This course offers students an experiential learning opportunity to work directly in the commercialization process for innovative, pre-commercial medical product technologies. The insights from this hands-on course will be most beneficial to students with an interest in entrepreneurship, product design, intellectual property, early stage financing and medical product marketing.
Students will be placed on four-to-five member teams based on their skills, experience and interests. Each team will function as consultants working with select Northwestern tech transfer companies curated by Northwestern¿s INVO (Innovation and New Ventures Office). Each company will present their technology on the first day of class, after which students will select their top three choices and will be matched by the faculty advisers on a first come basis. Once matched, students will work with their respective companies to build a complete company investor deck that will be delivered to a panel of industry and finance experts at the end of the term.
Note: This course may not be dropped after the first week of the quarter.