Entrepreneurship Boot Camp: Redwood City

Delivered over three two-day modules, Entrepreneurship Boot Camp is a customized educational program at Stanford for Redwood City entrepreneurs.

Taught by Stanford GSB senior faculty members who also teach in our MBA program, this program will provide participants with the tools every entrepreneur needs to manage and finance growing enterprises.

Key Benefits

  • Learn how strategic leadership influences organizational evolution.
  • Discover how to evaluate business ideas, diagnose and solve business problems, and determine strategic growth opportunities.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of market forces and competition, and how to think beyond market constraints.
  • Develop the ability to scale up further, faster, and more effectively.
  • Understand how to facilitate partnerships with key stakeholders.
  • Acquire the leadership skills necessary for managing innovative organizations.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for senior-level executives working in entrepreneurial organizations in Redwood City who seek to take their enterprises to the next level.


Entrepreneurship Boot Camp teaches essential business skills and frameworks needed to translate ideas into action.

This comprehensive, three-module program spans four months, giving you an opportunity to formulate, evaluate, plan, and implement innovation within your organization.

Program Highlights

Below is just a sample of the sessions you’ll experience as part of the program.

Building New Growth Opportunities

Many existing and brand-new companies aim to build new ventures that will provide substantive growth over an extended period. This session will examine the risks and opportunities of various new-venture strategies, as well as provide frameworks and discuss key concepts related to building high-growth new ventures.

The Art of Storytelling

How do you tell a story? This question becomes important for leaders of companies as they use and craft stories for internal and external stakeholders to further strategic advantage, align a shared vision, spur innovation, and attract capital. We often leave stories to those with proven storytelling ability. But we all have this skill; we simply need to hone it.

In this session, we will break down the basic elements of storytelling, illuminate the power of a strong story, and discuss how storytelling helps build brands and organizations. Creating powerful stories and communicating them effectively can captivate financial investors, loyal customers, and engaged employees.

Motivating Others to Perform

Leaders must motivate their employees to work hard in ways that advance the mission of the enterprise. Most managers rely on pay, bonuses, and perks as effective means of motivation. However, in this session, you will learn about alternative “psychological levers” that can help build employee engagement and performance.

In particular, we will discuss a framework for thinking about “intrinsic motivation” and consider exemplars from successful organizations that have unlocked their employees’ true potential by providing meaning in their work.

Other Program Topics

  • Strategy and organizational design for innovation
  • Managing and financing growth
  • Building innovative brands
  • Communication and the art of persuasion
  • Entrepreneurship and venture capital
  • Attracting and retaining talent

The Stanford Difference

Stanford GSB Executive Education programs offer executives an extraordinary opportunity to immerse themselves in an intensive, collaborative learning environment where the focus is continually on the future.