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Stanford Entrepreneur Course Starts Tomorrow, have you found your site location?

Stanford’s “How to Start a Startup”, will start tomorrow. Be sure to find where in your city a location will be to view all the material. You can even contact the leader of your city, if a location is not provided, so you can find out where you can go to view everything. If your city does not have a location or site then sign up to become a leader to host the program in your area. You can find that information on the course website at the bottom.

Just a few things to point out though, joining this class does not count as Stanford credit nor will you be able to obtain credit for it. The president of Y Combinator will be teaching the program along with many famous business leaders who will be guest speakers throughout the semester.

Course Links
Course Syllabus
Course Website
Viewing Locations

Even though you will be able to view all the material online from the course website it would be to your benefit to join a viewing session because it will also act as a discussion group. This will give people a chance to ask questions, bounce business ideas off one another, and network.

Be sure to sign-up on the mailing list for the program and join the Facebook Group.

If you live in Austin, TX then our location will be at Laura’s Library (9411 Bee Caves) every Monday and Wednesday from 2 – 4 pm and will end on Dec 8th. We will host a discussion group after the lectures. Make sure to check the syllabus as there are project due dates for the course. Please remember to treat this as if you were paying for the course in order to get the most out of it.

Entrepreneurship Series Program for the Fall

The fall program has started today. The series is broken up into several topics

How to Write a Business Plan – Sept 2, 9, and 16th
Creating a Value Driven Business – Sept 23 and 30
Pitching to Investors – Oct 7 and 14
Raising Money Through Crowdfunding – Oct 21 and 28
Resources for Entrepreneurs – Nov 4, 11, and 18
Overcoming the Struggles of Starting a Business Dec 2, 9, and 16


You can download today’s Writing a Business Plan presentation file. Everything we covered in class is included in the power point. Please review the slides as we will cover them next week and start on new material. Remember the class starts at noon and ends at 2 and the library opens at 10 am.

If you would like to review the kickstarter that we covered in class today you can click on this link. You can also read about the TIME’s article citing them as the Most Successful Kickstarter campaign ever.

The movie I mentioned in class is called “No Cameras Allowed” you can click on the name to learn more about the film and why you should watch it. You can read what the Wall Street Journal has to say about the film.
You can watch the full film here. Please take the time to watch this film with your family!

The two books I mentioned are here

The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis