INF2195H Special Topics in Information Studies: Launching Information Ventures
Private, public, for-profit and non-profit organizations require cogent and cohesive business strategies and plans in order to successfully bring their new products and services to market. iSchool students will be uniquely positioned to start and lead the firms and organizations that will commercialize the next wave of innovative products and services driving economic, cultural and social change.
This course will give students the tools to start their own ventures or lead new ventures in the organizations they work for.
This is an experiential course where students will learn basic business theory and concepts through the development of an actual business plan for their own business idea. Case studies will include examples from a broad spectrum of for-profit and non-profit business ventures reinforced by guest speakers who have been successful in their own ventures.