Excerpt from course description

Starting a venture


The course covers how to start up a new business in practice. Students receive training in developing ideas, commercialization and setting up a business. The students will during the course initiate, operate and eventually close down their business, either as "Student business" or as an ordinary company. The course follows the framework of Young Entrepreneurs and it is expected high participation in lectures and working outward. It's earnings requirements for student companies is undertaken in consultation with the class.

Course content

  • The idea of the start-up and the entrepreneur's resource base
  • Entrepreneurship theory
  • Company organization and governance
  • Networks and alliances
  • Product/services
  • Marketing, sales and distribution
  • Finance and budget
  • Business plan and pitching
  • Exit or further growth?


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