Startup School provides faculty, staff and students instruction and guidance on how to start a company with a customer validated, agilely designed and financially rationalized product worthy of continued startup development.
NOTE NEW START DATE
October 5 – November 9
Wednesday evenings 6-8 pm
KU School of Engineering Complex
LEEP2 Building, Room 2415
Startup School @ KU
Startup School@KU provides participants a fundamental understanding regarding how to start a startup motivating further development of entrepreneurial skills (adapted from Stanford’s CS 183). Open to all faculty, staff and students at KU.
- Flipped classroom: students consume provided materials (identified by class below) prior to class meetings
- Guest lecturers on the respected topic for that evening plus answer questions for that topic. Other material (personal experiences) are welcome additions.
- Each session consists of standard lecture (for selected sessions): 30 minutes; guest lecture discussion (90 minutes).
Dinner for participants is provided.
NOTE NEW START DATE
October 5th: Key Components of Successful Startups & Top Ten Critical Considerations for an Unsuccessful Startup (TTCCUS)
Lecturer: Wally Meyer, School of Business
How to Start a Startup: Ideas and Products (Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz)
October 12th: Generating Ideas
Lecturer: John Fein, Firebrand Ventures
Reading: How To Get Startup Ideas (Paul Graham)
Reading: The 10X Rule for Great Startup Ideas
October 19th: Building Product
Lecturer: Kyle Johnson, Founder & CEO Bixy, Pipeline Innovator of the Year
Building Product, Talking to Users and Growing (Adora Cheung-Homepoint)
October 20th: Celebration of Innovation: A Startup Showcase (Register Here)
October 26th: Growth
Lecturer: Mike Bosch, Founder & CEO RG Fiber, Pipeline Fellow
Financing Your Startup (Marc Andreessen – Netscape; Ron Conway – SV Angel; Parker Conrad – Zenefits)
November 2nd: Operating the Startup
Lecturer: Howard Berkowitz, Managing Director, Precision Growth Strategies
Growth (Alex Schultz-Facebook)
November 9th: Working Session with Mentors
Operating the Startup (Keith Rabois – Khosla Ventures Partner and Square COO)
November 18: Global Entrepreneurship Week at KU
Funding raising discuss financing of startups including a guest presentation by Marianne Hudson, CEO, Angel Capital Association and other roundtable discussions