Harvard Business School Online 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.

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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,” says 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," says 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 the 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.

To learn more about the program, visit the Scaling Ventures page

Note: This post was updated January 8, 2019 to include our new name, Harvard Business School Online (formerly HBX).