Preface of Textbook
About the Textbook
About the Authors
Book Website at McGraw-Hill
DVD Contents
Stanford 1e Book Website
McGraw-Hill 1e Book Website
Book Contents
Table of Contents
Venture Opportunity, Concept and Strategy
Venture Formation and Planning
Functional Planning of the Venture
Financing and Building the Venture
  Business Plans (App. A)
  Case Studies (App. B)
Online Sources (App. C)
Sample Syllabus
Course Overview
Calendar of Sessions
Entrepreneurial Perspective
Idea or Opportunity
Gathering Resources
Managing Ventures
Entrepreneurship and You
Additional Resources
Schools Using This Textbook
Authors Blog

Class 13: Entrepreneurial Leadership

Start-up leaders must excel at real-time decision making in order to manage the growth of hot high-technology startups. Vinod Khosla of Sun Microsystems faced a critical marketing challenge at the end of his company's first year, that put his bold creative thinking to work.

Workshop C: Making Effective Presentations

The ability to publicly present ideas clearly and concisely is a skill that every entrepreneur should develop. The delivery of a presentation, rather than the content, will often make the greatest impression on the audience. This workshop covers presentation essentials.

Class 14: Initial Public Offerings (IPO)

Beyond new-found riches, the initial public offering (IPO) greatly affects the company and its stakeholders. It is but one of various potential 'exit strategies' that a startup may pursue, but the most commonly heralded by media. We look at BioTransplant decision process to 'go-IPO'.

Class 15: Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Another viable 'exit strategy' for a startup is a merger or acquisition. Not just a graceful exit, oftentimes an acquisition may be the best path for an entrepreneur to achieve his or her mission. Almost out of money, Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins of Palm discuss selling their company.
Class 16: Social Entrepreneurship  
The concepts of scalability, sustainability, opportunity and accountability in for-profit entrepreneurship ventures are also applicable to social ventures. We discuss the New Schools Venture Fund as an example of applying the VC model to a philantrophic mission.

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