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SPEC4005 Special Topics in Agricultural Economics and Business: Starting Lean ‑ A Journey in Customer Discovery and Business Model Validation

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on June 23, 2014 in News

If you are interested in either starting your own for profit or social enterprise or working on a startup team, this is the course for you. You will receive real world, hands-on experience to gain understanding of what it’s like to actually start a scalable company or enterprise.

You will work in teams learning how to turn a great idea into a great company. You’ll learn how to use a business model canvas to brainstorm each part of a company and customer development to get out of the classroom to see whether anyone other than you would want/use your product. You will be talking to customers, partners, competitors, as you encounter the chaos and uncertainty of how a startup actually works.

Course Details

This course is open to 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students from all programs at the AC campus.  This course is cross listed as a graduate course at the Halifax campus.  In the fall 2014 term, classes will take place on Wednesday evening from 6:00 -9:00 pm in Cox Institute 260. The Team Leader is Mary Kilfoil from the Faculty of Management. 

To obtain more information, contact Lauranne Sanderson, Department of Business and Social Sciences:  This course will only be offered if a minimum of 8 students register.