Course Description:EPS7502:Summer Catalyst 3 elective credits **This is an application based course. Student who are accepted will find out by end of day April 24th.** The SC provides students the opportunity to gain course credit for developing their startup during a 10 week summer program at Babson. This application-based elective will help founders learn skills and processes necessary to launch and run a successful startup that creates social and economic value simultaneously. The milestone driven curriculum will allow students to learn market research, market testing, business model development, go to market tactics, prototyping, financial analysis and forecasting, human resource and operations planning to their own venture. Students will examine how to apply systems thinking to decision making that supports integrated sustainability for the venture, its stakeholders and the community. In addition, communication and presentation skills will be honed over the course. Students who complete this program will learn functional skills as mentioned but also the entrepreneurial capabilities to use ET&A along their entire startup journey. The course will take place over 10 weeks, beginning on June 1st August 7th. Students in SC will have access to focused mentorship, training, experts in residence and serial entrepreneurs, as well as a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs with the common goal of developing high growth ventures. Students are expected to fully embrace the "give and get" model of the cohort and actively participate in group meetings, peer to peer mentorship, and skill building workshops. ** For Summer 2020 the program will be delivered virtually.
Course Level:Graduate Elective (Grad)