Founders at companies like Tesla, Paypal, and Airbnb all have traits in common. Learn what six skills they share.
Content: Multimedia Content | Authors: Amy Wilkinson, Sukhjit Ghag | Source: Stanford University | Subject: Entrepreneurship
Professor Eric Flamholtz says new leadership is needed as start-ups mature.
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: Eric Flamholtz | Source: UCLA | Subject: Entrepreneurship
In his conversation with YC Partner and COO Qasar Younis, Marc outlined two tests investors run on entrepreneurs before working with them. Later in the conversation Qasar asked Marc who he looks up to.
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: Marc Andreessen | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital
Sam Altman interviews Jessica Livingston, co-founder of Y Combinator. Topics include the history of Y Combinator itself and some interesting anecdotes about AirBNB.
Content: Multimedia Content | Authors: Jessica Livingston, Sam Altman | Subject: Entrepreneurship
Daily Muse co-founder and startup advisor Kathryn Minshew has started several startups and has the battle scars to prove it. In this 99U talk, Minshew shares common mistakes made by startup founders, and reveals the remedies to each. Chief among them? The “Gollum Syndrome” where founders treat their companies as “their precious.” Just launch and iterate, says Minshew, because “an ugly baby is better than … [ Read more ]
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: Kathryn Minshew | Source: 99U | Subject: Entrepreneurship
Although many startups hope to become venture capital-backed companies, few understand how the venture capital industry works. In this Crash Course, Jason Mendelson and Brad Bernthal will attempt to illuminate what many consider the venture capital black box. They will explain how venture capitalists think, how they raise their funds, and how they decide to invest their money. If you are a startup looking to … [ Read more ]
Content: Multimedia Content | Authors: Brad Bernthal, Jason Mendelson | Subject: Entrepreneurship
John Doerr, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, discusses what one should look for when joining a company.
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: John Doerr | Source: Stanford University | Subjects: Career / Employment, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior
Jesper Sørensen reveals the competitive advantages and disadvantages that startups and established companies can exploit as they compete for customers in new markets
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: Jesper Sørensen | Source: Stanford University | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Marketing / Sales
Thuuz Co-Founder and CEO Warren Packard appreciates how uncertainty is a constant force in the lives of entrepreneurs. Sharing stories from his career as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Packard captures how life is a series of decisions made without complete information. He also addresses how his current venture approaches issues of funding and strategic partnerships.
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: Warren Packard | Source: Stanford University | Subject: Entrepreneurship
Run by Stanford University, Ecorner offers more than 2,000 free videos and podcasts, many with a Silicon Valley vibe. The videos range from practical topics such as “What to Avoid in Term Sheets,” by Altirah Capital’s David Frankel to more esoteric ones, like “The Five Whys,” in which lean startup guru Eric Ries offers tips on discerning the reasons for technology glitches.
Content: Multimedia Content | Source: Stanford University | Subject: Entrepreneurship
Stanford Technology Ventures Program’s Executive Director Tina Seelig shares rich insights in creative thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset. Her talk, based on her 2009 book, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20, cites numerous classroom successes of applied problem-solving and the lessons of failure.
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: Tina Seelig | Source: Stanford University | Subject: Entrepreneurship
Jason Mendelson gave a 25 minute presentation at a Silicon Flatirons event and then held an hour town-hall question and answer session. So, if you are interested in what goes through a VC’s head, check out the video. You can also see the presentation slides at:
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: Jason Mendelson | Subject: Entrepreneurship
A conversation with Marc Andreessen, co-founder and chairman of Ning and an investor in several startups including Digg, Plazes, and Twitter. Best known as co-author of Mosaic, and founder of Netscape. He is on the Board of Directors of Facebook and eBay.
Content: Multimedia Content | Authors: Charlie Rose, Marc Andreessen | Source: PBS | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, People
Search funds allow an aspiring entrepreneur to raise money to fund them while they look for a company to buy. Four experienced entrepreneurs offer firsthand view of search funds. [Video 1hr:14]
Content: Multimedia Content | Source: Stanford University | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Finance
Venture capital is the lifeblood of a start-up company. Paul Holland of Foundation Capital runs through the gauntlet of steps a prospective company typically goes through to get funded, and explains what capital investors are looking for.
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: Paul Holland | Source: BNET | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital