Alaska Pacific University’s Hickel Endowment for Strategic Leadership and Entrepreneurship is offering two new fall courses: Innovation Strategies for Business (MBA60710, 1 Credit) and Lean Startup and Business Model Creation (MBA60720, 2 credits). Classes will be starting August 29th, meeting on Mondays through the fall semester. Degree and non-degree students can attend one or both courses. Offered in a hybrid online and classroom format, the innovation class will participate in the Arctic Innovation Competition, and the lean modeling class will participate in the fall Startup Weekend event at The Boardroom (11/11-13). These two courses, exploring innovation commercialization in existing organizations and new ventures, will be followed by 2017 courses in new venture strategy, business planning, new venture finance and launch.