Start-Ups

Business technology startups are increasingly attracting venture capital.

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Three Necessities For Start-Up Success

    Seasoned serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen shares his three criteria for a successful start-up. He states that there must be a substantial market opportunity, a product that's a 10x better solution, and an outstanding team. Andreessen goes on to state that there can be some compromise in the product area, but...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Who Makes The Best VC?

    Is an operations background a mandatory prerequisite for running a start-up? Not necessarily, but it helps, says serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen. While nearly anyone with any experience can manage a successful enterprise, it helps to have had hands-on experience in the event of layoffs, restructuring, and the like.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Defining The Voice Of A Start-Up

    The best entrepreneurs know how to talk about and sell their company, and the way they define their enterprise can often be a polarizing sport. Essentially, propelling a young company - either to investors or to talent - is a sales job, and one that a company founder must find...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Innovators Demo Part II - Your Collaboration Destiny Continues

    Embark on this interactive journey with the Innovators agents. They clearly show you how to think differently, act differently, communicate and collaborate in new ways - even while on the move - making you and your team more productive and connected. The Innovators show you how to engage the value...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Teaming: Be Transparent, Be Open

    Theresa Daytner, CEO of Daytner Construction Group, believes that businesses involved need to be open to all the potential opportunities available to them. During OPEN's Victory in Procurement (VIP) event, Theresa encourages small business owners to team with as many businesses that are a right fit and explains the key...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Opportunities For Startups

    During a panel at OPEN's Victory in Procurement (VIP) event, three government employees discuss tips and resources for new startups attempting to grow their business through government contracting.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Strive To Remain Agile

    Despite the company's growing size, Pandora CTO Tom Conrad states that his company resists the urge to make any long-term plans. In fact, they never plan an operating schedule more than three months in advance. Though this practice makes some operations more difficult, the flexibility allows the upstart enterprise to...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Success Is Not About You

    Being humble isn't merely a kind gesture; it's the only way to still respect yourself in the midst of a trying start-up experience. Pandora CTO Tom Conrad urges entrepreneurs to resist the cult of personality that can permeate a company, and instead revel in the combined success of your team...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Look For Opportunities To "Go Deep"

    Miles wide and a quarter-of-an-inch deep, recalls Tom Conrad, Pandora CTO, of the work experience that he had while working at Apple. Employees were expected to dabble in all areas, from engineering to product design. Conrad contrasts this with his experience at Berkeley Systems, where he had the opportunity to...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Dwarfed By Metrics

    With over 50 million listeners, Pandora is easily one of the most popular online music vehicles. But as compared to the entire mass radio spectrum, Pandora remains a mere blip on the airwaves. CTO Tom Conrad states that a key strategy in remaining focused comes from the metrics enterprises choose...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Advantage Of Not Marketing

    Pandora CTO Tom Conrad invites start-ups to "Be genuine". Rather than investing in marketing, Pandora simply asks its users to a coffee. In lieu of a form letter, new users - all 50,000 of them daily - receive an automated email with the founder's true email address, and their feedback...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Start With A Niche

    The presenter of this webcast talks about the small businesses owners who start small business to truly understand the procurement marketplace.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Don't Lose Faith In Your Start-up

    Frazzled feelings and brick walls are frequently part of the trying path to start-up success. In this inspiring webcast from Miox CEO Carlos Perea, he shares in that frustration, and also shares an anecdote that rekindles his company's opportunity to save lives and improve living conditions worldwide. Perea urges other...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Venture Capital's Improved Navigation Of Clean Tech

    Emerging technologies in the field of energy have the potential for tremendous pay out. But the flip side of that equation also means that some ventures require substantial investment to launch. Miox CEO Carlos Perea offers an interesting industry perspective on the state of venture funding in clean technologies. In...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Material Science Start-Ups In The Modern Age

    With just ten people and as little as $50,000, new garage-based enterprises that used to require hefty start-up costs and infrastructure can grow larger and more productive with fewer resources than ever before, says Deloitte Center for the Edge Independent Co-Chairman John Seely Brown. Entrepreneurs in the 21st century need...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    The Benefits Of Mapping Plan A

    Though Randy Komisar, KPCB partner and seasoned entrepreneur, proposes that most successful ventures do not find success in their initial business idea, he still maintains that there's value in constructing a thoughtful initial business plan. "Plan A" should help flesh out your business' assumptions, challenges, and risk mitigation. Those critical...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Are Business Plans A Work Of Fiction?

