Center for Entrepreneurship

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Business Design Competition Schedule

All meetings are Tuesdays at 6-8pm in the Simularium (E2-280 -- enter from courtyard)

Date

 Topics

Readings, Deliverables, etc

January 17

 

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (review)

 

Review of Course Rules, Materials and Deliverables

Rules Handbook,

Course Outline (this doc)

January 24

 

Overview: Five Stages of Creation: Ideation, Design, Development, Prototyping, Business Planning

 

Faculty & Researcher IP Pitches

 

January 31

 

Topics on Leadership

 

Student-generated Pitches

 

February 7

 

Organizational Structure and Design for Start-ups

 

SWOT Review

Final Team Formation

February 14

 

Business Design Template Review

Assignment of individual responsibilities

 

Company Handbook Review

Executive Summary, SWOT

February 21

 

Market Research and Company Branding

Employee/Company Handbook

 

February 28

 

Market Research and Company Branding (continued)

Product Prototypes &  Company Branding

 

March 6

 

Ideas – Who Owns What?

Founder’s Equity

 

Presentation Skills/Practice

Market Research & Focus Group Designs

March 13

 

Semi-Final Practice

 

 

 

Semi-Final Practice Presentation