Start-Ups

Business technology startups are increasingly attracting venture capital.

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // Dec 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Leveraging New Ways to Work (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 attendee of this webcast learns how to enable a highly flexible, reliable,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • 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

    A Conversation With Aaron Patzer

    Aaron Patzer, CEO and founder of Mint.com, didn't plan on flipping his startup for $170 million. He created a business to solve a real problem: managing one's personal finances. In this webcast, he talks about how crucial it is have a concrete method for screening new hires.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Projecting Your Income

    Erica Duignan-Minnihan, CEO of Healthy Mama Enterprises, and Gene Marks, president of The Make Group, answer viewer questions about startup issues like projecting your income and getting employees to handle the long hours and certain tasks it takes to get a business going.

    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 // Dec 2009

    XD Platform Webinar

    With ever-increasing object sizes, network connectivity challenges, device types and user expectations, businesses are looking for advanced CDN technology. Technology that helps deliver content more intelligently and consistently, provide richer user experiences, and monetizes their valuable online content. Discover the genius behind the Limelight Networks XD Platform, how it takes...

    Provided By LimeLight

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    A Conversation With Russell Simmons

    Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons built a multi-faceted empire from the ground up. As the first African American to enter the jewelry business, he talks about color verses culture, and why his main reason for going to work was greater than building a company.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    How To Choose The Right MLM Company

    This video shares seven points to choose the right network marketing opportunity as the consumer is today flooded with opportunities, compensation plans so he should do his bit of research before choosing any opportunity.

    Provided By Howcast

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    A Conversation With Seth Sternberg

    Can you start a business without a traditional marketing plan? Seth Sternberg founded Meebo with the help of two technology bloggers. In this webcast, Sternberg offers up new-age advice for anyone looking to start a business. Plus, he spills a rookie mistake that everyone should try to avoid.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    An Entrepreneur's Checklist

    No matter what business vertical you're entering, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank outlines a few points of necessary focus for the emerging business start-up, including market opportunity, market regulations and distribution, competitors and complimentors, and technology breakthroughs. He notes that the customer is not always the same thing as the payer,...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Vertical Vs. Horizontal Markets

    In this webcast, the difference between vertical markets - niche players serving a specific need or customer set; and horizontal markets - goods or services that enable a platitude of businesses - are defined for the student of entrepreneurship. The needs of start-ups differ dramatically by vertical, says serial entrepreneur...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    A Conversation With Danny Meyer

    New York City's famous restaurateur Danny Meyer opened Union Square Cafe at age 27 with no industry experience. Twenty-four years later, he has yet to close any of his ten restaurants. In this webcast, Meyer reflects on Union Square Cafe's disastrous opening night, its haphazard marketing plan (fake pearls glued...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Entrepreneur Business Building ToolKit: Last Chance Don't Miss Out!

    This video explains exactly WHY the story ends up here at our storage locker, but began way back in 2006 when we had the honour.

    Provided By Howcast

  • 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 // Oct 2009

    Ways To Make Quick Money

    People are always on the look for something that will allow them to make money quick and easy. Nowadays, people resort to the internet not just to find valuable information but to find a powerful avenue to make money. If a person wants to be like most successful internet marketers,...

    Provided By Howcast

  • 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 // Oct 2009

    Hiring While Downsizing

    In this webcast, Jeffrey Allen, founder of PlacementLaw.com, and author of Instant Interviews: 101 Ways to Get the Best Job of Your Life, provides tips on how businesses can hire and downsize at the same time.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    VC's Seeking Disruptive Markets

    In addition to the usual factors that attract a venture capitalist to a startup - passionate entrepreneurs, unique ideas, and a desire to change the world - Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson's Steve Jurvetson points out that many VC's are also seeking truly disruptive technologies. Startups exist and win, says Jurvetson, with...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    The Five Whys

    Understand and question deeply the root causes - i.e. the "Human problems" - behind every technical mishap, else your startup will be hindered in its progress. So advises entrepreneur and author Eric Ries, who suggests a layered analysis of decisions and procedures behind every technical undertaking. Follow up these questions...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    The Lean Startup: Debunking Myths Of Entrepreneurship

    A startup is not a "Doll house" version of a larger enterprise. It's a human institution trying to start something new under extreme conditions of uncertainty, says author Eric Ries. It's not that some founders have better ideas than others, and this is what dictates success. What differentiates a successfully...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Harnessing The Power Of Early Adopters

    After a very hi-profile startup failure, author Eric Ries and other co-founders launched a second startup product in just six months - with technically hazardous results. Rather than investing the resources necessary to craft quality software, they decided to switch tactics and release a buggy version quickly to determine if...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Achieving Grandiose Failure

    After five years of product build-out and $40 million of capital, author Eric Ries shares his personal story of monumental startup failure. The important distinction that he draws is not that his company failed to execute. To the contrary, all went strictly to plan, hiring the best talent, releasing a...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    An Argument For Continuous Deployment

    Author and entrepreneur Eric Ries stresses continuous deployment - that is, the updating of code and website changes as frequently as every twenty minutes - as a necessary asset to the functioning of a lean startup. He states that all online product development and engineering changes should be implemented slowly...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • 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 // Sep 2009

    Growth Engine For Acquisition

    In this podcast, Vinit Nijhawan, director of enterprise at the Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization(ITEC) answers the following questions: What makes a startup an attractive acquisition? What should entrepreneurs keep in mind as they're growing their startup if they want to sell the company?

