Start-Ups

Business technology start-ups are increasingly attracting venture capital; find out how to take your idea and turn it into a business reality, and which technologies could make all the difference.

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 2015

    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 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    From Hobby To Enterprise

    OPEN Cardmember Jai Jai Greenfield capitalized on the wine knowledge she gained while a trader by opening a wine boutique in Harlem. She brings wine culture to a burgeoning community, one ripe with opportunity.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    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 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 2015

    An Entrepreneur's Take On The Non-Profit

    Launching a non-profit organization is just as much work as starting a for-profit business, says Numenta Founder Jeff Hawkins. Many of the issues and struggles of leadership are the same, including concerns about funding, building, mission statements, staffing, etc. Hawkins recalls that the Redwood Neuroscience Institute, focused on neocortical theory...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    The Reactable Among Projects Unveiled At IESE's Tech Fair

    Aspiring entrepreneurs and potential investors converged at IESE's Entrepreneurial Tech Fair, held on the Barcelona campus. The leaders of 10 ambitious start-ups were on campus for the event, organized by IESE's Center for Family-Owned Business and Entrepreneurship. The fair featured 5-minute business pitches, followed by a speed matchmaking session. IESE...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    Business Insights Webcast: Application Virtualization (App-V) Enterprise Return on Investment (Level 100)

    Quantifying the business value of IT investment is vital in today's tough economic climate. Every investment is expected to show strong and tangible financial return. To help organizations assess the economic impact (business value) of deploying Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), analysts Ben Gray and Jeffrey North of Forrester conducted an...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    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 2015

    American Business: Rock Solid Relationship

    Starting a business with a friend can get complicated, but imagine launching a company with two friends. Meet three college buddies turned entrepreneurs who opened a rock climbing gym in Brooklyn, New York. Find out how they managed to make the best of what could have been some tricky times.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Coming Up With A Business Idea

    Go Try It On is a website where people get advice on their outfits after uploading a picture for others on the site to see. Founder & CEO Marissa Evans says she got the idea for her business from the countless moments her friends and sister would ask her for...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Orchestrate Digital Initiatives to Better the Customer Experience

    An increasing share of business' customer interactions take place online, and in response, businesses are shifting investments to digital venues. But these efforts don't always result in a compelling customer experience. How does a business supercharge its digital strategy and deliver a great experience to their clients? Attend this...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    Creativity Will Only Get You So Far

    Ad-man-turned-designer Timothy Corrigan knows the importance of treating your business like a business - both you and your clients will reap the benefits.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    How to Build a Great Company

    In this webcast, the presenter explains why startups are not small versions of large companies, and why they require processes and guidelines all their own. The presenter also describes the detailed customer development process for building scalable startups.

    Provided By Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Start-Up Thinking: How Systems Thinking Helps Entrepreneurial Ventures Start, Grow, and Mature

    Soon after a business plan is hatched and long before manufacturing ramps up, start-ups begin to apply systems design principles to create their breakthrough products. It turns out that systems engineering, an art developed and perfected in large organizations, applies just as well to small entrepreneurial ventures.

    Provided By Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    New Insights Into Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Are there any formulas for simultaneously achieving technological innovation and steady growth on a global basis? In this webcast, the presenter describes companies must continuously access and leverage technical resources, which means they must not \"Just think globally but locate globally.\"

    Provided By Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    Entrepreneurs in Supply Chain Management

    How is supply chain professionals involved in start-up firms? What sorts of companies employ them? What kinds of decisions do they make? In this webcast, the presenter will discuss how they became involved in entrepreneurial activities and how they utilize their supply chain expertise to help the enterprise work.

    Provided By Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Webcasts // Apr 2015

    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 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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 2015

    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 // Apr 2015

    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