290 Entrepreneurship and Venture Clinic

Provides the necessary analytical and design tools to create and evaluate business ideas and refine potential business models based on emerging technologies. Students learn to work closely in small, interdisciplinary teams to synthesize technical, strategic, and marketing needs and resources into designs for new ventures. Topics include rapid market research, financial modeling, prototyping, and resource acquisition. Throughout the course, students will work in teams to develop and refine a set of new venture concepts, culminating with a well-developed venture pitch. Instruction and experimentation are integrated and overseen by both faculty and practicing professionals (investors, entrepreneurs, and executives).