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TEK656 - Creating technology-based ventures
Teknikbaserat entreprenörskap
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-01-28 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPHPC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Application code: 86117
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 70
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0121 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   10 Jan 2022 am J,  11 Apr 2022 am J,  22 Aug 2022 pm J

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Examiner:

Henrik Berglund

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Aim

This course deals with the creation of technology-based ventures. Special emphasis is placed on theories and pragmatic methods tailored to the earliest stage in a startup’s life. This stage is characterized by great uncertainty regarding issues such as: what you as an entrepreneur want to do, who your customers are, what problems they have, what your product and value proposition should be, how you will acquire customers, how you will distribute your product to those customers, and how you will make money. Besides providing theoretical understanding of how to analyze and think about such questions, a major ambition of this course is to expose students to useful tools and tactics that will help transform an idea or technology into a validated business model.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

After completing the course, students will:

·      Be familiar with modern startup theories including customer development, lean startup, and effectuation.
·      Know the value and limits of business planning.
·      Know the difference between a startup and a company.
·      Know how to elicit valuable feedback through customer interviews.
·      Know how to work with experiments and prototypes to speed up learning.
·      Know how to work with metrics and key process indicators in startups.
·      Know how to manage the transition from early adopters to mainstream users.
·      Be familiar with sources of venture finance.
·      Have learned about a range of specific tools and methods for efficiently identifying and testing business model assumptions.
·      Have improved their analytic, interpersonal, creative and presentation skills.
·      Know what startup support is available at Chalmers.
·      Potentially have kick-started their entrepreneurial career.

Content

The course covers a range of issues central to the successful creation of technology-based ventures.

Organisation

The course is based on a number of lectures that cover theories, methods, and practical tools for creating technology-based ventures. Invited guest lecturers, including entrepreneurs and investors, help illustrate how theoretical concepts are used in the practice of new business creation.

Literature

The course literature will be determined at a later stage.

Examination including compulsory elements

Grading is done on the basis of quizzes, project work, and a written exam.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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