E145: Technology Entrepreneurship
E145: Technology Entrepreneurship (Stanford Univ.). This course introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, pioneered in Silicon Valley and now influencing other locations around the world. You will learn the process used by technology entrepreneurs to start companies. It involves taking a technology idea and finding a high-potential commercial opportunity, gathering resources such as talent and capital, figuring out how to sell and market the idea, and managing rapid growth. The class demonstrates the entrepreneurial mindset ... when others see insurmountable problems, people look for opportunities in technology and business solutions. A technology entrepreneurial perspective is also a wonderful way of thinking in order to tackle new opportunities in social entrepreneurship, whether it is in government or NGOs (non-profits).
|Lecture 05 - The Founding Team|
Chuck Eesley discusses some of the basics of forming a founding team for an entrepreneurial venture. He stresses that without a strong central team a project will often have very little chance of success - everyone needs to be willing to make sacrifices.
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