|This course provides students a forum to strengthen their entrepreneurial network and insight skills. The course is ideally suited for students who interned at an early-stage company over the summer or are working on their own start-up. Many of the students who take this course were selected to participate in a summer internship through one of the following programs: (i) the Polsky Center Entrepreneur Intern Program, (ii) the Social Entrepreneur Intern program, (iii) the Summer Accelerator program, or (iv) any similar summer program. The course improves student entrepreneurial skills through the development of unique case studies and analysis presented by the faculty, by outside entrepreneurs and by the students themselves. The students will also interact with the other interns through presentations and sharing of experiences in order to broaden their perspective on entrepreneurial/private equity career opportunities. Outside guest lecturers related to entrepreneurship and investing will be included as part of the classroom session. In addition to the forum sessions the students will have one-on-one meetings with the faculty advisors in the development of their own cases.
Please note: Students will be separated into two sections by the faculty members before the first class session. One group will be led by Ellen Rudnick and the other by Ira Weiss. The groups will meet in different classrooms.