Karan Girotra is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Johnson School at Cornell University. Karan collaborates with companies building new business models in the areas of urban living, smart transportation and e-commerce, helping them build rigorous research based solutions. Karan’s research team has been recognized by multiple awards including the prestigious Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Award and multiple best paper awards. He has also won teaching awards for his teaching on entrepreneurship and new business models and was featured in the Poets and Quant’s Best 40 under 40 business professors lists. In addition to his academic work, Karan was one of the founders of Terrapass Inc., which the New York Times identified as one of the most noteworthy ideas of 2005. Since then, TerraPass has helped businesses and individuals reduce over hundred million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Karan holds PhD and AM degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
In this course, you will design a testing plan for your product or service. You will choose an experimental strategy such as prototyping or pilots for collecting real-world data. Then, you will formulate your experiment to ensure reliable results while being conscious of accuracy and cost. You will identify what success looks like for your product or service and develop metrics to test those factors. By the end of the course, you will be prepared to test your prototype or pilot and evaluate how your product or service idea needs to improve.
To be successful in this course you will need to come prepared with a loose plan for a new product or service.
- Describe three strategies for primary data collection from your customers or end users
- Develop a testing plan for your product or service idea
- Meet best practices in research design
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Business leaders
- Technology leaders including CTOs