2011_Spring_GEB_5516-4152_Syllabus - GEB 5516 and GEB 4152...

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1 GEB 5516 and GEB 4152 Technology Entrepreneurship Spring, 2011 Wednesday Evenings, 6 pm – 8:50 pm Room BA 0218 INSTRUCTOR Thomas O'Neal, PhD Associate Vice President for Research & Commercialization University of Central Florida 12201 Research Parkway Orlando, FL 32826-3246 407 882-1120 407 823-3299 fax [email protected] Office Hours: By Appointment Only Objective : The course introduces and examines the fundamentals of Technology Entrepreneurship including Commercialization and Business Venture Creation . This recent global phenomenon has driven vital changes in society by empowering individuals to seek opportunities by engaging in technological and related business solutions. Text Book: Kathleen R. Allen; “Launching New Ventures”; 5th Edition. Publisher: South-Western College Publications ; 5 edition (February 1, 2008) Language: English; ISBN-13: 978-0547014562 (ISBN-10: 0547014562) Text Book Website: http://college.cengage.com/business/allen/launching/5e/student_home.html Class Website: In this course this website will be used for all types of information, such as changes in assignments and guest lecture changes: http://oneal.research.ucf.edu/GEB5516 . Slides for the upcoming class will be uploaded by noon of the day of class.
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2 Course Overview: Technology Entrepreneurship is an interactive class focused on learning and understanding Leadership, Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship and involves identifying high impact and high-potential commercial opportunities. The course focuses on gathering resources including talent and capital; and planning, executing and managing value, growth, wealth. This course is designed for those who seek to understand and engage in the entrepreneurial process. This course is relevant to a variety of disciplines including accounting, banking, engineering, finance, investment, management, marketing, technology and science. “Starting a new venture is a process that begins long before the business ever opens its doors. That process is rarely linear but rather a more iterative—even chaotic—process; however, the entrepreneurial process does have direction” Launching New Ventures, 5 th Edition; Kathleen R. Allen Guest Lecturers: This course will also include visits from real life entrepreneurs and professional service providers that will come and share their stories and lessons learned and their views on relevant topics surrounding; “Entrepreneurial Perspectives of Today and Tomorrow.” The Text Book includes four major areas of study; Part One:
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