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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
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...
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
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.
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 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...
My Story as a [Korean Woman] Entrepreneur - YoonJin Chang, LifeSite This seminar series explores the most recent trends, patterns, and challenges of entrepreneurship in Asia and their relevance to Silicon Valley and the U.S. Guest speakers include entrepreneurs, investors and mentors, and other experts on the current entrepreneurial ecosystems of major Asia economies.
Here's a very interesting (and prescient) talk by Elon Musk (founder of SpaceX, Tesla Motors and X.com/PayPal). (October 08, 2003) "Elon Musk, co-founder, CEO, and chairman of PayPal, shares his background: He was accepted into Stanford but deferred his admission to start an internet company in 1995. His company was zip2 which helped the media industry convert their content to electronic medium. Then, he sold the company for over $300 million and never came back to Stanford." Historical notes: At the time of filming the US Space Shuttle fleet was still grounded after the destruction of Space Shuttle Columbia in February 2003. SpaceX was less than a year and half old (it had 30 employees and outsourced the heavy machining work, now it has 3000+ and outsources very little) and Tesla Motors...
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
Uncover the best practices of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists and how they bring new ideas to market. In this webinar, renowned Stanford Professor Tom Byers and Anand Subramani, Product Development Lead at Gusto, explore the key ingredients that drive success in entrepreneurial companies. Presented by the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate: http://create.stanford.edu
Stanford Law School's Project ReMADE is a pro bono boot camp for formerly incarcerated people seeking to start their own businesses. Now in its fifth year, the 12-week program teaches basic business skills to aspiring entrepreneurs and helps them build the social capital needed to launch and sustain their enterprises. Students from Stanford's Law School and Graduate School of Business lead biweekly classes on topics ranging from accounting and marketing to negotiations and public speaking. Additionally, entrepreneurs meet with student mentors and Silicon Valley professionals to develop individualized business plans. At the program's end, the new entrepreneurs present their business plans to a panel of executives from local micro-development organizations. For more information: http://proj...
Take an inside look at Stanford's "Startup Garage" class, where students go from concept to company over the course of two quarters. Interdisciplinary teams from across the university work together to develop, prototype and test a new product or service, create a business model, and pitch investors for seed funding. Professor Stefanos Zenios says the class emphasizes design thinking and encourages students to engage directly with potential customers. Veteran venture capitalists Russell Siegelman and Richard Lin help the students hone their pitches. And many students get funding from angel investors and venture capitalists to develop their businesses, and go on to pursue careers as Silicon Valley entrepreneurs after graduation. Learn more about Startup Garage (S356): http://startup.gsb.st...
January 9, 2013 - Bill Coleman, Tom Kosnik, and David Hornik discuss their experiences working in Silicon Valley and share several lessons they have learned over the years. MS&E 71: Entrepreneurship through the Lens of Venture Capital is a course which explores the process of being a successful startup. Through guest lectures and mentorship, students learn many lessons about how to deal with the problems they might encounter during the process of starting a new company in a place like Silicon Valley. Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
-Dave McClure, 500 Startups 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
Chuck DeVita, MBA '70, the founder of Growth Process Group (www.growthprocess.com) and an instructor in Stanford's CSP Program, will address the key success factors, processes and methods for finding your first enterprise customers as development partners to define your product and become your initial references. This session is most appropriate for those businesses selling products and solutions to medium to large-sized 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
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
Stanford Ignite is a certificate program that teaches innovators to formulate, develop, and commercialize their ideas. In this program, you will be exposed to both the fundamentals of business, and the practical aspects of identifying and evaluating business ideas and moving them forward. Stanford Ignite is offered on the Stanford campus in Silicon Valley as well as in Bangalore, India, Santiago, Chile, Paris, France, and Beijing, China. Learn more: http://stnfd.biz/w07oe
Through a series of panels, interactive workshops, and informal networking opportunities, this one-day conference brought together over 500 students, alumni, investors, and community members to explore how to succeed as an entrepreneur in today's environment. Recorded on: February 12, 2005.
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.