Last updated : 08 Nov 2016

Technology Entrepreneurship Part 1

Summary

This course introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, pioneered in Silicon Valley and now spreading across the world. You will learn the process technology entrepreneurs use to start companies. It involves taking a technology idea and finding a high-potential commercial opportunity, gathering resources such as talent and capital, figuring out how to sell and market the idea, and managing rapid growth. To gain practical experience alongside the theory, students form teams and work on startup projects in those teams.

Programme

  • idea brainstorming
  • how to come up with many ideas and select the best one identifying your customers and their needs
  • understanding who your customers are and which of their problems/needs you are answering to. prototyping and testing
  • building a low-fidelity prototype to visualize your solution and test your value proposition with your customers. pitching
  • presenting the fruits of your work on this idea validation phase to your peers

Learning outcomes

To develop an entrepreneurial mindset

To begin taking an idea into market

Teaching-Learning methodology

both cMooc (based on discussion among the participants and creation of contents) and xMooc (based on transmission of contents through video, documents, tests); team working among the participants (depending on the choice of involvement taken)

Assessment

Final project to submit to peer evaluation. Pitch Battle for 5 most voted final projects in front of the staff and an investor

  • Soft skills Creativity and innovation, (Digital) Communication, (Digital) Problem solving
  • Language English
  • Other languages (eg. Subtitles) Unknown
  • Period of activation Periodicaly opened
  • Date Unknown
  • Duration 8 weeks
  • Level of commitment required You can choose between 3 levels of engagement: Observer, I'm just here to check what it is about. Less than a hour per week; Learner, I'm here to complete the course with a limited amount of available time. 2hrs to 5hrs per week; Entrepreneur, I'm really serious about this and will dedicate a good part of my time to it. > 5hrs.
  • Cost Free * See platform for details
  • Providing institution Stanford University
  • Mooc Platform NovoEd
  • Target group Students willing to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Instructor Chuck Eesley
  • Level of assistance offered Alumni mentoring Twitter chat with an entrepreneur
  • Keywords Entrepreneurship, technology, startup