Learn how to launch and manage a high potential new venture

Entrepreneurial Smart Camp 2019 will help participants to fine-tune their early stage business concepts during a hands-on bootcamp at Imperial College Business School in London. By communicating the challenges of being an entrepreneur, we provide you with insights such as how to seek and adapt to customer feedback. Our goal is to develop business ideas with a strong front-end. Guest speakers and academic excursions complete the course. No prior knowledge of the subject is required – all we ask is that you are interested in innovation, entrepreneurship and teamwork!

Further information about Entrepreneurial Smart Camp is available in the course outline.

Teaching methods

The course is delivered through a mix of face-to-face lectures, classes and facilitated group discussions. You will work in teams to develop and pitch a business idea. Each team will be guided by experienced venture coaches from academia and industry, and participate in a rigorous course on the theory of entrepreneurship alongside your practical work.

The combination of practical and academic classes enables you to rapidly develop entrepreneurship skills – the ability to recognise, pursue and exploit opportunities regardless of the resources which you currently control.

Working with peers from across the globe, you will proceed quickly but carefully with your ideas, building self-confidence and tapping into fellow students’ diverse skill sets.

Lecture content and class material will be made available through an interactive online teaching and learning hub – the Summer School Hub.


  • Seven minute team business pitch and pitch deck – (50% of final mark)

  • One final individual MCQ (multiple choice question) examination – (50% of final mark)

Imperial College London will issue an official transcript with a final overall numerical mark – a breakdown of results will not be provided.

Imperial College London reserves the right to change or alter the courses offered without notice.

Workshops, guest speakers and trips

We will organise a variety of workshops, guest speakers and trips to complement your learning and experience of the entrepreneurial sector in London.

Administrative label

Key information

Next start date
Course dates: 1 – 19 July 2019 Direct contact hours: 45 Academic level: Equivalent to an undergraduate course Suggested credit level: 3 – 4 US / 7.5 ECTS credits. Your home institution will determine how much credit is awarded
Administrative label
Apply button