Program Announcement

Registration for this program is open only to past participants of the Launching New Ventures program.

New Program

Building on the success of Launching New Ventures (LNV), Leading Growing Ventures is a new program designed exclusively for LNV past participants to refresh their learnings with the latest thinking and case studies on growing and scaling early-stage companies. Participants in this new offering will join the current cohort of LNV for the second half of their program. Leading Growing Ventures will become an annual event, with the faculty developing brand-new cases and lessons each year that focus on growing and scaling young ventures and driving long-term business success. Similar to LNV, the multifaceted challenges of being an entrepreneurial leader will be considered, and participants will have time to work on their specific business challenges in working groups and with program faculty.

What You Can Expect

This program prepares business owners and leaders to address topics vital for growing and scaling companies, ranging from evaluating attractive growth areas to building next-level leadership teams to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture in scaling companies. You will emerge from the program with the critical knowledge, practical tools, and professional connections you need to successfully lead your business to the next stage and harvest long-term value.

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This program prepares business owners and leaders to address topics vital for growing and scaling companies, ranging from evaluating attractive growth areas to building next-level leadership teams to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture in scaling companies. You will emerge from the program with the critical knowledge, practical tools, and professional connections you need to successfully lead your business to the next stage and harvest long-term value.

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Your Course of Study

In keeping with the Launching New Ventures format, this specially designed program balances the hallmark HBS case method with interactive presentations and robust discussions to foster a lively exchange among HBS faculty and program peers. Catering specifically to the needs of entrepreneurs and executives in larger organizations who are leading new ventures, the curriculum focuses on highly practical issues, such as evaluating growth mechanisms, increasing profitability, improving team performance, and managing operations.

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In keeping with the Launching New Ventures format, this specially designed program balances the hallmark HBS case method with interactive presentations and robust discussions to foster a lively exchange among HBS faculty and program peers. Catering specifically to the needs of entrepreneurs and executives in larger organizations who are leading new ventures, the curriculum focuses on highly practical issues, such as evaluating growth mechanisms, increasing profitability, improving team performance, and managing operations.

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Who is Right For the Program

This program is exclusive to past participants of the Launching New Ventures program. As such, participants include entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives in larger organizations who are focused on building and leading a new venture or driving innovation within an existing business.

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This program is exclusive to past participants of the Launching New Ventures program. As such, participants include entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives in larger organizations who are focused on building and leading a new venture or driving innovation within an existing business.

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Complementary Programs

Advance your skills further and maximize your time away from the office by taking advantage of two complementary programs offered during consecutive weeks. Leading Growing Ventures focuses on overcoming the common obstacles facing entrepreneurs in startups and principals building entrepreneurial ventures, while Foundations of Private Equity and Venture Capital delves into entrepreneurial finance and offers advice for navigating the world of private equity and venture capital. Together, these programs provide you with essential skillsets for exploring investment opportunities and building and leading a successful enterprise.

Advance your skills further and maximize your time away from the office by taking advantage of two complementary programs offered during consecutive weeks. Leading Growing Ventures focuses on overcoming the common obstacles facing entrepreneurs in startups and principals building entrepreneurial ventures, while Foundations of Private Equity and Venture Capital delves into entrepreneurial finance and offers advice for navigating the world of private equity and venture capital. Together, these programs provide you with essential skillsets for exploring investment opportunities and building and leading a successful enterprise.

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
MBA Class of 1975 Professor of Entrepreneurial Management. 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
MBA Class of 1975 Professor of Entrepreneurial Management. 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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Registration

Early registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited.

Participation is exclusive to past participants of the Launching New Ventures program. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.

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Early registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited.

Participation is exclusive to past participants of the Launching New Ventures program. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential.

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

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