RES 7511 Exploring Entrepreneurship



Prior approval required
During Year 1 and 2 elective weeks

This course is an introductory entrepreneurship course intended to provide participants with a basic knowledge of the entrepreneurial process and language used by business developers. It is intended for participants who are interested in understanding how commercial opportunities are evaluated and how entrepreneurial business are formed and launched. The principal focus of the course will be on the process for creation of new life science technology ventures, the ways that they come into being, and factors associated with their successes. We will analyze entrepreneurship very broadly and consider legitimate ideas oriented towards the formation of an enterprise that creates value by bringing people and resources together. This includes, but isn't limited to, a broad overview about identifying a winning business opportunity, launching a business, being resourceful in one's business activities, dealing with the liability of newness and smallness, obtaining external funding, growing the organization, and harvesting the rewards of starting and owning a business. The course is setup to include a mix of lectures, discussions, and independent exercises. In addition, we will have guest speakers join us in the classroom during the week to provide their perspective on the topics we are discussing.