Fall 2017 | Engineering 140C

E140C – Leadership of Technology Ventures

Key Course Information

Course Objectives
To learn leadership and management skills for the successful growth of young technology companies by creating a fast-paced and effective learning environment. To complete the third and final phase of the nine-month Mayfield Fellows Program.
Admission
Limited to Mayfield Fellows. Please see the MFP website for more information.
Credit
2 or 3 units

Course Description

Leadership of Technology Ventures is focused on developing an understanding of the issues and techniques for growing emerging technology companies. The course takes participants through a range of issues faced by management in building a new enterprise. These include product and market strategy, venture financing and cash flow management, culture and team building, innovation and creativity, real-time decision making, and the overall challenges of managing growth and handling adversity. E140C allows Mayfield Fellows to debrief their summer work experiences with each other, using frameworks and tools from the previous E140 courses. It also provides closure to the Mayfield Fellows program itself.
Prerequisites
E140A and E140B
Admission
All students requesting admission to E140C must be previously selected Mayfield Fellows. Please see the MFP site for more information. Sorry, no auditors can be accommodated in E140C.
Approach
Several methods of instruction are utilized: lectures, case discussions, as well as individual, group, and guest presentations. This course incorporates both individual and group efforts. Individual students make presentations on their summer experiences, and the resulting discussion is facilitated by an additional student.