Academic Catalog


Course Code: 9010777
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Information Systems
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. PEKN ERHAN EREN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course provides an overview of technology entrepreneurship and lean startups, by

presenting the fundamentals regarding technology venture formation and highlighting

lean startup approach which utilizes agile development for startup formation. Lean

startup approach incorporates iterative product releases with short development cycles,

while measuring progress by using valuable customer feedback. The course content

covers topics including types of markets and ventures, opportunity identification, vision,

competitive strategy, venture financing, risk and return, lean startups, business model

generation and customer development