CEE 246 (Venture Creation for the Real Economy)

Want to work for a START-UP, perfect your MANAGEMENT SKILLS, or develop a NEW PRODUCT/SERVICE?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, CEE 246 (Venture Creation for the Real Economy) is for you!

Attend the INFO SESSION & MIXER on Wednesday1/9/2019 at 6:30pm in Spilker 232 to:

1.       Hear from former students and the teaching team on course structure

2.       Meet potential teammates

3.       Pitch your entrepreneurial idea

4.       Enjoy food and refreshments

Please register for the mixer using this link: Mixer

We hope to see you there!

Course Description

CEE 246 is a unique course geared toward developing entrepreneurial businesses (both start-ups and internal ventures). This team, project-based class teaches students how to exploit emerging materials science, engineering and IT technologies to radically apply innovation to the real economy e.g. new products and services that produce real economic value for society as well as for the entrepreneurs.

With one-on-one support from influential guest speakers, and a teaching team that includes serial entrepreneurs and venture investors the course guides students through the three key elements of new venture creation:

  1. Identifying opportunities

  2. Developing business plans

  3. Determining funding sources

The class culminates with business presentations to industry experts, VCs, and other investors. The goal is to equip students with the knowledge and network to create impactful business ideas, many of which have been launched from this class. PlanGrid, the first startup launched out of this class in 2012 was just acquired for $895 million by Autodesk!