Learn lean entrepreneurship skills and develop a business model that converts an inconvenience into a business opportunity
- Offered to 1st years
- Tuesdays 16.00-18.00
- South Kensington Campus
- 8 weeks (autumn or spring term)
- Non-credit only
- Examine key intellectual concepts in relation to entrepreneurialism.
- Understand how entrepreneurial opportunities are discovered, evaluated, and pursued.
- Integrate concepts using self-directed primary and secondary research.
- Present individual and group work to your peers and respond to constructive feedback from facilitator and other learners.
- Develop and integrate individual work into an aggregated group entrepreneurialism project.
Indicative Core Content
The module comprises seven thematic sessions plus a wrap-up session:
Session 1: Types and Sources of Entrepreneurs
Introduction to the course. Who is an entrepreneur? What do entrepreneurs do? Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Session 2: Creativity Game
Session 3: From Problem to Opportunity
Types and sources of opportunity. Opportunity identification and assessment. Guest speaker.
Session 4: Crafting Business Ideas
Validation Board. Guest speaker
Lecture 5: Designing Experiments
Designing experiments to validate assumptions.
Lecture 6: Leveraging Ecosystems
Entrepreneurial ecosystems. Resources available for entrepreneurs. Guest speaker.
Lecture 7: Crafting the Business Idea: Enterprise Lab Session
Constructing a pitch. Performance Simulator.
Lecture 8: Pitching Session
- Case study-based group assignment (no more than 2,500 words) (90%)
- Peer assessment (10%)
Please note that 75% attendance is required to pass the course.
- ECTS value: 0
- Requirements: You must be prepared to attend all classes and to spend about an hour a week preparing for each session
- This module is designed as an undergraduate Level 4 course. See Imperial Horizons level descriptors [pdf]
"It was a nice module, not too intensive but has a good amount of information. I like that we make our own business idea and go through the process."