B BUS 443
Creates or works within a new venture. New venture situations include for-profit and non-profit companies and launching new products/services within existing companies. Develops a business plan. Offered: jointly with CSS 473.
This is the class which served as a launching pad for many companies. You arenít required to launch a business, but you will rehearse the steps to actually do this. Itís for: Guys and galsÖcreating the next company; Brave souls that are birthing new products and services to market; Saints starting schools, churches, and not-for-profits. And those wanting to work them! - Guy Kawasaki in Art of the Start
Itís also those who think about working in startups, because youíre entrepreneurial minded.
This course provides an experience at building your own business. The final deliverables are: 1) Rough Business Plan; 2) Highly Polished Presentations. With technology ventures, we also ask that you work towards a proof of concept.
We cannot provide you everything you need to know to start your own company as truly building a company takes more than a 5-credit or even a 15-credit course. We do promise to address the important ones and tell you where and how you might get the rest.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Presentation, Mentoring, and creating Business Models
Your passion, Pure & Simple
Class assignments and grading
Everything folds into creating your plan and your launch