Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Entrepreneurship laboratory (e-lab)

MGT-517

Enseignant(s) :

Lebret Hervé

Langue:

English

Remarque

Only for MA3

Summary

High-tech entrepreneurship is a major topic of innovation thanks to the value creation of companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Genentech, Apple or Google. These companies did not exist fifty years ago. Such an exceptional phenomenon is studied with case studies & interaction with entrepreneurs.

Content

The high failure rate of start-up growth is an indication that even in Silicon Valley entrepreneurship remains a difficult process, not to say that it is nearly impossible to master. No theory has been able to predict the outcome of entrepreneurial ventures and it is not even clear that practice and experience really help in building successful start-ups. Therefore, the only way to better understand startup dynamics is to experience them in real cases. EFPL is surrounded by a higher than average high-tech start-up scene, particularly at the EPFL Innovation PArk (EIP) and close by Garage. Students will be given an opportunity to work with entrepreneurs on challenges they face in the start-up growth. Given the limited timeframe, it will not be possible to have a complete overview of the challenges an entrepreneur faces, but the objective would be that the students learn as much as possible from such a situation. Because all start-ups are different however, a large part of the course will be to complement the real case with other case studies so that the students learn as much as possible.

Keywords

Entrepreneurship, High-tech, Start-up, Silicon Valley, Venture Capital

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

None

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

A mix of academic teaching and personal project.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment combining:

Resources

Bibliography

Stanford Technology Venture Program, http://stvp.stanford.edu

Founders at Work, Jessica Livingston, Apress, 2007 http:/www.foundersatwork.com

The Art of Start, Guy Kawasaki, Portfolio, 2004 http://www.guykawasaki.com/books/art-of-the-start.shtml

Start-Up, What we may still learn from Silicon Valley, Hervé Lebret, CreateSpace, 2007 http://www.startup-book.com

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14   PHH331 
14-15    
15-16   PHH331 
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand