Course Detail

Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Developing a New Venture (New Venture Challenge) (34104)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Kaplan, Steven
  • Content
    This course is designed to allow students who have advanced to the second round of the New Venture Challenge to develop their ideas into businesses. Student teams will work largely on their own to develop their businesses.

    The class meetings consist primarily of business presentations. Venture capitalists, private investors, and entrepreneurs will help critique and improve the ideas and businesses during the presentations. The class meetings also will include sessions on presentation skills, financial modeling, and legal considerations in a new venture.
  • Prerequisites
    Advancement to the second round of the New Venture Challenge or (in rare circumstances) consent of the instructor: strict. Students should contact the instructor before the course begins. None. -01/81: Grad students only. No undergrads (including Dougan Scholars). Grad students from other divisions can enroll during Non-Booth registration period. Auditors require instructor permission.
    • Strict Prerequisite

  • Grades
    Based 70% on the quality of the work that goes into the business plan and 30% on class participation. No pass/fail grades.  
    • Allow Provisional Grades (For joint degree and non-Booth students only)

    • Early Final Grades (For joint degree and non-Booth students only)

    • No pass/fail grades

  • Syllabus
  • Spring 2023Section: 34104-01M 1:30PM-5:30PMHarper CenterC25In-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: February 1 2023