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Startups: From Idea to IPO
Course Number: Stanford Continuing Studies BUS 16
Date: Fall Quarter 2008
Time: M 7:00-8:50 PM
Location: TBA
Course details:


This course will show you how to plan, fund, execute, and attain liquidity for a startup company in Silicon Valley. We will cover topics including researching and writing a business plan, protecting your invention, gathering advisors, raising money, developing an operating plan, hiring and firing, managing success and failure, and selling or taking your company public. Class sessions will consist of interactive lectures, case studies of real companies, and discussions with invited guests including lawyers, recruiters, CEOs, venture capitalists, and investment bankers. Startups are stories of personalities, and every week you will see how these personalities have led to good or bad outcomes for their companies. Whether you are about to start the next Genentech or Microsoft, or even if you are just interested in working for a startup company, this course will give you the tools and rigorous framework you need to maximize the opportunity.

About the Instructor:

Douglas Kelly
General Partner, Alloy Ventures
Doug Kelly received a BA in biochemistry and molecular biology from UC San Diego, an MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and an MBA from Stanford.

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Additional information and/or registration:

10 weeks
Sept 22 - Dec 1
2 units $425

Drop by: Oct 5

(No class on November 24)

Register through Stanford Continuing Studies

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