Syllabus for MS&E273 (dates for Fall 2017!)

Please realize that these dates are accurate to the above mentioned quarter.

Week Date Start End Location Event
Week 1
9/26 4:30pm 7:20pm Y2E2-111 Opportunity Assessment
9/27 7:00pm 8:30pm Mixer 1: Brainstorming
9/28 6:30pm 8:00pm Mixer 2: Pitching
Week 2
10/03 4:00pm 4:30pm Mentor Meet and Greet
10/03 4:30pm 7:20pm Y2E2-111 Entrepreneurial Marketing
Customer Discovery
10/05 5:30pm 7:00pm TA Teach In
Week 3
10/10 4:30pm 7:20pm Y2E2-111 Go-to-market
Product Validation
10/14 8:30am 3:00pm Gate 1 Presentations
Product-Market-Fit and
Opportunity Discovery
Week 4
10/17 4:30pm 7:20pm Y2E2-111 Financial Operating Plan
Week 5
10/24 4:30pm 7:20pm Y2E2-111 Product Development Plan
10/26 5:15pm 7:15pm (Mainly for CFOs and CEOs)
Financial Modeling
Expert Office Hours
Week 6
10/31 4:30pm 7:20pm Y2E2-111 Financing
11/2 5:45pm 7:30pm VC Term Sheets
11/4 8:30am 3:00pm Gate 2 Presentations
Financials
Business Model
Week 7
11/7 4:30pm 7:20pm Y2E2-111 Capitalization
Week 8
11/14 4:30pm 7:20pm Y2E2-111 VC Presentation
11/21 Thanksgiving Week
No Class
Week 9
11/28 4:30pm 7:20pm Y2E2-111 Entrepreneurial Inspiration
Week 10
12/5 2:00pm 6:00pm Dry Runs
12/7 8:45am 4:00pm Y2E2 270 Final Presentations
12/8 8:45am 4:00pm Y2E2 270 Final Presentations


Week 1

Course Introduction

Opportunity Assessment

Team Mixer I - Brainstorming - Wednesday, September 27 (7:00 PM) MANDATORY

Team Mixer II - Pitching - Thursday, September 28 (6:30 PM)

Deliverables

Reading/Speaker Prep



Week 2

Special Session, 10/03 4:00pm

Market Validation

Customer Discovery

Thursday, Special Session - TA's

Deliverables

Reading/Speaker Prep



Week 3

Go-to-Market Planning

Product Validation

Deliverables

Reading/Speaker Prep

Gate I: Product-Market-Fit and Opportunity Discovery

Saturday, October 14 (8:30 AM - 3:00 PM)

Gate I Examples:



Week 4

Financial Modeling

Deliverables

Reading/Speaker Prep



Week 5

Product Development Plan