4.245J / 11.245J
DesignX Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: 
Permission of instructor
Enrollment: 
Limited to 30
Preference Given to: 
students in DesignX Program

Students work in pre-selected teams that are accepted to the designX program on the development of new ventures in design and the human environment.  They work on market analysis, an understanding of the “trendscape” of innovation related to their ventures, and on team and business organization.  A series of workshops and presentations are interspersed with one-on-one critiques with instructors and outside mentors with experience in business and product development.  At the end of the IAP course, teams advance to the designX Spring Accelerator to start prototyping a product or service and create a real-world venture.