Start-Ups

Business technology startups are increasingly attracting venture capital.

  • Podcasts // Apr 2012

    Reinventing Business with Next-Generation Social Collaboration in the Cloud

    As the benefits of social business become clear and the case for social business grows more compelling, enterprises are looking for approaches that allow them to cost-effectively roll out these systems, so as to capture these benefits quickly, and rapidly gain positive ROI and productivity benefits. View this Webinar...

    Provided By IBM

  • Podcasts // Feb 2012

    Big Data Analytics for All: Tackling Your Big Data Performance Challenges Without Breaking the Bank

    While mid-market companies and work groups may not have as many people as large enterprises, they do face similar challenges. Like large enterprises, they too face tremendous competition, struggle with time pressure, and they often have equally large and complex sets of data to deal with. But what smaller...

    Provided By Actian

  • Podcasts // Feb 2012

    Learn how Allianz's CIO adopted a new customer centric approach

    Learn how Allianz CIO Dirk Linnenbruegger responded to shifting demands of savvy customers wanting real-time solutions, customized offers, and around-the-clock responsiveness. View video on their new customer centric approach.

    Provided By Cisco Systems, Inc

  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Canadian Entrepreneur Plans Next Moves After Sushi Success

    Canadian entrepreneur Ken Valvur never tasted sushi until he arrived at Thunderbird in 1987 and decided to learn Japanese to boost his international career. "On pure commercial grounds, I picked Japanese," says the Thunderbird graduate. The decision has paid off for Valvur, who eventually returned from an expatriate assignment in...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Podcasts // May 2010

    A Panorama Of Venture Capital And Beyond

    Serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen offers the Stanford audience a rare opportunity to pose open questions. Topics addressed include everything from the state of VC and the stock market, to Facebook's market dominance, to the rebirth of consumer electronics. In addition, Andreessen offers ground rules for the start-up, including tips on...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    A Pandora's Box Of Start-Up Expertise

    After nearly two decades in the trenches of Pets.com, Apple Computer, and the You Don't Know Jack game series at Berkeley Systems, Tom Conrad (Pandora CTO) shares his acquired wisdom on succeeding in the consumer internet space. He discusses agility, crisp decision making, and focus, and peppers his lessons with...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    Getting To Plan B

    While Plan A may begin the backbone on which an entrepreneurial idea is hinged, succinct data gathering and constant market evaluation more often lead to profit with the next idea in line. The tech sector breeds innovation, says KPCB partner and frequent speaker Randy Komisar, and to do so it...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Panel Of Young Entrepreneurs

    Six young Stanford grads and entrepreneurs - Steven Garrity, Clara Shih, Kimber Lockhart, Jeff Seibert, Josh Reeves, and Tristan Harris - share their experiences starting companies and raising capital. While being in their 20s may seem to be an obstacle to outsiders, they said they "Flipped" this liability into an...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Entrepreneurial Journeys In Healthcare

    It's not just your strengths as a leader, it's your passion, says William Hagstrom, CEO of Crescendo Bioscience, in South San Francisco, CA. He strongly advises future entrepreneurs to think of your business as a worthy crusade. Giving example with his own career, he urges those starting a company to...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Unlearn Your MBA

    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

  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Evolution Of A CEO

    Dr. John Adler, Jr. and John "Trip" Adler III discuss their entrepreneurial experience and evolution as a business leader: For Dr. Adler, he describes his bumpy course in developing his biotechnology company, Accuray Incorporated; for his son Trip, he emphasizes the persistence and luck in developing Scribd, a social publishing...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Entrepreneurship In An Economic Downturn

    John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Entrepreneurship, discusses the impact the credit crunch will have on entrepreneurs, and gives the truth behind some myths about investors.

    Provided By London Business School

  • Podcasts // Sep 2009

    Evangelizing For The Lean Startup

    Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based businesses. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Sep 2009

    Lessons From China: The Evolution Of The Globe's Largest Search Engine

    Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, speaks in detail about the launch and growth of the company and the search engine. He discusses how its intimate understanding of Chinese language and culture - and a unique social approach to search - have allowed it to succeed where many North American search...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2009

    Spotlight On Scalability

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares her trilogy of ideas for a successful start-up and a fulfilling career. Her thoughts include building an enterprise with scalable vision, building personalized, scalable products, and the ability to scale your own connections and capabilities.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2009

    Building An Organization, Building A Team

    After two decades in start-up entrepreneurship, Mari Baker, current CEO of PlayFirst, shares some of her lifelong strategies for long-lasting success. She stresses defining the relentless purpose of the enterprise, honing a focus, and building a conscious company culture, amongst other backbone-building tasks.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2009

    Vision Matters

    Jensen Huang, co-founder and CEO of NVidia, discusses the importance of having a big vision when starting a new venture. He says that you should not be daunted when others, including early customers, don't share your vision because they don't share your world view. Huang's vision for NVidia involves building...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Nov 2008

    A Cuil Tune-Up For Search Engines

    As a research scientist at Stanford University, Anna Patterson committed herself to indexing the world's online information. Her latest venture, Cuil (pronounced "Cool") is a search engine that is challenging Google. She explains how she is using her experience with startups and non-profits to take on her former employer.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Oct 2008

    Retooling Early Stage Development

    Ninety-percent of Silicon Valley's start-ups fail not because of faulty product, but because they don't tap the right market and they don't know their customer. Well-seasoned serial entrepreneur Steve Blank drafts a new model for plotting the path between good idea and market success.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Entrepreneurship In An Economic Downturn

    John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Entrepreneurship, discusses the impact the credit crunch will have on entrepreneurs, and gives the truth behind some myths about investors.

