BUS 11 W — How to Build Successful Startups: Learn Lessons Straight from Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs
Guest contributors include: Michael Anderson (co-founder and CEO, Stache); Neerav Berry (co-founder and co-CEO, Payplant); Leon Chen (partner, The Column Group); Adam Cheyer (co-founder and former vice president of engineering, Siri, Inc.); Adam Draper (co-founder and managing director, Boost VC); Timothy Draper (founder, Draper Associates and DFJ); William H. Draper III (co-chair, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation); Jim Fruchterman (founder and CEO, Tech Matters); Tom Kemp (co-founder and former CEO, Centrify Corporation); Jim Kleckner (senior distinguished technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise); Randy Komisar (partner and advisor, Kleiner Perkins and co-author of Straight Talk for Startups); Ambarish Malpani (vice president of product and application security, SAP); Mary McDougall (vice president, Astia); Jessica McKellar (founder and CTO, Pilot.com); Jan Møller Mikkelsen (president and CEO, Ascendis Pharma A/S); Camilla Olson (CEO, Savitude); George G.C. Parker (Dean Witter Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business); Diana Peterson (principal product manager, Khan Academy); Thane Plambeck (co-founder, Counterwave); Rob Reis (founder and CEO, Higher Ground); and Elton Sherwin (author, The Silicon Valley Way).
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-founded OnRisk, which 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 Akademi in Denmark on an American Field Service Fellowship.
Co-Founder and COO, OnRisk
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)
(Recommended) William F. Miller et al., The Silicon Valley Edge: A Habitat for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Paperback (ISBN 0804740631)