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Stanford University

Stanford, California,

Awards Offered: Bachelors degree,Masters degree,Post-masters certificate,Doctors degree - research/scholarship,Doctors degree - professional practice

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Current Course Catalog Subject: Entrepreneurship

  • Competing with Giants, Choosing Investors, and Building Company Culture

    Serial entrepreneur Mitch Kapor encourages start-ups not to compete with giants. Instead, the young upstart should consider how it could benefit by working in concert with their giant's footsteps. He cites as an example his own young enterprise, Foxmarks, which tracks search trends through the amalgamation of Firefox bookmarks.

  • Difference Between an idea and an Opprotunity

    Tom Byers, professor at Stanford University and founder and a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), stresses that "Entrepreneurs are not born, they are made". He discusses a framework that elaborates the difference between an idea and an opportunity.e cites as an example his own young enterprise, Foxmarks, which tracks search trends through the amalgamation of Firefox bookmarks.

  • Entrepreneurship through the Lens of Venture Capital

    The course explores how successful startups navigate funding,managing, and scaling their new enterprise. This process is exploredthrough guest lectures and mentorship from experienced venture capitalinvestors and seasoned entrepreneurs who manage these issues on adaily basis in Silicon Valley.

  • Honest Advice on Starting a Company

    Entrepreneurship is an emotional and economic roller coaster, says venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Mark Suster. In this candid and informative lecture, Suster defies some of Silicon Valley's conventional wisdom. Based on his extensive experience with multiple companies, Suster shares his thoughts on the real day-to-day life of startups, smart ways to raise the right kind of funds, and offers honest advice in making your way as an entrepreneur.

  • Solving Problems Makes a Great Business

    In conversation with KPCB's Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig, CEO of textbook rental company Chegg, speaks about his professional history within Yahoo!, ZDNet, and Guitar Hero, and shares insights on business in the dot-com trenches. Rosensweig offers his perspective on the evolution of the online media and advertising industries. Additionally, Rosensweig encourages entrepreneurs-to-be to "bet on the inevitable" as they explore their passions and the growing future of online services.

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