Course Details

Forging and Funding Healthcare Startups
HCAK-627-0
1.0 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
No
DESCRIPTION
The objective of the course is to educate students on the complex challenges of forging, building and investing in innovative early stage companies in the health care industry. The course will review the different segments within health care each with their own unique challenges; medical devices, health care services (including digital heath) and life sciences. Students will be introduced to early stage health care companies from each of the segments and learn first hand from the founder/CEO the challenges they face. Students will be placed on teams and each team will be tasked with making investment decisions among these companies as well as recommending courses of action to the founders who face important decisions. The objective is to provide each student with a first-hand appreciation of the obstacles faced by early stage health care companies and to give students an opportunity to make and defend decisions both as a founder and investor . Students will be introduced to MATTER, the leading health care incubator located in Chicago where at least one of the classes will be held. Readings will include industry literature and company backgrounds. Guest speakers will include venture capitalists and the CEOs of early stage health care companies. Assignments will include investment memos, recommended courses of action and a final team report. Completion of STRT-431-0 is recommended prior to enrolling in this course.
TRACKS
Healthcare Pathway - Product
Healthcare Pathway - Provider
VC/PE Pathway - Venture Capital
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Fall 2022
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Negative Prerequisite:
All Students: HCAK-927-0