Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate

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The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate enables participants to develop skills in:

  • Developing and refining ideas for new technology-based businesses and for technology based innovations in existing organizations.
  • Creating new business models and understanding the impact of innovations on existing organizational business models.
  • Planning and managing the execution of plans for new technology based businesses and technology based innovations in existing businesses.
  • Develop strategies for and hone skills in winning investor support for new technology based businesses and organizational support for innovation.

The certificate features video content from world class practitioners and teachers including: Steve Blank - creator of the Lean Startup methodology, Alex Osterwalder - creator of the Business Model Canvas, Alistair Croll - creator of Lean Analytics and Lindy Greer - whose research focusses on managing people in technology based startups and others with valuable knowledge in this field.

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Certificate Details

FORMAT
Online

DURATION
10 weeks

WEEKLY COMMITMENT
10-12 hours

NEXT START DATE(S)
January 28, 2019  |  May 27, 2019

PRICE
$1,990 CAD (+ applicable taxes)

WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY
Email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca before the start date to receive a 100% refund.
No refunds will be given on or after the course start date.

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Curriculum at a Glance

Course topics include:
  • Getting Started
  • Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Developing Your Innovation or Business Idea
  • You Product or Innovation Idea - Improving It Further
  • Your Business Model
  • Your Introduction Strategy
  • Financial Planning
  • Business Communications Documents
  • Leading Innovation
  • Selling Your Idea
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"Professional development is a great way to step outside of your comfort zone … You don’t want to stagnate."
BRITON BURGIO - Events Specialist, Communitech

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there prerequisites required to enrol?
No

What are the requirements?
You must commit 10-12 hours per week and participate regularly. There will be a final grade assigned based on participation in the weekly activities.

Who should take this?
Those interested in developing and refining ideas for new technology-based businesses and for technology based innovations in existing organizations.

How long does the program take to complete?
It takes 10 weeks to complete.

When are the live seminars?
The live seminar will be held on Thursdays evenings at 7:00 pm EST.

Are the online seminars and video sessions available outside 9 to 5 work hours or do I need time during my work week to participate?
You can access the course content any time of the day. Online seminars will be archived for later viewing if you are not able to attend the specified time.

What happens if I need to withdraw from a course?
To withdraw from the certificate, email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca. Withdrawals received before the course start date will result in a 100% refund. There will be no refund given for withdrawals received on or after the course start date.

Questions?

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