How to Build Successful Startups: Learn Lessons Straight from Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs

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Stanford Continuing Studies


How to Build Successful Startups: Learn Lessons Straight from Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs

Description

Great companies, like great homes, can be built in many ways. Outstanding entrepreneurs, like outstanding architects, can learn much from the achievements of their predecessors. Designed for the budding entrepreneur, this course will introduce you to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors, and to the varied ways in which they’ve constructed successful startups. During the course, numerous guest speakers will assist us in addressing these and other key questions: How can you overcome the critical challenges founders face, such as assessing your own unique goals, skills, and capabilities; forming a complementary core team; creating a breakthrough product; and raising initial capital.

What you will learn

  • Examine potential development paths.
  • Learn effective ways to raise growth capital from a variety of sources.
  • Identify useful metrics for measuring a startup’s progress.
  • Discuss the organizational, managerial, and competitive challenges that come with rapid growth

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