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OBUS 2045 - Initiation to Entrepreneurship

Type d'enseignement : Workshop

Semester : Spring 2018-2019

Number of hours : 48

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This lecture is the course to take at Sciences Po if one is interested in the entrepreneurial universe. It is not only designed for future start-uppers, but to all of those who wish to obtain a first entrepreneurial culture, said culture which is not only useful to launch a start-up, but also to work in any innovating structure. Each session tackles a dimension of the entrepreneurial adventure and deals with the deconstruction of pre-conceived notions, amongst which: - The idea: The myth of the amazing idea (or entrepreneurship reserved only to creative people) - The money : o Do we really need money to get started ? o If yes, how to get funded? - The partners : o Is it good to partner up? o If yes, how to choose with whom to partner up? o The shareholders - The product : o Knowing the customer's need o How to know it's a relevant product ? Etc. Harvard Business School method.


  • AFANASIEV, Pavel
  • BERRICHE, Manon (Etudiante)
  • EYRAUD, Jacques-Henri (Président de l'Olympique de Marseille)
  • HOUY, Thomas

Course validation

Participation orale (40%) Présentation d'un projet de création d'entreprise ou monographie sur un entrepreneur (40%) Jeux de rôle (20%)


Rédaction de la monographie ou du teaser.

Required reading

The Lean Start-Up, Eric Ries

Additional required reading

  • The Founders' Dilemmas, Noam Wasserman
  • Le Gène de l'innovateur, Clayton Christensen
  • The Innovator's Dilemma, Clayton Christensen
  • The Monk and the Riddle, Randy Komisar
  • The Entrepreneurial Venture, William Salhman et al
  • Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
  • L'Entreprise du Bonheur, Tony Hsieh
  • What I wish I knew when I was 20, Tina Seelig