PAUL 670 (04) - BiP-Analytical Intelligence Topics

BiP:A/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: 15557
Business in Practice: Analytical Intelligence develops students' abilities to analyze ideas, solve problems and make decisions. 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 n the section or additional course details.
Section Comments: BiP:A/Social Impact Startups: Accelerator
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 2:10pm - 3:30pm STOKE 150
Additional Course Details: 

Social Impact Startups ACCELERATOR

This course begins by the students choosing an existing social venture to build, launch, and grow. The class is taught from a practitioner’s point of view designed to be both collaborative and interactive. Students will be placed in teams that will explore the various phases of business development.

The first phase is building the business. This is the infrastructure and organizational part that is required to launch the business. Second, we execute the launch of the business as a fully functional established operation. We then explore the growth and expansion phases. The course concludes with the maturity phase that includes exit strategies such as acquisition, merger, or liquidation.

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.