Special Topics: Hands-on Entrepreneurial Leadership - How do you take a good idea and turn it into a successful venture? Whether you plan to become a founder, investor, mentor, partner, or employee of a startup company, this course will take you through the entire journey of new venture creation and development. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of what it takes to create a successful startup, as well as proven techniques for identifying and testing new market opportunities, acquiring resources, bringing new products and services to market, scaling, and exiting new ventures. The approach employed in this course begins with the recognition that entrepreneurial skills are important and useful not only in the startup and management of small businesses, but also within established corporations, government, and nonprofit organizations. This intentionally broad focus is the result of recognizing that the entrepreneurial spirit and skill set have value throughout a range of career paths and options.