Description: Technology startups are not just smaller versions of large corporations. Instead they are unique adventures requiring their own agile approach to grow. This class will cover best practices for developing a startup with a primary focus on high growth technology startups. These are a particularly interesting segment because of the rapid development of social & cloud platforms often allow scalable traction from a small seed round or even bootstrapping. While that is the focus, many principals are also applicable for large companies looking to grow by entering new markets. Also because most technology startups don't fail because of technology limitations but from lack of market demand many of the principals are universally applicable to iterative customer focused development.
Learning Outcomes: • Generate growth in technology startups and new product introductions in the enterprise by understand best practices at each stage of development • Develop an aptitude around leveraging social and cloud computing platforms to scale • Enhance skills for managing software development projects • Differentiate between different digital business models and understand the processes to efficiently validate the appropriate approach for a given startup • Exhibit ability to clearly communicate the phases of development a high growth technology startup goes through and approaches to finance the business at each phase • Build and lead an effective team at each stage of development