DescriptionPLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THIS COURSE WHICH IS LISTED BELOW;;Your APPLICATION is to be sent by 20 December 2011 to Faran Siddiqi at firstname.lastname@example.org;;The goals of this course are to give the student a broad understanding of the field of entrepreneurship and to provide an introduction to the important tools and skills necessary to create and grow a successful new venture. The course is designed to simulate some of the real life activities of entrepreneurs in the start-up stage of a new venture. Students, in teams, will develop a new venture concept and determine if a demand exists for their product or service. Importantly, the course facilitates networking with entrepreneurs and other students who are considering becoming entrepreneurs. This course will focus on challenges related to commercializing university technology in Saudi Arabia.
Steven Gal is a career entrepreneur, an educator of entrepreneurs, and an advisor to early stage companies. Steven is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and at the Rady School of Management at UCSD, where he teaches entrepreneurship and innovation across the MBA programs. He is also a co-founder of uberfood - a local San Diego food business. Steven’s career as a technology entrepreneur began in 1994, when as a professor in the Entrepreneur Program at USC's Marshall School of Business, the advent of the commercial Internet drew he and many of his students into the startup world. Over almost 20 years, he has founded, funded, built and/or turned around six technology companies as an operating executive, participating in over $100 million in venture financings, multiple sales and an IPO, while serving on multiple for-profit and not-for-profit boards, and has been an angel investor and advisor to entrepreneurs and their companies. Steven holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from University of Southern California School of Law and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, where he serves on Cornell University Council and as Chair of the Entrepreneurship@Cornell Advisory council.
Wesley Sine is the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship & Personal Enterprise at Cornell University. Professor Sine's research focuses on the emergence of new economic sectors. He explores issues related to institutional change, industry and technology evolution, technology entrepreneurship, and new venture structure and strategy. He has examined a diverse set of economic sectors ranging from the electric power industry to the emergence of the Internet. Sine has published, provisionally accepted, or has papers forthcoming in the following journals: Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Research Policy. His teaching interests include entrepreneurship, commercializing university technology, new venture growth, the management of technology and innovation, and organizational change.
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