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Department of Applied Economics and Management [email protected] CORNELL UNIVERSITY AEM 1220 Entrepreneurship and Life Sciences Lecture Series...

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Department of Applied Economics and Management [email protected] CORNELL UNIVERSITY AEM 1220 Entrepreneurship and Life Sciences Lecture Series Spring 2010 Professor Course Support William Lesser Nancy Trencansky Susan Eckert Lynch Professor 102 Warren Hall in Science and Business, AEM 255-1616 205 Warren Hall [email protected] 255-4595 [email protected] Course Mailbox: [email protected] ( Please send all administrative inquiries related to AEM 1220 to this address ) Teaching Assistants Jamie Goldstein (Head TA) jwg37 Adam Karmali ak573 Eric Burel emb323 Aaron Levine ajl76 Kristin Chen [email protected] Jordan Smith jps296 Office Hours Times of office hours of teaching assistants will be announced. All office hours will be held in 49 Warren Hall. Graded reports will not be returned but may be viewed during office hours. Office hours with Prof. Lesser are by appointment – please email [email protected] . Students should discuss issues with a TA prior to meeting with Prof. Lesser. Course Web Page Address http://www.blackboard.cornell.edu/ It is essential that you enroll in the web site by February 8 th . Announcements, additional information on assignments, past PP from lecturers (when available), as well as weekly grades, are posted on this website. *Special acknowledgement and thanks go to Sam Seltzer ’48 for funding the Moses and Loulu Seltzer Endowment, in honor of his parents, which provides financial support for this course.
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Class Meeting Times/Location M 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Note: Lectures usually run 60 minutes. Occasionally, however, a lecture may run over by a few minutes. Students are expected to stay until the end of each presentation. Please keep this in mind when making commitments for after-class activities (i.e., work, meetings, etc.) Kennedy Hall, Call Alumni Auditorium. Description of the Course Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences presents seminars and guest lectures by faculty engaged in the study and practice of the commercialization of technologies, with particular attention to bio-based technologies, and by prominent entrepreneurs associated with the [email protected] program. The content is intended both to inform and inspire students. Evaluation will include attendance, written feedback on lectures, a short book report and an end-of-semester short essay. There are no prerequisites for this course. The second lecture is intended to provide a categorization of the multiple tasks involved in technology transfer and serve as taxonomy for classifying the subsequent lectures. Course Objectives The objective of AEM 1220 is to expose students to real-world dimensions of technology commercialization through interaction with guest speakers, including entrepreneurial faculty members and real-world entrepreneurs. This objective is achieved through attendance at topical lectures given by guest speakers and through reflection on guest speakers’ presentations. By interacting with striving, bona fide entrepreneurs, we hope that students will appreciate the qualities that make for a successful entrepreneurial initiative and understand the multiple tasks required to bring a technology to market in a way which will enhance the likelihood of their starting a company at some time. An underlying concept of the class is that anyone with any background can become an entrepreneur provided he/she has the required commitment as well as organizational and interpersonal skills. Learning Goals AEM has adopted learning goals that we hope each student achieves while earning credits from our program. Each individual course will not cover all learning goals; however, through your program of study you should be able to improve your knowledge and skills across all learning goals.
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