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Entrepreneurship for Engineers

A toolbox for building a technology startup from idea to execution.
This course is archived
Future dates to be announced
Estimated 8 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Free
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About this course

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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

At a glance

  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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  • 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
  • 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

About the instructors

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