Technology Based Entrepreneurship

This minor prepares you for entrepreneurship in its broadest sense. Entrepreneurship is understood here as acting entrepreneurially, setting up a new business within existing organisations, and starting your own company.

The Technology-Based Entrepreneurship minor offers a basis for students who would like to complement their technical knowledge and skills with entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to create and seize new opportunities in the market. The minor is offered by the Delft Centre for Entrepreneurship (DCE) and lecturers from the faculties of Technology, Policy and Management and Industrial Design. Through a critical case study, the knowledge and skills are applied in a project that brings together an idea, a market and a technology into a viable startup.

What you will learn

After completing the minor, you will be able to analyse markets and estimate technological developments, make analyses of startup organisations and recognise (technical) opportunities in the market on this basis. This knowledge, combined with your knowledge from your technical discipline, makes you an attractive candidate to pull radical innovation projects at existing organisations or to start your own company.

For whom

This minor is open to 3rd-year bachelor students from TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University. Students from other Dutch universities may also join the minor. More information about registering as an (external) student for this minor can be found here.

The content of this minor

The minor aims to provide a solid introduction to the specific aspects of technology-based entrepreneurship. Each subject highlights one or more aspects of 'technopreneurship'. The subject package covers the main aspects of entrepreneurship. It draws from the TU-wide range of entrepreneurship-oriented courses: foundations of entrepreneurship, product design, organisational science, financial aspects of startups and business-to-business marketing.

More information

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Minor code: MOT-MI-088
Language: English
Contributing faculties: IO, TBM
Admission: This is a non-selection minor
Maximum number of participants: 120