The course explores how successful startups navigate funding,managing, and scaling their new enterprise. This process is exploredthrough guest lectures and mentorship from experienced venture capitalinvestors and seasoned entrepreneurs who manage these issues on adaily basis in Silicon Valley.
Course themes: customer value equation,board management, market strategy, company culture, and hyper growth.This is a student initiated course.
With over a century and a half of venture capital experience and manymore years of practice in entrepreneurship, our teaching team andguest lecturers cover the fundamentals for building a successfulcompany. While there is no set formula for building a successfulcompany, basic principles and general patterns are manifested in themost successful start-ups. With assistance from experienced venturecapital investors and seasoned entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, thiscourse proceeds through the stages of growth and challengesexperienced by startups.
Offered by Stanford’s School of Engineering, the course will run from January 14 through March 11. New videos will be posted every Monday. Sign-up begins January 14 and will end on February 1. Released with a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license.