University of Technology Sydney

81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship

8cp; 2 x 22hpw (block)
Requisite(s): 81515 Leading Innovation
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This subject explores the traits and skills that are required to be 'entrepreneurial' in different professional contexts, ranging from tech- or social-start-ups, to intrapreneuring in public or private sector organisations, and academic, arts and/or science contexts. This subject takes students on an entrepreneurial journey, and results in high quality initiatives that provide value for different stakeholders (investors, customers, broader community, etc.) aligned with students' personal drivers, talents, and values. The journey includes shaping initiatives, experimenting, and communicating potential value to different stakeholders in the 'playing field', in order to get feedback, and make decisions about whether to pivot, persevere or abandon entrepreneurial ideas. Furthermore, in this subject students reflect on the role and impact of entrepreneurial initiatives within the playing field and the broader social and economical systems, including considerations about ethics, idea ownership and impact.

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