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 // May 2015

    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 2015

    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 2015

    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 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 // May 2015

    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 2015

    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 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 // May 2015

    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 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 // May 2015

    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 // May 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 // May 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 // May 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 // May 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 // May 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 // May 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 // May 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 // May 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 // May 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 // May 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 // May 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 // May 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