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
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:
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:
University of Twente
Wageningen University & Research
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
None. A BSc degree is advised.