Course:APSC541

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Technology Entrepreneurship:APSC 541 and BAEN 506-07
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APSC 541
Section:
Instructor: Sheryl Staub-French
Mike Lyons
Chloe Tergiman
Email:
Office:
Office Hours: By Appointment
Class Schedule: Tuesday 6:00 to 9:30pm
Classroom: Henry Angus 492
Important Course Pages
Syllabus
Lecture Notes
Assignments
Course Discussion

Lecture 1: Opportunity Identification Jan 4th

Readings for Next Week

  • Note on Market Research
  • Mullins Chapter 1

Prepare Case Study for Next Week

  • Asia Renal Care: Due January 11th in class

Click here for case questions http://evc.sauder.ubc.ca/fileUpload2011.php

Team Progress

  • Exchange Ideas
  • Teams Finalized by January 11th 11pm

Lecture 2: Market Research Jan 11th

Case Study

  • Asia Renal Care Covered in Class

Readings for Next Week

  • Bagley and Dauchy Chapters 2 and 14

Team Progress

  • Teams formed
  • Prepare for 30 second elevator pitch for Jan 18th session
  • Prepare Team Concept Memo

Team Concept Memo

Due January 19th via Email

  • The name of your new venture
  • Team member roles (CEO, CFO, CTO, and CMO)
  • Evolved description of your business concept in 3 lines or less

Lecture 3: Managing IP Jan 18th

Readings for Next Week

  • Financial Projections: How to do them the right way
  • The Financial Plan

Prepare Case Study for Next Week

  • Entrepreneur's Financial Projections: Due Jan 25th in class
  • Questions TBA

Team Progress

  • Define Idea

Lecture 4: Operations, Financials Jan 25th

Case Study

  • Entrepreneur's Financial Projections covered in class

Readings for Next Week

  • Note on Business Models

Prepare Case Study for Next Week

  • Half Bucks: Due in class Feb 1st
  • Questions TBA

Team Progress

  • Finish Market/Competitor Analysis

Lecture 5: Business Models, Financials Feb 1st

Case Study

  • Half Bucks covered in class

Team Progress

  • Assess Opportunity
  • Prepare for Gate 1 Presentation next week

Gate 1 Presentation Feb 8th

Team Progress

  • Defend Basic Opportunity