Week Date Start End Location Event Assignment Slides
Week 1
9/23 4:15pm 7:15pm Y2E2 111 Opportunity Assessment pptx
9/24 5:30pm 7:30pm Mixer 1: Brainstorming
9/25 6:00pm 7:30pm Mixer 2: Pitching
Week 2
9/30 3:45pm 4:15pm Y2E2 111 Mentor Meet and Greet
9/30 4:15pm 7:15pm Y2E2 111 Market Validation
Customer Discovery
2. GTM and Fieldwork (docx) pptx
10/1 4pm 5:30pm Nano 232 Market Research with
Konstantin Guericke
pptx
video
Week 3
10/7 4:15pm 7:15pm Y2E2 111 Go-to-market
Product Validation
3. Financial Assumptions (docx) pptx
10/11 8:30am 12:00pm Y2E2-101, Y2E2-105 Gate 1 Presentations
Week 4
10/14 4:15pm 7:15pm Y2E2 111 Financial Modeling 4. Unit Economics and Product Development (docx) pptx
10/16 5:30pm 7:30pm Nano 232 Financial Modeling
Deep Dive
video
Week 5
10/21 4:15pm 7:15pm Y2E2 111 Product Development Plan 5. Financial Metrics (docx) extra pptx
Week 6
10/28 4:15pm 7:15pm Y2E2 111 Financing 6. Cap Table (docx)
10/30 5:30pm 6:30pm Nano 232 VC Term Sheets video
11/1 8:30am 12:00pm Y2E2-101, Y2E2-105 Gate 2 Presentations
Week 7
11/4 4:15pm 7:15pm Y2E2 111 Capitalization 7. Business Canvas (pptx)
Week 8
11/11 4:15pm 7:15pm Y2E2 111 VC Presentation
Week 9
11/18 4:15pm 7:15pm Y2E2 111 Entrepreneurship:
Extreme Sport
11/25 Thanksgiving
Week 10
12/2 2:00pm 6:00pm Huang 304 Dry Run 1
12/3 2:00pm 6:00pm Huang 304 Dry Run 2
12/4 8:45am 4:15pm Y2E2 299 Final Presentations
12/5 8:45am 4:15pm Y2E2 2999 Final Presentations


Week 1 (Sept. 23th - Sept. 29th)

Course Introduction

Opportunity Assessment

Team Mixer I - Brainstorming - Wednesday, September 24 (5:30 PM) MANDATORY

Team Mixer II - Pitching - Thursday, September 25 (6:00 PM)

Deliverables

Reading/Speaker Prep



Week 2 (Sept. 30th - Oct. 6th)

Special Session, Sept. 30th 3:45pm

Market Validation

Customer Discovery

Wednesday, Special Session - Konstantin Guericke, Co-Founder of LinkedIn

Deliverables

Reading/Speaker Prep



Week 3 (Oct. 7th - Oct. 13th)

Go-to-Market Planning

Product Validation

Deliverables

Reading/Speaker Prep

Gate I: Opportunity Assessment

Saturday, October 11 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) Y2E2-101/105

Gate I Examples:



Week 4 (Oct. 14th - Oct. 20th)

Financial Modeling

Thursday, Special Session - CFO Deep Dive

Deliverables

Reading/Speaker Prep



Week 5 (Oct. 21st - Oct. 27th)

Product Development Plan

Deliverables

Reading/Speaker Prep

Optional Reading



Week 6 (Oct. 28th - Nov. 3rd)

VC Financing

Multistage Financing

Thursday, Special Session - VC Terms Sheets

Deliverables

Readings/Speaker Prep

Gate II: Operating Plan

Saturday, November 1 (8:30 AM -12:30 PM) Y2E2 101/Y2E2 105

Gate II Examples:

Gate II Reminders



Week 7 (Nov. 4th- Nov. 10th)

Capitalization

Deliverables

Reading/Speaker Prep

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Week 8 (Nov. 11th - Nov. 17th)

Start-Up Counsel

Pitching to Venture Capitalists

Reading/Speaker Prep



Week 9 (Nov. 18th)

Entrepreneurship: an Extreme Sport

Business Model Analysis (Due Nov. 21th)

Business Canvas Analysis Example

Optional Reading

Week 10 (Dec. 2nd - Dec. 5th)

Final Assignment (Due Dec 2)

Dry Run - Tuesday, December 2, Huang 304

Dry Run - Wednesday, December 3, Huang 304

Final Presentation To VC Panel - December 4 & 5, Y2E2 299

Final Presentation Examples:



Calendar