Entrepreneurship Through the Lens of Venture Capital: A Free Online Course from Stanford

From Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty comes “Entre­pre­neur­ship Through the Lens of Ven­ture Cap­i­tal,” a course that “explores how suc­cess­ful star­tups nav­i­gate fund­ing, man­ag­ing, and scal­ing their new enter­prise. This process is explored through guest lec­tures and men­tor­ship from expe­ri­enced ven­ture cap­i­tal investors and sea­soned entre­pre­neurs who man­age these issues on a dai­ly basis in Sil­i­con Val­ley.” Top­ics cov­ered in the course include “cus­tomer val­ue equa­tion, board man­age­ment, mar­ket strat­e­gy, com­pa­ny cul­ture, and hyper growth.” Stan­ford adds:

With over a cen­tu­ry and a half of ven­ture cap­i­tal expe­ri­ence and many more years of prac­tice in entre­pre­neur­ship, our teach­ing team and guest lec­tur­ers cov­er the fun­da­men­tals for build­ing a suc­cess­ful com­pa­ny. While there is no set for­mu­la for build­ing a suc­cess­ful com­pa­ny, basic prin­ci­ples and gen­er­al pat­terns are man­i­fest­ed in the most suc­cess­ful start-ups. With assis­tance from expe­ri­enced ven­ture cap­i­tal investors and sea­soned entre­pre­neurs from Sil­i­con Val­ley, this course pro­ceeds through the stages of growth and chal­lenges expe­ri­enced by star­tups.

You can find the lec­tures above, on YouTube.

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