Start-Ups

Business technology startups are increasingly attracting venture capital.

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // May 2009

    Clean Tech's Impact On Recessionary Times

    When orders for Tesla cars outshine orders for the GM Saturn, Steve Westly takes this as a sign that clean technologies are going to help lift America from the recession of 2008/2009. He points to other indicators, such as that abundance of clean tech company IPO's, that will also help...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    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 // May 2009

    Measure Twice, Cut Once: Overcoming Business Plan Pitfalls

    Peter Russo, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at Boston University's Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC), has worked with hundreds of people developing new ventures, both in academic and industry settings. In this podcast, he shares his expertise, outlining the most common errors entrepreneurs make when they craft their business...

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • 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 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 // May 2009

    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 // 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 2009

    The Start-Up During Economic Crisis

    Critical screening, careful thought processes, and cash-conscience customers don't signal the end of the start-up, says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. But they do indicate that only the best and most solid ideas will receive the funding and other resources to bring them to fruition. As we reflect upon the economic...

    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 // Apr 2009

    Filling A Need In The Design Community

    Keith Granet studied to be an architect but realized his talents lay more in the business arena. So he has built his own company advising designers on good business practices - so they can concentrate on what they do best.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Networking Advice For Women Entrepreneurs

    Chef/Author Sara Moulton talks about the importance of community for women in business. She started the NY Women's Culinary Alliance to help female chefs connect.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Operating In A Tough Economy

    Owner/Chef Tom Colicchio explains what he does to cut costs while retaining the quality his Craft family of restaurants is known for.

    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 // 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 // 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 // Apr 2009

    Branson On Business: Launching Virgin America

    Business expert Seth Godin talks to iconic entrepreneur Richard Branson about how he started up Virgin America, the extension of his international airline empire, in the U.S.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Branson On Business: The Industry Of The Future

    The need for clean energy and alternative sources of oil will create business opportunities for the future, according to business magnate Richard Branson.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Health Sector Entrepreneurship

    Dr. Gayatri Saberwal, professor at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, and Dr. T.S. Sridhar, professor and head of molecular medicine from St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, speak to the Indian Field Seminar participants about entrepreneurship in the Indian health sector.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Lawrence Lessig

    It's not that money is evil, but a simple recognition that money poisons trust, Lessig said. "To restore trust is to remove the dependency that erodes trust in these institutions."

    Provided By Northwestern University (Kellogg)

  • 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

    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 // 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 // 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 // Jan 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Have You Outgrown Your Current Accounting Software? Microsoft Dynamics GP Can Help (Level 100)

    Concerned with the ability of the current accounting software to scale to the changing business needs? Worrying about compliance and the security of the financial information? Ever experienced performance or reliability issues as the business has grown and become more complex? If the answer is yes to any of these...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • 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 // Jan 2009

    Bravely Take On The Big Players

    The more dominant a single brand is in the marketplace, the easier it is for an innovator to compete with them. So says Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences, who headed the start-up that once competed with dominant telecoms like Nortel, Lucent, and Alcatel. His reasoning? Monolithic entities...

    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 // Nov 2008

    Don't Sell Yourself - Or Your Product - Short

    While some companies or products are built to be acquired quickly, this is not always their best-serving strategy, says co-founder of Cuil Anna Patterson. Short-term thinking, speed, and thrift can sacrifice the quality of the finished product, she reports. Instead, emerging entrepreneurs should simply focus on their goals and product...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    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 // 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 // Jan 2009

    Bravely Take On The Big Players

    The more dominant a single brand is in the marketplace, the easier it is for an innovator to compete with them. So says Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Biosciences, who headed the start-up that once competed with dominant telecoms like Nortel, Lucent, and Alcatel. His reasoning? Monolithic entities...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    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 // 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 // May 2009

    The Start-Up During Economic Crisis

    Critical screening, careful thought processes, and cash-conscience customers don't signal the end of the start-up, says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. But they do indicate that only the best and most solid ideas will receive the funding and other resources to bring them to fruition. As we reflect upon the economic...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • 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 // 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 // Mar 2009

    Health Sector Entrepreneurship

    Dr. Gayatri Saberwal, professor at the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, and Dr. T.S. Sridhar, professor and head of molecular medicine from St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences, speak to the Indian Field Seminar participants about entrepreneurship in the Indian health sector.

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Measure Twice, Cut Once: Overcoming Business Plan Pitfalls

    Peter Russo, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at Boston University's Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC), has worked with hundreds of people developing new ventures, both in academic and industry settings. In this podcast, he shares his expertise, outlining the most common errors entrepreneurs make when they craft their business...

    Provided By Boston University School of Management

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // Jun 2010

    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 // 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 // Jul 2011

    When Good Backups Go Bad

    This webcast addresses the top reasons backups fail, the repercussions of those failures, and why it doesn't have to be this way. Attendees will attain a broad understanding of backup and data recovery pitfalls, the serious consequences of those failures, and what to look for in a data recovery solution...

    Provided By Symantec

  • Webcasts // Jan 2012

    The Business Trouble with Spreadsheet Sprawl

    If you're like most midsize companies, the only way to grow the business is by being smarter and nimbler than the next guy, especially if they are two times or more your size. The simple fact of the matter is that the smarter your company is the faster it will...

    Provided By IBM

  • 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 // 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 // Nov 2010

    Entrepreneurs' Formula For Success: Event Celebrated In More Than 100 Countries

    The experience of business success more than compensates for all the situations of failure. When you taste a little success, it gives you the fuel to move forward and deal with worse situations, said Pau Valdes, founder of Nakami, a consulting firm specializing in Internet advising and the implementation of...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Pinar Ozcan: IESE Takes A Look At The Virtual World

    IESE Prof. Pinar Ozcan explains the main goals of the Nordic Virtual World Network and the latest academic and business trends within it. "It would be very interesting to compare what it takes to be an entrepreneur in a real versus a virtual world and whether one of them has...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    How To Succeed In Internet Television: Interview With IESE Professor

    IESE Prof. Josep Valor talks about the latest trends in Internet Television and highlights the key issues that managers must take into account in order to succeed in this emergent business.

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    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 // Mar 2009

    Lawrence Lessig

    It's not that money is evil, but a simple recognition that money poisons trust, Lessig said. "To restore trust is to remove the dependency that erodes trust in these institutions."

    Provided By Northwestern University (Kellogg)

  • Webcasts // Jan 2013

    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 // Jan 2013

    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 // Jan 2013

    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 // Oct 2008

    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 // Jan 2013

    Education Entrepreneurship in India

    The education sector in India offers enormous opportunity to employ entrepreneurial business models to create a lasting and positive impact. In this webcast, the presenter shares his experiences as an entrepreneur building a sustainable venture in a domain that has only recently started accepting the role of private enterprise.

    Provided By Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Have You Outgrown Your Current Accounting Software? Microsoft Dynamics GP Can Help (Level 100)

    Concerned with the ability of the current accounting software to scale to the changing business needs? Worrying about compliance and the security of the financial information? Ever experienced performance or reliability issues as the business has grown and become more complex? If the answer is yes to any of these...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • 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 // Nov 2010

    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