Venturing to Change the World


How do new ventures change the world? Changes in technology and society are increasing the power of small teams to impact everything. Startups, large corporations, social groups and governments are increasingly focused on the power of innovation to solve the world’s hardest problems. The ideas and patterns driving this recent form of change-making build on frameworks defining the development of modern civilizations since the Renaissance. Venturing to Change the World​ introduces the intellectual foundations and practical aspects of entrepreneurship. We explore the entrepreneurial mindset, team formation, idea selection, how ideas become products with markets, and the key steps in building a venture. Our scope is commercial as well as social ventures, and the course is appropriate not only for prospective founders but anyone who will operate in a society increasingly animated by entrepreneurial activity.