The purpose of this course is to provide a framework for starting and managing a high-growth/high-potential business and taking a strategic approach to the development of technology and innovation. The course will provide a mix of theoretical and practical knowledge about the role of technology in entrepreneurship and the process of innovation and design. Students will gain a strong understanding of the types of technology ventures and their start up process, identifying high growth commercial opportunities and the execution of these business opportunities. Topics such as fund-raising, investor business plans, product design, technology formulation and implementation strategies, legal matters, harnessing creativity, and success-factors for technology ventures will also be discussed. Readings, assignments and in-class exercises will be used to illustrate principles, stimulate discussion, and foster the creative thinking necessary for innovation.
Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017