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Contact us for the Promo Code for the "Participant (Weeks 2 through 8") option!

Free Reception and First Class

Come to our free reception on Monday, August 12, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at nestGSV. Meet other entrepreneurs and people in the startup ecosystem. Stay and attend the first class for free!

The Course

Learn how to put together the building blocks of a startup, from idea to development, business models, selling, finding customers, execution, legal issues, and raising money. This overview course will examine how to manage these challenges. Through real life examples, discussions, and guest speakers, you will come away with valuable tools to improve the chances of building a successful startup. This class is highly interactive.

Sessions cover topics in:

* Company Formation

* The Team

* Market and Opportunity

* Customer, Product, and Intellectual Property

* Business Models

* Go-to-Market Strategy and Sales 101

* Financials

* Raising Money

* The 10 to 15 Magic Slides

Eight Monday evening sessions from 6:00 to 8:30 pm (except for Monday, August 12, when class will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm). No class on Monday, September 2.

Students may attend the classes live or by videoconference.

Guest Speakers for Monday, August 12:

Kayvan Alikhani, Co-founder and CEO of PassBan, and Former CEO of Litescape Technologies

Kayvan Alikhani is the Founder of Passban, which was recently acquired by RSA. PassBan created Passboard, the mobile device solution for securing devices and websites. Prior to founding PassBan, Kayvan was the CTO and CEO of Litescape Technologies. Kayvan has over 20 years of experience in software product development in telecommunications and other technology industries. He holds a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from Tehran University.

Hal Friedman, Partner at Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP CPA's

For the past 30 years, Hal has been working as a tax professional and lawyer serving the greater Palo Alto area. His practice experience spans all areas of taxation including closely held corporations and their shareholders, individuals, expatriates and nonresident aliens, and professional practices. Hal holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School.

Douglas Y. Park
Douglas Y. Park specializes in problems that cut across corporate governance, corporate and securities law, and strategy. As a Partner at Rimon, PC, he helps entrepreneurs, companies, boards, and investors address complex situations that implicate both business and legal issues. He has taught Starting Startups and Mergers and Acquisitions at Stanford University. Doug received a PhD in Business from Stanford Graduate School of Business, AB from Harvard College, and a JD from University of Michigan Law School.

“Doug brings to the courses extensive international teaching
experiences and real-world experience as a business law
practitioner with Startups and established businesses here in
Silicon Valley.”

Manoj Fernando
Manoj Fernando brings over 20 years of US and global experience as an entrepreneur and executive in software, hardware & mobile technologies to Thinktomi. Having founded and grown venture backed companies, he has the proven ability to lead, execute
strategy, drive global revenue, manage cross-functional teams, innovate, and build companies.

“Manoj was very effective in his teachings by bringing actual life
scenarios to the class with technology and business experience.
Leaders from within the technology industry came and gave their
presentations about either their new startup’s company their
successes and their failure and lessons learned.”

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