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Engineering 180/280 - Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers - Winter 2019: Home


Course Basics

Course Objectives:

  • Evaluation of opportunities for entrepreneurial ventures
  • Learn about challenges facing technology entrepreneurs
  • Work in new venture teams
  • Prepare a business plan and a presentation

Course Outcome/Performance Criteria:

  • Students will: Define entrepreneurship
  • Describe scope of entrepreneurial challenges
  • Construct and defend a commercially viable business plan


Udacity Course “How to Build a Startup: The Lean LaunchPad” - EP245

Steve Blank and Bob Dorf, The Startup Owner's Manual (print book)

Richard C. Dorf and Thomas H. Byers Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise, 3rd Ed. (print book)

Recent Quotes

"The cost of making something should be about 34% of what you can sell it for.  Look hard at the competition and seek out legal and accounting advice right at the beginning." Mike Bertelsen, Founder, Cowboy Cauldron Co, AARP Bulletin, Jan/Feb 2018)

In response to, "What sets great entrepreneurs apart from everybody else?" Barbara Corcoran, former owner of Corcoran Group and now a star on "Shark Tank" replied, "They don't feel sorry for themselves.  I've bought in 40-odd businesses, and the best entrepreneurs all have that trait.  They may not be really high IQ people, but they're extremely good at taking a hit."  (AARP Bulletin, Jan/Feb 2018, p. 12)

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971


UCI Business Librarian

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Annette Buckley

Due to question volume, my response time may be about 48 business hours.