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Academic LLC Classes and Short Courses

Academic Classes Open to all UH Students and Faculty:

  • ENTR 4397/ENTR 7397/MIS 4397/MIS 7397 (RED Labs Pre-Accelerator) – this dual-listed undergraduate and graduate class is offered in the College of Business and is designed for students and faculty who want to launch a technology-based, start-up company. In a semester long class, the goal is to answer two fundamental questions: who is your customer and what can you do for them? Instructor consent required to join. Topics covered include market segmentation, identifying a first market, developing an end-user profile, calculating market size, identifying a customer persona, quantifying the value proposition, charting the competition, and defining a core.

Academic Classes open to Students and Faculty in the Academic Discipline incorporating a primer LLC module focused on commercialization of technology and ideas in the specific discipline:

  • ECE 4336 (Electrical and Computer Engineering Design II) - offered in the spring semester in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ENGR). Designed for senior engineering students that are in the second semester of their capstone design course. Topics include who is your customer, what you can do for them, preparing an executive summary, and pitching well.
  • COSC 4397/7397 (App Design and Entrepreneurship) - offered in the fall semester in the Department of Computer Science (NSM). Open to all computer science students. Topics include who is your customer, what you can do for them, how will your customer acquire the product, how to develop a business model, how to design and build a product, and how to scale. Final deliverables include a pitch and a software prototype. 
  • INDS 4365/6397 (Design Practice and Business) - offered in the spring semester in the College of Architecture (ARCH). Open to industrial design students. Topics include who is your customer and what you can do for them, pitching well, and case studies from design-driven firms.

Formal Short Courses Open to UH I-Corps Site E-Teams:

  • Southwest Regional I-Corps Node Workshop and Short Course (syllabus) – currently offered as a joint, collaborative event by UH and Rice University.