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

As courses start using this textbook as a resource, we hope to generate a list of contact names and links to websites from these course instructors and facilitators. If you are interested in sharing with us your high-technology entrepreneurship course information, please send a email to Professor Tom Byers ( with information about your course.

Stanford University
High-Technology Entrepreneurship
Professors Tom Byers and Randy Komisar

For juniors, seniors, and first year masters students of all majors. No prerequisites. Introduction to concepts and tools essential to the entrepreneurial process, overview of the technology enterprise and the role of the individual within. Case studies, lectures, workshops and projects covering high-growth ventures from IT to biotechnology. 4 units, Winter Quarter.


University of California, Davis
Management 244
Professor Richard Dorf

The course is focused on the development and management of the new business ventures as an entrepreneurial enterprise. We will examine the characteristics of the successful entrepreneur and determine the critical steps in
building or acquiring a growth business from startup to revenues of greater than $10 million in a period of five years or less. Teams will develop a business plan that can be used to obtain the resources to build this business.

Link: Course Syllabus in (pdf)

Partial list of adopters in USA:

  • Athens State University
  • Babson College / Olin College
  • Boston University
  • Bradley University
  • California Baptist University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Manhattanville College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Miami University, Ohio
  • Michigan Technical University
  • North Dakota State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • Penn State University, University Park
  • Queens College
  • St. Louis University
  • Stanford University
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Colorado, Denver
  • University of Florida, Gainesville
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Sioux Falls
  • University of South Florida, Tampa
  • University of Texas, Arlington
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Texas, El Paso
  • University of Wyoming
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wayne State University

Partial list of international adopters:

  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • London Business School
  • Mahidol University (Thailand)
  • National University of Singapore
  • Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL)
  • University College London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Queensland, Australia


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