Start Up Management, Culture, and Problem Solving
This experiential course provides a framework for creating and managing a startup.
Creating a startup
Students will work in teams of 3 to develop an idea that we will work through over the course of the semester. If students are currently working with a startup, they can use that startup for the process as well. We will focus on the business model canvas as a tool to frame product-market fit and teams will be expected to conduct approx 100 stakeholder interviews over the course of the semester.
Managing a startup
Startups are often faced with resource shortages and overwhelmed with work. We will focus on decision making tools to manage both small issues as well as major pivots in product/service strategy to help bring structure to chaos. The course will cover a mix of tools to do this in the areas of project management and problem solving.