TU-E4051 - Startup Leadership (5 credits)
Learning Outcomes: This course is targeted at students who want to learn how to lead people in startups, scaleups, and venture units at large corporations. By the end of this course, students will be able to
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Dates, topics, and guest speakers
- 8 individual assignments
- Group project report
- Class attendance and activity
1) 8 individuals assignments (40%):
This is an individual work. All assignments (except the last one) consist of two parts:
(a) Reflection on given articles (1 page, Font 12, Line spacing 1.0)
- Summarize the key points of the articles (0,5 points)
- Discuss how key points of these articles complement or contradict to each other (0,5 points)
- Discuss whether and how the points confirm or refute your practical knowledge or intuition (1 point)
(b) Analysis of individually chosen case (1 p, Font 12, Line Spacing 1.0)
The students are expected to apply the topic discussed in
class and pre-readings to a real-life case startup of their own choice.
In part b) of assignment 1: Choose a case of startup (hypothetical or real one). Describe the case and reason why you have chosen it
In part b) of assignments 2-8: Apply the topic discussed in class and pre-readings to case of your choice
More instructions are to be provided during the first course session (and subsequently made available on MyCourses).
2) The group project (40%):
purpose of the group project is to provide you with an opportunity to use the
course material in an analysis of 8 discussed topics in one startup. The group
project is done in small groups of 4 members. There are two ways you can do
this: (1) choose one startup, interview founder/s, and write a reflective
assays; or (2) write about how you have lead (or would lead) your own startup,
resolve leadership challenges. The project will be graded based on content
(i.e., how well it reflects the 8 topics), and innovativeness.
You cannot use the same case that you
analyze through out the course for pre-assignments. Length 10 pages,
font 12, line spacing 1.5 (including references). The project must deal with the
problems and challenges of leadership in startups.
More instructions are available on Resources, For Aalto users only of MyCourses.
3) Participation (20%)
that we will have a high profile guest speakers, the students are
expected to participate in all sessions. The students are allowed to
miss two (2/9) sessions without further repercussions.