Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

BIOE 493 - BIOTECH STARTUP

Long Title: BUILDING LIFE SCIENCES, BIOMEDICAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGY STARTUPS
Department: Bioengineering
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This semester-long course aims to provide entrepreneurial students with a hands-on experience in building a high-tech company based on novel biomedical technologies being developed at Rice University and in the Texas Medical Center. Students will form teams of 2-4, and identify a promising biomedical technology, perform intellectual property landscape analysis, identify a minimum viable product, build a business plan, construct 1 year and 5 year financial projections, conduct voice of customer interviews, and present a fundraising “pitch.” Students are expected to spend 8-10 hours per week outside the classroom to complete tasks assigned during lectures, and will summarize their findings every 2 weeks in a 7-minute presentation. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: BIOE 593. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for BIOE 493 if student has credit for BIOE 593.