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 (Quad Chart Format) In Class Exercise:Project Selection


Stephen Schmutzer, Founder, Firefly Medical

4

Feb. 9

Competitive Strategy (Turley)

Assignment Due: Ch 2.Venture Challenge Question 1 and Ch. 3 Venture Challenge Questions 1 and 2.

Byers, Ch. 4

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

5

Feb. 16

Innovation Strategies (Turley)


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)


Byers Ch. 8

Scott Deeter, CEO, Ventria Bioscience

11

Mar. 30

Legal Formation and Intellectual Property (Graff)


Byers, Ch. 10; Mutschler & Graff, “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 (Marchese)


Byers, Ch. 11



14

Apr. 20

Envirofit Case Study (Hudnut)


Envirofit Case Study


Nathan Lorenz, VP Engineering, Envirofit International

15

Apr. 27

The New Enterprise Organization (Turley)


Byers, Ch. 12


16

May 4

Profit and Harvest; Financial Plan Graff)


Byers, Ch. 16 and17


 

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