Course Catalog and Schedule



New Venture Development (KIEI-940-0)
1.00 Credit
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Description:

This course counts toward the following majors: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Formerly ENTR-940-0

Previously known as Innovation Lab I, this course is the logical continuation of New Venture Discovery (KIEI 462). If a student or student team has a business concept that they want to pursue further, they are encouraged to apply to New Venture Development. This course is focused on testing and validating product-market fit, user interfaces and experience and advancing to the development of a refined MVP concept. Teams are not expected to have programmers at this point as the focus is on using a variety of free resources to test the product/service. A significant portion of the workload for this course will occur outside of the classroom. Students must be prepared to test and validate their business model hypotheses by engaging with potential customers and industry experts. Within the classroom, students will be encouraged to share learning experiences and help other student teams. The course work will be supplemented by guest speakers who are experts in specific business models as well as functional areas.
Upon the completion of New Venture Development, student teams and faculty will determine whether a team should move to New Venture Launch. Other courses that are beneficial to take in advance of this course are: MKTG 961: Entrepreneurial Tools for Digital Marketing and MORS 952: Building Innovation, Teams, and Cultures.
Admittance to New Venture Development is by application only. The application is available here.. If a student wants to by-pass KIEI 462, they must identify that they are well versed in the process of design thinking and have already conducted significant market research to validate their business concept. For the Spring quarter, the application period will open on February 9, 2015. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and feedback provided within 5 business days of submission. A team interview may be required after review of the application.

Prerequisites:
All Students: Negative PreRequisite: ENTR-940-0

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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-940-0 New Venture Development 61 1 Darragh, Linda Tue 01:30 PM - 04:45 PM Evanston Jacobs (165) N Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable with professor.
2014-2015 Winter 2015 KIEI-940-0 New Venture Development 61 1 Darragh, Linda Tue 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Evanston Jacobs (G42) N Check syllabus and confirm final deliverable with professor.
2014-2015 Spring 2015 KIEI-940-0 New Venture Development 71 1 Farsht, Steven Thu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Chicago Wieboldt (TBD) N