BUS 11 W — How to Build Successful Startups: Learn Lessons Straight from Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs
BUS 11 W introduces concepts and lessons explored further in BUS 45 W, but these courses may be taken in any order. BUS 11 W will cover ten weeks of content in an accelerated, three-week format. Students should expect to spend at least eight to ten hours per week on this course.
John Kelley, Co-Founder and COO, OnRiskJohn Kelley's company provides software services to the commercial insurance industry. Earlier, he founded 399 Innovation, which advises ﬁrms on invention and innovation strategy. He received a JD from Stanford, where he pursued an independent research track in artiﬁcial intelligence and law. Kelley also studied at Sorø Akadami in Denmark on an American Field Service Fellowship.
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Randy Komisar and Jantoon Reigersman, Straight Talk for Startups: 100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds--From Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity, Hardcover (ISBN 006286906X)
(Recommended) William H. Draper III, The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs, Paperback (ISBN 0230339948)