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • 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

    I Have A Huge Fear Of Failure

    Top Chef restaurateur Tom Colicchio talks about what drives him to be an entrepreneur, and how he works with his Board of Advisors.

    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 // Aug 2009

    Soft Landings For International Startups

    In this podcast, Carol Hoopes, Associate Director, Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC), explains the award-winning support ITEC's International Incubator Program provides for overseas companies entering the US market. She also addresses some of the challenges the global entrepreneur faces today, and then outlines some winning solutions.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    Do More for Less with Web Conferencing

    Today's marketplace has created the perfect opportunity to re-think the way technologies can improve business processes and efficiency. One of those technologies is web conferencing and the opportunities are astounding.

    Provided By Adobe Systems

  • Webcasts // Jul 2009

    IT Service Management for the Midsized Business

    The issues faced today by many midsized businesses are not that different than those faced by large enterprises. The pressure to keep IT systems running at peak performance, manage risk, and reduce costs while at the same time maintaining a competitive advantage are the daily challenges midsized businesses face. The...

    Provided By BMC Software

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    The First Six Months Of NVIDIA

    Jensen Huang, Co-founder of NVIDIA, recalls in vivid detail how the three founding members of the company gave the company legs - from learning the basics of incorporation, to hiring their first lawyer, to keeping a supply of breakfast donuts on hand. They acquired books on how to start a...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Sustenance Of Growth Rate

    Venture capitalist Mark Suster believes being a lean startup is related to size and funding levels, rather than speed and product iteration. However, once a startup finds a strong product and market fit, they will need to get "Fat" quickly, in order to compete with larger companies, particularly in "Winner...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Persistence Pays Off

    Amit Chatterjee, CEO and founder of Hara, discusses the learning benefits an entrepreneur gains from "Putting on a suit" inside a larger company. Compared to launching his own entrepreneurial ventures, Chatterjee found working within an established enterprise to be a way to gain experience in strategy and critical thinking -...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • 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 // May 2009

    Effective Choices, Not Longer Days

    Throughout his thirty-year career launching four start-up organizations (including founding Numenta), Jeff Hawkins has always sworn that they would be home for breakfast and dinner with his family every day. In this clip, Hawkins dispels the myth that launching an organization requires long office hours and frequent travel. Entrepreneurs, he...

    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 // Oct 2010

    Lean Startups And Fat Startups

    Venture capitalist Mark Suster believes being a lean startup is related to size and funding levels, rather than speed and product iteration. However, once a startup finds a strong product and market fit, they will need to get "Fat" quickly, in order to compete with larger companies, particularly in "Winner...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    The Value Of Putting On A Suit

    Amit Chatterjee, CEO and founder of Hara, discusses the learning benefits an entrepreneur gains from "Putting on a suit" inside a larger company. Compared to launching his own entrepreneurial ventures, Chatterjee found working within an established enterprise to be a way to gain experience in strategy and critical thinking -...

    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 // Oct 2008

    Don't Seek Publicity Too Soon

    Public relations and media contact should be strategic, rather than serendipitous. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank is deeply against media coverage for a fledgling start-up, as too many factors are variable in the early stages of a growing business.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    An Entrepreneur's Checklist

    No matter what business vertical you're entering, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank outlines a few points of necessary focus for the emerging business start-up, including market opportunity, market regulations and distribution, competitors and complimentors, and technology breakthroughs. He notes that the customer is not always the same thing as the payer,...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Make Tech Part Of Your DNA

    No Internet or tech company should launch without having in-house technical manpower to build the product, says serial entrepreneur Mark Suster. While business savvy on the founding team is important, those skills need to be balanced with a sturdy base of engineering, programming, or other technical know-how. Additionally, a company...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    The Co-Founder Mythology

    While many legendary Silicon Valley companies were founded by teams of two, partnerships aren't without their problems, states venture capitalist Mark Suster. Disagreements arise based on personal life changes, business strategies, and roles within the company. Suster prefers to avoid playing the role of co-founder "Marriage counselor" by working with...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Benefits Of Stealth Mode

    Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee sees the fertile breeding ground for his venture at the intersection of info-tech and green tech. Even with a solid idea and a unique concept, his company decided to quietly accept venture capital and gain market traction in stealth mode for the first 18 months. The...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • 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

    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 // May 2009

    Classroom Experiments In Entrepreneurship

    If you had five dollars and two hours, what would you do to make as much money as possible? In this webcast, STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig recalls a classroom exercise in creative thinking and entrepreneurship that posed this quandary to student teams. The results were manifold and varied, often...

