Students learn how the software industry works, how commercial open source works, and how to create startups from research.
Understand the software industry, its history, players, and their strategies.
Understand software products as structured into core, basic, and whole product.
Understand software vendors, their business models, and how they differ from consultancies.
Understand what a business model is and how to design one using the business model canvas.
Understand open source software, its licenses, and how companies use it correctly.
Understand open source projects, their communities, and their economic importance.
Understand commercial open source firms, including their products and services.
Understand how the cloud both empowers and fights commercial open source.
Understand startups as a search process for a viable business model.
Understand how to manage research projects at a university to turn them into startups.
Understand funding research, managing intellectual property, and the role of the university.
Understand the fundamentals of startup fundraising, valuation, investors, and risk profiles.