This course reviews management literature, and is designed for individuals and teams who want to utilize research in core business fields to become more effective managers. The material is catered to participants in organizations of all sizes, including entrepreneurs, managers in corporations and startups, and policymakers.
Eric Ball and Joe Lipuma
The Startup Pitch is the most complete reference source for pitch skills used in today’s startup world. You will learn the proven formula for a successful pitch based on case studies of pitches that worked. You will also gather insights on slide development and delivery. This course is designed to improve your pitch and win funding faster.
This is an advanced entrepreneurship class, designed for teams who have already started a company or are seriously thinking about starting a company. We encourage teams to take this class together as much of the work will be focused on working with your board to make real progress on the most important issues in your startup. For each startup team, we will create a board comprised of your peers based on your needs, their skills, and everyone’s engagement. In addition, one of the early assignments will be for each team to find one or two domain experts to serve on their board for the duration of the class. One of the requirements in this class is to serve on another team’s board.
This course shows how to evaluate projects using traditional financial methods of discounted cash flows, valuations incorporating strategic considerations, and making use of all available information. This free five-week course is aimed at all Spanish speakers who want to improve their skills in making strategic decisions in the business landscape, and simultaneously networking with Spanish speakers around the world.
Patricio Del Sol, Ph.D. Stanford
If you want to raise funding for your startup, you probably already know there is more to it than creating an impressive investment pitch deck. In this course, instructors from the leading venture capital training program, the Kauffman Fellows Program, teach you how to manage the fundraising process–from identifying potential investors, to making your investment pitch, to driving a funding to closure.
This is an action-oriented course to help develop your entrepreneurial leadership skills, whether or not you intend to start a new business, and will offer the elements needed to take initiative from any organizational position. It will help you reexamine your mindset about leadership — constantly seeking opportunities, action to test possibilities, learning and new actions. You will develop your vision of what kind of leader you want to be, your ability to engage with colleagues to create a high performing team, and your skills at influencing the many people whose cooperation you need even though you can’t give them orders.
Allan Cohen and David Bradford
If you want to learn how to be a successful venture capitalist or how to raise venture capital for your startup, you’ll want to know how a venture capitalist thinks and makes investment decisions. This online course on venture capital covers both the mechanics of venture capital investment and the important role investors play in shaping the culture of successful startups. Founder-VC mismatches or culture clashes are silent killers of both startups and innovation.
Clint Korver and others
Instead of learning from the school of hard knocks, let experienced startup founders guide you to being a successful first-time CEO. In addition to explaining the most critical responsibilities of a startup CEO, Matt Blumberg, Founder/CEO of Return Path and author ofStartup CEO and Clint Korver, successful serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Stanford University adjunct professor, will provide you with an operating system that will help increase the chances of your startup’s success, while saving you time and reducing stress.
This is an advanced entrepreneurship class, designed for teams who have already started a company or are seriously thinking about starting a company. We encourage teams to take this class together as much of the work will be focused on working with your board to make real progress on the most important issues in your startup. For each startup team, we will create a board comprised of your peers based on your needs, their skills, and everyone’s engagement. In addition, one of the early assignments will be for each team to find one or two domain experts to serve on their board for the duration of the class. One of the requirements in this class is to serve on another team’s board. As we go, we will refine board membership based on peer reviews and demonstrated effort. We will optimize this class for entrepreneurs willing to invest the time and energy to help themselves and others.
This course will demystify venture capital deals and give both first-time and experienced entrepreneurs a definitive guide to secure funding. Veteran venture capitalists Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson, partners at the Foundry Group and authors of Venture Deals reveal the secrets behind how venture financings really work. Interviewed by serial entrepreneur and Stanford adjunct professor Clint Korver, they explain in plain language, and often humorous terms, the sometimes confusing elements of venture deals, detailing what’s critical and what’s not. Entrepreneurs will learn the best strategies for getting a fair deal, from both their lawyer and the venture capitalists.
Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson
This course focuses on strategies and techniques for development of sustainable products and manufacturing processes. Using case studies, we will examine strategic decisions and best practices in new product and process development when environmental and resource externalities are accounted for. Environmental sustainability has emerged as the imperative management undertaking for business sustainability in the face of rising global demand for natural resources and environment services and of environmental problems such as climate change. We will examine how regulatory and voluntary requirements for sustainable development affect the ability of a firm to achieve its business and corporate objectives. We will assess how sustainable products and operational practices contribute to the firm’s competitive advantage and operational efficiency and to enabling entrepreneurial opportunities.
In this short course, you will see four lessons from the Quantway® course developed by the Carnegie Foundation. These lessons will develop your understanding of common numbers often found in the news, on advertisements, and online. You will see how numbers play important roles in arguments you hear about daily like issues such as gun control, smoking, pollution, and heart attacks. And by the end of this course, you’ll be able to use numbers to communicate your ideas.