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94658 Evaluating Portfolios of Innovative Opportunities

8cp; block (6 days over 3wks); availability: all enrolled UTS undergraduate students


This subject was previously called Innovation and Entrepreneurship Studio C.


This subject explores the processes by which portfolios of opportunities are sourced and evaluated. People in such roles include venture capitalists, R&D managers, impact investors, incubator/accelerator managers, and serial entrepreneurs who need to weigh out each option in the context of the set of available opportunities. These resource providers are usually the most significant stakeholders an early stage entrepreneur can have. However, entrepreneurs often misunderstand their perspective. To understand the process of portfolio-level decision making, this subject turns the tables to put students in the shoes of investors to provide valuable insights into areas critical for successful and sustained innovative initiatives such as due diligence, capitalisation tables, term sheets, and exits.

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