Course Code: 30551, Lectures: 3, Credits: 3

Study of methods of handling the practical difficulties and complexities in the establishment and development of a technological venture, both in a variety of management and technological aspects and technologies. To allow the students to become familiar with, and to learn from, the practical coping; to learn lessons from the experiences of leading managers in hi-tech industries. Demonstration and implementation of the content of the syllabus in technological entrepreneurship, through meeting with entrepreneurs and managers of companies in the fields of engineering hi-tech and bio-tech, who will describe the obstacles and how they overcame them, until they created a profitable, productive company. Also, entrepreneurs, whose ventures were not successful, will come and describe the reasons for their failure.

A series of lectures and visits to hi-tech industry, will be composed of lectures from the course leader, and guest lectures from scholars and entrepreneurs, who operate in new fields of science and technology, in which technological breakthroughs are expected in the future.

At the conclusion of the course, the students will be capable of forecasting, identifying, and handling significant risks and failures in the establishment of technological ventures and in the process of those ventures’ maturing.


  1. “It’s not luck”, Eliahu Goldart and G. Cooks
  2. “Start-up Nation” by Dan Senor and Saul Singer, Published by Zamora, Bitan and Matar, 2011.
  3. Geoffrey A. Moore, Crossing the Chasm, Collins Business Essentials, 3rd Edition

Further Reading
Papers and newspaper articles