Winter School of Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Promotion (STEP)
This school aims at introducing PhD students and Post-doc researchers to the tools needed to turn the outcome of academic research into marketable ideas. The goal is not learning how to draft a business plan but how to prepare a pitch deck for a startup.
Rather than sophisticated economic models and analytical tools, our course offers an experience that participants can leverage to surf the space of their research output practical applications.
Our practical teaching method mostly based on problem-solving and groupwork will lead them to understand the main steps of a startup development. Students will be engaged in the discussion of problems and real cases introduced by entrepreneurs, IP management experts, financial consultants and organizational process consultants.
Participants will also prepare pitch decks with the support of an academic tutor and a business coach, and they will get feedback from the academic faculty and business practitioners during their presentations.
classes: January 23-24-25 – February 5-6, 2019
Presentation of pitch decks: 28 February 2109
CREDITS PROVIDED: 4
LOCATION: University of Milano Bicocca