I’m back in Chile teaching an entrepreneurship class this semester at Universidad Católica in Santiago and Universidad Católica del Norte in Antofagasta. The class, How to Build a Startup, is the latest iteration of the class that Enrique Fernández and six of our fellow pilot round Startup Chile entrepreneurs set out to create back in 2010 when we designed the entrepreneurship class we’d wished we’d had before we’d started our businesses. Our goal is to teach students by doing, not from a book.
Students come with an idea, or even a business they’ve already started working on, and we show them the tools and the frameworks they need to build a fully functional, tested, validated launched business by the end of the semester.
Enrique and I have been creating the material and getting ready for the past few weeks. I’ve advised the class and mentored students in previous semesters, but this is the first time I’m actually teaching full time. My first class was this past Wednesday and I can already tell it’s going to be a really fun semester. I’m going to be writing a post each week about what we’re doing in the class and sharing our assignment in hopes that those who can’t attend the class can follow along here.