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Clean Energy Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and venture creation are key agents of innovation within the cleantech sector. This course examines strategies and methods that are essential for creating and sustaining start-ups, early-stage companies, and small-business enterprises. Topics include strategic assessment and decision-making; financial, human, and technology resource management; and tools and tactics for marketing specifically geared toward entrepreneurs. Sessions will also include lessons on investments, venture capital, public and private grantmaking opportunities, and other forms of start-up capital. The course will conclude with students developing and producing a financial model. The skills gained in this course are not only applicable for cleantech start-ups, but can also be leveraged for a variety careers.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to develop vision and mission statements
  • The ability to identify and communicate value propositions
  • The ability to identify prospective target markets
  • The ability to develop website and social media strategies
  • The ability to develop customer outreach strategy and goals
  • The ability to create a pitch deck
  • The ability to identify potential funding sources for start-up companies
  • The ability to create basic financial models

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