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Harvard Business School

Entrepreneurship Essentials

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Jun 12—Jul 10
USD 950
Aug 21—Sep 18
USD 1050


Master a Proven Framework for Building and Financing New Ventures

Entrepreneurship Essentials helps you turn an idea into a viable venture. Learn how entrepreneurs validate concepts through structured experiments, refine their business strategy, and raise the capital necessary to create value and grow their business.

What You'll Learn

  • Identify a business opportunity
  • Evaluate an idea and assess the market
  • Explore the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship
  • Leverage experiments to validate concepts and refine your business strategy
  • Discover the key financial decisions entrepreneurs must make in the early stages of a startup
  • Understand the process of raising capital and how to speak to investors

Who should attend

  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs
  • Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
  • Students


William Sahlman is the Dimitri V. D'Arbeloff - Class of 1955 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. The d'Arbeloff Chair was established in 1986 to support teaching and research on the entrepreneurial process. Mr. Sahlman received an A.B. degree in Economics from Princ...


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