Application of financial and entrepreneurial theory and analysis to the development of new ventures, focusing on developing an effective scale up model, establishing effective governance structures, negotiating with venture capitalists, and developing an exit strategy. Course balances learning of concepts, development of analytical skills, and practice in decision-making. Opportunity to apply learning to cases, exercises and to learn about real world financing situations. This course is designed to help students learn about the formation, financing, and management of massively scalable ventures though a series of close interactions with early-stage technology companies and their potential mentors and investors. This course is suitable for students pursuing careers in strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, and finance. Due to the course's special requirement to work closely with early-stage ventures: students must commit to signing a program-wide non-disclosure agreement, students must be flexible to accommodate meetings with ventures, and students must apply and be accepted into the program. Pre-requisite: FIN 657.