Excerpt from course description

New Venture Creation


In this course, students will gain real-life experience creating a new venture. The course will equip students with state-of-the-art entrepreneurial tools and methods to form entrepreneurial teams, develop, validate, and assess business ideas, and understand how to build a viable business model around them. Students will develop their new ventures in collaboration with the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Oslo. The skills acquired will enable students to start their own ventures, commercialize innovations, or establish a new line of business within an established company.

The course is acknowledged as preparation course for "Gr√ľnderskolen" (the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship, summer programme), and will therefore also run in the spring semester.

Course content

  • Founders, teams, and ideas
  • The idea-generation process
  • Customer engagement and feedback
  • Building products and services
  • Engaging with entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurial resourcefulness and raising resources
  • Business modeling
  • Pitching and storytelling


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