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
2019-2020 Fall 2019 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 31 1 Farsht, Stephanie Tue/Fri 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Evanston Global Hub (2420 A&B) Y Confirm final deliverables with professor and syllabus.
2019-2020 Winter 2020 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 31 1 Farsht, Stephanie Mon/Thu 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Evanston Global Hub (2130) Y Confirm final deliverables with professor and syllabus.
2019-2020 Winter 2020 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 81 1 Eschbach, Jeffrey Thomas Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Chicago Wieboldt (309) Y
2019-2020 Spring 2020 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 31 1 Schumacher, Lisa Mon/Thu 04/04/2020-06/06/2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 04/15/2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 04/29/2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wed 05/27/2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Evanston Global Hub (L129) Y
2019-2020 Spring 2020 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 51 1 Schonthal, David Fri 04/04/2020-06/06/2020 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wed 05/06/2020 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Evanston Global Hub (2120) Y Confirm with professor and syllabus.
2019-2020 Summer 2020 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 81 1 Eschbach, Jeffrey Thomas Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago Wieboldt (309) Y
2020-2021 Fall 2020 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 31HR 1 Schumacher, Lisa Mon/Thu 09/19/2020-11/21/2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mon/Thu 11/29/2020-12/04/2020 10:30 AM - 11:20 PM
Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N Learning Modalities: Hybrid In-Person/Rotation
2020-2021 Fall 2020 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 31HV 1 Schumacher, Lisa Mon/Thu 09/19/2020-11/21/2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
TBA 11/29/2020-12/04/2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Evanston TBD (Room TBA) N Remote. Learning Modalities: Hybrid Remote/Synchronous
2020-2021 Fall 2020 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 81 1 Eschbach, Jeffrey Thomas Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Chicago TBD (Room TBA) Y
2020-2021 Winter 2021 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 31 1 Farsht, Stephanie Mon/Thu 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) Y
2020-2021 Spring 2021 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 51 1 Schonthal, David Fri 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Evanston TBD (Room TBA) Y
2020-2021 Spring 2021 10 Weeks KIEI-462-0 New Venture Discovery 81 1 Eschbach, Jeffrey Thomas Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chicago TBD (Room TBA) Y