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Technology Entrepreneurship

Technology entrepreneurship fundamentals are treated in the course. The process technology entrepreneurs use to start a business and this involves turning a technology idea into a business venture by identifying potential market or commercial opportunity and putting together the resources such as capital and human resources (talent). The course also covers how to market and sell your idea and sustain your growth.

Modules

Module 1: Innovative Ideas and Concept Development

Focuses on the content, methods, and models for new venture opportunity assessment and analysis.

Module 2: Strategies for Managing Innovation

Emphasises how innovative leaders can use strategic management of innovation to enhance company performance.

Module 3: Business Modelling and Customer Validation

Focuses on how to create and deliver value for customers and how to sustainably extract value for the venture.

Module 4: Innovative Thinking

Introduces tools to boost creative problem-solving skills. Rediscover personal thinking preferences, identify and eliminate mental blocks, and enhance communication and teaming skills.

Module 5: Creative Design, Prototyping, and Testing

Enables students to transition from creative, innovative, design thinking methods to prototyping and concept testing their products and services.

Module 6: Market Development and Commercialisation

Provides an orientation to key marketing concepts critical to marketing technology-based products and services.

Module 7: Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

Highlights the critical legal business issues entrepreneurs face as they build and launch a new venture.

Module 8: Financial Management and New Venture Financing

Provides the essential tools and know-how to build a strong financial foundation for a new technology venture.

Module 9: Launching Technology Startup Ventures

Helps students learn the process and skills needed to launch and manage technology startup ventures.