This capstone provides students with the opportunity to work on a simulated startup company. Multidisciplinary teams of students work on mentor-defined opportunities, from product or process conception to commercialization.  The course is intended to show what it takes to assemble teams with core competencies in different areas into a successfully functioning business organization. Teams work on issues of intellectual property, marketing (including marketing survey and analysis, market segmentation, identification of target markets, and competitor analysis), definition of a product requirements document, human factors (including team building and personnel evaluation), safety and environmental concerns, and legal matters. 

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