The Best Entrepreneurship Courses in America

Washington State, Debra McCarver
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New Business Venture Development, Washington State University

In this course at Washington State University, students prototype and find the market for their own original products, so it makes sense that their field trips take them to the motherland of innovation: Silicon Valley. There, students visit successful ventures as well as some in the early stages of incubation. Professor Debra McCarver says the experience itself is no vacation. "That's not how it works in this class," she says. "It’s demanding." But that doesn't mean students can't ask for help. Indeed, one of the key elements of the class involves matching students with mentors who are successful business owners.