Leadership of Technology Ventures is focused on developing an understanding of the issues and techniques for growing emerging technology companies. This distinguishes the course from those which focus on business plan writing and the actual formation of a venture (e.g., MS&E 273 — Technology Venture Formation
). 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.
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.
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.