Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
We are deep into planning for Entrepreneurship Week and are seeking some company involvement. If your company is interested in getting in front of Stanford students and the broader entrepreneurship community, here are some ways to participate:
- Donate audience prizes (giveaway items with or without your company logo)
- Donate small giveaway items for audience goody bags to be given at the Launch event (movie premiere)
- Donate prizes for the Innovation Tournament winners
- Venture capitalists: Sign up for the VC/Student "speed dating" to hear business pitches and provide feedback
- Start-Ups: Have a recruiting booth at the "Start-Up 101" Job Fair
- Join the SEN mailing list to become part of the Stanford entrepreneurship community (send request to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Plan to attend any or all of the events, including presentations, mixers, and receptions
- Schools and universities: Conduct a local version of the Innovation Tournament; contact us for information.
We are conducting Entrepreneurship Week at Stanford to ignite awareness throughout the entire Stanford community about the importance of being entrepreneurial - whether that means starting a new business, developing an innovation for an existing company or solving a societal problem. To that end, we have planned a series of events to engage people in various dimensions of entrepreneurship. Each day will feature a different theme, such as Social Innovation, Technology, International, and others. Events will include presentations by prestigious speakers; roundtable discussions; a mixer for venture capitalists (VCs), students and entrepreneurs; VC/student "speed dating," allowing students to pitch their ideas; and a start-up job fair.
We will also host the Innovation Tournament, an "Apprentice-style" competition that will be open to student teams around the world. On Friday, February 22, be sure to attend the big Launch event and world movie premiere of ImagineIt!, a documentary featuring numerous students competing in last year’s Innovation Tournament.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Kathleen Eisenhardt, Ascherman Professor and Co-Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program
As many already know, Professor Eisenhardt leads the field in entrepreneurial strategy and management research. In this brief video clip, she describes the key elements associated with successful fundraising for start-ups. She discusses the importance of asking for the correct amount of money at the right time from the appropriate people.