CSIT6000J: IT Entrepreneurship

Course Schedule and Handouts
(Continuously Under Heavy Construction)

Time: W 3:00pm 5:50pm
Place: Zoom (Meeting ID: 920 3851 8441; Passcode: 4m186t)
Mixed-mode classroom (Feb 18 or after, subject to university announcement) : Room 6602 (Lifts 31-32)
Instructor: Gary Chan (gchan@cse.ust.hk)
Office hours: Right after class, or by appointment (through email)
Office: Room 2539 (Lifts 25/26)

TA: Dr. Kent Chen (kentchen@cse.ust.hk)

Office hours: By appointment through email

Grading scheme: Group project 1 (20%), Group final project (30%), Lecture attendance (16%), Class participation (10%), Presentation voting (4%), Seminar/book reports and/or competitions (20%)

Academic week

Date

Attendance score

Topics

Assignments

1

3/2/2021

0

HO1. Course introduction

 

0

HO2. The entrepreneurial risk-taking value-creation mindset: The entrepreneurship journey

2

10/2/2021

1

The risk-taking value-creation process

 

1

Value creation cases: Amazon

3

17/2/2021

1

Value creation cases: netflix, pinduoduo, tesla, etc.

Group information (3 to 4 members per group) and Project 1 company name due at 11:59pm, Friday, February 19, 2021 (please send email to your TA, Kent Chen)

Company suggestions:
Unicorn list
The next billion-dollar starups by Forbes (2020)

1

HO3. Business analysis: SWOT

4

24/2/2021

1

Value proposition and development of business models

The first batch of entrepreneurship talk reports due to canvas, 11:59pm, Sunday, February 28, 2021 (Talk report template)

1

Why business plan

A template for business plan (for reference only)

5

3/3/2021

1

Business plan

HO4. The role and protection of innovations in entrepreneurship: The role of technology



1

Patent

6

10/3/2021

1

Trademark and copyright protection 

 

1

HO5. Fundraising: The role of VC in the market and the pitching process

7

17/3/2021

0

Project 1 presentation (Online): Company Analysis (schedule)

Report template
Marking scheme
Individual voting form

Project 1  report and ppt due, 11:59pm, Friday, March 19, 2021

Startup name and its tagline for Final Project due, 11:59pm, Sunday, March 21, 2021 (please send email to your TA, Kent Chen)

0

8

24/3/2021

1

Cases: Youtube, Uber, Whatsapp, Ofo, etc.

Second batch of entrepreneurship talk reports due to canvas, 11:59pm, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (Talk report template)

1

Share structuring:  SAFE and stock option

9

7/4/2021

1

HO6. From 0 to exit: Incorporation

 

1

Design thinking

10

14/4/2021

1

Product-market fit and rapid prototyping

 

1

Beating the odds

11

21/4/2021

1

HO7. Product pitching

 

1

Business plan discussion

12

28/4/2021

1

HO8. The Internet case

 

1

My story

13

5/5/2021 0

Final project presentation (Online): Business Plan (schedule)

Marking scheme
Individual voting form

Final project ppt and report due to canvas, 11:59pm, Friday, May 14, 2021

Third (Last) batch of entrepreneurship talk reports due to canvas, 11:59pm, Sunday, May 9, 2021 (Talk report template)