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>
Vincent Ponzo was a Columbia Business School faculty member from 2013 to 2018.
Asha Saxena was a Columbia Business School faculty member from 2013 to 2019.