DM 881 – Technical Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Technological entrepreneurship involves much more than having a good business idea and writing a solid business plan. This course will introduce new venture creation as a process intimately connected to new product innovation and design. The successful introduction of a new product or service within an existing or new business requires several important steps: identification, evaluation, and selection of opportunities; planning and financing the new venture or project; and executing the new venture or project plan. A combination of lectures, assignments, and experienced guest speakers will be used to explore each of these steps in a practical manner that will be interesting and useful to any professional engineer, entrepreneur, or manager.
Course Leader: Dominic Lim, Ivey Business School, Western
Biography of Course Leader
Dominic Lim joined the Ivey Business School in July 2014. Before returning to Ivey, he was a faculty member at Goodman School of Business, Brock University in Niagara, Ontario, and USC Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles, California. He taught entrepreneurship and innovation courses such as new venture creation, managing growth, business planning, and corporate entrepreneurship & innovation at undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels.
Prior to his academic career, Dominic worked as a management consultant in Cambridge, UK, one of the most active entrepreneurial clusters in Europe, and counselled many startups sprouting up from Cambridge University’s prestigious engineering and science labs, as well as multinational companies including Vodafone and Samsung. In 2000, he co-founded NeoGenius, an IT startup in Seoul, Korea that provided the B2B e-business software package and consulting services for companies in textile, chemistry, and auto manufacturing industries including LG-Caltex and Hyundai Motor Company. He also worked in the IT consulting industry in various capacities. He currently serves on the advisory board of several startups.
Dominic holds a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from Ivey. He received his MBA from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom where he was a British Chevening Scholar, and BS (Computer Engineering) from Seoul National University, Korea.