URGENT SUPPORT REQUIRED: Entrepreneurship Course For Graduate Students: Tech Entrepreneurship (APSC541/BAEN506)


Annually, we reach out with the goal of promoting a truly practical, experiential and real-world course focused on technology entrepreneurship.

Tech Entrepreneurship (APSC541/BAEN506) has been running for over 25 years and has facilitated many entrepreneurial ventures and realized numerous successful breakout companies such as DWaveZymeworks, Barrelwise and Recon Instruments – just to name a few.   This course pairs graduate business and APSC/STEM students to provide an experience-based introduction into the lean start-up process. It is a real-life simulation of the process that founders go through when starting a high-tech company. Students will be faced with the key issues involved in evaluating market opportunities, building a prototype, designing profitable business models, producing a solid business plan, raising capital, addressing legal considerations and developing a winning team. Students will gain the skills and tools to creatively commercialize high-tech research into profitable businesses. Teams will be expected to develop credible pitches that will be made to industry professionals.  Some of these student companies go on to participate in e@UBCthe Hatch and Creative Destruction Lab.

The core of the course runs on Wednesday evenings from January-April 2022; and there are 3 critical and mandatory preliminary classes that take place in late November/early December dedicated to team formation (Nov 18, 25 and Dec 2 – 6pm).  The course is taught by a team of business and STEM/APSC instructors for a well-rounded business and technical perspective.

The course has an application process for admission as it is very competitive with an early admission application deadline of October 15th and a final application deadline of November 7th . Further details regarding the course are available at https://blogs.ubc.ca/baen506apsc541techentrepreneurship/

We have had strong interest from your faculty in the past, and would greatly appreciate your support to promote the course amongst your graduate students.

To further support this message, we would be pleased to arrange an info session at a time that is convenient for your faculty – to hear from course lecturers, former students and/or now successful entrepreneurs who participated in the course.

Please let us know how we can support your promotion of this course, and feel free to contact us should you require any further information.  We will follow-up by email and phone in the near future.

Warmest Regards

DJ (David) Miller
UBC-Sauder School of Business

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