F&ES 961a,b / 2015-2016

Entrepreneurial Venture Creation (October 26, 2015–March 10, 2016)

Credits: 1.5 each semester
Fall 2015: Th, 1:00-3:50, 380 Edwards
Spring 2016: Th, 1:00-3:50, Sage 41c
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There will be an information session regarding the application process for this course on September 14th.

To recieve credit as a Capstone course for F&ES students, you must be registered & complete both Fall and Spring Terms for full credit and must be in your second year.

The course runs October 26, 2015–March 10, 2016.  Entrepreneurship is all about starting and running your own business.  Before starting a business, entrepreneurs must research the viability of their business, and develop a strategy for executing the business.  While the steps for doing this are often the same, regardless of the business – the specific issues and areas for investigation usually depend on the type of business and the industry it is in.  This course offers students the opportunity for personalized coaching and feedback on their individual business concept. 
This course is for four teams of two to four students each, who want to pursuetheir own new startup venture.  Ventures must have the potential to be eligible for F&ES’ annual Sobotka Seed Stage Venture Grants and the Sabin Prize.  This means they should have the potential to grow big – by solving a large problem in a unique and feasible way. The scope of the work will include:
         1)        Doing in-depth market, product and competitor research;
         2)        Creating a strategy for a viable business;
         3)        Developing a financial model
         4)        Writing a professional quality executive summary
         5)        Developing an “investor pitch” presentation. 
There is an application process and admission is by permission of the instructor.  
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