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Entrepreneurial Operations: Launching a Startup

Babson College via edX

Overview

This startup operations course will examine the real-world operational challenges and execution risks associated with getting a new venture started. We will consider start-up ventures in a variety of industries. The course will provide you with a set of steps, frameworks, and tools that can be used to understand the important considerations for building a startup operation from scratch.

In each module, the students will be exposed to a different operations-related concept. Lecture notes, readings, and case studies will explore the key operations topics that are important for start-ups. Topics include:

  • The role of Operations in Launching a New Venture
  • Developing an Operations Mindset
  • Using the Value Chain Canvas to document your Startup Operations
  • Operational Risks and Challenges in Launching a New Venture
  • Operations Metrics for Managing New Venture Performance

Taught by

Jennifer Bailey

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