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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...
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
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.
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
Advice for entrepreneurs, from Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China Neil Shen: "Go with your heart. You have to really love what you do, otherwise it will be difficult to sustain." During his Stanford GSB Global Speakers Series talk on Monday, November 9, Shen offered wisdom for entrepreneurs in China on how to pursue business ideas and build a core founding team. Read more of his top takeaways on Twitter: stanford.io/1SJnsLW
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...
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.
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.
During his View From The Top talk at Stanford GSB on Tuesday, April 21, Politician and Businessman Mitt Romney discussed the importance of articulating what you want to accomplish, knowing your values and priorities, and encouraging extensive participation from others. He also shared his take on work-life balance and described his experience running for President. Read more on Twitter: http://stanford.io/1yUKSsp
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
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.
This special presentation features a panel of Stanford alumni reflecting on their personal entrepreneurial experiences at Stanford and in the vibrant Silicon Valley ecosystem. This conversation follows a presentation of remarkable results from the Stanford Innovation Survey, measuring the economic impact of Stanford alumni engaged in entrepreneurial activity. View more clips and share your comments at http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=3017
Marc Andreessen, Co-Founder & Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, discusses his philosophy on investing in technical founders and the role of technology in today's startups. Andreessen also addresses the kind of entrepreneurs and ideas his venture capital firm look for: "Big breakthrough ideas often seem nuts the first time you see them." Related article: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/marc-andreessen-we-are-biased-toward-people-who-never-give More about the View From The Top speaker series: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/vftt All View From The Top videos: http://www.youtube.com/course?list=EC5C14B375A7F2FEA8