Stanford courses for free!
Stanford University seems unstoppable: after releasing 9 computer science courses as free video lectures, they just added 2 entrepreneurship classes:
The Lean LaunchPad by Steve Blank
Steve Blank has been founder or early employee of 8 startups, 4 of which ended in successful IPOs.
He will teach how to use a business model canvas to brainstorm each part of a company and customer development , to get out and see whether anyone other than you would want/use your product.
Finally, you’ll see how agile development can help you rapidly iterate your product to build something customers will use and buy. Each week will be a new adventure as you test each part of your business model.
AFAIK, the founders of Pulse took this course.
Technology Entrepreneurship by Chuck Eesley
How do you create a successful start-up? What is entrepreneurial leadership in a large firm? What are the differences between an idea and true opportunity? How does an entrepreneur form a team and gather the resources necessary to create a great enterprise?
Enroll and find out with Chuck Eesley