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DesignX Entrepreneurship

This two-week IAP workshop is intended for students and teams who have been selected to participate in the SA+P DesignX Accelerator program. Other interested students may attend with the permission of the instructors. The instructors have broad experience in mentoring start-ups, establishing new companies, and researching factors for success in the design and urban arenas.

Working in teams, students are challenged to create their own design and business narrative, technology and social strategies, and preliminary plan for moving their innovation forward. Lectures and workshops will be interspersed with time for one on one critique with the instructors and outside mentors in specific areas of student interest. The class will visit with SA+P alumni firms to learn how the principals have developed their own business, technology, design, and civic platforms. At the end of the class, students will present important features of their venture: a narrative and diagrams to communicate their innovation, business approach, and a strategy to move forward, including necessary tools and resources.