Microsoft has created the Software Entrepreneurship for Students to introduce business strategy and entrepreneurship content into technical curriculum. The curriculum provides technical students with additional knowledge and tools to develop successful and sustainable ventures.
The modules included discover:
- Creativity and Innovation
- The Environment and its Analysis
- Identifying Market Opportunities
- Value Creation and Customer Loyalty
- Screening Opportunities and Potential Markets
- Entrepreneurial Leadership and Management
- Developing and Implement Strategy (Software Business Management Planning)
- Raising Finance
- Harvest Options and Strategies
By introducing students to real world software business management, the hope is to connect faculty and graduating students with resources and foster partnerships locally to encourage entrepreneurship.
The software industry is a prime vehicle for innovative growth. Business success in the software sector typically requires a rare combination of technical skills and entrepreneurial know-how. Too often start-up software companies fail because, while their founders may have a brilliant technical idea, they lack the business experience required to bring it to market effectively. Microsoft is helping to alleviate this problem for budding software entrepreneurs through the sponsorship of a unique training program.
The curriculum aims to facilitate the skilling of students with basic business knowledge to increase the number of start-ups/ Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises for local economy and innovation. Specifically targeting Technical Universities and Colleges giving technical faculty the tools to introduce students to real world management skills and competencies needed to fuel innovation, support entrepreneurism and aid employability of the next generation.