28 episodes

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.

The class demonstrates the entrepreneurial mindset ... when others see insurmountable problems, people look for opportunities in technology and business solutions. A technology entrepreneurial perspective is also a wonderful way of thinking in order to tackle new opportunities in social entrepreneurship, whether it is in government or NGOs (non-profits).

Technology Entrepreneurship Stanford

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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.

The class demonstrates the entrepreneurial mindset ... when others see insurmountable problems, people look for opportunities in technology and business solutions. A technology entrepreneurial perspective is also a wonderful way of thinking in order to tackle new opportunities in social entrepreneurship, whether it is in government or NGOs (non-profits).

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    1. Technology and Entrepreneurship Overview

    1. Technology and Entrepreneurship Overview

    Chuck Eesley gives an overview to ENGR 145: Technology and Entrepreneurship. The course is designed to help students learn some of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and gain valuable interactions with professionals from around the industry.

    • 21 min
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    2. Silicon Valley

    2. Silicon Valley

    Chuck Eesley discusses some of the popular theories on why Silicon Valley has succeeded as a startup hub.

    • 8 min
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    3. Nine Key Frameworks for Entrepreneurship

    3. Nine Key Frameworks for Entrepreneurship

    Chuck Eesley examines what he describes as the frameworks for entrepreneurship. He describes nine basic models and frameworks for entrepreneurship and hopes that by giving a very broad sense of what entrepreneurship is.

    • 19 min
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    4. Business Model Testing, OAP Projects

    4. Business Model Testing, OAP Projects

    Chuck Eesley discusses entrepreneurship as a search for a repeatable, scalable business model. In this video, he discusses the group projects in the class, using the business model canvas, creating a low-fidelity website and market size analysis.

    • 17 min
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    5. The Founding Team

    5. The Founding Team

    Chuck Eesley discusses some of the basics of forming a founding team for an entrepreneurial venture. He stresses that without a strong central team a project will often have very little chance of success.

    • 13 min
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    6. Creativity and Improvisation

    6. Creativity and Improvisation

    Chuck Eesley discusses creativity and improvisation. He goes over the sources for new entrepreneurial ideas and the more productive sources including lead users and industry experience. He also touches on communities of innovation and user innovation.

    • 18 min

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