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James D. Price

Adjunct Lecturer of Entrepreneurial Studies
University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business


Jim Price is a successful serial entrepreneur, member of the entrepreneurial studies faculty at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and an executive committee member of Ross’s Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. As founder, CEO and/or chairman, he has launched and led several technology-enabled startups, producing superior shareholder returns through multiple successful company sales as well as an IPO. Over nine years on the Ross faculty, Jim has taught over 1,200 MBAs his “New Venture Creation” team-business-planning elective course; scores of alums have launched startups inspired by his class, while hundreds of others apply the course’s entrepreneurship principles in new-business-development and new-product-launch career activities in established organizations. Jim has also advised dozens of Global 2000 corporations and research institutions on instilling entrepreneurial leadership and on accelerating and commercializing innovation. A Stanford MBA, lifelong musician and believer in personal reinvention, Jim’s writings on various entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategy topics can be found at GlobaLens.

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by James D. Price
Product Type: Teaching Tool  Publication Date: 11/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-210  Length: 104pages
This PowerPoint slide deck PDF was designed for the 4th and final module in the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation Course titled Launching and Managing a Startup Enterprise.
by James D. Price
Product Type: Teaching Tool  Publication Date: 11/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-211  Length: 2pages
This Excel spreadsheet was designed for the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation Course. It contains a 5-year financial projection of a hypothetical company. Students can use this spreadsheet to value a company's cash flow over time.
by James D. Price
Product Type: Teaching Tool  Publication Date: 11/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-212  Length: 2pages
This Excel spreadsheet was designed for the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation Course. The spreadsheet illustrates the Venture Quotient for a hypothetical company. Students can use this spreadsheet to comprehend the Venture Quotient tool for analyzing projected company risk.
by James D. Price
Product Type: Teaching Tool  Publication Date: 11/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-207  Length: 134pages
This PowerPoint slide deck PDF was designed for the 1st module in the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation Course titled Evaluating Entrepreneurial Career Options and Startup Opportunities.
by James D. Price
Product Type: Teaching Tool  Publication Date: 11/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-208  Length: 45pages
This PowerPoint slide deck PDF was designed for the 2nd module in the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation Course titled Understanding Startup Finances and Capital Requirements.
by James D. Price
Product Type: Teaching Tool  Publication Date: 11/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-209  Length: 60pages
This PowerPoint slide deck PDF was designed for the 3rd module in the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation Course titled Developing and Presenting Your Startup Business Plan.
by James D. Price
Product Type: Module  Publication Date: 10/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-195  Length: 88pages
This is the first of four modules in the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation course that was developed at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. This module provides an overview of entrepreneurship, explains how startups work, and provides career guidance for students who are interested in an entr...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Module  Publication Date: 10/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-196  Length: 36pages
This is the second of four modules in the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation course that was developed at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. This module focuses on the financial aspect of planning, launching, and growing a new business. This module can be used with modules 1, 3, and 4. Excel ...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Module  Publication Date: 10/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-197  Length: 44pages
This is the third of four modules in the New Venture Creation course that was developed at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. The goal of this module is to introduce students to the elements of a strong business plan including the executive summary, the venture presentation, and the elevator pitc...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Module  Publication Date: 10/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-198  Length: 32pages
This is the fourth and final module in the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation course that was developed at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. This module provides continues to deliver practical guidance to help students launch their new ventures conceived at the beginning of the course in Mod...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Course  Publication Date: 10/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-199  Length: 200pages
This course is a practical guide to starting a new business. From the initial business idea to the launch, students are introduced to the realities of entrepreneurship and the misconceptions surrounding it. The course includes useful models, frameworks, practical advice, and guidelines that provide students with a soli...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Teaching Tool  Publication Date: 10/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-213  Length: 10pages
This course is a practical guide to starting a new business. From the initial business idea to the launch, students are introduced to the realities of entrepreneurship and the misconceptions surrounding it. The course includes useful models, frameworks, practical advice, and guidelines that provide students with a soli...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Reference  Publication Date: 10/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-194  Length: 52pages
