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Entrepreneurial Thoughts Drew Houston is CEO and co-founder of Dropbox, and has led Dropbox's growth from a simple idea to a service relied upon by millions around the world. Drew leads all of Dropbox's activities, and is actively involved in its business and product decisions. Before founding Dropbox, Drew attended MIT's Course 6 (Computer Science). He took a quick leave from school to form Accolade, an online SAT prep startup, and also worked as a software engineer for Bit9. After graduating from MIT, Drew recognized that people needed a way to bring their files with them without sending email attachments or carrying USB drives. He began writing a solution to this problem in early 2007 before demo-ing an early version to Arash Ferdowsi in Boston. The two of them then began working o...
At the 36th annual ENCORE Award event on October 2, 2013, Stanford Graduate School of Business honored Tesla Motor CEO and Product Architect, Elon Musk. Chairman of the ENCORE Selection Committee Geoff Yang (MBA '85) describes why Tesla Motors was selected: 04:20 Fireside Chat with Steve Jurvetson (MBA '95) and Elon Musk: 07:55 Elon Musk discusses 3 areas he thought would have a positive impact on the future: Sustainable energy, Internet and making life multi-planetary 09:00 Elon Musk: "I didn't get into any of this with the expectation of success." 10:46 Why Elon Musk decided to study at Stanford in 1995 11:23 Choosing to focus on the Internet versus electric vehicle technology 11:45 Humble beginnings: When Elon Musk started his first Internet company 13:35 Elon Musk on being t...
Michael Moritz (Chairman, Sequoia Capital) hosts a fireside chat with Patrick Collison (Cofounder & CEO, Stripe), and Apoorva Mehta (Founder & CEO, Instacart). The discussion will centers on the future of engineering and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. Presented by Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, California Gamma Chapter at Stanford University.
At the 38th annual ENCORE Award event on September 24, 2015, the Stanford Graduate School of Business honored Alibaba Group. Jack Ma, Lead Founder and Executive Chairman, discussed entrepreneurship in a fireside chat with Yahoo! founder Jerry Yang, BS/MS ’90.
Part of 2010 Conference on Entrepreneurship. What things typically trip up an entrepreneur in starting and running a company? Is it getting the right business partner? Is it having the killer technology? How does one recover from major setbacks? A panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, angels, venture capitalists, and board members discuss the common pitfalls most new entrepreneurs encounter when building their businesses. Read entrepreneurship stories: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/entrepreneurship/ Watch more entrepreneurship videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4bqFvq4dZU&list=PLxq_lXOUlvQCr9xk2F6yX2f8oakDqEqOb Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stanfordbiz Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StanfordGSB
Part of 2010 Conference on Entrepreneurship. Description: A group of entrepreneurs talk about what they learned in the trenches that they never could have learned in a classroom. The panelists will also share the courses that were most helpful to them in their entrepreneurial ventures, the courses that they wished they had taken, and the topics that business schools should be teaching to aspiring entrepreneurs. Read entrepreneurship stories: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/news/entrepreneurship/ Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stanfordbiz Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StanfordGSB
Mark Dwight steered San Francisco's iconic bike messenger bag maker Timbuk2 back from the brink of bankruptcy to profitability, and a $20 million sale to private equity investors in 2005, before leaving to start his own company Rickshaw Bagworks. He's a passionate advocate for the "maker movement", who believes that micro-manufacturers, like his small cut-and-sew factory in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, are the future of American manufacturing. He earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1989, and says he's learned over the years that being an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley doesn't have to mean working in the tech industry. Learn more about Rickshaw Bagworks: http://www.rickshawbags.com Learn more about Mark Dwight's non-profit SF Made, which supports local ma...
At the 37th annual ENCORE Award event on September 23, 2014, Stanford Graduate School of Business honored Netflix, and Netflix Founder and CEO Reed Hastings, MS '88. Reed Hastings speaks on the history of the company, the challenges they faced, and how Netflix became the innovative leader it is today.
Many would-be entrepreneurs are excited by the prospect of forming a new venture but may not have considered what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. The panelists share their insights on what it takes to launch and build a sustainable company and tackle such questions as: how much experience is required, what are the necessary personality traits, and when is the right time? Recorded: February 1, 2006; Panel includes: Julie Farris, Scalix; Rob Forbes, Design Within Reach; Robert Simon, Alta Partners; Pete Slosberg, Cocoa Pete's and Kathryn Shaw as the moderator.
Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was the final speakers on the subject of changing behaviors and changing policies at the 2011 Stanford GSB Healthcare Summit. In his high-energy remarks, Park shared his vision of why the current environment makes this the best time in history to be a healthcare entrepreneur. More Information ---------------------- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/
http://scpd.stanford.edu/coursesSeminars/seminarsAndWebinars.jsp - Every successful thing needs to be torn down and rebuilt. In more of an intimate conversation than a lecture, Huang relates his experience as an engineer, entrepreneur, and innovator. Find out how he meets the ever-constant challenge of re-invention as co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA.
Fashion entrepreneur Tory Burch and magazine journalist Pattie Sellers discuss business, power and entrepreneurship. Sellers is senior editor at large for Fortune Magazine, where she oversees the "Most Powerful Women" franchise. She interviewed fashion entrepreneur Tory Burch onstage for the event "Entrepreneurship, Power and Leadership: A conversation between Pattie Sellers and Tory Burch" at the Stanford Graduate School of Business on January 15, 2013. Tory Burch founded her own fashion label in 2004. Her clothing line is now carried in more than 800 stores worldwide. She also heads the Tory Burch Foundation, which offers mentorship opportunities to women entrepreneurs and provides micro-loans to women-owned businesses.
George Foster says the potential for wealth creation in the field of sports entrepreneurship has been vastly underestimated. But he warns that sports industry fortunes can fall as quickly as they rise, and gives advice to aspiring sports entrepreneurs on how to avoid common mistakes. He is professor of management at Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches sports management, entrepreneurship, and finance. He works closely with the Stanford Athletic Department in recruiting and advising student athletes, and directs the NFL-Stanford Executive Program. Learn more about George Foster: https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/users/gfoster Learn more about Stanford Graduate School of Business: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu
"To have passion for anything you do, you must have love for humanity and love for a service or product," said Prince Kofi Amoabeng, CEO of UT Bank Ghana. During his talk at Stanford Graduate School of Business on October 16, 2014, Amoabeng described how he launched his business with an initial investment of only $6,000 and how he has since grown it to a multimillion financial services firm. The event was hosted by SEED and the GSB Africa Business Club. Learn more about the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED): http://stanford.io/1zfbljR
In this seminar, entrepreneurial leaders share lessons from real-world experiences across entrepreneurial settings. Speakers include entrepreneurs, leaders from global technology companies, venture capitalists, and best-selling authors. Half-hour talks are followed by a half hour of class interaction. Learn More: http://stanford.io/V5YQ0b
At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted on Stanford's campus, President Barack Obama discussed how to empower people around the world to foster the kind of innovation characteristic of places like Stanford and the Silicon Valley.