TE 398 CNV

TE 398 CNV - Startup City Scholars (CNVC)

Spring 2023

Startup City Scholars (CNVC)TE398CNV70904LCD21530 - 1820 T    Mark Karasek
John S Thode

Official Description

Subject offerings of innovation, creativity, technology and entrepreneurship intended to augment the existing curriculum. See class schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate term if topics vary.

Section Description

This section is for students in the Startup City Scholars Program and meets at the Polsky Center in Chicago, IL: Polsky Exchange North at 1452 E 53rd St. The purpose of this course is to guide groups of students through the new venture creation process. Students in this course will have passed through the preliminary round of the UIUC/UC College New Venture Challenge and will be developing their own original new business ideas. Students may enter the course with ideas that are traditionally for-profit in nature or more socially oriented (either for- or not-for-profit ventures). The course will take the approach of teaching critical research and evaluation skills that will be uniform between these types of ventures and will address particular points of divergence around the fundraising process. In particular, the course will evaluate the differences in raising capital from VC investors, impact investors, crowdsourcing platforms, etc. This course is restricted to Startup City Scholar

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