This companion course to MS&E472 - Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Seminar teaches how to look at a business and analyze its key components using speakers at the weekly Thought Leader Seminar. Assess each company's business model and discuss how the founders discovered their opportunity, built their team, and got funded. Topics are relevant for up-and-coming founders of companies and future engineers or scientists participating in a startup.
- Venture Financing
- Business Models
- Interpersonal dynamics in the startup environment
It is recommended that this course is taken at the same time as Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders' Seminar (Stanford Course MS&E472).
- 1 year of college level calculus (through calculus of several variables, such as CME100)
- Background in statistics, experience with spreadsheets recommended.
- An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent