We believe entrepreneurship and innovation fuels human progress. The world needs dreamers who are willing to be do-ers. And our job is to educate dreamers about what that takes, beyond the idea: Vibrant, collaborative networks. Engagement in uncommon partnerships. Restlessness, grit, bravery. All in service of giving great ideas the best possible chance at finding a home and changing people’s lives for the better.
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship program gives you the opportunity to develop the skills and foster new relationships essential to becoming a successful entrepreneur and innovator. By developing your business pitch decks, working through team-building exercises with your peers, and networking, you will be able to construct and refine your entrepreneurial journey and put it to work on practical projects. In the classroom and outside of it you will develop public speaking and communication skills through hands-on, practical collaborations and individual projects.
This engaging, experience-based program will teach you about the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation. On any given day you might be:
Developing a business concept and business pitch presentation
Touring leading Silicon Valley and San Francisco companies
Working on prototyping your idea in a design lab
Meeting with startup entrepreneurs
Engaging in exercises to improve your team-building and project management skills
Receiving mentorship and feedback on your business idea
Exploring the importance of niche industries like sports entrepreneurship, food/ag innovation, and the dynamic opportunities involved in medical and biomedical entrepreneurship.
Learning about the role of government in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship
Core Topics Covered
Building your entrepreneurial network
Corporate social responsibility
Validating your market, business and technology
If you’re interested in business, innovation, and social entrepreneurship, this program presents an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the best faculty and practitioners about the immense opportunities to drive change through business and innovation.