INE 101 - Introduction to Innovation & Entrepreneurship

1 course unit
Students explore the basic concepts in the continuing processes of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Students will explore how entrepreneurs identify opportunities in the market and validate their ideas with customers using the business model canvas and lean methodologies. The course explores what it means to be an entrepreneur and how to develop the "entrepreneurial mindset"  In the context of the entrepreneurial enterprise, some fundamental concepts from economics, accounting, budgeting, management, marketing, finance, and operations will be introduced.  Students will also explore the role of teams and networks in venture creation.  The course may include readings, speakers, videos, and case studies.  Students will pitch an idea for a new venture.
Meets general academic requirement SL.

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