Healthcare Startups: Understanding Needs and Creating Ventures in Healthcare

Course Code
ES 620

2.25 hours
Graduate Standing excluding PhD

Healthcare Innovation and Startups ---Healthcare Innovation and Startups is an action-based course in which students will identify big problems in healthcare and start solving them with a new venture proposal. Students study healthcare trends and challenges, learn methods to explore healthcare domains, identify and understand needs, and develop startup hypotheses. Students work together on teams on a project to develop a proposal for an innovative healthcare venture. Problems are identified through student exploration of healthcare domains including discussions with clinician stakeholders. Students practice creativity and innovation in this course and learn ways to create startup value in consideration of the specific challenges and opportunities in healthcare. Lessons can be applied in future work on startups and in innovation at large firms.