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Engineering 180/280 - Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers - Winter 2021: Home

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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

Materials - No textbook is required but these resources may be helpful to consult:

Steve Blank and Bob Dorf.  The Startup Owner's Manual (2012).  Langson Library HD 62.5 B57 2012

Richard C.Dorf and Thomas H.Byers. Technology Ventures, 3rd ed. (2011).  Langson Library HC 79 I55 D674 2011


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


Innovation & Entrepreneurship Librarian

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Sara Heimann
(949) 824-2205
Subjects: Entrepreneurship