15.391 Early Stage Capital

Fall 2003

Two people shaking hands.
Students in 15.391 practice the early stages of entrepreneurship by working with lawyers and venture capitalists. (Image courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)

Course Highlights

This course features descriptions of the entrepreneurial field work students complete, including a term sheet and background information for a fictitious company that students will pitch to venture capitalists.

Course Description

15.391 examines the elements of raising early stage capital, focusing on start-up ventures and the early stages of company development. This course also prepares entrepreneurs to make the best use of outside advisors, and to negotiate effective long-term relationships with funding sources. Working in teams, students interact with venture capitalists and other professionals throughout the semester.

Disclaimer: The web sites for this course and the materials they offer are provided for educational use only. They are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney and no attorney-client relationship is created by using them. All materials are provided "as-is", without any express or implied warranties.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Shari Loessberg

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session