The [email protected] program aims to build and practice creativity in problem-solving to foster entrepreneurship. This program helps students extend the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the classroom to real life to become the next generation of thinkers and doers.
Thinking about Starting a Startup?
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SPEC 26: Customer Discovery in Technology (Travel Course to the Bay Area)
This course is designed to give students interested in Entrepreneurship in-depth insight into the Customer Discovery process, i.e. how startups figure out if their ideas are worth pursuing. We will meet with the founders of 10-15 start-ups in the Bay Area and track their professional and personal journeys. We will look at the impact of company culture, the Bay Area ecosystem and values, financing, and how a Liberal Arts background prepares students for the challenges of entrepreneurship. Student teams will have the opportunity to work on an actual project for one or more of the companies to be visited and present their findings to senior management. We will also visit the Google campus and Stanford d.School While many of the companies will be technology driven, no technical background is needed and we will strive to have a diverse background in the class.
More courses will appear on the catalog as the academic year progresses.
Meet With Your Advisor
Are you interested in or thinking about a career in startups? Do you have a venture idea you want to discuss? Or are you just interested in finding out more about entrepreneurship at Williams? Use Handshake to set up a half hour appointment with me at the ’68 Center for Career Exploration!
Tonio Palmer, Associate Director/Director of Entrepreneurship