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Series

Silicon Valley Startup

Applied business launch experience

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Series Description

Bringing Silicon Valley insight to every launch

For the entrepreneur • For the executive

Strengthen your network in live-online, instructor-led courses starting March 2021.

At the heart of Silicon Valley is a networked community of inventors, technologists, business development evangelists, and experienced mentors collaborating to launch products and new companies. This new series of highly interactive business development courses brings their integrated experience together in short, focused business development courses for the new entrepreneur and the seasoned executive.

From hunch to actionable insight

Some of Silicon Valley's top minds will share key elements of business development and best practices, providing ongoing feedback and mentorship to help you develop strategy that’s based on actionable insight.

  • Build out your business acumen.
  • Develop brand
  • Fit to market
  • Build partnerships
  • Assess valuation
  • Grow customers
  • Successfully launch products and companies

Bring the exceptional Silicon Valley entrepreneurial mindset to your product and company launches, strengthen your portfolio of applied experience, and meet people who can help you shape your business.

A UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Certificate of Completion is available to students successfully completing a Silicon Valley Startup course.
   

Silicon Valley Ignite—our curriculum partner

The curriculum for the Silicon Valley Startup series is created by Silicon Valley Ignite, an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and a one-stop destination for resources, mentorship and mindset.

More courses coming soon.

  • Silicon Valley Startup bootcamps
  • Custom corporate training programs

Cost: Varies
Required Credits: CEUs varies
Duration: Individual courses are four to 12 weeks.

Courses

Course Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
Silicon Valley Startup Courses
Actualizing and Marketing Products for Profit 1.8 CEUs
AI for Startup Executives and Business Managers 1.2 CEUs
Business Development for Founders 1.6 CEUs
Create Your Startup Story to Inspire Sales 1.0 CEUs
Customer Discovery in Product/Market Fit 0.8 CEUs
Foundational Legal Issues of Emerging Growth Companies 1.4 CEUs
Strategic Partnership Development 1.2 CEUs
Verbal Identity: Creating Your Strategic Brand 1.2 CEUs

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