PAUL 680 (07) - BiP-Competitive Intelligence Topics

BiP:C/Social Impact Startups

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Paul College Business & Econ
Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Credit/Fail Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 14896
Business in Practice: Competitive Intelligence develops students' abilities to gather, analyze, and distribute information and ideas about products, customers, competitors or the external environment. An emphasis is placed on experiential learning and instruction from business professionals. Rotating topic courses are offered to meet the needs of the ever-changing business environment. Cr/F, unless noted as letter graded in the section or additional course description.
Section Comments: Full Title: Social Impact Startups: Incubator
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed colleges in section: Paul College of Business&Econ
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 R 11:10am - 12:30pm STOKE 150
Additional Course Details: 

Social Impact Startups INCUBATOR

This course introduces social entrepreneurship as a foundation for start-ups seeking social and environmental impact. The class is taught from a practitioner’s point of view designed to be both collaborative and interactive. Students will be placed in teams to engage in the development of a social value enterprise by first identifying a current social issue and then proposing a targeted solution.

We begin with concept design, explore ideas and market opportunities. We follow with feasibility assessment and concept validation. Teams will create a business model with its mission to successfully drive societal change for the benefit of its stakeholders.  The course concludes with an investor pitch deck presentation necessary for seed funding (pre-launch).


Industry Professional Bio: Larry Spera

Lawrence Spera is the managing partner of Road Angel Capital, LLC, adiverse investment company that specializes in real estate related activities as well as seed funding and early-stage financing to companies that focus on community impact through social innovation. Currently, he mentors and advises early-stage start-ups through the Keller CentereLab Accelerator program at Princeton University and social impact start-ups at North Carolina State UniversitySocial Innovation and Entrepreneurship program.