13 Dec 2018
HBX Launches Course to Help Startup Leaders Navigate Rapid Growth and Change
“Scaling Ventures” is an Eight-Week Live, Interactive Online Course
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BOSTON—Harvard Business School’s online initiative, HBX, has developed a new program to help startup founders and senior leaders successfully scale. Scaling Ventures will be taught by Harvard Business School (HBS) entrepreneurial management professors and seasoned entrepreneurs Shikhar Ghosh and Jeffrey Rayport. The eight-week course will take place via a live, interactive online classroom that brings HBS’s famed case method to life.

Scaling Ventures will teach startup leaders how to:

Explore expanding into new markets or adding products and services

Develop strategies for recruiting and motivating talent at each stage of growth

Identify the appropriate organizational structure

Recognize patterns for more confident decision making

“When a startup scales, the leadership team is faced with decisions they have never had to consider,” said Professor Ghosh. “Scaling Ventures prepares leaders for those challenges and gives them the tools and confidence to take on make-or-break decisions.”

“The course exposes participants to critical decisions faced by actual founders, selected because they represent common challenges among scaling startups of all kinds,” said Senior Lecturer Rayport. “The cases we discuss are, in effect, ripped from the headlines, and our participants have a chance to navigate the complexity of these issues firsthand.”

Participants will be immersed in real-world case studies from industry-leading companies. The course will run for eight consecutive Tuesdays beginning on April 30, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET.

This program is designed for founders and senior executives at startups that have confirmed product market fit and are seeking to grow their ventures quickly. Space is limited in the program and applications will be accepted until Wed., March 27, 2019. The program fee is $4,500.

Contacts

Michele Reynolds
mreynolds+hbs.edu

ABOUT HBX

HBX, the digital learning initiative from Harvard Business School, was founded in 2014 with the mission of expanding the reach of the School by delivering high-quality online business education to learners around the world. HBX’s programs are designed to deliver a case-based, active, and social learning experience in a highly engaging digital learning environment. Each program is designed and taught by leading HBS faculty who bring their expertise and passion to learners from around the globe.

ABOUT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 70 open enrollment Executive Education programs and 55 custom programs, and HBX, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who make a difference in the world, shaping the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.