The Jake Jabs Center offers several courses each semester that cover a wide variety of entrepreneurial topics. From developing a marketable idea to creating a business plan to securing capital for your startup, we make sure our students graduate with the skills needed to run a business successfully. View the available ENTP courses below!
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ENTP 3200 – Essentials in Entrepreneurship
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1:45PM
Instructor: David Ruderman
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:45PM
Instructor: Linda Fried
This introductory course informs students of concepts, skills and practical information relevant to startup companies. The materials are designed to help students anticipate HR, financial, and marketing problems through proper planning. The primary objective of the course is to teach students the real-world aspects of entrepreneurship in order to improve the odds of success.
ENTP 3201 – Lean Startup Fundamentals
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00-3:15PM
Instructor: David Ruderman
Get to know the Lean Startup method, an emerging paradigm for developing and launching new businesses and products. This methodology focuses on experimentation, customer feedback, and iterative design to increase a venture’s competitive advantage and chances of success. Course topics include the Lean Startup method’s history and benefits, comparisons to the traditional model, and how to test hypotheses, collect data, create a minimal viable product, accelerate growth, pivot, and more. This course counts as a prerequisite to ENTP 3299.
ENTP 3230 – Small Business Accounting and Finance
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:45PM
Instructor: Matthew Fleming
Includes financial and legal aspects, financial reporting and cash flow analysis, financial planning, budgeting, working capital management, asset decisions, obtaining capital, business valuation, franchising, lease versus buy decisions, and financial aspects of international trade and different methods of obtaining capital. This course counts as a pre-req to ENTP 3780 and ENTP 3299.
ENTP 6022 – Digital Strategy for Entrepreneurs
Instructors: Joel Appel & Dr. Madhavan Parthasarathy
This exciting “profiles” course will introduce you to 10 or more local CEOs who are leading the digital disruption of traditional industries. In the past, we have welcomed CEOs from Colorado’s leading tech companies — including Ping Identity, Booyah Advertising, Havenly, PaySimple, EverCommerce, Ibex Investors and Base Education — to share their stories. Many of these companies offer attractive placement opportunities to interested students. Throughout the course, students will also discover and identify other industries ripe for disruption and, in the process, formulate new concepts with high probabilities of success.
ENTP 6620 – New Venture Operations and Project Management
Instructor: A Lopresti
Many viable businesses have failed due to cash flow problems, poor management, and poor execution. This course presents students with an operations model for developing internal and external plans when starting new ventures. Utilizing both academic fundamentals and practical knowledge imparted by an experienced instructor, this course provides the project management knowledge and skills needed to build strong operation plans.
ENTP 6802 – Regulatory Environment of Life Science Innovation
Instructor: Joanne Rupprecht
This course is designed to familiarize graduate-level engineering, business, law and life science students with the fundamentals of life science technology commercialization including drugs, devices, diagnostics, and healthcare IT and platform applications. Cross-listed with IDPT 7302.
ENTP 6824 – Entrepreneurial Financial Management
Instructor: Elizabeth Cooperman
This course provides a foundation for the financial management of an entrepreneurial business. Topics covered include differentiation from traditional corporate financial management assumptions, financial aspects of setting up a business, and how to create, evaluate, forecast, and analyze future financial statements. Students will examine theoretical and practical valuation techniques, considerations for buying versus starting a business and franchising. The course also discusses different choices for financing a new business, venture capital, angel financing, crowd funding, private equity and security laws, harvesting alternatives, and financial distress turnaround considerations. Cannot receive credit for both FNCE 6460 and this course.
ENTP 6826 – International Entrepreneurship
Instructor: Manuel Serapio
This course focuses on the intersection of international business and entrepreneurship. Topics addressed include international entrepreneurship theory and practice (opportunity identification, processes and route to market). This course also highlights new topics in international entrepreneurship such as digital globalization and new technologies driving international entrepreneurship (blockchain and the global supply chain). Leading practitioners and entrepreneurs will be facilitating these modules.
ENTP 6826 – Leadership in New Ventures
This course provides students with an overview of key leadership principles for creating strategy and managing teams in a startup environment. It introduces leadership concepts critical to gaining true organizational commitment and focuses on case studies relevant to common business issues. By exploring what entrepreneurial leaders actually do and how visionary leadership is required to develop an organization, students will learn how to execute these concepts through measurable goals and objectives.