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Alan Leong
ENTRE 432
Seattle Campus

Software Entrepreneurship

Explores the opportunities and challenges of launching a software company. Issues include an overview of the industry, trends and emerging opportunities, funding, technology transfer, industry challenges, and cutting-edge software practices.

Class description

The class introduces the basic lessons for creating a start-up including: business idea, business software development, customer development, legal and corporate issues, and financial feasibility. You don't need prior expertise in software to take this course. There are many roles to fill on a software start-up.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Coaching, Interactive Seminars, Presentation

Recommended preparation

Curiosity about being in a software or web start-up or passion about starting a company.

Class assignments and grading

1) Create a business prospectus (brief plan) for starting a company 2) Small Exam (Worth about 15%) 3) Homework 4) Class Participation 5) Participation in the Class Ending Presentation Festival


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Alan Leong
Date: 06/17/2013