NBA 5645

NBA 5645

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

The purpose of NBA5645 Dilemmas in Founding New Ventures is to increase your startup's chances of success by helping you avoid the #1 reason for startup failure: not strategy, not product, not execution, but TEAM-related mistakes. We start by analyzing the very first decision in any new venture, whether to found solo or with others. If you have co-founders, who will they be? And how will you split the equity? Then we explore growing the team by teaching you interviewing techniques to get beyond pat answers. Finally, we wrestle with the fundamental tradeoff in entrepreneurship: Growth vs. Glory. Can you grow your startup quickly without being replaced by a "seasoned" CEO? I'll teach you techniques for keeping control, which too many founders realize too late they have lost. For further information, please visit:

When Offered Spring.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17821 NBA 5645   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: Johnson and Graduate students Add/Drop Dates: Johnson Students – January 18th at 8:00am to February 7th at 11:59pm. You may add or drop a full semester class after February 7th with permission of the faculty. A late fee of $100.00 will be charged for each add or drop transaction. If you are dropping after March 21st you will also receive a "W" on your transcript in addition to the late fees. Deadline to change grading option: March 21st, 2022 Non-Johnson students may add themselves to the waitlists during their enrollment periods, however Johnson Students have priority into the classes and non-Johnsons will be enrolled: 1) IF seats are still available after Johnson students complete their enrollment period and 2) IF the instructor allows. There will be no enrollment from a wait list into a class if you have a time conflict or if it will create an overload.