First course in a two-semester sequence that concludes with Electrical Engineering 464S. Teams of students starting companies focus on skill development and mentoring in start-up formation, technology development, market validation, marketing, sales, operations, human resources, program management, and finance. Includes discussion of the role of intellectual property, the social issues in design, as well as ethical and safety considerations. Emphasis on written and oral presentation of start-up activities. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. Only one of the following may be counted: Computer Science 378 (Topic: Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship),Electrical Engineering 364E, Engineering Studies 377 (Topic: Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship), Management 337 (Topic: Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship). Electrical Engineering 364E and 464S may not be counted by students with credit for Electrical Engineering 364D, 464H, 464K, or 464R. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- in Aerospace Engineering 333T, Biomedical Engineering 333T, Chemical Engineering 333T, Civil Engineering 333T, Electrical Engineering 333T, Mechanical Engineering 333T, or Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 333T; credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for Electrical Engineering 440, 445L (or 345L), 445S (or 345S), and 461L or 462L (or 362L); and consent of instructor.