Introduction to entrepreneurship - internet of things applied to healthcare
Load: 1:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. on Jan. 17 - 20 (Four 4-hour sessions over one week)
Time Outside Class: Approx. 6 hours total
Special Instructions: Bring laptop and/or phone to class
This course introduces the main tools useful to kick-off a startup project. We focus on the potential use of Internet of Things in healthcare systems. The students will be asked to bring ideas to the class to use for their projects. Each student will introduce his idea to the class. Groups will be created and the students will join the project they prefer. Complementary profiles will be encouraged to work together.
Each session consists of a theoretical followed by a practical part, during which students will apply the theory to their own projects. They will be evaluated based on a written report and group presentations. Throughout the course, students will be asked to use collaborative web and social media tools.
S1: Basics of Entrepreneurship - Value Proposition in Healthcare - Business Model Generation
S2: Technology Transfer to Market - Internet of Things Applied to Healthcare
S3: Refining the Projects – Elevator Pitch
S4: Presentations and Discussion
This course is tailored for those interested in basic tools of creating start-ups. It is inspired by some of the most successful courses in the MIT-Entrepreneurship Ecosystem. It provides an overview of material and tools that teams can use to develop a business model and prepare an elevator pitch.