Course Catalog and Schedule



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

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.

**This course may not be dropped after the second week of the quarter**




Negative Requisites:
All Students: ENTR-462-0

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Academic Year Term   Session Course ID Title Sec ID   Credits Syl Instructor Times Campus Location Mand 1st Exam
2017-2018 Fall 2017 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 61 1 Farsht, Stephanie Mon/Thu 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Evanston Global Hub (2130) N Confirm final deliverables with professor and syllabus.
2017-2018 Fall 2017 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 80 1 Schonthal, David Tue 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Evanston Global Hub (1430) N Confirm final deliverables with professor and syllabus.
2017-2018 Fall 2017 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 81 1 Vehovsky, Gabe Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Evanston Global Hub (2120) N Confirm final deliverables with professor and syllabus.
2017-2018 Winter 2018 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 61 1 Farsht, Stephanie Mon/Thu 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Evanston Global Hub (2110) Y Confirm final deliverables with professor and syllabus.
2017-2018 Winter 2018 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 70 1 Eschbach, Jeffrey Thomas Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Chicago Wieboldt (309) Y
2017-2018 Spring 2018 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 80 1 Schonthal, David Fri 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) Y
2017-2018 Spring 2018 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 81 1 Vehovsky, Gabe Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) Y
2017-2018 Summer 2018 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 71 1 Eschbach, Jeffrey Thomas Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago TBD (Room TBA) Y