Sarah Lacy of PandoDaily took the stage with angel investor, LinkedIn co-founder, author, and may-have-been academic philosopher, Reid Hoffman to discuss his long history in the Valley. Reid touched on a dizzying number of topics, including the three traits founders need, what it was like working with Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, and Elon Musk during [...]
Dave McClure of 500 Startups speaking at StartupDay 2010. StartupDay is a one day event to teach you how to build a techstartup produced by Seattle 2.0.
Top 10 Lessons Learned: 02:40 Lesson 1: Don’t Extrapolate from a single data point 04:38 Lesson 2: Our Finnish sayings have it all wrong 06:35 Lesson 3: You’ll have 100 reasons to quit early 10:55 Lesson 4: Everything is a chicken vs. egg problem – always 13:20 Lesson 5: The most common reason startups fail: Founders stop trying 21:38 Lesson 6: [...]
Entrepreneur and early-stage investor Brad Feld offers advice and support to aspiring entrepreneurs. Feld, a managing partner at Foundry Group and a co-founder of TechStars, imparts personal experiences on managing your life as an entrepreneur. He also shares some of the defining characteristics his firm looks for in the entrepreneurs they invest in.
In this episode, Jay discusses the core competencies necessary to start a business.
Kevin Rose sits down with Brian Wong, the 19-year-old founder and CEO of the recently launched mobile rewards network Kiip. Brian and Kevin discuss what it takes to become an entrepreneur, tips on how to effectively network and meet with people who can help you with your first start-up, and more!
How do you best prepare yourself for an entrepreneurial endeavor? How does this fit into the spectrum of your career, whether it’s a wild success or not? Recorded: February 9, 2007; Panel includes Linda Wells (Stanford GSB), Chris Lien, Fred Campbell, Caroline Pappajohn, Scott Bekemeyer Recorded February 9, 2007
Grousbeck presents MBAs with a profound and thought provoking question: What risks does one run if one does not take the path of an entrepreneur at an early stage of one’s career? Recorded: April 1, 2002
Many would-be entrepreneurs are excited by the prospect of forming a new venture but may not have considered what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. The panelists share their insights on what it takes to launch and build a sustainable company and tackle such questions as: how much experience is required, what are the [...]