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Entrepreneurship Courses

Entrepreneurship, innovation, and design increasingly have become vehicles by which technology has been able to make a meaningful impact on society. At Princeton, where students develop an ability to think critically, there is great interest among students to understand entrepreneurship, innovation, and design as activities that stimulate economic growth and social change and as a potential career options.

To satisfy this growing interest, the Keller Center supports a wide range of activities that range from course offerings and eWorkshops, to co-curricular offerings such as summer internships, the eLab Summer Accelerator Program and eLab semester incubator, lecture series and the annual Innovation Forum. Additionally, there is broad, student-led programming coordinated through groups such as the Entrepreneurship Club and the Princeton Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, and initiatives by individual faculty and students.

Objectives of the Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Design Curriculum

  • Enable students to contribute to the world in more ways by initiating transformative changes, challenge conventional wisdom through risk-taking actions working with limited resources.
  • Enable students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Give interested students viable toolsets of skills and insights that strengthen impact on public service and the common good.
  • Translate scholarship to make a difference in the world.

Any student should be able to explore entrepreneurship by taking any one of the offered classes.  In other words, all classes are stand-alone without prerequisites.

Entrepreneurship is not a theory and needs to be experienced.  Interested students should look to engage in entrepreneurial projects inside and outside the classroom.

Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Design Courses - Fall

EGR 201: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Christopher Kuenne, John Danner, Derek Lidow, Ed Zschau

EGR 491/ELE 491: High-Tech Entrepreneurship

Christopher B. Kuenne

EGR 492: Radical Innovation in Global Markets

James J. Shinn

EGR 494: Leadership Development for Business

Dennis F. Strigl

EGR 495: Special Topics in Entrepreneurship - Building and Financing Technical Ventures 

Shahram Hejazi

EGR 497: Entrepreneurial Leadership

Derek B. Lidow

Freshman Seminar: Can Entrepreneurial Innovation Cure What Ails America’s Health “System”?

John D. Danner

EGR 498/GHP 498: Special Topics in Social Entrepreneurship - Ventures to Address Global Challenges

John D. Danner


Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Design Courses - Spring

EGR 392: Creativity, Innovation, and Design

Derek B. Lidow

EGR 491/ELE 491: High-Tech Entrepreneurship

Christopher B. Kuenne

EGR 494: Leadership Development for Business

Dennis F. Strigl