Aspiring entrepreneurs may have ideas all day long, but not every idea is necessarily a good idea. To make an idea worth pursuing, we must first determine if the idea translates into a business opportunity. Business opportunity is the point at which identifiable consumer demand meets the viability of satisfying the requested product or service. In the field of entrepreneurship, specific criteria must be met to move from an idea to an opportunity.
It starts with the development of the right mindset, a mindset in which the aspiring entrepreneur sharpens his senses to the needs and desires of consumers, and conducts research to determine whether the idea can become a successful new venture. It's hard to start a company, but it doesn't have to be complicated. This course dramatically improves your chances of starting a viable business by providing a framework for identifying large and attractive opportunities. Every student will leave with a viable business opportunity and a valuable, repeatable skill set that will be an asset in any business environment.
In this course, you will be exposed to disruptive, influential and respected entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business leaders, and learn about their personal experiences founding, financing and managing a startup. You will learn to critically evaluate and then develop your own ideas for start-ups by working closely with teachers and entrepreneurship mentors. Conferences include leading entrepreneurs and executives, technology innovators, financial market experts and others who support business infrastructure. In this course, you will learn how to drastically simplify the business creation process by radically prioritizing, identifying good opportunities and learning when to get away from a bad one, and learn that it is possible, and actually very common, to be a moderately successful non-famous entrepreneur.
Whether you simulate a venture capitalist, entrepreneur or corporate employee, this process is the first step in determining whether the idea has sufficient merit to go ahead as a business or investment; this framework will also help you communicate the idea (trait) by providing a final presentation of your findings; Due to the reduced time from this short course, students will have an idea of the speed at which most entrepreneurs should operate. Students must also be able to select the appropriate corporate structure for a variety of companies, negotiate and establish basic shareholder governance, calculate capitalization tables, and estimate the value of a business company. In this course, you will learn to use a variety of business and innovation tools to identify opportunities, build a business model and evaluate your funding capacity so that you can bring your ideas to life in a sustainable and scalable way. Many entrepreneurs start their business after working for someone else and seeing a better way to operate that business, and then start their own competing business. This class will target new companies, companies and existing entrepreneurs in the Carbon Dioxide Utilization (CO2U) space to find the most advanced technologies and what is on the horizon in the next 3 to 5 years.
This intense effort will give students an idea of dedication (a trait that big entrepreneurs must have). This seminar series is designed to expose students to entrepreneurship through interaction with experienced entrepreneurs, business leaders and venture capitalists, as well as with people involved in emerging business models, start-up creation and technology commercialization. Aspiring entrepreneurs need to understand that there are certain criteria that must be met before they can move from an idea into an opportunity. It starts with developing the right mindset - one that sharpens their senses towards consumer needs and desires - followed by research into whether or not their idea can become a successful venture. This course provides an invaluable framework for identifying large and attractive opportunities while also teaching students how to drastically simplify the process of creating a business.
Through interaction with respected entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other industry professionals they'll gain valuable insight into founding, financing and managing startups. The seminar series also provides students with an understanding of how quickly most entrepreneurs should operate while also teaching them how to select appropriate corporate structures for various companies as well as how to negotiate shareholder governance agreements. Additionally they'll learn how to calculate capitalization tables as well as estimate the value of businesses. By taking this course aspiring entrepreneurs will gain valuable skills that will help them bring their ideas to life in sustainable ways while also learning when it's best to walk away from bad opportunities. Ultimately they'll leave with not only a viable business opportunity but also with an understanding of what it takes to be successful in today's competitive market.