WATERVILLE MAINE + NYC – JP148: From Idea to IPO

This course poses a key question: why do some organizations succeed and others fail? Through the lens of recent and historic initial public offerings (IPOs) including Airbnb, Allbirds, Lyft, NetFlix, PayPal, Rivian Automotive, Robinhood, Snap, Uber and others, students will focus on the concept of sustainable competitive advantage. Beginning with the basics of strategy, students will assess how entrepreneurs take an organization from an idea to an IPO. The class will ponder the decisions made along the way and ask why some firms choose to complete an IPO, while others remain private. Through the use of case studies, students will work in teams and will analyze companies that have succeeded and failed in complex and dynamic environments.

Instructor: Graham Powis (graham.powis@gmail.com)

Info Session: Monday, 9/18 + Wednesday, 9/20 @ 6:00 PM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4321936692

Apply for Admission by Wednesday, September 27