New Venture Creation - ENT 475

This course is an integrative capstone learning experience that extends on two academic semesters, in which students get the opportunity to transform their entrepreneurship knowledge into a practical one by appealing to tenders of investors.  With close guidance of the practicum faculty, students will get to individually fine tune their business plan which was crafted in ENT301 and go through the different steps of creating a new venture with a focus on the specific challenges faced. Students will provide status reports on a weekly basis to the practicum faculty and receive regular coaching. Students will defend at the end of their second semester their complete venture plan in front of a jury. Coaching topics covered include: Pitching, Prototyping, Early adopters targeting, revenues and business model testing, outreach plan. A minimum of 600 hours of practicum is required. Prerequisite: Senior standing.