Week 1-January 10-Nature Of Entrepreneurship
Opportunities (what are opportunities, who exploits them, and how?)
Its role in economic development
Are entrepreneurs born or made?
Entrepreneurs v. Intrapreneurs (types of entrepreneurs)
Week 2-January 17-Nature of Entrepreneurship (continued)
Are opportunities discovered or created?
Are entrepreneurs different?
Are you an entrepreneur?
Week 3-January 24-The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Using the entrepreneurial mindset to creatively solve problems
Guest Speaker-Tony Threatt (co-founder, Design Thinking Nashville)
Week 4-January 31-Corporate Innovators
Importance of Innovation
Creating an Innovation Culture
Guest Speaker-Allyson Fearns (SCM Director, Nissan)
Week 5-February 7- Social Entrepreneurs/Microenterprises
What is it?
What do they do?
How do they measure success?
Can they promote economic growth?
Guest Speaker-Will Anderson, Salemtown Board Company
Week 6-February 12-Women & Minority Entrepreneurs/Diversity
Why do women entrepreneurs, on average, underperform their male counterparts?
How can we better support women and minority entrepreneurs?
Do you feel like an impostor?
Does age or life stage make a difference?
Guest Speaker-Pam Wright
Week 7-February 21- The Entrepreneur’s Identity and Social/Human Capital
Work-Family Balance Issues
Is it better to segment or integrate work and family?
Is family support helpful or harmful?
Guest Speaker-Sarah Nuse (Founder, Tippi Toes)
Week 8-February 28-Finding and Leveraging Local Resources
Guest Speaker-Chris Swoner
*Phase 2- March 7 & 14 (Optional One-on-One Coaching)
Business Plan Development (2.5)
Complete a business plan and obtain feedback
Guest Instructor – Pat Geho
Design Thinking (2.5)
Creatively solve a problem within your organization
Guest Instructor – Design Thinking Nashville
Graduation- March 21, 2019