Course Catalog and Schedule



New Venture Discovery (KIEI-462-0)
1.00 Credit
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Description:

This course counts toward the following majors: Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Management & Strategy

Formerly ENTR-462-0

New Venture Discovery is designed to help students navigate the earliest stages of starting a new venture – beginning with the identification of a problem in the market that is worth solving. The class teaches students tools and techniques to translate these problems into viable business concepts, with an emphasis on enabling an aspiring entrepreneur to get as far as possible, with as little as possible, as FAST as possible.

Student teams begin the quarter with nothing more than a series of hypotheses about a new venture, then design and execute a series of in-market experiments that either validate these assumptions, or force them to iterate aspects of their business model in real time. The objective of the course to guide students toward the achievement of “product-market fit” as a crucial first step in in the creation of a startup. From here, students can evolve their businesses by enrolling in the “Develop” and “Launch” courses that serve as the continuation of the new ventures curriculum.

New Venture Discovery course material ranges from customer discovery and design thinking, to rapid prototyping (of both offers and business models), bootstrapping methods and communicating/selling the vision for a new venture. The course format is a blend of lecture, fieldwork, cross-team collaboration and ideation sessions, outside speakers and expert mentoring.

Note: This course may not be dropped after the second week of the quarter.

Prerequisites:
All Students: Negative PreRequisite: ENTR-462-0

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Academic Year Term   Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2014-2015 Fall 2014 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 61 1 Cast, Carter Tue 01:30 PM - 04:45 PM Evanston Jacobs (2245) Y Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable with professor.
2014-2015 Fall 2014 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 62 1 Schonthal, David Fri 01:30 PM - 04:45 PM Evanston Jacobs (2245) Y Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable with professor.
2014-2015 Fall 2014 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 71 1 Schonthal, David Wed 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Chicago Wieboldt (350) Y
2014-2015 Fall 2014 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 76 1 Dwyer, Joe Sat 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM Chicago Wieboldt (305) Y
2014-2015 Fall 2014 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 81 1 Vehovsky, Gabe Tue 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (2245) Y Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable with professor.
2014-2015 Fall 2014 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 82 1 Vehovsky, Gabe Tue 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (2245) Y Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable with professor.
2014-2015 Winter 2015 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 61 1 Schonthal, David Tue 01:30 PM - 04:45 PM Evanston Jacobs (2245) Y Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable with professor.
2014-2015 Winter 2015 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 71 1 Dwyer, Joe Tue 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Chicago Wieboldt (350) Y
2014-2015 Spring 2015 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 61 1 Schonthal, David Tue 01:30 PM - 04:45 PM Evanston Jacobs (TBD) Y
2014-2015 Spring 2015 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 71 1 Farsht, Stephanie Wed 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Chicago Wieboldt (TBD) Y
2014-2015 Spring 2015 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 81 1 Vehovsky, Gabe Tue 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (TBD) Y
2014-2015 Summer 2015 KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 71 1 Schonthal, David Wed 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Chicago Wieboldt (TBD) Y