This course aims to ensure that students will acquire a deep understanding of creativity as an independent concept. Students will learn how to comprehend, evaluate, foster, apply, and master creativity in the context of new venture ideation. Students will also gain heightened sensitivity into their own creative skills and they will be provided with insights into leadership tasks and required skills in creative contexts through a variety of guest lectures from industry experts, startup founders and other business leaders, with a particular emphasis on startup and new venture leadership.
This course provides a research-oriented overview of how companies and industries can innovate during global, systemic adversity. The focus lies on a scientific approach to problem-solving in times of severe adversity. The students are going to work with quantitative data and apply this to a business innovation challenge that they choose themselves.
Data-driven research has been key to understanding the economic and social effects of significant crises. This course will introduce students to how research can be used to improve business, industry, and policy-level responses. In doing so, this course will help to explain how governmental, organizational, and entrepreneurial responses can be more innovative and effective.
In this venture project, we concentrate on adversity (e.g., SARS‑CoV‑2 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, natural disasters) as anexternal enabler to new ventures. This means that adverse events may provide unique opportunities to ventures such as opportunities to apply new technologies, opportunities to address changes in sociocultural and economic behavior, etc. Building on the external enablement framework of new venture creation in this course, students learn how new ventures help communities to fight adversity by exploiting emerging opportunities. In addition, by actively participating in solving the challenges the ventures encounter, students will get an immersive experience of how entrepreneurship can help to solve societal grand challenges.
In this course, students will gain an understanding what social entrepreneurship is and how to pursue it. Working in teams, students will be developing social business ideas from scratch and design a suitable business model for their ideas. They will also learn how to communicate their business ideas with social impact and how to acquire resources to set up social businesses.
In this course, students will gain an understanding what social entrepreneurship is and how to pursue it. Working in teams, students will be developing social business ideas from scratch and design a suitable business model for their ideas. They will also learn how to communicate their business ideas with social impact and how to acquire resources to set up social businesses. In addition, as this course takes place in Singapore, students will develop some first insights into the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Southeast Asia, meet local social entrepreneurs, and deep dive into live cases.