Explore entrepreneurship in a Social Innovation Startup Lab course this fall

Andrea Cherman, assistant teaching professor in the technological and entrepreneurship management program, offers entrepreneurial guidance to her students in the Social Innovation Startup Lab.

The Social Innovation Startup Lab, or SISL, hosted by the technological entrepreneurship and management program, is an incubator-style, 12-week crash course for social entrepreneurship ventures aiming at social impact. This course allows students to collaborate with industry and explores the use of technology in projects that have the potential to benefit society. Teams may partner with tech companies like Intel and NXP Semiconductors during their time in SISL.

During the semester, SISL runs 12 labs with industry experts, professionals, faculty and mentors that will advance your social or sustainable startup or community project. At the end of the course, the final pitch presentations compete for eSeed grant Social Impact Challenge Funding from Tom Prescott Student Venture Fund.

In Fall 2023, SISL is offering a course for undergraduate and graduate students.

TEM 598 Systemic Design and Social Innovation + TEM 494 + TEM 498 Capstone Project
Thursday, August 17–Friday, December 1, 2023
9:30 a.m.–noon
Novus Innovation Corridor, Tempe campus

This course focuses on intangible products/services, informational and platform-based business models and software-as-a-service (SaaS). Discussions surround social and sustainable complex and systemic issues. Ventures focus on B2B public/private models at the national and international levels including complex stakeholder networks of policymakers, NGOs and private enterprises. It applies systemic thinking and design thinking for social innovation. Students will delve into ecosystem reframing, lean startup, and user experience. Other topics of discussion will include ethics of technology and human-technology interaction.

For more information on SISL, view this presentation.

Pass this information to your colleagues from any major or program. Bring your team or join one in the class, work on your venture or join a project. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in one of these courses!

If you have questions or need advice on which course to take, please reach out to Lecturer Andrea Cherman at [email protected].