Spine Sweat Experience

Learn how to start your venture by enrolling in Indiana University’s advanced venture creation course BUS–W409: Practicum in Entrepreneurship. This course is specifically designed for students with the passion to create new entrepreneurial ventures. Nicknamed the “spine sweat experience,” this course provides a unique challenge for selected students to prepare and present a business plan with a risk vs. reward aspect. Students who take the course are given the unique opportunity to present a business plan and pitch to a panel of distinguished alumni including angel investors and venture capitalists.

#1Entrepreneurship Course in America, INC Magazine

#1Entrepreneurship Experience in USA, Bloomberg Businessweek

The spine sweat experience is the most realistic and engaging entrepreneurship course offered at Kelley. It requires you to look beyond a syllabus and determine what is actually critical to bring to a real panel of investors. I recommend this course to all serious aspiring entrepreneurs.

Michael Wayne, Spine Sweat Graduate

Learn how to develop a business plan and pitch to investors.

Download the course info to learn more about the history, the professor, and the student experience of this course that will literally make your spine sweat.

Email your completed application to rstev@indiana.edu