This assignment has several purposes. We want you to start to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
We also want you to learn to network better, which is a big determinant of your success (or failure) as a businessperson. If you can't find an entrepreneur, call one of the portfolio companies of a successful VC firm in the Boston area. Some good VCs:
We do not want you to interview VCs; we want you to interview individuals who have started companies (extra credit if you can find a failure who can articulate why he/she failed).
The deliverable for the assignment is a 2-page double-spaced memo. The content of the memo should answer a few or all of the questions listed above. Remember that this is an individual, not a team, assignment!