Friday, December 4, 2015
This session concludes our journey to learn about
entrepreneurship and innovation by inviting all student teams to share
their favorite "lessons learned" with classmates. The instructors will
then make closing remarks
regarding our hope that Engineering 145's bold objectives were achieved by students and faculty alike:
that entrepreneurship is a mindset that values creativity and leadership. It can
be applied to all facets of personal and professional development.
how to differentiate between an idea and a viable opportunity to create and
grow a high-impact business or enterprise.
an understanding of entrepreneurial strategy, marketing, and finance in pursuit of
essential skills for team formation and success.
the importance of entrepreneurial ecosystems and innovation clusters to healthy
society and economies.
Quote of the Day:
"To laugh often and much; to win
the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn
the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false
friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the
world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a
redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived. This is the meaning of success." Ralph
Waldo EmersonStudy Questions
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Term Project Assignment
- With your group,
discuss and review what you learned this quarter. How will you
approach your career differently, whether founding your own enterprise,
joining a startup, joining an established enterprise, getting more formal education, entering public service, or any other pursuits?
- Prepare some talking points with your team
regarding your major takeaways for the course. For team extra
credit, prepare a succinct "lessons learned" presentation using any format or media you wish (e.g., slides, video, etc.) and post it on your OAP website before class starts. Each team who volunteers for this be will be given
about 5 minutes of time to their presentation during class. The goal is to aggregate and convey your teammate's personal takeaways from the sessions, readings, discussions, and other experiences of this course. Be as creative as you wish to make this both informative and engaging.
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Post your team's OAP written report (up to 1500 words) to your
team website and email it the instructors by 6 PM.
Your team is strongly encouraged to keep your written analysis to 1500
words, as this is a good opportunity to learn how to be succinct in
Also by 6 PM, fill out this form
with your personal
assessment of how to distribute a bonus among your E145 team
members (including yourself). Assume a total of $100,000 is available for
distribution. Bonus distribution should be based on completed work and effort to the good of the team and
not distributed as if you were actually founding a company.