Entrepreneurial Opportunities - University of Adelaide

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Learn how to be a successful entrepreneur by understanding how to evaluate business opportunities and ideas.

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What I would highlight Thank you for providing this course, it highlighted some important points that benefited me. It is well organised and gives a wonderful introduction to enrepreneurship. I enjoyed the weeks I attended in this course.

What could be improved Nothing.

Course taken: November 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What I would highlight It is a wonderful course. We all knows that innovation create value and so as Entrepreneurship but it all depends on the opportunities. I will say,'' Talent is nothing without opportunity''. Lacking is that Universities should be talking about Venture Capital firms and how an idea generator can convince investor to raise funds and shrink the risk or perhaps reduce the risk to zero.

What could be improved Everything was positive.

Course taken: February 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What I would highlight The Course Content is Superb.Can't wait to make my idea fly. In a hurry to learn and startup my enterprise.

What could be improved Nothing.

Course taken: April 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Business ideas

Course programme

Most people can come up with a business idea that looks good on paper, but how can you be sure your idea is going to fly? This business course will show you how to apply entrepreneurial thinking and provide you with the tools and frameworks to successfully identify and evaluate business opportunities and ideas. Starting with an overview of the entrepreneurial process, you will identify what constitutes exceptional business opportunities and understand how to evaluate their underlying characteristics. You’ll consider the dimensions that affect decision-making about new business ideas and put key decisions to the test on your own business ideas. You’ll learn how to gauge the quality of your business idea or opportunity and assess the ability of the team you bring together to execute the venture. You’ll learn how to make sense of ‘gut feel’ when deciding whether to invest in a potential business and practice using rules of thumb (heuristics) to make such decisions, based on your own experiences. Through a series of practical investigations, you’ll develop a collage or ‘mental template’ from which to examine potential business investment opportunities. You’ll be working with the expert team at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University of Adelaide. They have worked with entrepreneurs like you and have facilitated the establishment of many successful businesses. You can be confident that what you will learn in this course is road-tested and high-impact - not just theoretical. Join us and make your business ideas fly.

What you'll learn
  • Practical tools to evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities based on research of characteristics of exceptional opportunities
  • How to unlock your creativity and innovation to generate entrepreneurial ideas
  • The fundamentals of successful entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial teams and how entrepreneurs access resources

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Noel Lindsay Noel is the Director of the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) and the Academic Director, Singapore Operations, the University of Adelaide, where he is the Professor of Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation. Noel’s research embraces both business and social entrepreneurship. His practitioner-oriented entrepreneurial experience includes co-founding, growing, and harvesting ventures in Australia, South Africa, and Malaysia and he has been a Director of a Sydney-based venture capital fund.