Educating the Next-Generation of Global Entrepreneurs the Silicon Valley Way

We educate the next-generation of leaders venturing into entrepreneurship with the aim of bringing innovation to their home countries. Our program is built on three guiding principles. These principles build an environment that fosters innovative thinking while also creating a clear path to build, test and launch new businesses in respective countries.

 
 
 
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Learn-By-Doing

Entrepreneurship is not just an “in-the-class” exercise but it is our belief that it should be taught through interactive learning and in the field testing.

+ Apply concepts learned on actual venture idea

+ Assignments require students to do what real entrepreneurs do when building out a new venture

+ Real customer interaction (5x per week)

+ Measured testing of business model components leading to key learnings

+ Pivoting/adapting as business develops

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Access to Experts

Our online curriculum allows us to give students access to world-class experts and entrepreneurs that have built both failed and successful businesses.

+ Mirrors curriculum taught at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business

+ All teams are assigned successful mentors to coach them through venture building process

+ Real-time virtual training by experts, to prevent mistakes and avoid common pitfalls (webinar)

+ Interaction with real investors and opportunity to pitch venture idea

+ Best practices and advice from accomplished entrepreneur guest speakers

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Proven Concepts & Frameworks

New and proven methods for scaling profitable businesses. Shift from written business research report (business plan) to market validation (traction)

+ Business Model Canvas

+ Customer Development Model

+ Concept of Minimal Viable Product (MVP)

+ Agile Development

+ Growth Marketing & Bootstrapping


Content Includes

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Flexible Curriculum & Course Structure

  • Adaptable Timeline - Fit with your existing course structure - from weekly scheduled sessions to intensive short-term bootcamps

  • Combination of in-person and web-based sessions

  • Integrate Learning Management System with Your Processes and Systems

  • Ability to Select Your Curriculum - You can choose to focus on specific course topics and frameworks or offer a broad survey of entrepreneurial topics to your students

  • Scalability - Course structure can work with any sized group from a small number of students in a single location to hundreds of students spread across many locations

 

Impact & Outcomes

  • Former students have qualified for the top startup accelerators in the world like Skydeck (UC Berkeley’s premier accelerator)

  • Using frameworks from the course, entrepreneurs have been able to bring products to market faster and more quickly raise venture funding

  • Lessons from class have saved entrepreneurs thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars by helping them avoid mistakes and use the right methods to build successful businesses

  • Students build their professional networks through their interactions with course mentors, guest speakers and experts

  • Students drastically improve their communications skills through rigorous course assignments

  • Increase understanding of Silicon Valley culture and how to effectively do business in America


 

850+

Students educated

200+

ventured created

125+

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Testimonials

 
 
 
Zhuoming Wang, Founder of CGRG

Zhuoming Wang, Founder of CGRG

The course is really amazing! After coming back to China, I established a venture and often recommend the course content to my employees. I told them to listen to stakeholders deeply and try to understand your customers. I could not imagine that one year later after the class, I become the most loyal believer and preacher. I miss Professor McDaniel’s lecture so much. The Introduction to Entrepreneurship really shaped my career path.
 
 
 

Past Presenters

Heini Zachariassen Founder of Vivino

Heini Zachariassen
Founder of Vivino

Michia Rorhssen Partner at Alchemist Accelerator

Michia Rorhssen
Partner at Alchemist Accelerator

Pedro Sorrentino  Managing Partner at ONEVC

Pedro Sorrentino
Managing Partner at ONEVC

Sunil Chaya Investor at NextWorld Capital

Sunil Chaya
Investor at NextWorld Capital

Casey Armstrong CMO at ShipBob

Casey Armstrong
CMO at ShipBob

Aaron McDaniel Head of Entrepreneurship at 10X

Aaron McDaniel
Head of Entrepreneurship at 10X

Mick Liubinskas Investor at Startmate

Mick Liubinskas
Investor at Startmate

Klaus Wehage CEO at 10x Innovation Lab

Klaus Wehage
CEO at 10x Innovation Lab

 
 

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