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Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial theory and practice relevant to the nutrition/food space will be discussed from the perspectives of a stand-alone start-up company and within larger organizations. This course is designed for students interested in exploring how entrepreneurship can be incorporated into food and nutrition and who may wish to begin to build an entrepreneurial skill set. Course topics will include ideation, finding potential investors, pitch development and pitching skills, competitive analysis, market sizing, business plan development, basic entrepreneurial finance and legal issues, entrepreneurial ethics, and management skills needed to run an entrepreneurial venture. Final products of the course will be a pitch presentation and a written business plan. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor consent. If safe and possible, an in-classroom component at the Jaharis Center on the Boston campus will also be offered (conditions permitting). All class sessions will be recorded via Zoom.

Affiliated With:

  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy