The classroom life was a critical stage of the International Experiential Learning course. We were engaged by industry professionals with presentations that focused on their lived experiences in startup entrepreneurship, but also in how they approached their markets, pivoted, and at times started fresh.
“It is better to lose a good idea than waste time on a bad idea.” is a nice sound bite on its own, but when paired with the real mistakes that successful entrepreneurs have made, you learn the importance of their lessons and how precious your time is.
Each day we would reflect to the class the progress, pivots, and steps our teams were working on. This let us learn from each other and internalize the lessons of the day, we could display their immediate action. In short the classroom life was dynamic and evolved throughout the course as we grew into our teams.