Do you have a business idea, but you’re not sure if it’s going to fly? Or maybe you know you want to be an entrepreneur, but you’re not sure where to start? This business course is for anyone aspiring to be an entrepreneur – regardless of the industry or type of venture you might have in mind.
This course offers an overview of the guiding principles that underpin the entrepreneurial process, providing you with practical tips and grounded theory to evaluate your entrepreneurial opportunity, team and resources. You’ll explore some of the myths and key facts about entrepreneurship, and find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur, so that you can conduct your own self-assessment and identify priorities for your own growth as an entrepreneur. You’ll learn how to unlock your creativity and innovation to help you generate more and better entrepreneurial ideas. And you’ll bring it all together in a capstone activity designed to help you evaluate the entrepreneurial opportunity you have identified.
In this course, you will work with the expert team at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre at the University of Adelaide. They have experience as entrepreneurs and investors and have facilitated the establishment of many successful businesses.
Join us and make your business ideas fly.
- Practical tools to evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities based on research of characteristics of exceptional opportunities
- How to unlock your creativity and innovation to generate entrepreneurial ideas
- The fundamentals of successful entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial teams and how entrepreneurs access resources
Noel is the Director of the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) and the Academic Director, Singapore Operations, the University of Adelaide, where he is the Professor of Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation. Noel’s research embraces both business and social entrepreneurship. His practitioner-oriented entrepreneurial experience includes co-founding, growing, and harvesting ventures in Australia, South Africa, and Malaysia and he has been a Director of a Sydney-based venture capital fund. His professional accounting experience encompasses the areas of corporate insolvency as well as advisory services to growth-oriented businesses wanting to raise venture finance, and family enterprises wanting to expand.
Noel is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Fellow of CPA Australia.
Wendy is the Online Program Coordinator and Associate Head, Learning and Teaching in the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University of Adelaide. She is also the Associate Dean IT in the Faculty of Professions.
Wendy’s research has focused on nascent necessity entrepreneurs in developing countries with a particular interest in the similarities and differences between women and men. She has extensive hands-on practical experience as an entrepreneur in the tourism and financial management sectors.
As the Australian eChallenge Program Manager, Zrinka is responsible for the strategic development and marketing of the program in Australia and internationally. The Australian eChallenge is Australia’s largest and longest running student entrepreneur competition launching over 500 start-ups over 13 years.
Zrinka currently oversees the delivery of the 10 Australian eChallenge programs including, tertiary, corporate, schools, family business and regional and is responsible for the development and implementation of the international program in France. She is also responsible for the Tech eChallenge program, which supports students who have ideas for innovative new apps or software.
Zrinka has extensive experience in the new venture creation process and has successfully co-founded a number of successful entrepreneurial ventures.