Interactive hands-on course immerses students in real-world experience of business startup. Collaborating in interdisciplinary teams, formed before or in class, they learn structured methodology for testing assumptions underlying business ideas to determine viability of profit/not-for-profit business opportunities. Instructors and mentors guide teams to contact prospective customers and others, presenting conclusions each week. Mastery of methodology is key measure; teams forming companies receive post-class support, may compete for cash awards.
Prerequisite: completion of WRT 102; DEC Category C or QPS; U3 or U4 standing