Entrepreneurship for Engineers

TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, University of Twente, Wageningen RU Entrepreneurship

Target Audience

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

Description

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. This course helps you understand the process of entrepreneurship from a technology-oriented background
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 students will be eligible to participate in a Masterclass at one of the participating universities:

- TU Delft
- TU Eindhoven
- University of Twente
- Wageningen University & Research.

Learning Objectives

What you will learn:

- Learn what it takes to become a "technopreneur"
- Explore various methods for identifying opportunities
- Learn how to conduct market research and provide evidence for the viability of the business idea
- Develop a viable business proposition and learn to pitch your ideas for various audiences
- Understand the dynamics of new venture development and team building
- Develop the ability to translate a business idea into marketing and financial plans