Registration is open for Entrepreneurial Leadership!

Based on research spanning over ten years and covering almost 10,000 startups in the U.S., Harvard Professor Noam Wasserman has identified important decisions that most founders face, and outcomes that are typically related with those decisions. Most often these decisions are related to people: starting from making the decision to become a founder, debating on whether to partner with other people, who they might be, dividing roles and rewards within the founding team, and acquiring the needed human, social and/or financial capital for growth. Each time new players become involved in the venture, new decisions have to be made which might have significant influence on the future outcomes.

Wasserman refers to the most critical decisions as the founder’s dilemmas: The Founder’s dilemmas are decisions that involve a tradeoff, hence they are painful to make, and often the easy decision is the wrong one in the long run. These dilemmas form the basis of the case-based learning on the course. Using these cases as examples, we will discuss issues such as how to get the right people engaged in your business idea, how to develop implementation capacity networks through global partnerships, how to grow without losing a start-up culture, and thus, how to building a high-growth, long-term, sustainable firm from scratch.

This course is targeted at students who are interested in joining or founding new ventures. While other entrepreneurship courses focus on ideation and opportunity spotting, this course focuses on the process of building a high growth venture. During this course, you will develop your knowledge of leadership in an entrepreneurial setting, your ability to design efficient entrepreneurial teams and your interpersonal skills in areas such as team working, negotiation, and networking as well as critical thinking and presentation skills.

NOTE! We are honored to get well-known entrepreneurs and investors to visit the course, such as: Kristo Ovaska, Moaffak Ahmed, Inka Mero, Kim Väisänen, Anton Backman, Jussi Laakkonen, Tomi Niskakoski, Jaan Apajalahti, Johanna Småros and Marianne Saarikko-Janson!

Register through Oodi: HERE!

NOTE! In addition to signing up in Oodi, please fill in this short Google form: HERE!

The course starts on Wednesday, 11th of April 2018.

Course details

  • Name: Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Schedule: April 11, 2018 – May 15, 2018
  • Credits: 5
  • Course code: TU-E4050


NOTE! In addition to signing up in Oodi, please fill in this short Google form: HERE!

For more information, contact:
Bhakti Chowkwale/bhakti.chowkwale@aalto.fiSee you at the course!Cheers,
AVP Team