High Tech Entrepreneurship

This course provides a forum for the in-depth examination of mindsets, methods, and managerial activities that constitute the practice of High Tech entrepreneurship, from opportunity recognition to growing the venture. While the most visible outcome of this course is a written tech opportunity report, we will also examine entrepreneurship from a managerial perspective, covering different issues that emerge with starting and growing new ventures – be they independent or corporate projects.

The 13 sessions that compose this course aim to give you a well-rounded learning experience, which will enable you to develop skills and apply tools vital in today’s business world, whether you explore it as an entrepreneur or a corporate manager. Theory from readings and lectures serves as a backbone to a range of hands-on experiences through case discussions, coaching sessions, teamwork, and workshops. By keeping the class experience on the interface between theory and practice, the course structure will lead you through the entrepreneurial process, both through others’ (e.g. case studies and your peers) and your own experience (contribution, coaching sessions, opportunity report).

Course Date & Time

Class Meeting Times:
before January 18 – anytime – online introduction
Thursday, Jan 18 – 17.00 – 20.00 (all times are Madrid time)
Saturday, Jan 20 – 17.00 – 18.30 
Week of Jan 22 – ongoing and group specific
Saturday, Jan 27 – 17.00 – 18.30
Week of Jan 29 – ongoing
Saturday, Feb 3 – 17.00 – 18.30
Saturday, Feb 10 – 17.00 – 18.30
Week of Feb 12 – group specific
Monday, Feb 19 – 17.00 – final deliverable group report