John R Castle
Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Offered when allowed by faculty availability and sufficient student interest. Content announced in advance of scheduled offerings.
This course is intended for students preparing for the business plan competition during spring quarter. Students must have a well-developed business concept that is clearly explained in a draft business plan. The course will review the steps necessary to make the business credible and tangible and explain how to pull them together for presentation to investors. Because the Business Plan Competition takes place in the middle of the quarter, coursework will be much heavier than normal at the beginning of the quarter, and will taper off at the end.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Regular team meetings with the instructor. Periodic practice presentations before the group. Occasional guest speakers on special topics in entrepreneurship.
Do thorough market research to understand what your customers wants and what you must do to deliver it to them.
Class assignments and grading
Quality of the business plan and presentation. Degree of success in the Business Plan Competition.