2: Key Frameworks and Models

Friday, September 25, 2015

What exactly is technology entrepreneurship?  We will give an overview of the process of creating and growing high potential ventures using several frameworks.  

The waitlist will be cleared by the beginning of class today, if not earlier.

Quote of the Day: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." Aristotle

Term Project (Policy on Term Project Assignments)

Our goal today is to form teams for the term project (OAP) and case study groups. Teams should consist of five students. These teams will then remain the same for the remainder of the quarter. As such, remember that the "best" teams (i.e.: the most creative, the most effective, and the most fun) have diverse members -- different majors, genders, or work experiences. Do not just pick your current friends. You will learn more from working with people who are not exactly like you and/or who don't agree with everything you say. We will devote sufficient time in this session to let you meet other students to form teams. If you need more time, you can leverage Piazza to help you find other team members. The deadline for forming a full team is in Session 2A on Monday, September 28th.

Study Questions (Policy on Study Questions.)

  • Read the term projects description completely. Be prepared to ask any questions you have about the Opportunity Analysis Project.
  • From the readings for today in the textbook, Steve Blank's article and Bill Sahlman's articles, what has surprised or delighted you the most regarding entrepeneurship and innovation as a set of processes or attitudes that can be taught and learned?
Required Readings (Policy on Required Readings.) Special Alert: Dimitre Dimitrov of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and Sue Schmitt (Stanford Controller) will hold a mandatory accounting workshop on Monday, September 28, at our regular room, Littlefield 107, beginning at 9:30AM. See you then!