World Economic Forum ranks Latvia 3rd in Europe on its index of entrepreneurial activity. Entrepreneurship is a key driver of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and fostering entrepreneurship pays dividends across sectors and allows new ideas, models and energy to invigorate the entire international economic system. Yet, new business success typically requires a rare combination of innovation, technical skills, and entrepreneurial know-how.

Entrepreneurship is all about learning to see, and pay attention to, the world from a different perspective and persevering in face of challenges. This course will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills to identify and screen opportunities, and implement them within new and established organizations. Through a combination of academic rigor and experiential and practical learning, students will learn how to identify, design and launch entrepreneurial ventures with social goals, understand developing trends of the digital economy and its impact on entrepreneurship, learn about key aspects of business environments, and acquire technical skills needed for building and managing a business organization. 

The course is delivered by the department of Business and Management with the help of guest lecturers from the Universities of Oxford and Warwick, as well as practitioners from OECD, Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, LIAA, Prezi, and leading regional startup accelerators and incubators.

At the end of the course students will present their business/product propositions to a panel of potential investors and will thus have a chance of having their idea funded and/or invited to join a startup incubator/accelerator.