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 second phase of the nine-month Mayfield Fellows program, including the summer work assignment.
Special sessions only, as listed on the E140B calendar.
All students requesting admission to E140B must be previously selected to the Mayfield Fellows Program (MFP). Please see the MFP website for more information. Sorry, no auditors can be accommodated in E140B.
Leadership of Technology Ventures is a three-quarter sequence of courses. It is focused on developing an understanding of the issues and techniques for seizing high potential opportunities in early stage technology companies. This distinguishes the sequence from courses which focus on business plan writing and the actual start-up of a venture (e.g., MS&E 273 — Technology Entrepreneurship). The sequence 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, team building and leadership strategies, innovation and creativity, real-time decision making, and the overall challenge of managing growth and handling adversity.
The primary teaching method for E140B (the second of three courses in MFP’s E140 series) is interaction between the students regarding their current job experiences. The students are all working at a start-up company, and they share in their experiences through written journal assignments and by hosting an open house at their company.