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Fall 2015-2016
EGR 495   No Audit

Special Topics in Entrepreneurship - Building and Financing Technical Ventures

Shahram Hejazi

With the initial perspective of what it takes to attract funding, the course will then provide the experience of an early-stage entrepreneur seeking initial investment, covering in detail topics such as: opportunity assessment, intellectual property review, proof of concept development, technology de-risking plan, regulatory issues, market validation and team building. The course will then provide guidelines to help students identify financing needs, develop a funding strategy and build a pitch deck for potential investors.

Sample reading list:
Stefano Zenios, Josh Makover, Paul Yock, Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies
Steve Blank, Bob Dorf, The Startup Owner's Manual
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Classes will feature lectures, guest speakers and student discussions. Reading assignments approximately 50 pages per week.

Requirements/Grading:
Quizzes - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 70%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
There are no prerequisites for this course. Students from all disciplines are welcome..

Other information:
Other: 20% is for the midterm project, and 50% is for the final project.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22772 L01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm F   Peyton Hall   145   Enrolled:32 Limit:60