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Course Calendar (Autumn 2008)

Date

Monday Session

Workshop

Date

Wednesday Session

Module 1:  The Entrepreneurial Perspective

1
 Sep 22

Course Overview

Steve Blank and Tom Kosnik

 

2
Sep 24

Silicon Valley & Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank (Steve) and Tomk

Module 2: Opportunity Recognition & Evaluation

3
Sep 29

The New Era of Lean Startups
Guest Instructor:
Mike Maples

A 
Oct 1
Accounting

4
Oct

1

From Idea to Opportunity I: Our First Case Study

Case: IMVU (Steve)

5
Oct   6

From Idea to Opportunity II
Case: Facebook (Tomk)

 

6
Oct

8

Taking Your Opportunity to Market

(Tomk/Steve) 

7
Oct  13

Intellectual Property
Case: Palm Computing (A)

(Tomk & Michael Pierantozzi)

 

8
Oct 15

Partnerships
Case: WebTV (Steve)

Module 3: Building and Managing Your Team

9
Oct  20

Building The Startup Team
(Steve) (Tomk in Sweden)

 

10
Oct 22

Social Entrepreneurship

(Steve) (Tomk in Sweden)

 

11
Oct  27

7

Team Challenges
Case: NanoGene  (Steve)

B
Oct 27
Making Effective Presentations

12
Oct 29

Stock Options
Case: Barbara Arneson

Module 4: Initial Funding and Financing Your Growth

13
Nov

3

Financing
Case: SolidWorks (Tomk)

 C
Nov 3
Finance & Valuations

14
Nov

5

Key Elements of Venture Finance
Tomk with VC Panel: Ravi Belani, Rowan Chapman, Chi-Hua Chien, Trae Vassallo

15
Nov 10

 Initial Public Offerings
Case: BioTransplant
(Tomk)

 

16
Nov 12

Mergers and Acquisitions
Case: Palm Computing 1995 (Tomk) (Steve in NY)

Module 5: Entrepreneurship and You

17
Nov  17

Group Presentations I

(Tomk and Steve + Linda from OTL + OAP Mentors)

 

18
Nov  19

Group Presentations II

(Tomk and Steve + Linda from OTL + OAP Mentors)

19
Dec   1

Careers

(Tomk and Steve and town hall Panel of Entrepreneurial leaders from different vertical markets)

 

20
Dec

3

Course Summary

(Tomk and Steve)

 

Lectures

Workshops

Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 to 10:50 AM

Select Mondays, PM

Ceras 300

Thornton 110

Professor's Office Hours

TAs' Office Hours

Steve Blank 
Mondays 11:00 Am 12:00 Noon and as needed by appointment (Terman 453)

Boris Logvinskiy
borisl@stanford.edu

Tom Kosnik
Mondays 2:00 - 6:00PM (Terman 402)

Christina Cacioppo
cacioppo@stanford.edu