    Can one truly develop a business plan before having a product or a customer in-hand? Not very successfully, contends KPCB partner Randy Komisar. In this webcast, Komisar discusses the premise for his book, Getting to Plan B, in which he points out how often the theory of a start-up succumbs...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Learning From The Pros: Trish McEvoy

    Trish McEvoy is a household name in the beauty business. This make-up artist turned entrepreneur has earned a reputation for personally educating her clients and encouraging them to use her unique line of products.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Small Business Rules : The Art Lewin Rule

    "Old School has become the new school" - Art Lewin Executive Clothiers Rule. Art Lewin literally had nothing when he came to the U.S. from Chile in 1977. These days he's running Art Lewin and Co. Custom Clothiers and is living the dream, he said in an episode of Small...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Small Biz Lending: Bank Failures

    192 banks have failed since 2008 and as a result, there's new concern that the cost of borrowing could go up, making it too expensive for small business owners to get a loan. Greg Clarkson, executive vice president of BBVA Compass, Jennifer Hill, vice president of Astia, and Gene Marks,...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    From The Floor: Women In Business

    In a new survey, female entrepreneurs say they believe cultural attitudes present a unique challenge for them and often hinder their ability to grow their companies. The presenters asked business owners at the Women's Business Summit in Houston about some of the difficulties they face on a daily basis.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    The Brooklyn Brewery Rule

    "Even a dog can shake hands" - The Brooklyn Brewery Rule. Brooklyn, New York has a rich beer making tradition, but it had all but died out once Steve Hindy decided to start Brooklyn Brewery in 1986. As a journalist and war correspondent, Steve's said in an episode of Small...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Diane Von Furstenberg On Female Entrepreneurs

    Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Chairman of DVF Studio, LP, believes that women's fear of their own strength can sometimes prevent them from getting their companies off the ground. In conversation with Susan Sobbott, Diane discusses the importance of building relationships, and explains that "You cannot do it completely alone."

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Don't Fear The Second Career

    "First time around, I did it by instinct. Now I do it by experience." IN this webcast, Diane Von Furstenberg, Founder and Chairman of DVF Studio, LP, shares why business owners should not be afraid of launching "Second careers."

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    In Business, Be Pragmatic

    Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Chairman of DVF Studio, LP, states "I learned to swim by throwing myself in the ocean." In this webcast, she explains to Seth Godin why she believes that first and foremost, a business owner needs to have a product that makes sense.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Business Answers: Your Personal Brand & The Best?

    This webcast talks about the best way to market your personal brand and whether or not the economic downturn is the best time to start a business.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    The Green And Greener Rule

    "Date your business before you marry it"- The Green and Greener Rule. Alegre Ramos founded Green and Greener, LA's first Eco-Living Design Center and General Store to make green the easy choice for work, play, and home. Alegre "dated her business" by establishing a green design practice and an online...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    American Business: No Experience, No Problem

    Changing jobs can be tough for anyone, but imagine giving up one career to start another in a totally different field. That's the case with one entrepreneur who decided to risk it all when she left the high-powered world of Wall Street for the fashion catwalks of New York.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Momentum Webcast: Emerge Stronger With Improved Business Applications (Level 100)

    This webcast provides an overview of six solutions Microsoft offers to help the one strengthen their business during the economic downturn. The presenter helps the attendee understand how to take advantage of the existing technologies to reduce cost and respond faster to business needs by achieving a lower total cost...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    American Business: A Rockin#$# Business

    What do you do when you feel like your business has lost its identity? Members of the band "Third Eye Blind" know that situation all too well. After years in the mainstream, they took back control of their brand by going independent.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Better Your Business: Tim Furguson And Jerry Silberman

