Practical Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Paper code: ENTR770
Cost: $875.88

Paper overview

AUT proudly introduces eSchool - Designed for Aspiring and Seasoned Entrepreneurs.

Do you have a business idea, want to get it to market and make an impact in the world, while being guided real-time by experts in the world of business and entrepreneurship?
This inspiring programme is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs of any age and from anywhere, who are looking to launch a new product or service, or develop an existing one.

Whether you are brand new to business or established and ready to grow, AUT’s eSchool is your ideal launch platform for getting yourself into action while being supported, so you can be doing what fuels you.

Participants work with mentors and experts to develop a business idea through a twelve-step curriculum based on the Periodic Table of Innovation from a concept through to communications and promotional activity.

Paper outcomes 

AUT’s eSchool (ENTR770) is a twelve-module programme that takes aspiring entrepreneurs to a new level of skill, knowledge and mindset. The programme offers a transformational experience with resources, mentors and support needed to hone and polish your business idea.

Participants take the class online, with twice weekly mastermind calls to support you through the modules as well as a live Dragon’s Den at the University to showcase your business plan to business experts and investors at the conclusion of the paper.

AUT’s eSchool is led by Mike Hutcheson, ex Managing Director of Saatchi and Saatchi and currently an Adjunct Professor here at AUT, as well as Catherine Newton, Director of Success for AUT’s eSchool and founder of

Mike Hutcheson and Catherine Newton have killer track records helping businesses achieve real results. Their inspiring stories and grounded direction have helped hundreds discover how to take their mindset, skillset and innovation strategies to a whole new level. Now it’s your turn.

Paper timetable - Starting online March 14 2018

Week 1
Wednesday March 14 - 2pm online, then every Wednesday at 2pm until May 23
There are No classes on April 18 and April 25 (ANZAC Day)

2 Day Masterclass - April 12 - 13
Dragon's Den - Wednesday June 6.

Prerequisites to study this paper

Level 7 for AUT students. Also available to outside participants by approval.

Dedicated school contact

Catherine Newton 

Last updated: 20-Feb-2018 4.17pm

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