Certificates - Starting Lean BUSI 5902   Starting Lean
This course provides real world, hands-on learning on what it's like to actually start a scalable company or enterprise. This course is not about how to write a business plan. It's not an exercise on how smart you are in a classroom, or how well you use the research library to size markets. And the end result is not a PowerPoint slide deck for a VC presentation.This is a practical course - essentially a lab, not a theory or 'book' course. You will be getting your hands dirty talking to customers, partners, and competitors, as you encounter the chaos and uncertainty of how a startup actually works. You'll work in teams learning how to turn a great idea into a great company. You'll learn how to use a business model to brainstorm each part of a company and customer development to get out of the classroom to see whether anyone other than you would want/use your product. Each day will be a new adventure outside the classroom as you test each part of your business model, then share you hard earned knowledge with the rest of the class.