Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-601: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Technology




Have an idea you want to bring to the world? Ever want to start a company?? Do you wonder what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Then this is the class for you. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Technology is an introductory course in entrepreneurship for graduate students. The course targets non-business students and assumes no background in business. Students are exposed to fundamental concepts and issues around innovation and entrepreneurship. The course provides a foundation for starting a new venture and innovating new technologies and products within existing organizations. Topics covered will include: identifying a business opportunity, acquiring customers, building a team, developing a business model, understanding investment, managing risk, and achieving differentiation. Emphasis will be on team projects, including developing an investor pitch for an original idea.

This course is crosslisted with 14815. ECE students should ONLY register for 18-601. ECE students enrolled or waitlisted for 14815 will be removed and enrolled/waitlisted in 18-601.

Last Modified: 2020-12-01 11:21AM

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2021
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2019
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2018
  • Fall 2017
  • Spring 2017
  • Fall 2016
  • Spring 2016
  • Fall 2015
  • Spring 2015
  • Fall 2014
  • Spring 2014
  • Fall 2013
  • Spring 2013
  • Fall 2012
  • Spring 2012
  • Fall 2011
  • Fall 2010