|Semester||First and Second|
|ECTS Credit Units||7,5|
|Course taught in English||Yes|
|Available for Exchange Students||Yes|
|Regents||Miguel Muñoz Duarte|
|Course Aim||This course is an introduction to the diversified nature of entrepreneurship. This course unit aims to be a hand-on experiential learning opportunity about how founders/entrepreneurs build startups/companies. Besides that, through lectures, case-studies, presentations by guests, and discussions, the course focuses on the entrepreneur’s point of view during the process of starting a new business.|
This course provides insight and methodologies into entrepreneurship, both as creating your own business as well as proactively starting a new venture inside a corporate (enterpreneurship).
We will be covering the key steps needed to build a successful business and it fosters real hands-on learning on what it’s like to actually start a company. The goal, within the constraints of a classroom and a limited amount of time, is to create an entrepreneurial experience for students with all of the pressures and demands of the real world in an early stage startup. The class is designed to give students the experience of how to work as a team and turn an idea into a company.
This course takes participants down the pathway to building an idea into a venture. It is not about writing a business plan or doing library research. Students will be teaming-up to build a project from scratch and will be talking to actual customers and partners for their idea and learning the chaos and uncertainty of how a startup actually works. They’ll learn how to use a business model to brainstorm each part of a company and Customer Development to get out of the classroom and interact with real prospects to see if anyone other than themselves would actually want/use their product.
Each week’s class is organized around: