside program, our Reverse Pitch Event gives students a chance to meet directly from health care providers and learn about the pain points they face in their day-to-day roles, and identify the opportunities for innovation.

Learn more about Reverse Pitch

Target Markets Workshop

Timeline: Late October

Take the first steps on your B2B Project as you and your team begin to segment and identify the target market for your product. Knowing how to understand the differences among potential customers is crucial to defining your value proposition.

Customer Discovery Workshop

Timeline: November

The Customer Discovery workshop covers the basic steps to take for understanding a customer's needs, and how those needs may relate to a product's design and or features. 

Competitive Landscape & Patent Search

Timeline: Late November / Early December

Understanding the competitive landscape for a product and the fundamentals of the patent searches can be critical to early stage design choices and project direction. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop to this workshop to participate in an interactive exercise.