This course takes the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and applies them to business cases and fieldwork. It is divided into two sections: creating and pitching a new business concept and evaluating an existing entrepreneurial venture through fieldwork. The student works in a team to create, evaluate, and develop a concept for a new entrepreneurial venture for either a profit or non-profit mission. They also engage in fieldwork with an existing organization engaged in entrepreneurial activities. Organizations may be identified by the student or through client-based service providers (VT SBDC, VMEC, United Way, VBSR).
3 hours of lecture per week