COMMLD 570D: Media Entrepreneurship

Course Description

This course is for anyone who wants to learn what it takes to build something from scratch, from user research, to creating buy-in to launching your idea. We’ll cover product development frameworks, operational thinking and crucial leadership skills to develop a new product, service or program as a standalone business or within an existing organization. We’ll practice how to define and verify a problem to solve for your users, test your assumptions, create buy-in and collaborative structures among leadership and design a strategic and operating plan to ensure sustainability. By the end of the class, you’ll have developed, at minimum, a user-facing signup page, a 30-second and five-minute elevator pitch and basic strategic and operating plans.