This one week 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 (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention). The students will be asked to bring ideas to the class to use for their projects. Each student will introduce their idea to the class through a 1 minute pitch. Students have the possibility to join the project they prefer. They will build teams of three to four. 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 a group presentation about their projects. Final presentations will take place on the last day of the class.
Session 1: Basics of Entrepreneurship - Value Proposition in Health Care - Business Model Generation
Session 2: Technology Transfer to Market - Internet of Things Applied to Healthcare
Session 3: Refining the Projects – Elevator Pitch
Session 4: Presentations and Discussion
Throughout the course, students will be asked to use collaborative web tools such as googledrive, doodle, dropbox, xMind, google surveys etc. and to promote their work using linkedIn, facebook, twitter, and other social media tools. Efficient application of these elements will be considered in the final evaluation.
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.