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Fall 2018
May 22, 2022
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STRT 295 - Imp. the Entrepreneurial Plan

The course is designed for students who are serious about trying an entrepreneurial path (whether or not they plan to start a new venture in the near future. The heart of the course involves students working in teams to develop a new venture idea from "inspiration" to formal business plan.  Lectures and guest speakers will expand and enrich learning.



There are no exams.  Grades depend on the team’s developing and presenting the business plan and each student’s individual commitment evaluated by his/her teammates. 


Class Participation 20%
Business Plan and Presentation 80%



Paul Centenari 

He taught this course five times, ten years ago.  Many of his students remember him as “the best teacher they had at Georgetown”.  He is the CEO of Atlas, a manufacturer of corrugated packaging products.  The business started as an acquisition using equity from angels including fathers of old girlfriends. Growth has been fueled by a dozen LBO’s.  The operating philosophy of the company is a unique combination of an open-book culture with democracy in the workplace.  See the attached Inc article for more details.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Recitation, Seminar

Strategy Department

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Business Administration
      Int'l Business Regional Stds
      International Business
      Int'l Political Eco Business
      Operations & Information Mgmt
      Undeclared Business
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     

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