Field Course: Launching Technology Ventures
Course Number 6750
Professor Tom Eisenmann
Winter; Q3Q4; 3 credits
14 case method class sessions during Q3 plus several class sessions during Q4 to plan projects and present project results
Enrollment limited to 40
A 1.5-credit version of this course is offered as Launching Technology Ventures Q3 (course 1755)
Students in Field Course: Launching Technology Ventures (LTV) will participate in the same 14 case method classroom sessions as students in Professor Eisenmann's section of Launching Technology Ventures (course 1755).
In addition, working alone or in teams during the second half of the term, Field Course students will complete a field-based, student-sourced project that applies tools and techniques relevant in addressing one of the functional management challenges explored in LTV's classroom sessions (for a list of representative challenges, see the catalog description for course 1755). Consistent with LTV's focus on implementation, we will steer clear of projects that only entail strategy formulation.
Students will present their work in a project fair open to the local startup community at the end of the term. They also will draft a short essay about what they learned, to be optionally published on the course blog. Note that the two short essays required of students enrolled in the short course version of LTV will be waived for Field Course students.