The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences provides financial support to bring instruction in entrepreneurship to students in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS). For this spring term, Science and Technology Entrepreneurship (E 102) is taught by Nathan M. Wilson, who comes to Caltech from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Dr. Wilson has 15 years of experience in biomedical and microsystems research as both an academic and an entrepreneur, having founded two medical software companies.
The course serves as a rigorous introduction to entrepreneurship and small business development from the perspective of the entrepreneur. It is intended to be a self-contained introduction to the concepts of idea generation, market analysis, fundraising, legal corporate structures, and basic financial accounting for entrepreneurial endeavors.