Stanford Technology Entrepreneurship

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. Created by Stanford.

Average Course Length

20 hours

Skill Level


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1: Technology and Entrepreneurship Overview
2: Silicon Valley
3: Nine Key Frameworks for Entrepreneurship
4: Business Model Testing, OAP Projects
5: The Founding Team
6: Creativity and Improvisation
7: Brainstorming
8: Technology Life Cycles and Diffusion
9: Case Discussion and Business Models
10: Customer Development and Lean Startups
11: Customer Development and the Business Model Canvas
12: Why is Customer Development So Tough?
13: FlightCaster
14: Startup Genome
15: Entrepreneurial Marketing
16: Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing
17: Acid Test for Entrepreneurs
18: Entreprenuerial Sales
19: Trialpay
20: Technology Transfer at Stanford University
21: Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences
22: Domainr
23: Ulu Ventures
24: Focal Labs
25: Venture Finance, Part 1
26: Venture Finance, Part 2
27: Venture Finance, Part 3
28: Course Summary