June 25 - June 28, 2018

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This entrepreneurship course provides a foundation for anyone in the educational field interested in:

  • learning about the entrepreneurial process
  • becoming more innovative in their work
  • creating change in their schools, and/or
  • creating opportunities for students to learn about and practice entrepreneurship.

The course is designed to give participants the opportunity to experience the entrepreneurial process and to meet real entrepreneurs in the Madison area. In addition, participants will examine how they can incorporate entrepreneurial approaches into their classrooms. Topics will include:

  • What does it mean to be a CEO and how do you build an entrepreneurial team?
  • Where do great ideas come from and how do I know if an idea is viable?How do you design a product or service so that it best meets the needs of the customer?
  • What is a "business model” and how do you build one?
  • How do you pitch my idea in order to get the resources you need?
  • What does it look like to be an entrepreneurial educator or administrator?
  • What changes can we make in our traditional classrooms to infuse entrepreneurial approaches for students?
  • What forms can entrepreneurship programs/courses take and how do I start one in my school?

By the end of the course, students will have developed an understanding of the process of taking an idea to fruition. They will formulate ideas, conduct research, design a business model, and deliver a pitch. They will also develop ideas for introducing and/or expanding entrepreneurial education in their schools.


Monday 8:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Program costs and graduate credits

  • $350 for program registration
  • $905 for program registration, AND three graduate credits

(Fees include all meals, refreshments, materials, lodging and parking.)