Class Schedule of ELE403G, Spring 2019
Each week, there will be 2.5 hours lectures,
at least 2 hours of self study: reading and network surfing to
learn practical cases of tech startups, and 2 hours doing homeworks.
Class participation, Class performance, Exercises, and Quizzes: 20%;
Term BP project: 20%;
Two presentations (1 proposal and 1 final BP presentation): 15% each.
Tentative Course Plan of Spring 2019
ELE403G: Launcing a Technology Startup
Week : Topic
- Jan. 28: Overview and introduction;
- Feb. 4: Basic computer technologies: hardware and software, Computer applications, and computer networking;
- Feb. 11: Searching for Innovations, Inventions, and Opportunities. Case studies of tech startups;
Seminar/lectures on the ethical theories of utilitarianism, duty-ethics, rights-ethics and Professional Ethics will be given by Professor Douglass Reed from the URI Department of Philosophy.
- Feb. 18:
Recognizing and shaping opportunities.
- Feb. 25:
Communication skills and making impressive business presentations;
- March 4:
Building your venture team: co-founders, executives, directors, and employees. Case studies;
- March 11: Spring break, no class;
- March 18:
Business models and writing a business plan. Case studies;
- March 25: Proposal presentations, each student will prepare a PPT and present in the class;
- April 1:
Financing a new venture, Angel, VCs, and other sources of funding;
- April 8: Advanced communication skills and assessment;
- APril 15: Marketing, sales, OEM, exit strategies, etc.;
- April 22: Midterm Exam;
- April 29: Final project presentations