    Provided By London Business School

  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Canadian Entrepreneur Plans Next Moves After Sushi Success

    Canadian entrepreneur Ken Valvur never tasted sushi until he arrived at Thunderbird in 1987 and decided to learn Japanese to boost his international career. "On pure commercial grounds, I picked Japanese," says the Thunderbird graduate. The decision has paid off for Valvur, who eventually returned from an expatriate assignment in...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Podcasts // Feb 2012

    Learn how Allianz's CIO adopted a new customer centric approach

    Learn how Allianz CIO Dirk Linnenbruegger responded to shifting demands of savvy customers wanting real-time solutions, customized offers, and around-the-clock responsiveness. View video on their new customer centric approach.

    Provided By Cisco Systems, Inc

  • Podcasts // Oct 2008

    Retooling Early Stage Development

    Ninety-percent of Silicon Valley's start-ups fail not because of faulty product, but because they don't tap the right market and they don't know their customer. Well-seasoned serial entrepreneur Steve Blank drafts a new model for plotting the path between good idea and market success.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // May 2010

    A Panorama Of Venture Capital And Beyond

    Serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen offers the Stanford audience a rare opportunity to pose open questions. Topics addressed include everything from the state of VC and the stock market, to Facebook's market dominance, to the rebirth of consumer electronics. In addition, Andreessen offers ground rules for the start-up, including tips on...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Nov 2008

    A Cuil Tune-Up For Search Engines

    As a research scientist at Stanford University, Anna Patterson committed herself to indexing the world's online information. Her latest venture, Cuil (pronounced "Cool") is a search engine that is challenging Google. She explains how she is using her experience with startups and non-profits to take on her former employer.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2009

    Vision Matters

    Jensen Huang, co-founder and CEO of NVidia, discusses the importance of having a big vision when starting a new venture. He says that you should not be daunted when others, including early customers, don't share your vision because they don't share your world view. Huang's vision for NVidia involves building...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2009

    Building An Organization, Building A Team

    After two decades in start-up entrepreneurship, Mari Baker, current CEO of PlayFirst, shares some of her lifelong strategies for long-lasting success. She stresses defining the relentless purpose of the enterprise, honing a focus, and building a conscious company culture, amongst other backbone-building tasks.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2009

    Spotlight On Scalability

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg shares her trilogy of ideas for a successful start-up and a fulfilling career. Her thoughts include building an enterprise with scalable vision, building personalized, scalable products, and the ability to scale your own connections and capabilities.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Sep 2009

    Lessons From China: The Evolution Of The Globe's Largest Search Engine

    Robin Li, CEO of Baidu, speaks in detail about the launch and growth of the company and the search engine. He discusses how its intimate understanding of Chinese language and culture - and a unique social approach to search - have allowed it to succeed where many North American search...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Sep 2009

    Evangelizing For The Lean Startup

    Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based businesses. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Evolution Of A CEO

    Dr. John Adler, Jr. and John "Trip" Adler III discuss their entrepreneurial experience and evolution as a business leader: For Dr. Adler, he describes his bumpy course in developing his biotechnology company, Accuray Incorporated; for his son Trip, he emphasizes the persistence and luck in developing Scribd, a social publishing...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Unlearn Your MBA

    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

  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Entrepreneurial Journeys In Healthcare

    It's not just your strengths as a leader, it's your passion, says William Hagstrom, CEO of Crescendo Bioscience, in South San Francisco, CA. He strongly advises future entrepreneurs to think of your business as a worthy crusade. Giving example with his own career, he urges those starting a company to...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Panel Of Young Entrepreneurs

    Six young Stanford grads and entrepreneurs - Steven Garrity, Clara Shih, Kimber Lockhart, Jeff Seibert, Josh Reeves, and Tristan Harris - share their experiences starting companies and raising capital. While being in their 20s may seem to be an obstacle to outsiders, they said they "Flipped" this liability into an...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    Getting To Plan B

    While Plan A may begin the backbone on which an entrepreneurial idea is hinged, succinct data gathering and constant market evaluation more often lead to profit with the next idea in line. The tech sector breeds innovation, says KPCB partner and frequent speaker Randy Komisar, and to do so it...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    A Pandora's Box Of Start-Up Expertise

    After nearly two decades in the trenches of Pets.com, Apple Computer, and the You Don't Know Jack game series at Berkeley Systems, Tom Conrad (Pandora CTO) shares his acquired wisdom on succeeding in the consumer internet space. He discusses agility, crisp decision making, and focus, and peppers his lessons with...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Podcasts // Feb 2012

    Big Data Analytics for All: Tackling Your Big Data Performance Challenges Without Breaking the Bank

    While mid-market companies and work groups may not have as many people as large enterprises, they do face similar challenges. Like large enterprises, they too face tremendous competition, struggle with time pressure, and they often have equally large and complex sets of data to deal with. But what smaller...

    Provided By Actian

  • Podcasts // Apr 2012

    Reinventing Business with Next-Generation Social Collaboration in the Cloud

    As the benefits of social business become clear and the case for social business grows more compelling, enterprises are looking for approaches that allow them to cost-effectively roll out these systems, so as to capture these benefits quickly, and rapidly gain positive ROI and productivity benefits. View this Webinar...

    Provided By IBM