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Entrepreneurship for Engineers

Delft University of Technology and Wageningen University via edX

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Overview

Are you an entrepreneur, or do you have a passion for building your own technology startup? This course will help and encourage you to start a successful technology-based venture.

If you always wanted to become an entrepreneur, or if you are simply interested in putting a new technology to innovative use, this course is for you.

This course helps you understand the process of entrepreneurship from a technology-oriented background.

The course is made up of modules that are presented by experts in the field of entrepreneurship and technology. Modules include:

  • Team Building
  • Opportunity Recognition
  • Financing
  • Customer Acquisition

You will work on your idea in a team environment and examples of founders and start-ups will be used during the course to initiate insightful discussions. The course closes with the creation of a two-page business plan and a video pitch. Selected learners could be contacted by one of the incubators associated with the participating universities:

  • TU Delft
  • TU Eindhoven
  • University of Twente
  • Wageningen University & Research

Syllabus

  • Week 0: Introduction
  • Week 1: The Start of the Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Week 2: From Idea to Opportunity
  • Week 3: Customer Validation and Customer Strategy
  • Week 4: The Minimum Viable Product
  • Week 5: Business Modelling
  • Week 6: Strategy and Finance
  • Week 7: Finding Ecosystem Support for your Innovation
  • Week 8: Call for Action

Taught by

Rainer Harms, Dap Hartmann, Thomas Lans, Valentina Materia, Ksenia Podoynitsyna, Victor Scholten and Madis Talmar

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Ronny W
5.0 2 years ago
by Ronny completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This entrepreneurship course provides a nice framework based on and extending the lean business model canvas. It is very well structured with good phasing for building up the business plan, the organization and the product with a focus on customer development.

Topics like identifying opportunities, customer validation, Minimal Viable Product, business modeling, finance, strategy, the ecosystem and partners for innovation are well covered, both from a conceptual point of view with short lecture videos and interview videos with entrepreneurs illustrating real-life examples.
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