Welcome to MS&E 273 Fall 2017

Are you wondering what it takes to build the next Amazon.com, Genentech, or Apple Inc.? In this course, graduate students interested in technology driven start-ups have the opportunity to learn and practice the fundamental skills required to assess a technology concept or product in the framework of a business opportunity. The course focuses on technology products and services with a critical innovative advantage that will provide sustainable differentiation. We will explore the opportunity to build a business around a realistic technology development. Learn about the experience of an early-stage entrepreneur seeking initial investment, including: Team Building, Opportunity Assessment, Customer Development, Product Development Planning, Financial Modeling, Go-to-Market Strategy, and Intellectual Property. The teaching team, mentors and lecturers include serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and domain experts in IP and key technology segments. The final pitch is delivered to a panel of partners at top VC firms.

The class is limited to graduate students only. The class must be taken for credit.

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