Entrepreneurship for Graduate Students in Science and Engineering is a new course developed by the Predictive Plant Phenomics program in associated with the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Institute. This spring was the second year that course has been offered.
The course culminates in a 5-minute pitch competition to a panel of investors, professors, and entrepreneurs. The panel uses “fake money” to invest in the best business idea. This technology-led entrepreneurship course develops an understanding of: (i) what entrepreneurship is and how to start a business (ii) how to fund your business (iii) how to protect innovation in your business (iv) how to create a business model (v) how to leverage the assets at ISU to form a successful startup company.
The top two pitches receive a $500 prize: this year's winners are Henri Chung (P3 2019 Trainee) and Howard Carr.
The course designator is E E/M E/ENGR/BCB/AGRON/GENET 693X and the next semester it will be offered is Fall 2020.