MS&E 275: Foundations for Large-Scale Entrepeneurship

MS&E 275: Foundations for Large-Scale Entrepreneurship

Ever wonder:

What did companies like Instagram, Lyft, Alibaba look like in the
early days?

How do you “pick a winner”?  How do you know if something is “venture scale”?

Whether you’re making investments or finding a job at a startup, you need to be able to assess whether the company is in a space worth investing in.  That’s what you’ll learn in this class.

Explore the foundational and strategic elements needed for startups to be designed for "venture scale" at inception. Themes include controversial and disruptive insights, competitive analysis, network effects, organizational design, and capital deployment. 

Spring 2016, Monday/Wednesday 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM

Course instructor: Ann Miura-Ko

Ann Miura-Ko has been called "the most powerful woman in startups" by Forbes. Prior to co-founding FLOODGATE, she worked for 5 years and got her PhD at Stanford in mathematical modeling of computer security. 

Some of Ann's investments include Lyft, Ayasdi, Xamarin, and Refinery29.