Skandalaris Center launches new startup course this fall

Washington University’s Skandalaris Center is launching a new course on entrepreneurship in Fall 2017.

The Center’s first for-credit offering, “Navigating the Startup World” is based on Y-Combinator’s Startup School. Y-Combinator, based in Silicon Valley, is widely viewed as the world’s most successful startup accelerator.

About the Course

  • This course will present a practical yet rigorous approach to identifying startup opportunities and assessing and improving the financial sustainability and scalability of new venture concepts.
  • Open to ALL undergraduate and graduate students and ALLdisciplines (including postdocs and staff using their tuition benefit) — equally challenging and instructive to all groups regardless of former experience.
  • No prerequisites; no background in business, finance or economics required.
  • Based on Y-Combinator’s “Startup School” content. Y-Combinator, based in Silicon Valley, is generally perceived as the world’s most successful startup accelerator.
  • Apply course principles to your own venture concept! For those without a venture concept, we have options for you to choose from (i.e. Washington University inventions).

This is an undergraduate course that both undergraduates AND graduates can take (Graduate Students: Consult with your advisor or registrar about details). Postdocs and staff can also take this course using their tuition benefits.

About the Instructor

The course will be taught by Emre Toker, Managing Director of the Skandalaris Center. Emre founded, bootstrapped and successfully exited three medical device startups. He has been an active angel investor for the last 17 years. He is the co-founder and Managing Partner of the Arch Partners Seed Fund in Tucson, Arizona and the Manager of Washington University’s Greenleaf Seed Fund.