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ENGR 461/MTDE 651 - Product Lean Launch

TR 2:20 - 4 p.m. | Chris Finberg
Exercises in the creation of a focused engineering-centric business using Lean Startup principles; incorporating the customer development process; market validation; unique value proposition creation; communication skill training; development of a Lean Canvas and minimal viable product design for a student-developed business idea.

MTDE 252/ENGR 462/MTDE 652 - Engineering Entrepreneurship Hour

T 3:55 - 4:55 p.m. | Jim Donnell
Engagement with successful technology entrepreneurs from technical sectors across engineering and the nation; exploration of challenges faced by and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and their strategies in launching and sustaining businesses on technology innovation; practice in networking with highly successful entrepreneurs and developing relations valuable to professional careers; development of speaking and presentation skills; practice in networking with industry professionals in support of entrepreneurship.

ENGR 312/MTDE 612 - Sales, Operations and Manufacturing

TR 9:35 - 10:50 a.m. | Paul Deere
This course will address the challenges faced in a company with respect to its product manufacturing, operations and supply chain management, product pricing strategies, and sales & marketing. The focus will be on midsize to large enterprises.

ITDE 489/MTDE 689 - Startup Fundamentals 101

TR 11:10 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. | Paul Deere
Gear up for an exhilarating entrepreneurial journey! This course is your ticket to unlocking the core skills, experience, and training required to startup success. It will be broken down into three sections. The first section, Launch, will explore ideation, customer discovery, legal entities, and funding options for startups. The second section will consider techniques for growing the startup including branding, sales, transitioning from prototypes to production, human resources and organization design, and its operations. The third section explores exit opportunities, such as understanding financials and company evaluations, developing negotiating skills, and exit options including a strategic buyout, IPO, liquidation, and bankruptcy.

ENGR 311/MTDE 611 - Enterprise Basics for Technical Entrepreneurs

TR 11:10 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. | Fred Pifano 
Aspects of entrepreneurship for a technical enterprise; elements of business including idea generation, startup financing, staffing, product design and production, marketing and selling a product.; focus on the front end of the venture; product design and development, financing, identifying & attracting key personnel, and starting up a company.

PETE 453 - Petroleum Entrepreneurship

TR 2:20 - 3:35 p.m. | Jim Donnell / Cathy Sliva
Traverse various aspects of entrepreneurship with a focus on petroleum asset valuation and prospect analysis in the energy sector; exposure to all aspects of the journey including business idea generation, raising early-stage capital, staffing the enterprise, developing the business plan, and selling the concept to investors.

MEEN 497/MEEN 697 - Innovative Mindset for Design and Research

MW 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Dr. Cynthia Hipwell

Cultivate your creativity and apply techniques to increase innovation in your design, research, and business activities. Innovativeness is strongly correlated to value creation, and mindset is changeable! The Observe-Reflect-Create-Act Cycle, processes of Serial Innovators, and Lean Experimentation will help you "build to learn" and increase your trajectory of performance improvement.

MTDE 313/MTDE 613 - Engineer to CEO

TR 9:35 - 10:50 a.m. | Jim Donnell

Fundamental skills, experience, and training necessary to one day serve in the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role; exploration of what it means to be the CEO and to take on those responsibilities along with the personal and professional commitments associated with this important position; study of critical area of communications and effective ways to interface with the key stakeholder groups represented by shareholders, board of directors, executive management team, employees, customers, the media and communities where the company does business.

MTDE 314/MTDE 614 - Skills for Technology Leaders

TR 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. | Chris Curran

This course is designed for engineers interested in exploring the role of technology leader in a business, from startups to large companies. Throughout the course, students will learn about the key responsibilities of a technology leader, including hiring and developing people, leading technical teams, managing budgets and resources, and driving innovation and growth. Students will develop an emerging technology strategy for the company they choose to examine some of the trade-offs and decision-making. The course will include guest lectures from experienced technology leaders from both startups and large companies, providing students with valuable insights and perspectives on industry.