Class Agenda

Day One

Topic Speaker Time
Introduction Eli Zelkha 9:00
Failure & Customer Discovery & Development Steve Blank

VC, Professor at U.C. Berkeley, Entrepreneur: Epiphany, MIPS, Convergent and more!

9:30
Student Exercise:

Personal Experiences & Reflections on Failure

All 10:30
Building India’s First Coffee Shop Chain Sashi Chimala

CEO Quickies, PayPod, Indigo Technologies

12:00
Lunch 1:00 – 2:00
Frameworks of Failure

Engineering Model (FMEA) Biological Model (Collins:How the Mighty Fail), Psychological Model (Cognitive Bias) Scenario Planning, Agile Model

Eli Zelkha 2:00
Student Self-Diagnostics – Failure Experiences and Vulnerabilities Students 3:00
Samasource: A Start Up Providing Dignified Work for Marginalized People in Scale Claire Hunsaker

Vice-President, Strategy & Product

Samasource

4:00

Day Two

Introduction Eli Zelkha 9:00
Starting a Y Combinator Company Matthew Brezina

Entrepreneur

Xobni

9:30
Student Discussion:

Y Combinator & Failure

All 10:30
TBD Ariel Poler

Entrepreneur, Angel, Advisor

IPRO, Topica, Kana Software, LinkExchange, StumbleUpon, Odeo, RockYou, Flixster and more!

11:00
Lunch 12:00
Psychology of Failure Video

Robert Chaldini

1:00
Lessons of Failure & the

Concepto Venture Model

Eli Zelkha / Simon Birrell 2:00
Global Failure & Success in Technology & Social Ventures Kamran Elahian

Entrepreneur, VC, Philanthropist

CAE Systems, Cirrus Logic, NeoMagic, Centillium, Momenta, Schools Online, Global Catalyst Foundation, and more!

3:30
Closing Eli Zelkha 5:00