Taught by experienced entrepreneurs, professional service providers, and faculty from the University of Central Florida, this dynamic course will help you clarify your business concept, walk you through the steps of planning and starting a business, and introduce you to resources and advisors that provide invaluable support in laying the foundation for a successful company.

The Excellence in Entrepreneurship (EIE) Course is a required element of the application process for the UCF Business Incubation Program. The EIE Course is offered on a quarterly basis and consists of eight sessions, held twice a week for four weeks.

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Course

Sample Course Schedule

Session 1 – Developing Successful Business Ideas

Is your business concept an idea or truly an opportunity?  Learn how to tell the difference.  Learn how to analyze the opportunity to develop an effective business model.

Session 2 – Building a Strong Business Team

The product or service you will offer is important.  Even more important is the team you build – management, employees, Board, investors, service providers.  Learn how to build the best team possible to drive the success of your new venture.

Session 3 – Proper Legal and Ethical Foundations

Many decisions are involved in establishing a new venture.  Learn what the legal options are.  Explore how to establish high standards of business ethics.

Session 4 – Marketing Strategies and Effective Sales

No matter how beneficial your product or service is, if you don’t know who the customer is and tell the message in an effective way to get their attention, you won’t have sales.

Session 5 – Funding and Financing

You’ve analyzed the opportunity and begun to build a team to drive success.  You’ve written a great business plan.  How do you secure the financial resources to make it all happen?

Session 6 – Entrepreneurial Insights

A panel of experienced entrepreneurs will share their insights “from the trenches”.  What have they learned?  What would they do differently?  What is their advice to you?

Session 7 – Business Presentations

You will have the opportunity to make a presentation to a group of experienced entrepreneurs and get feedback about your business, market and financial opportunities.

Session 8 – Business Presentations

You will have the opportunity to make a presentation to a group of experienced entrepreneurs and get feedback about your business, market and financial opportunities.