Are you ready to translate your technology dreams into profitable reality?
Through this interactive and fast-paced course, you'll discover how tech entrepreneurs advance an idea from conception to start-up company. Taught by two experienced technology executives, the course material emphasizes the essential components of start-up success: passion, team-building and business savvy.
- Develop an original startup concept
- Obtain feedback from peers and guest speakers
- Build connections within the local tech community
- Pitch your idea to local entrepreneurs
Students will gain an understanding of their personal motivation and relevant skills, while learning how to work collaboratively with peers. Throughout the course, guest speakers - representing technology, marketing and venture capital companies - will share knowledge from their respective industries; taking time to offer personal feedback and build connections with students.
Students can expect to spend an additional two-to-four hours each week on homework assignments; developing their unique business summary, financial plan and pitch deck. The course will conclude with an opportunity for students put their newly acquired skills to the test; delivering a start-up pitch to the Charleston Harbor Entrepreneur Center.