Circles of Influence
About This Course
Silicon Valley and Bay Area serve as the global center for high technology, venture capital, innovation, and social media. In this course, you will learn the culture and evolution of Silicon Valley in terms of the VC investment trends, the rise of incubators and accelerators, and how the leading VC firms are disrupted.
We will help you identify players in Silicon Valley Ecosystem, and how entrepreneurs earn their trust to get funding and other resources to grow. You will learn the Silicon Valley Law Firms and how to work with them to build your new business, raise money, and create, defend, and monetize our intellectual property. You can also use this course to compare any entrepreneurial ecosystem with Silicon Valley.
Learn how to use a set of tools to manage team more effective. Help the future leaders to analyse the effectiveness of leadership styles in different situations.
Evaluate Business Opportunities,
Test Business Model
Once you have discovered what you believe to be a business opportunity, the workshop help to evaluate whether it is worth pursuing.
Build Your Network
Identify your goals, key stakeholders, how to build trust, how to identify” trust gaps”, and how to get feedback to allow you close the gap and rebuild trust.
Identify the major risks in growing a new venture and plan to how to prevent the risks or develop contingency plans in case they occur.
Build your business with a triple bottom line: profits for investors, social impact for the people around you, and environmental impact to protect the planet.
Think For Your Career
You will develp a vision for where you want to be 10 years in the future，and a one-year action plan to get them started in your journey.
This workshop provides you concepts and tools about creativity, innovation from Stanford Professor Tina and Tom Kelley, one of the leader in IDEO.
Build Global Brand
A number of topics covered in the workshop will inspire you to build your brand. Including how to communicate, manage it, and measure a brand's value.
Distribute Your Products
Takeing the GEM ( Global Entrepreneurial Marketing) course at Stanford, it will guide you for direct sales, managing partnerships to sell solutions to enterprises.
Learn to negotiate across the triple chasms of generation, gender, and culture