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The course provides you with an introduction to the concepts and skills necessary to identify and develop opportunities to launch a startup, new product or service. Using flipped learning techniques, you will learn and experience first-hand the process skilled entrepreneurs go through before committing to launching their venture. In this course, you will join an interdisciplinary founding team and take ownership of pursuing your team’s globally scalable idea. You will be mentored through the iterative process of creating value, and developing prototypes to validate your business idea. Assignments include weekly progress updates, creating a succinct website and video, pitching your idea to a live panel of investors, and writing an executive summary. This course is supported by guest entrepreneurs who will come to class and share their experiences with you. By completing this course, you will be better prepared to be an entrepreneur, launch or join a startup, join an accelerator or incubator and raise venture capital.

This course is available as a General Education course.

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Term 1, Term 2, Term 3



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