This dictionary provides comprehensive definitions for over 450 business terms. It was designed to be used in the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation Course and for people interested in starting their own business.
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 10/2011  Product ID#: 1-429-186  Length: 8pages
This note provides a framework for evaluating new business concepts. It is part of the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation Course.
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 01/2010  Product ID#: 1-428-969  Length: 11pages
Entrepreneurship is an increasingly popular career path – for young adults just starting out, for mid-career professionals, for baby boomers who may have taken early retirement or been downsized from their careers in large organizations, and as well as for parents who may be reentering the workforce. In all of these ca...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 08/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-874  Length: 11pages
This note introduces students to the concept of capitalization tables. It defines capital requirements for startup business, helps students create capitalization tables, and provides guidance on how to plan several rounds of financing to fund a startup business.
by James D. Price, Christine Slocumb
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 07/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-848  Length: 5pages
The brief, verbal, executive overview of the startup business – the so-called elevator pitch – has achieved something approaching mythical status in U.S. commerce as scores of annual pitch competitions pit entrepreneurs against one another before panels of VC judges. For entrepreneurs, the honed elevator pitch is a cru...
by James D. Price, Christine Slocumb
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 07/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-845  Length: 5pages
An undervalued but crucial component of a business’s integrated communications strategy is what we’ll simply label, “the company paragraph”: that company overview you read when you click on “About Us” on a company’s website, or that you see under the subheading, “About XYZ Corporation” at the end of each company press ...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 07/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-846  Length: 12pages
Prospective investors in startups and growth businesses expect to review detailed financial information on the company. This note provides an in-depth discussion of both the art and the science of preparing financial projections for an early-stage business. The article also describes the most appropriate way to present...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 07/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-847  Length: 7pages
While for most people, the business plan conjures images of entrepreneurs, fast-paced startups, and venture capital investors, business plans have become just as critical a tool in the corporate world, as established enterprises seek revenue and profit growth through the launch of new product lines, innovating around n...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 07/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-832  Length: 12pages
As an entrepreneur or start-up CEO, once you get your foot in the door with a prospective investor or investor group, the purpose of the investor presentation is to provide talking points for your first formal, face-to-face meeting. The role of your slide deck, simply put, is to help you sell. This note clarifies the a...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 03/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-791  Length: 9pages
This note provides two items that entrepreneurs and start-up teams will find useful as they pursue investment capital: an outline for a due diligence notebook and a sample investor’s due diligence checklist.
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 02/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-784  Length: 7pages
Surprisingly, the dominant competitor that eventually surfaces in many industries does not garner its sustainable competitive advantage through the expected paths of either technological or product innovation, on the one hand, or dominant spending to buy market share, on the other. Rather, the winners in surprising num...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 02/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-785  Length: 5pages
The vast majority of all viable new inventions or business ideas never make it to market. Innovations developed by corporations, in particular, appear to fail to reach their potential. This note examines the reasons established businesses fail to commercialize their innovations, and offers an alternative perspective th...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 02/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-786  Length: 4pages
The vast majority of all viable new inventions or business ideas never make it to market. Innovations developed by corporations, in particular, appear to fail to reach their potential. This note examines the reasons corporations fail to commercialize their innovations, and offers an alternative perspective that paints ...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 02/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-790  Length: 6pages
It’s fair to say that many large, established organizations tend not to think or act in a very entrepreneurial way. However, entrepreneurial thinking can be successfully adopted and applied by leaders in large organizations. This note offers guidance as to how executives can work better and more effectively by followin...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 02/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-792  Length: 9pages
Building a brand new business from scratch is fraught with peril. Yet ironically, (and contrary to popular belief), the most successful entrepreneurs and venture investors are remarkably risk-averse people who are simply very good at managing and mitigating risk. This note provides a straightforward methodology for und...
by James D. Price
Product Type: Conceptual Note  Publication Date: 02/2009  Product ID#: 1-428-793  Length: 16pages
This note introduces the Value Venture Chain (VVC) model, which applies the paradigm of the value chain, well-accepted in other industries, to the process of conceptualizing, funding and building new businesses. The VVC provides startup executives, corporate new-business-development professionals, service providers, ve...
 
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