Creating New Ventures in Engineering and Science-based Industries

This course is for students interested in learning about the creation of new ventures and entrepreneurship in engineering and science intensive industries such as chemical, energy, materials, bioengineering, environmental, clean-tech, pharmaceuticals, medical and biotechnology. Students will gain a good sense of the excitement, complexity, and challenges that define creating new businesses, whether within an existing organization or in a startup environment.  The focus is on new ventures that require long development times, large investments, integration across a wide range of technical and non-technical disciplines, and the creation and protection of intellectual property. Teaching methods will include lectures, case studies, guest speakers and individual and team projects.

Topics Include

  • Business basics
  • Evaluating venture viability
  • Creating new start-ups
  • Challenges and opportunities in established organizations
  • Leadership of new ventures
  • Team dynamics
  • Entrepreneurship as a career

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$4,200.00 Subject to change
Online, instructor-led
10 weeks, 9-15 hrs/week
Chemical Engineering Graduate Certificate Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate: Venture Creation for the Real Economy Track
Stanford School of Engineering