Nutrition and Entrepreneurship

Course Details

Course Number
NUTR 280

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.  Entrepreneurial theory and practice relevant to the nutrition/food space will be discussed from the perspectives of a stand-alone start-up company and within larger organizations.  This course is designed for students interested in exploring how entrepreneurship can be incorporated into food and nutrition and who may wish to begin to build an entrepreneurial skill set.  Course topics will include ideation, finding potential investors, pitch development and pitching skills, competitive analysis, market sizing, business plan development, basic entrepreneurial finance and legal issues, entrepreneurial ethics, and management skills needed to run an entrepreneurial venture. Final products of the course will be a pitch presentation and a written business plan. Instructor: Jessica Deckinger


Graduate standing or instructor consent.

Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors Syllabus
Spring 2018 20082 Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Jaharis 118 Jessica Deckinger
Spring 2017 23722 Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Jaharis 118 TBD
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