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Spring 2013-2014
ELE 591 / EGR 591   na, npdf

High Tech Entrepreneurship

Christopher B. Kuenne

This "hands-on" practical course introduces students to the analysis and actions required to launch a successful high tech company. Using several conceptual frameworks and analytical techniques, it addresses the challenges of evaluating technologies for commercial feasibility, determining how best to launch a new venture, attracting the resources needed to start a company (e.g. people, corporate partners, and venture capital), preparing comprehensive business plans, structuring business relationships, and managing early stage companies toward "launch velocity" and sustainable growth.

Sample reading list:
William Sahlman, Some Thoughts on Business Plans
Geoffrey Moore, Crossing the Chasm
Thoms Eisenman, Hypothesis-Driven Entrepreunership
Steven Blank, Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything
Andy Rachleff, Why you should find product market fit before sniffing

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Other information:
This course includes lecture/discussion sessions, readings from articles, classroom discussions of "cases" describing real entrepreneurial situations, and visits to class by entrepreneurs and investors to provide current "real world" guidance. Enrollment is limited to graduate students.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42695 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Friend Center   006   Enrolled:5 Limit:7