IMI400H5 • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Students in this course will analyze business cases, read academic studies, and interact with guest lecturers to gain familiarity with the major challenges that entrepreneurs encounter in successfully bringing innovations to market. Topics to be addressed include market and industry analysis, managing value chains, competing and positioning in the marketplace, negotiating for and obtaining financial resources, defining a business model, writing a business plan, and growth and exit strategies. In addition to more "traditional" lectures, there will be a number of guest lectures, especially in the second half of the course, provided from practitioners in different areas of interest, including current entrepreneurs, technologists, early-stage investors, and IP lawyers. The course is open to 2nd-, 3rd- and 4th-year students in all programs and does not require any prerequisites.

Please note that preference will be given to students enrolled in the Minor in Business, Science & Entrepreneurship.
Social Science
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Management and Innovation