Start-Ups

Business technology startups are increasingly attracting venture capital.

  • 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

    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 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 // 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 // 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 // May 2011

    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 // Jan 2011

    Following Your Startup Vision

    In this webcast, the presenter is an innovator who believes that successful entrepreneurs are the ones who follow through on their original vision. Drawing upon his deep background as a successful serial entrepreneur, the presenter shares his entrepreneurial experiences and discusses many of the competitive and strategic issues facing his...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • 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

  • 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 // Nov 2010

    Keeping Customers Happy in a Highly Competitive Environment

    Keeping your customers happy is a critical success factor for any business. However, effective customer retention strategies can be difficult to quantify. In this real world case study, learn how National Motor Club faces this challenge every day. Follow their analysis of customer retention, from basic data on customer, attributes,...

    Provided By Tableau Software

  • 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 // 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 // Oct 2010

    Start-Up And See It Through

    Most startups won't achieve the acclaim of Google, but that does not preclude these ventures from creating value for the entrepreneurs who start them. With conviction in life, and a respect for the stress, competition, and long hours of entrepreneurship, having a passionate idea that you're willing to see through...

    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 // Oct 2010

    Honest Advice On Starting A Company

    In this webcast, the presenter says that entrepreneurship is an emotional and economic roller coaster. In this candid and informative lecture, S defies some of Silicon Valley's conventional wisdom. Based on his extensive experience with multiple companies, the presenter shares his thoughts on the real day-to-day life of startups, smart...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • 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 // Oct 2010

    Making Ideas Happen With Less

    As the author of the best selling book Making Ideas Happen, Scott Belsky is an expert in, well, making ideas happen. He tells Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget that startups need to take advantage of their size by iterating rapidly, taking risks, and playing around with their product. "At a...

    Provided By American Express

  • 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

    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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // Sep 2010

    Bringing Creativity And Innovation To Chile's Universities

    Chilean science professors are not used to thinking in terms of start-ups, says Juan Andr?s Fontaine, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism. However, through partnerships with Stanford University and other organizations, business development education is growing in Chile's universities. Minister Fontaine expresses the desire for students to take risks...

    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 // Aug 2010

    Business Answers: Startup Sales & Stolen Marketing Material

    Colleen DeBaise, small business editor at The Wall Street Journal and author of the book "The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook," and Amilya Antonetti, CEO of AMA Enterprises and author of the book "The Recipe," answer viewer questions about increasing sales at a startup and how to handle...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Business Answers: Interest Rates & Growing Your Personal Brand

    Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media, and Rod Kurtz, executive editor of AOL Small Business, answer viewer questions about how much interest an entrepreneur should expect to pay on a loan from family or friends and the best way for growing a personal brand in an already crowded market.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Business Answers: Getting A Loan And Admitting To Mistakes

    Erica Duignan-Minnihan, CEO of Mamatini, and Paul Lewis, a serial entrepreneur who has founded five companies, answer viewer questions about the best place to get a loan and whether or not you should tell your customers about a technical glitch with your business.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    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 // Jul 2010

    Top Five: Measuring Your Growth

    You need to look beyond your balance sheet to measure the progress of your startup company. This webcast provides five other ways to evaluate your growth.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Learning From The Pros: Jim Koch

    Jim Koch is better known as the man behind the beer. His Boston Beer Company, the maker of Samuel Adams, now sells two million barrels of lager around the world every year. He shares his recipe for entrepreneurial success since making his first batch of beer back in 1984.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    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 // Jul 2010

    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 // Jul 2010

    Small Business Rules: The Extreme Pizza Rule

    "Keep your friends close, and your franchisees closer." - The Extreme Pizza Rule. Todd Parent learned the ins-and-outs of his business before he started his company, even though it meant starting at the bottom of the restaurant eco-system. When Todd decided he wanted to open a restaurant, he didn't have...

    Provided By American Express

  • 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 // Jun 2010

    American Business: Start Me Up

    Starting your own company is not for the faint of heart. For most, the journey is filled with incredibly exciting times and moments of complete terror. Meet two entrepreneurs who have put everything on the line to turn their concept into a reality.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Learning From The Pros: Jason Mraz

    He sings, he dances and he grows avocadoes. Award-winning songwriter Jason Mraz is an entrepreneur in his own right. The advocate for everything green doesn't need to look any further than his backyard for his entrepreneurial inspiration. Mraz has set the bar high and he's encouraging others to do the...

    Provided By American Express

  • 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 // May 2010

    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 // 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 // Jan 2010

    Is The Downturn A Good Time To Start A New Venture?

    Jeffrey Skinner, Executive Director of the Foundational for Entrepreneurial Management, explains why the recession may be a good time to be an entrepreneur.

    Provided By London Business School

  • 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 // 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 // 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

    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 // Oct 2008

    Internet Marketing Myth Exposed

    This video exposes internet marketing myths that people often carry while entering into this business. The biggest myth that this video talks about is that people entering into online marketing think that they will not needed to pick up the phone any more. It can be right to say that...

    Provided By Howcast

  • 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 // 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 2010

    Keeping Customers Happy in a Highly Competitive Environment

    Keeping your customers happy is a critical success factor for any business. However, effective customer retention strategies can be difficult to quantify. In this real world case study, learn how National Motor Club faces this challenge every day. Follow their analysis of customer retention, from basic data on customer, attributes,...

    Provided By Tableau Software

  • 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 // 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 // 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 // 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 // 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: 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 // 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 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 // 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 // Jan 2010

    February 2007: Dean's Speaker Series

    In this webcast, Johnson recounts his early career in the cable industry, talks of his efforts in starting and growing BET and shares insights as an owner of a professional sports franchise.

    Provided By University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)

  • 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 // 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 // Sep 2010

    Bringing Creativity And Innovation To Chile's Universities

    Chilean science professors are not used to thinking in terms of start-ups, says Juan Andr?s Fontaine, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism. However, through partnerships with Stanford University and other organizations, business development education is growing in Chile's universities. Minister Fontaine expresses the desire for students to take risks...

    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 // 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 // Apr 2010

    Success Is Not About You

    Being humble isn't merely a kind gesture; it's the only way to still respect yourself in the midst of a trying start-up experience. Pandora CTO Tom Conrad urges entrepreneurs to resist the cult of personality that can permeate a company, and instead revel in the combined success of your team...

    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 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