Sustainable Technology Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers

MECH/AREC 581a2

 

Week

Date

Topic(s)

In Class Exercises / Due Dates / Project Work

Readings

Confirmed Guest Speakers

1

Jan. 19

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Development

In Class Exercise:Introductions, Technology Based Opportunities


Lou Bucelli, Bucelli and Co, LLC.

2

Jan. 26

Economic Growth and the Technology Entrepreneur (Graff)

Byers, Ch. 1; Polak, Ch. 1-3

Amy Prieto, Co-Founder, Prieto Battery

3

Feb. 2

Opportunity Evaluation and Product Planning (Marchese)

Assignment Due: Ch. 1 Venture Challenge Draft (Quad Chart Format)

Byers, Ch. 2 and 3


Stephen Schmutzer, Founder, Firefly Medical

4

Feb. 9

Competitive Strategy (Turley)

Assignment Due: Ch. 1 Venture Challenge Final (Quad Chart Format)

In Class Exercise:Project Selection

reading1.pdf

reading2.pdf

Byers, Ch. 4

Bryan Willson, Co-Founder, Envirofit International and Solix Biofuels

5

Feb. 16

Innovation Strategies (Turley)

Assignment Due:

Venture Challenge #2.page 11, notes03.doc

Byers, Ch. 5, 11.8, 11.9

W.S. Sampath,Co-Founder, Abound Solar

6

Feb. 23

Indentifying Customer Needs (Marchese)


Ulrich, Ch. 4

Polak, Chap 4-5

Ken Reardon,CTO, OptiEnz Sensors

7

Mar, 2

The Business Plan (Turley)


Byers, Ch. 7

Justin Discoe, Co-founder, Sprig Toys

8

Mar. 9

Product Specifications (Marchese)


Ulrich, Ch. 5



9

Mar. 16

Spring Break




10

Mar. 23

Types of Ventures (Graff)

Suggestions for Book Report

Byers Ch. 8

Scott Deeter, CEO, Ventria Bioscience

11

Mar. 30

Legal Formation and Intellectual Property (Graff)


Byers, Ch. 10; mutschler-graff-paper.pdf, “IP Issues in the University Setting”

Tim Reese, COO, Cynergy, Todd Headley, CSURF

12

Apr. 6

Sources of Capital (Graff)


Byers, Ch. 18

Catherine Merigold, Vista Ventures

13

Apr. 13

The Marketing and Sales Plan (Turley)

Book Reports Due

Byers, Ch. 11


Book Report Presentations

14

Apr. 20

Envirofit Case Study (Hudnut)


Envirofit Case Study

Tim Bauer , VP of Operations, Envirofit International

15

Apr. 27

The New Enterprise Organization (Marchese)

Organizational Profiles Due

Byers, Ch. 12

Ed Van Dyne, VanDyne SuperTurbo

16

May 4

Final Presentations

Final Presentations

Byers, Ch. 19


 

home and objectives
course outline
course notes and handouts

venture challenge

guest speakers
links
rules and grading

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