Entrepreneurship for Technology Ventures
The course gives participants the opportunity to learn entrepreneurship in a hands-on, team based and fun format. The students will work in teams on a project where they will exercise the entrepreneurial process.
- Opportunity identification
- Creativity & the innovation process
- Business Model Development
- Customer development
- Market testing
In addition, students will be exposed to entrepreneurial settings including a U.S. based entrepreneurial accelerator, makerspaces, and various forms of start-up ventures. Students will have the opportunity to hear from and speak with entrepreneurs in various stages of venture creation.
|August 7 -18||$2,500,
|Silicon Valley trip||Cal Poly||Dr. Thomas M. Katona||Click here to enroll|
Meet the Instructor
Thomas Katona received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business and a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Westmont College. Dr. Katona works jointly with the Orfalea College of Business, focusing on Entrepreneurship, Product Development and Commercialization, and Design Thinking. Prior to joining Cal Poly, he served in senior roles for three successive startups (SET Inc., Soraa, and NEXT Lighting), commercializing novel light emitting semiconductors and lighting systems.
For more information, read Dr. Katona's full bio here.