1: Course Overview

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Summary: What is E145? This first meeting of the course will provide a complete overview of the course including teaching team introductions and expectations, and exactly how we plan to exceed students’ expectations.  We will discuss our goals and objectives in examining the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship. Students must attend this session to be considered for admission into the course.

Quote of the Day: "A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties." Harry Truman

Study Questions
(Policy on Study Questions.)
  • What is entrepreneurship?  Can it be taught?
  • Why should engineering, science, and humanities (i.e. non-MBA) students study entrepreneurship?
Online Assignment (Policy on Online Assignments.)

Note: Attendance is mandatory in order to determine who is admitted and who is placed on waiting list. This applies even if students signed up via Axess previously.

Recommended Readings (Policy on Recommended Readings)
  • Technology Ventures (3e) (Byers, Dorf and Nelson) - Review the Table of Contents
Website readings:
  • Browse the entire web site for E145 thoroughly.  Please come to class prepared with any questions.
  • Stanford Technology Ventures Program. The sponsoring center for this class and entrepreneurship in the School of Engineering.
Watch the following short videos