    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

    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 // Oct 2009

    VC's Seeking Disruptive Markets

    In addition to the usual factors that attract a venture capitalist to a startup - passionate entrepreneurs, unique ideas, and a desire to change the world - Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson's Steve Jurvetson points out that many VC's are also seeking truly disruptive technologies. Startups exist and win, says Jurvetson, with...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Building A Company Culture

    Pioneering a company is more than just building products. It's also about establishing a company culture, says NVIDIA Co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang. How do you organize hierarchies and structures? There's lots of trial and error, but it's also an organic process. Huang asks students of entrepreneurship to realize that...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    The Five Whys

    Understand and question deeply the root causes - i.e. the "Human problems" - behind every technical mishap, else your startup will be hindered in its progress. So advises entrepreneur and author Eric Ries, who suggests a layered analysis of decisions and procedures behind every technical undertaking. Follow up these questions...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Fail Fast And Frequently

    What's the secret sauce of Silicon Valley? Failure, reports Tina Seelig, Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. To develop more successes, she urges, entrepreneurs have got to take a risk, and this is the notion behind every deal in the entire ecosystem. Venture capitalists fund risk and, by...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    The Lean Startup: Debunking Myths Of Entrepreneurship

    A startup is not a "Doll house" version of a larger enterprise. It's a human institution trying to start something new under extreme conditions of uncertainty, says author Eric Ries. It's not that some founders have better ideas than others, and this is what dictates success. What differentiates a successfully...

    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 // Sep 2009

    Harnessing The Power Of Early Adopters

    After a very hi-profile startup failure, author Eric Ries and other co-founders launched a second startup product in just six months - with technically hazardous results. Rather than investing the resources necessary to craft quality software, they decided to switch tactics and release a buggy version quickly to determine if...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Seizing The Economic Bull

    The economic depression of early 2009 is a great boon for venture capitalists, and an even better time for aspiring entrepreneurs. So says Tim Draper, Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, who points out that some of the globe's most dominant brands were initiated during depressions and...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Bringing Metrics Into The Daily Routine

    Active users, engagement time, and revenue per user. Every Cooliris employee is issued a toothbrush with reminders of these metrics printed on the back, designed to motivate them to think about how to achieve the company goals as part of the daily routine. All of these metrics are critical yard...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    Rethinking The Product Development Process

    The canonical product development model - concept, develop, alpha, beta, first customer, ship - is how Silicon Valley grew strong. But why does this process to build a business only succeed part of the time? And how can early stage ventures reduce their overall risk? Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank points...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Keep It Fast And Simple

    A core fundamental proposition for building any new business must be a relentless desire to wow the customer, says PlayFirst CEO Mari Baker. Think of every customer as a salesperson, and bring them solutions that are faster and easier ways to solve their problems. Maintain focus amidst a sea of...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Achieving Grandiose Failure

    After five years of product build-out and $40 million of capital, author Eric Ries shares his personal story of monumental startup failure. The important distinction that he draws is not that his company failed to execute. To the contrary, all went strictly to plan, hiring the best talent, releasing a...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Vertical Vs. Horizontal Markets

    In this webcast, the difference between vertical markets - niche players serving a specific need or customer set; and horizontal markets - goods or services that enable a platitude of businesses - are defined for the student of entrepreneurship. The needs of start-ups differ dramatically by vertical, says serial entrepreneur...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Start-Up Chile

    Economic Minister Fontaine outlines details of Chile's grant-making and business magnet program, Start-Up Chile. The program offers a $40,000 grant to entrepreneurs bringing early-stage businesses to the country for a minimum of six months. Grant winners must interact with the Chilean people and maintain ties with the country, even if...

    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 // Jun 2010

    The Valley Absorbs Failure

    Innovation is not a monopoly of Silicon Valley, says venture capitalist Randy Komisar. But entrepreneurship as a profession, he notes, is practiced best on KPCB's home turf. Here, failure isn't personal, and it is tolerated for approximately 70 percent of the businesses that launch here. The Valley offers a unique...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Trends On The Horizon

    Michael Moe, a founding partner at ThinkEquity, urges those thinking of venturing into a start-up to consider not just the hot and trendy technologies of today, but those ideas that will permeate culture five or more years into the future. He also suggests considering demographics and how they are evolving....

    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