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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...
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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...
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...
Stanford Ignite -- Bangalore is a part-time certificate program that teaches innovators core business and leadership skills while they work on teams to develop a business plan around a new product/service for their organization or a new venture. Stanford GSB faculty are on the ground in India and beamed in from campus to help participants formulate, develop and commercialize their ideas, and prominent executives provide candid feedback on team projects. Learn more from the participants of the first Stanford Ignite -- Bangalore program, which took place from August 10 -- October 12, 2013. Applications for the April 4 -- June 8, 2014 session are due on November 22, 2013. Apply here: http://stnfd.biz/qgsgk
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
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
As part of the 2011 GSB Entrepreneurship Conference, John Paul DeJoria, Founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and The Patron Spirits Company, delivered a keynote address. John Paul DeJoria's rags-to-riches biography exemplifies the American dream - he is a first generation American turned entrepreneur, philanthropist, government servant, and pillar of the business community. Chapters: 1. How America Still Works http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hndfUwPpzyQ#t=0m20s 2. John Paul Mitchell: A Global Company is Born http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hndfUwPpzyQ#t=2m49s 3. Starting a Business with Little or No Money http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hndfUwPpzyQ#t=4m54s 4. How to Build Your Business http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hndfUwPpzyQ#t=8m02s 5. Product Placement and Design ...
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.
Chuck Eesley provides an introduction and overview of the course on Technology Entrepreneurship (ENGR 145). Including topics such as what you will learn in the class, course design and logistics, "technology entrepreneurship" defined, and other options for entrepreneurship education at Stanford. Take the quizzes and find the rest of the course at http://eesley.blogspot.com Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/ Management Science and Engineering at Stanford: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/MSandE Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford
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.
Grousbeck presents MBAs with a profound and thought provoking question: What risks does one run if one does not take the path of an entrepreneur at an early stage of one's career? Recorded: April 1, 2002
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
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
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.