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.
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