BA4146/5146 Applied Innovation Based Entrepreneurship

This course will be a hands-on learning experience for students that have an innovative entrepreneurship project or are willing to join another’s project. Participants will learn to work in teams, developing an initial business model for the chosen project, and then focusing on different blocks of the business model each week in order to find supporting information or disproving the many assumptions of the business model. The weekly work will include significant time (~10 hours/week) spent outside of the classroom interviewing/talking to relevant parties for that part of the business model. During weekly class sessions teams will present their new findings, any needed adjustments to the business model, and ideas about how to test the next block of the business model. Each team will maintain a blog with weekly updates about what they did that week and updates to their business model.