Turning Ideas into Marketable Products with Emmanuel Opati

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Course Title: Turning Ideas into Marketable Products

Instructor: Emmanuel Opati

Brought to you by Odyssey  

October 12, 2023 - November 23, 2023 (7 Sessions)  

Thursday, 6 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom


COURSE DESCRIPTION: In today's world, every successful product begins with a simple idea. However, not everyone possesses the knowledge and skills to turn their ideas into tangible products and bring them to market. This course is designed to bridge that gap by providing you with a step-by-step framework to create and sell (if you want) your own product, regardless of whether or not you have a formal business background.  The course "Turning Ideas into Marketable Products" is an immersive and practical learning experience that will help you turn your creative ideas into products. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge, speaker events with entrepreneurs, and hands-on exercises, you will gain the essential skills and insights needed to develop a product from your idea.


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Johns Hopkins alumni, staff, faculty and their spouse or domestic partners are eligible for tuition remission for Odyssey lifelong learning courses. Select the correct ticket pricing during registration. If we cannot confirm your eligibility, you will be requested to pay the full registration price for the course.  Eligibility details can be found here

Withdrawals & Refunds: 

If a course is canceled or closed, the registrant is notified immediately, and a full refund is processed automatically unless another course is requested. Registrants who wish to withdraw from an active course must complete the online Odyssey Refund Request Form. Attach any documentation to support your request (e.g., medical documentation, family crisis documentation, etc.). 

100% refund- Prior to the start of the course. 

50% refund- During the first week of the course. 

No refunds will be given after the first week of each course unless in exceptional cases. 

Please note, refunds apply only to the tuition portion of an Odyssey participant’s charges and are not applicable to any fees or gifts made to the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. Registrants will be notified by email if a refund is approved within (5) business days. 


ABOUT Emmanuel Opati

Emmanuel Opati has a passion for entrepreneurship and has worked with both mature companies and start-ups. He is currently the Assistant Administrative Director of Telemedicine at Johns Hopkins Health System. Prior to this he was the Co-founder and CEO of XpertCare – a Pediatric focused Digital Health company that served military families. At XpertCare, he led the development of digital health products, managed operations of the virtual clinic including staffing, physician recruitment and credentialing, scheduling, workflow, and revenue cycle management.

Prior to XpertCare, Emmanuel worked at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School for 8 years where he held various positions including the Associate Director of Master of Science Programs where he managed academic programs with over 1200 graduate students. Emmanuel got his undergraduate degree from Makerere University in Uganda, Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management from University of Witwatersrand South Africa, MBA from University of Maryland University College, MHA from University of Maryland University College.

He also has a PMP and a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Selected publications include: • Tackett, S. and Opati, E. 2020. Provider-to-provider telemedicine consultation. A. Atanda and J. F. Lovejoy III (Ed.). Telemedicine in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Development and implementation in practice. Gewerbestrasse, Switzerland.


 Event Date
Thursday, October 12, 2023
6:00pm EDT

Thursday, November 23, 2023
8:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

80% discount. Alumni status will be confirmed
50% discount. Employment status will be confirmed
50% discount. Employment status will be confirmed

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