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    Develop knowledge and skills to start ventures or work within existing organisations responsibly. Explore how ethics, responsible innovation, sustainability, inclusive practices and indigenous values work alongside lean strategy in entrepreneurship.

    About this paper

    Paper title How to Start a Venture Responsibly
    Subject Entrepreneurship
    EFTS 0.1500
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Schedule C

    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Troy Mihaka


    Recommended: Frederick, H., O'Connor, A., Kuratko, D. (2019). Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice 5th Asia Pacfic Edition. Cengage Learning (Melbourne)

    Recommended: Kawharu, M., Tapsell, P. (2019). Whāriki: The Growth of Māori Community Entrepreneurship. Oratia Books (Auckland)

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised

    global perspective, interdisciplinary perspective, lifelong learning, scholarship, communication, critical thinking, cultural understanding, ethics, environmental literacy, information literacy, research, self-motivation, teamwork
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

    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)


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 16:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22
    Thursday 16:00-16:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10-11, 13, 16, 18, 20
    A2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-11, 13, 16, 18, 20
    A3 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10-11, 13, 16, 18, 20
    A4 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 10-11, 13, 16, 18, 20
    A5 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-11, 13, 16, 18, 20
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