ENT4360 – Student Venture Creation Project

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

The purpose of the course is to build your in-depth understanding and hands-on experience with developing a start-up project from scratch. Student groups operating as founding teams will try to develop a start-up project of their own choosing in collaboration with a local incubator. The course also functions as a live laboratory for topics covered in ENT4350 – Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing and ENT4340 – Managing New Venture Growth.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, you will:

  • Have advanced knowledge and deep understanding of what it takes to be an start-up entrepreneur
  • Have developed your proficiency and self-confidence in defining and managing an independent start-up project from incubation and onwards
  • Have developed your proficiency in working as a start-up entrepreneur, both to manage and to exploit uncertainties, lack of resources and the freedom to set direction
  • Be able to identify and attract interest from potential customers and to bootstrap the commercialization process to ensure necessary progress
  • Be able to work as a member of a self-governed founding team

Admission to the course

This course is available only for students admitted to the study programme Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (master's two years).

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Project based work 3 days a week throughout the semester.

Each student group must qualify to enter presenting a proposition. Qualification criteria include quality of both an investor pitch and a project plan that includes clearly defined deliverables. Qualified groups will be given work space within an on-campus incubator, with access to resources such as mentoring, advice from other companies and ad-hoc events. Students in groups that do not qualify will work as interns in existing start-up companies.

Regular supervisory meetings with faculty.


The course grade depends on the following assignments:

  • Group business plan and venture validation report including an oral group presentation accounting for in total 50% of the score. Students in the same group are given the same score. Group members who do not fulfill their obligations can be scored individually from the group.
  • Project execution including ability to meet predefined final deliveries accounting for 20% of the overall score. Individual grading. Individual reflection report accounting for 30% of the overall score.

Failing a graded assignment does still allow participation in the remaining exams. All exams and assignments must be taken during the same semester.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 20, 2022 9:32:15 PM

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