    Better Your Business: Tim Ferguson & Jerry Silberman; Tim Ferguson, founder, chairman and managing partner of Next Street, a merchant bank, and Jerry Silberman, the founder and CEO of Corporate Turnaround, provide some helpful tips on how one can better the business.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    American Business: Not Too Shabby

    Like many entrepreneurs, Rachel Ashwell's business is her life. She built her popular "Shabby Chic" brand from the ground up only to watch it come crashing down. But Ashwell and her business have survived the economic downturn. They've endured thanks to some help from a new partner.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Becoming An Angel Investor

    David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints - fiscal, temporal, or otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Constraints Are Your Friends

    David Heinemeier Hansson reminds the audience of a simple fact: you'll never outdo Microsoft or Google; they will always have more resources than start-ups. But an entrepreneur must realize that constraints are your friend. Having some limitations will force you to think differently than your competition.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Unlearn Your MBA (Entire Talk)

    David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints - fiscal, temporal, or otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Venture Capital Is A Time Bomb

    David Heinemeier Hansson has a provocative point of view: he believes that Venture Capital is a time bomb and one of the most harmful things for a new business. He explains that a sudden windfall of money provides start-ups with a false sense of security. VC-injected companies often lose the...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Smarter Collaboration Cost Reduction Strategy

    Are you CAPEX and OPEX challenged? Looking for ways to free up money in your IT budget immediately that can still help with long term TCO? Looking for rapid ROI? Smarter Collaboration solutions from IBM offers you an unique opportunity to focus, exploit opportunities, and act with speed. This podcast...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Is The Downturn A Good Time To Start A New Venture?

    Jeffrey Skinner, Executive Director of the Foundational for Entrepreneurial Management, explains why the recession may be a good time to be an entrepreneur.

    Provided By London Business School

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Germain B?er On Entrepreneurship

    Since joining Owen in 1977, Professor B?er has initiated numerous entrepreneurship activities at Owen, including an annual entrepreneurship conference; student sessions with venture capitalists; and a new course, "Adventures in Entrepreneurship," in which Owen students learn how to start a new venture by working directly with entrepreneurs.

    Provided By Vanderbilt University (Owen)

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Scale Your Technology Needs on Demand (Level 100)

    Businesses are constantly looking for ways save money, improve efficiency, and innovate. As a result, businesses are turning to their IT departments to help save money by controlling costs, improving efficiency, and increasing revenue streams through innovation. The presenter will show how a Microsoft software-plus-services solution can rapidly scale on...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Cardmember Profile: Tea Collection

    As a child, Leigh Rawdon dreamed of having her own business. Her dreams led her to forge successful partnerships with major retailers, and secure the working capital required to launch a children's fashion line.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    Stories from CES: Distavision

    Rick Graves had a novel technique for his automotive photography that led to becoming a NASCAR licensee. He talks about the challenges his business faced, including managing capital.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    A Conversation With Lisa Price

    What began as a hobby mixing fragrances to sell at her church's flea market grew into a business with an investment team that includes Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. In this video, Carol's Daughter founder Lisa Price walks the audiences through the process of creating a leading beauty company for...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    On The Fast Track

    Imagine losing your job and weeks later launching a business of your own. Meet Tommy Baldwin, a man who has turned a professional setback into his own checkered flag.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Aug 2009

    Hair Apparent

    Your Business finds inspiration in the tale of one entrepreneur who turned losing her hair in a battle with cancer into a profitable venture.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    A Natural Business Philosophy

    Melina Macall is in the business of creating healing, therapeutic oils. More than natural products, she uses a natural philosophy to run her business and finds opportunities for her products while consumers are "Recession shopping."

