Venture Design Studios is a thrilling entrepreneurial journey inside the ENTR 2301 - The Entrepreneurial Experience class. Students experience what it’s like to discover and validate ideas from the ground up. Using the Lean Startup methodology, students learn to identify a problem and see it through to launch. Throughout the semester, teams pitch their idea to a panel of external judges on four separate occasions. Judges provide insight and feedback. Students then iterate and improve their venture each time. Approximately 500 students participate in this exciting journey of entrepreneurship each year. To celebrate, we end each semester with a bang during the exciting Venture Design Studio Finals where 7 teams pitch their venture in front of 200 of their peers and a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs.