On-Campus Resources

 

Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship

The Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship (SVCE) promotes effective entrepreneurship through knowledge creation, knowledge dissemination, collaborative partnerships and outreach activities. SVCE bring some of SJSU’s most successful alumni and Silicon Valley leaders through their speak events hosted throughout the year.

Makerspace

Makerspace provides students with resources needed for all kinds of engineering projects. The Makerspace mission is to provide students with a dedicated space to design and build projects with resources such as 3D printers, waterjet cutting machines, soldering stations and welding and cutting equipment.

MLK Library 3D Printing  

The MLK library offers free 3D printing for all SJSU students, faculty, and staff. 3D printing allows user to bring to life their vision by turning them into it into tangible three-dimensional objects. 3D printing takes a computer aided design (CAD) file, and fabricates it into a physical model layer by layer using selected material(s) (commonly using polymer such as PLA and ABS).

Startup Founders and Funders - BUS5 196E

Startup Founders & Funders covers the early decisions that have important, long-term consequences for startup founders and funders. It also examines the motivations, mechanics and resources available for those interested in investing in early stage ventures as an angel investor or venture capitalist.

Venture Lab (VLAB) - BUS 186V

VLAB is a course in which students work on the process of developing and testing the idea(s) for a new venture. The course combines theory with hands-on entrepreneurship. Students will test each aspect of the business model outside the class, and share the insights with their peers in class. By the end of the course, they will have completed a prototype and be able to demonstrate the business opportunity.

Intro to Entrepreneurship - BUS5 181
This course provides insight into the characteristics of entrepreneurs, the approaches they use to create, identify and evaluate opportunities for new ventures and the skills that are needed to start and manage new ventures and develop a preliminary business plan.
Entrepreneurship - BUS 283

This course examines the growth and nature of entrepreneurship and the support infrastructure of tasks, people, finances and technology. It emphasizes entrepreneur characteristics sought by venture capitalists and investors, role of the business plan and evolutionary stages of startup activity.
Developing Your Entrepreneurial Potential - BUS5 040
This course introduces foundational concepts in innovation and entrepreneurship. It provides insights into the characteristics and motivations of entrepreneurs, and the factors that foster an entrepreneurial mind-set and enable individuals to translate positive attitudes toward entrepreneurship into actual behavior.
Business Plans for New Ventures - BUS5 182
This course involves teamwork to prepare and complete plans for starting a new business. This will require analyzing the industry and potential market, the competitive advantage of the business proposition, human and financial resource requirements and the founders' skills.

Marketing in New Ventures - BUS2 131D

This course examines and explores the roles of marketing in the new venture. It focuses on learning conceptual framework for understanding customers, designing appropriate marketing activities, making marketing decisions and addressing marketing problems in building a new venture. Students analyze cases and undertake projects.

Entrepreneurship Lab (ELAB) - BUS5 186H

ELAB explores all facets of growing an entrepreneurial organization, including building the team, sales, marketing, operations, and finance. Students get the opportunity to internship at a local startup for the semester and network with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and others in the new venture ecosystem.

Current Issues in Entrepreneurship - BUS5 186S
This course presents students with topics of current interest to entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. It focuses on one or more special topics of concern to current practice, such as green entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, or managing high-growth ventures.

 

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