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NUvention: Transportation

NUvention: Transportation (ENTREP 471) is an interdisciplinary, experiential course created in collaboration with the Transportation Center, designed to teach students about creating businesses in the transportation space. NUvention: Transportation will look at the evolutionary and revolutionary changes that are recreating the face of transportation, and will provide opportunities for student teams to build business models in this field under the guidance of industry veterans. This class is designed to expose students to all aspects of the business development process from the idea, to the creation, to the financing and the running of a start-up business. Finally, this is a project-based class in which students will receive mentorship and expert advice from Advisory Board members in order to ensure a proper product-market alignment.

Quarter Time Location
Winter 2022 TBD TBD

Past Projects


Instago is a "Trust-Driven Ride-sharing Aggregator." Upload Technologies offers drone
recharging and data up/downloading stations.


CLAEM is an airport security innovation. Safety from the sky (2019)

Advisory Board

Iqbal Arshad, Former Senior Vice President, Engineering, Global Product Development, Motorola

Patricio Azcunaga, Director of Intermodal Operations, Mexico, Union Pacific

Willem Bakker, Innovation Coach

Joe Burns, CEO, Sensurion Aerospace

Anne Johlie, Regional Vice President, Mobilitie

Bret Johnson, Associate Director, Northwestern Transportation Center

John Kwant, Vice President, City Solutions, Ford Motor Company

Chacko Poothicote, IT Leadership Program, Ford Smart Mobility, City Solutions

Paul Pebbles, CTO, Urban Active, General Motors

Bob Perrin, President and CEO, Magellan Associates LLC

Chris Pickett, Chief Strategy Officer, Coyote Logistics

David Rosen, Founder and CEO, TechX Foundry

Brian Schettler, Managing Director, Boeing HorizonX Ventures

Chad Strader, Co-Founder & Partner, Red Arts Capital

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