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    • How to Validate a Startup Idea

      June 22, 2021

      Validating a startup is an extremely important step to take before diving headfirst into a new idea. Many times, people think they have a great idea and end up spending months of their time developing a product or business that isn’t viable or doesn’t solve an existing problem. There are many great ideas but validating them is a crucial step when creating a new business. Validating an idea proves that your business solves a problem, can fill a need and can be marketed to consumers. At the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, students have a plethora of opportunities to learn from mentors and professors who have started their own businesses as well as participate in competitions such as Startup Fest where they have the opportunity to present and validate their ideas in front of real audiences. Learn the steps to validating a new startup idea below!

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    • Innovation from the Inside

      June 4, 2021

      Corporate entrepreneurship, which can also be referred to as intrapreneurship, is the approach of encouraging employees to think and behave like entrepreneurs within the structure of a pre existing organization. These types of employees can become major assets and are encouraged to speak up and develop new ideas, identify new opportunities, and find unique ways to bring innovation to already existing businesses. At the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, students are always encouraged to think outside the box and bring creative solutions to develop innovative ideas in and out of the classroom. With courses like Organizational Development and Change for Corporate Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship & New Technologies, Innovation in Established Companies, and so much more, students have the opportunity to learn from both corporate entrepreneurs and all types of entrepreneurs who share their successes, failures, and important lessons with the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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