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NUvention: AI Analytics

NUvention: AI Analytics (ENTREP 475) focuses on the intersection between software (AI), hardware (IoT), data (analytics), and business (entrepreneurship). The course is a unique opportunity for passionate students and future entrepreneurs to journey through the formation of a commercial technology startup. The course is designed to expose students to all aspects of creating a technology start-up, covering a wide range of topics in AI, IoT, data analytics, IT infrastructure, cyber security, and business development. Students will develop AI technologies that leverage computer vision, natural language processing, and machine learning to build smart IoT devices, cloud infrastructure, process real-time data, and produce analytics applications.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to understand first-hand the process of launching a new venture in AI Analytics. While this course obviously fits the “ready to go” entrepreneur who is looking to launch a startup or join one in the near future, it is also a good course for those who are simply curious to learn about entrepreneurship, or those looking to join a startup. This course will give you a solid understanding of what it takes to launch a new venture and a common language to use in entrepreneurial endeavors in the future.

To apply for a seat in the spring 2021 section of this class, submit this form by midnight on Monday, March 1st. 


Quarter Time Location
Spring 2021 Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Remote instruction via Zoom

Past Projects 


Fairpass delivers real-time communication and IoT-driven analytical data to hospitals to improve patient treatment.


Shiftology is an IoT system that shifts UPS backup
batteries charging times to save energy costs for the data center.

Advisory Board

Dean Malmgren, Executive Portfolio Director, IDEO

Kora Lazarski, Director of Business Development, NielsenIQ

Melissa Tortorich, Sr. Strategy Consultant

Willem Bakker, Innovation Coach

David Jakopac, Vice President and Co-Founder, Lisle Technology Partners

Anne Marie Johlie, Regional Vice President at Mobilitie

James Kouris, Board Member at The Incubator - Science Innovation Labs

Reese Schroeder, Investor, Allstate Ventures

David Fadida, COO, ProtectedIP

Akshat Thirani, CEO, Amper

Harrison Shih, Product Leader, Doordash

John Nelson, President, The Applied Research Company

Tom Burns, Director of Business Development, IoT Analytics, Intel

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