Stanford Entrepreneurship Through the Lens of Venture Capital

With over a century and a half of venture capital experience and many more years of practice in entrepreneurship, the teaching team and guest lecturers for this student initiated course cover the fundamentals for building a successful company. While there is no set formula for building a great company, basic principles and general patterns are manifested in the most successful start-ups. Created by Stanford.

Average Course Length

15 hours

Skill Level


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1: Course Introduction
2: Starting
3: Seed Fund
4: Iterating Your Product and Market Strategy
5: Funding Your Startup
6: Making the Team Work: Executives, Board, and Partners
7: Paying Attention to Details: It's All in the Details
8: Taking it to the Next Level
9: Doubling Down on Success: Go International or Get Acquired?