Tech Entrepreneurship (APSC541/BAEN506) has been running for over 25 years and has facilitated many entrepreneurial ventures and realized numerous successful breakout companies such as DWave, Zymeworks, Recon Instruments, Headcheck Health - just to name a few. This course pairs graduate business and APSC/STEM students to provide with an experience-based introduction into the lean start-up process. It is a real life simulation of the process that founders go through when starting a high-tech company. Students will be faced with the key issues involved in evaluating market opportunities, building a prototype, designing profitable business models, producing a solid business plan, raising capital, addressing legal considerations and developing a winning team. Students will gain the skills and tools to creatively commercialize high tech research into profitable businesses. Teams will be expected to develop credible pitches that will be made to industry professionals. Some of these student companies go on to participate in e@UBC, the Hatch and Creative Destruction Labs.
This course runs in the Winter terms on Wednesdays at 6-9:30pm and is taught by a team of business and STEM/APSC instructors for a well rounded business and technical perspective. The course has an application process for admission as it is very competitive, with deadlines and rolling admission in early September and early November. Further details regarding the course are available at http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Programs/RHL_Current_Students/Courses_-_Full_Time_MBA_First_Year/BAEN_506