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    S. Epatha Merkerson Shares Her Story About Mojo, An Inspiring Small Business

    One of the things that is so inspirational about this restaurant is that it's community-involved, says Law & Order's S. Epatha Merkerson about Mojo, her favorite neighborhood restaurant.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    A Business For A Funky Mom

    A former banker, OPEN Cardmember Paige Hill started her clothing design business from home so she could be with her three children. In this webcast, this maker of "Funky mom clothes" gives advice on balancing business and family.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Building A Business From The Ground Up

    What happens when someone with tireless energy suddenly gets tired feet? Andrea Weisner describes her journey as a footwear entrepreneur and the challenges of learning as you go.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Small Biz Lending: Bank Failures

    192 banks have failed since 2008 and as a result, there's new concern that the cost of borrowing could go up, making it too expensive for small business owners to get a loan. Greg Clarkson, executive vice president of BBVA Compass, Jennifer Hill, vice president of Astia, and Gene Marks,...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Know Your breed. Stick To Your Strengths, And Hire Specialists To Do The Rest. - The Camp Bow Wow Rule

    After a personal tragedy, Heidi Ganahl's hopes to start a business were temporarily derailed. After some encouragement from her brother several years later, Camp Bow Wow came to fruition as the country's first dog day care franchise. In an episode of Small Business RulesSM, HeifiGanahl say that today, she harbors...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Late Payments & Angel Investors

    Robert Walsh, the commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services, and Harleen Kahlon, a general manager at TheStreet.com, answer viewer questions about how to handle late payments in the economic downturn and whether to ask for money from one angel investor or appeal to many of...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Cardmember Profile: Dataman USA

    Nidhi and Ghian Saxena explain how VOIP has revolutionized overseas consulting. By understanding the differences in work culture in the US and India, they have built a profitable software consulting business.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Stories From CES: Design Theory

    T. Cordelle and Jimmy Louis combined their knowledge of the interior design industry with a retail store. By doing so, they were able to capitalize on their understanding of pricing to offer unique solutions that served their customers, as well as their business.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Cardmember Profile: Olga Adler Interiors

    Olga Adler came to this country four years ago with many riches, but no credit history. This new beginning brought the perfect opportunity to fulfill her dream of owning her own business.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Branson On Business: Advice To Entrepreneurs

    Richard Branson offers advice to entrepreneurs on getting through troubled times - and it's the same advice for getting through good times.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    American Business: A Rockin#$# Business

    What do you do when you feel like your business has lost its identity? Members of the band "Third Eye Blind" know that situation all too well. After years in the mainstream, they took back control of their brand by going independent.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    In Business, Be Pragmatic

    Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Chairman of DVF Studio, LP, states "I learned to swim by throwing myself in the ocean." In this webcast, she explains to Seth Godin why she believes that first and foremost, a business owner needs to have a product that makes sense.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Top Five: Evaluating A Franchise

    If you're thinking about starting a business, opening a franchise is always an option. This webcast explains about five trips for evaluating franchise opportunities courtesy of the Small Business Administration.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Business Answers: Getting A Loan And Admitting To Mistakes

    Erica Duignan-Minnihan, CEO of Mamatini, and Paul Lewis, a serial entrepreneur who has founded five companies, answer viewer questions about the best place to get a loan and whether or not you should tell your customers about a technical glitch with your business.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Business Answers: Interest Rates & Growing Your Personal Brand

    Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media, and Rod Kurtz, executive editor of AOL Small Business, answer viewer questions about how much interest an entrepreneur should expect to pay on a loan from family or friends and the best way for growing a personal brand in an already crowded market.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Better Your Business: Rieva Lesonsky & Lani Hay

    In this webcast Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media, and Lani Hay, President of Lanmark Technology, provide some tips on how you can better your business.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Bite-Sized Buy-In

    Entrepreneurs are looking every which way these days to try to find funding for their businesses. Some are getting more creative than others. Meet one business owner who decided to get his customers involved.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Staying Resilient In Today's Economy

    Owner/Chef Tom Colicchio talks about steps he takes to ensure his restaurants will be well poised for success when the economy turns around.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Opportunities For Startups

    During a panel at OPEN's Victory in Procurement (VIP) event, three government employees discuss tips and resources for new startups attempting to grow their business through government contracting.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    The Brooklyn Brewery Rule

    "Even a dog can shake hands" - The Brooklyn Brewery Rule. Brooklyn, New York has a rich beer making tradition, but it had all but died out once Steve Hindy decided to start Brooklyn Brewery in 1986. As a journalist and war correspondent, Steve's said in an episode of Small...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Making Ideas Happen With Less

