Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Innovate in real-world entrepreneurial settings and learn to bring an idea from inception to market. Dive into the process of identifying unmet needs, leveraging both challenges and successes to develop solutions that matter.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
- Identify a problem that needs fixing, engage in your local environment to build a hypothesis using customer insights, and pitch your solution to professionals
- Develop your entrepreneurial skill set and craft a business model that could be successfully launched
- Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours to experience different start-up environments and actively engage with entrepreneurs in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and/or Ireland
It’s a good fit if you study:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
- Social Entrepreneurship
This course teaches tools and skills required to succeed as an entrepreneur — and lets you apply these tools in a real-life project. You gain an understanding of innovation in various settings looking at new business models and emerging technologies. And you develop a real start-up project using entrepreneurial methods based on structured customer engagement, hypothesis building, prototyping and pitching to investors — all in fast iterations. Studying texts and writing papers are really not the primary ways to learn about entrepreneurship. In this course, you instead work hands-on, in a team, developing a startup that solves a real problem.
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin or Dublin
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Note: This course is cross-disciplinary, and you must be prepared to engage and take ownership of start-up projects.
Recommendation: Entrepreneurship Practicum
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