Sep 27, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SYEG 679 Startup Entrepreneurship and Managing Engineering Innovation

3 semester hours

In a world that is driven by technological change, systems engineers are in a perfect position to understand the diverse technologies that are emerging, find innovative applications, and lead this technological revolution. This course will enable students to acquire the entrepreneurial skills necessary to develop innovative technical products/services and be able to capitalize on it. Specific topics will include 1) role of the system engineer entrepreneur, 2) finding and evaluating technological concepts, 3) building your startup team, 4) financing the startup, 5) protecting your idea, 6) negotiating effective partnerships, 7) getting it built, 8) product distribution into the marketplace, 9) growing the business, 10) planning product evolution. Course objectives will be met through lectures, discussions, readings, in-class team exercises, and applied case studies. At the conclusion of this course, students will make a presentation to venture capitalists and compete for startup funding as well as continuing support (technical, business, legal, marketing, etc.) to enable them to be successful.