    As the author of the best selling book Making Ideas Happen, Scott Belsky is an expert in, well, making ideas happen. He tells Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget that startups need to take advantage of their size by iterating rapidly, taking risks, and playing around with their product. "At a...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Energy Entrepreneurship And Innovation: Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Opportunities

    There are sample opportunities for new energy entrepreneurs, these panelists agree, but motivation and certain kinds of know how play key roles in bringing new ventures to fruition. Idealism led Christina Lampe-Onnerud to "Go into the energy space" at 23, but "Inertia" surrounding the energy business may intimidate today's entrepreneurs.

    Provided By Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Webcasts // May 2011

    From Stanford To Startup

    In this webcast, the presenters challenge many of the myths surrounding startups and the lives of entrepreneurs. Both the presenters share their first-hand experiences of the entrepreneurial process, including identifying good problems to solve and the value in building simple solutions and minimum viable products.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Following Your Startup Vision

    In this webcast, the presenter is an innovator who believes that successful entrepreneurs are the ones who follow through on their original vision. Drawing upon his deep background as a successful serial entrepreneur, the presenter shares his entrepreneurial experiences and discusses many of the competitive and strategic issues facing his...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Honest Advice On Starting A Company

    In this webcast, the presenter says that entrepreneurship is an emotional and economic roller coaster. In this candid and informative lecture, S defies some of Silicon Valley's conventional wisdom. Based on his extensive experience with multiple companies, the presenter shares his thoughts on the real day-to-day life of startups, smart...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    The History Of Palm And The Part-Time Entrepreneur

    Jeff Hawkins, Founder of Numenta, was an early observer of the idea that people wanted their primary personal computer to be in their pocket, thus he launched Palm in 1992. The self-described "Reluctant entrepreneur" says that he never intended to launch a mobile computer industry (or any company, for that...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Three Necessities For Start-Up Success

    Seasoned serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen shares his three criteria for a successful start-up. He states that there must be a substantial market opportunity, a product that's a 10x better solution, and an outstanding team. Andreessen goes on to state that there can be some compromise in the product area, but...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    The Successful Leap From Research Lab To Enterprise

    Why are companies that plant roots in academia or a research environment more successful than other start-ups? John Hennessy, President of Stanford University, says that these research-heavy innovators are not only well-versed in their subject matter, but they are also optimists for their project's eventual triumph.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Start-Up And See It Through

    Most startups won't achieve the acclaim of Google, but that does not preclude these ventures from creating value for the entrepreneurs who start them. With conviction in life, and a respect for the stress, competition, and long hours of entrepreneurship, having a passionate idea that you're willing to see through...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Strive To Remain Agile

    Despite the company's growing size, Pandora CTO Tom Conrad states that his company resists the urge to make any long-term plans. In fact, they never plan an operating schedule more than three months in advance. Though this practice makes some operations more difficult, the flexibility allows the upstart enterprise to...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Success Is Not About You

    Being humble isn't merely a kind gesture; it's the only way to still respect yourself in the midst of a trying start-up experience. Pandora CTO Tom Conrad urges entrepreneurs to resist the cult of personality that can permeate a company, and instead revel in the combined success of your team...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    People Are Everything In The Start-Up

    More important than market, technology, or timing, Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences, insists that any groundbreaking company is only as good as its team. Interview aggressively and make your staff want to stay there by offering respect, a hospitable culture, and great rewards.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Who Makes The Best VC?

    Is an operations background a mandatory prerequisite for running a start-up? Not necessarily, but it helps, says serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen. While nearly anyone with any experience can manage a successful enterprise, it helps to have had hands-on experience in the event of layoffs, restructuring, and the like.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    The Mission-Driven Start-Up

    While taking time away from her day job on bed rest, Cuil Co-founder Anna Patterson eventually found herself volunteering for a non-profit and programming the largest search engine to date. Looking back, she recalls that the experience taught her critical management skills that have carried over into the start-up: the...

    Provided By Stanford University