Spring 2011 MBA Course

B8713-001: Introduction to Venturing

W - Full Term, 04:00PM to 07:15PM

Location: URI 141

Previous Terms Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Instructor: Ron Gonen

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This course provides an overview of the entrepreneurial process. The focus is on identifying and evaluating ideas and learning the steps and competencies required to launch a successful new venture. Students are challenged to consider the appropriateness of an entrepreneurial career for themselves. Specific topics include characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, techniques for finding and screening ideas, entrepreneurial finance, the politics of new ventures, valuation and deal making, writing a business plan, buying a business, family business dynamics, and managing crisis and failure.<br>

Ron Gonen

AdjunctRon is the Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling and Sustainability for New York City. He joined the Bloomberg administration with the task of developing and implementing a plan to achieve Mayor Bloomberg's goal of diverting over 30% of New York's waste stream from landfills by 2017 and over 70% by 2025. He is responsible for New York's recycling programs which include paper, metal, glass, plastic, organics, textiles and electronics...

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