Entrepreneurial thinking is a mindset that values ingenuity, the drive to find and create meaningful solutions to problems, and the willingness to learn from both success and failure equally. In that light, the main learning objectives of this course are: 1) to internalize the entrepreneurial mindset and be able to apply it on multiple dimensions of students' personal, academic, and professional lives; and 2) to acquire the tools necessary to evaluate and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in any field. The course will introduce and follow the hypothesis-driven attitude towards entrepreneurship called “The Lean Startup", and will make use of visitors (in-person or virtually) and experiential learning to illustrate real-life applications of the theory, techniques, and assignments in the syllabus..
Entrepreneurial Discovery is an experiential learning course in which students will create, define, and explore a startup concept through hypothesis-driven, real-world experimentation. All concepts from for profit, to not for profit, and social impact ventures can be developed, and students are not required to come up with an idea before joining the class. The learning objectives are for the students to (1) acquire the skill set necessary to design, test, and learn from real-world startup experiments and (2) develop entrepreneurial decision-making habits by interpreting the experimentation results and weighing them against potential pivots. The course will follow Customer Discovery methodologies and will leverage various entrepreneurship tools to complement classroom instruction, including visitors, co-instructors, or practitioners
F&M Incubator Program
Are you ready to bring your project to the next level? Would you like to find a way to make your idea a reality? Or create a prototype for a concept you've developed in one of the entrepreneurship or innovation classes?
The Incubator Program can help you with guidance and support.
The Incubator Program is co-managed by Entrepreneurship at F&M and the Creativity, Innovation, & the Future of Work initiative.