Accelerate Your Startup Idea

Stanford Continuing Studies

Stanford Continuing Studies

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About the course

This fast-paced entrepreneurship course is designed to be a highly collaborative experience in which the class works together to refine startup ideas and ready them for successful launch. Based on the Lean Startup methodology developed by Eric Ries and Steve Blank, the course will look at such startup issues as product/market fit and developing a minimum viable product that can be rapidly iterated upon for success. We’ll also dive deeply into the operational details of the entire startup process, from legal structures to financial models, along with financing options such as venture capital, angel capital, and impact capital. The course will culminate with “pitch night,” when students will have the opportunity to present to Silicon Valley executives and investors who will give feedback and offer coaching. Whether your idea is still only a “sketch on a napkin” or already attracts customers, or whether you are working on a tech startup, a family business, or a social venture, the goal is for you to leave the course with an actionable business plan for a sustainable enterprise.

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Bret Waters

Bret Waters has been immersed in the innovation culture of Silicon Valley for his entire career. He has founded and run three successful software companies and has also run two non-profit organizations. Today he teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University and is a Senior Mentor at the Miller ...

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