The creation of innovative ideas, concepts, and products has increasingly become a team effort. Therefore, college and university curricula need to provide students with the skills and tools necessary to manage the overwhelming flow of external and internal information as well as the high level of uncertainty inherent in any entrepreneurial activity. For example, the construction and revision of business model canvases provides students with an opportunity to translate business plans into business processes, enhance visual thinking and perform a reality check. In addition, weekly status reports encourage students to synthesize new information and revise previously developed hypotheses. Therefore, this paper will focus on examining students' use of thinking and management tools such as thinkfuse (www.thinkfuse.com) and lean launch lab (www.leanlaunchlab.com) in a entrepreneurship and innovation course directed toward the sustainable energy space.