Summer Entrepreneurship Classes

Several summer courses are being offered that will help students discover and develop their own business idea that does the world good. See the CIED site for more information.

The main startup entrepreneurship course, the Startup Entrepreneurship Academy (Crown 90), takes place over both summer sessions (8 weeks, June 24 to August 16). This course simulates building a business and introduces the basics of creating a startup company using Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad, which has been adopted by the NSF I-Corps program. Students learn practical principles of data collection, product market research, and leadership and team-building skills needed for new companies. Class is worth 5 units of general education credit.

June 24–August 16
Weekly
Meeting Day and Time TBD
1st and Last Class Meet In Person
Baskin School of Engineering E2 Building, Conference Room 599
Other Classes Meet Virtually Via Webinar
REGISTER HERE

 

Additionally, the Social and Creative Entrepreneurship (Crown 92) class, taking place over the first summer session (4 weeks, June 24 to July 26) will examine leadership and provide tools to research community issues and to develop sustainable business models. Guest lecturers and project mentors will introduce students to business and civic leaders. Class is worth 5 units of general education credit.

June 24–July 26
MW 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Natural Science Annex 103
REGISTER HERE

 

Instructor Nada Miljković (nada@ucsc.edu) hosts an information session about the above courses:

Thursday, May 23
4:00–5:00 p.m.
Baskin School of Engineering E2 Building, Conference Room 599

Learn more about the National Science Foundation I-Corps grant funding of STEM research commercialization that SEA students may qualify for and about other funding for innovation and entrepreneurship.