Venture Cafe — SOP Alchemy: Turning Processes into Scalable Gold

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Thursday, July 11 — Thursday, July 11 4:15pm — 5:00pm


University City Science Center 3675 Market St. 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Event Description

"I know how to do this, why write it down?" Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are critical for any organization - ensuring consistency, quality, and scalability from day one. Yet they can be surprisingly tough to initally put in place.

In this edition of C-Suite Skills for Startup Founders, Michelle Ottey, Vice President of Labs and Centers for CIC Labs, will discuss the pushback often encountered – and demonstrate how SOPs are indispensable, especially for those seeking funding. Investors need to see that you have robust processes in place to guarantee quality control and reproducibility.

Join us for an insightful session where we'll delve into why SOPs matter and how to build them effectively. We'll tackle common misconceptions, like the idea that SOPs are too strict - or unnecessary for smart individuals. In reality, the best SOPs are a framework that allow for creativity while ensuring that key processes are met.

From day one, SOPs should be a priority, regardless of the complexity of your processes. They ensure that operations continue smoothly even if a key team member is unavailable. This consistency is crucial for any product aimed at commercialization, where variability can be a liability.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to implement SOPs effectively and gain the buy-in needed from your team. Join us for our next C-Suite Session this Thursday, July 11th with SOP expert Michelle Ottey and ensure your business is prepared to scale successfully.

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