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ENTR101 How to Start a Venture

Gives budding entrepreneurs knowledge and skills necessary for starting their own venture or working in entrepreneurial capacities within existing organisations Follows the “lean startup” methodology and develops students’ Entrepreneurial Capital.

Paper title How to Start a Venture
Paper code ENTR101
Subject Entrepreneurship
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C

Dr John Williams

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Morgan Godfery


Textbooks are not required for this paper

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

global perspective, interdisciplinary perspective, lifelong learning, scholarship, communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, ethics, environmental literacy, information literacy, research, self-motivation, teamwork
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Write a startup business plan according to the Lean Startup methodology (scholarship, research, information literacy, environmental literacy, critical thinking, ethics)
  • Understand the concepts of Entrepreneurial Capital and be aware of methods of developing their own EC (lifelong learning, interdisciplinary perspective, self-motivation and teamwork, communication, ethics)
  • Appreciate cultural diversity and understand indigenous concepts of value, venturing and wayfinding (global perspective, cultural understanding, environmental literacy, ethics)

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 16:00-16:50 9-14, 16-22
Thursday 16:00-16:50 9-14, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 9-14, 16, 18-22
A2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 9-14, 16, 18-22
A3 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-14, 17-22
A4 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 9-14, 17-22
A5 Thursday 15:00-15:50 9-14, 17-22