Starting up a new venture amid rapid change is fraught with challenges. Focused on overcoming common obstacles facing entrepreneurs in small-to-midsize companies, Launching New Ventures shows you how to build a successful business by turning disruptive innovation into a competitive advantage.

What You Can Expect

Offering the latest perspectives on entrepreneurial issues and best practices, this leadership development program helps you improve your analytical skills, make sound investment and management decisions, and develop the essential leadership capabilities for managing growth and radical change.

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Offering the latest perspectives on entrepreneurial issues and best practices, this leadership development program helps you improve your analytical skills, make sound investment and management decisions, and develop the essential leadership capabilities for managing growth and radical change.

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Your Course of Study

This Executive Education program examines the complex process of exploiting disruptive opportunities to build successful new businesses. From defining business initiatives to attracting capital and talent, this program will help you develop proactive strategies as your business grows.

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This Executive Education program examines the complex process of exploiting disruptive opportunities to build successful new businesses. From defining business initiatives to attracting capital and talent, this program will help you develop proactive strategies as your business grows.

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Who Is Right for the Program

Launching New Ventures is designed for entrepreneurs and business owners of small-to-midsize companies who are building a new venture or developing the capabilities necessary for successful innovation.

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Launching New Ventures is designed for entrepreneurs and business owners of small-to-midsize companies who are building a new venture or developing the capabilities necessary for successful innovation.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Chair
Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; and faculty chair of "Launching New Ventures: Jump-Starting Innovation for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners." Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

William R. Kerr

Faculty Chair
Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; and faculty chair of "Launching New Ventures: Jump-Starting Innovation for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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