Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Lecture

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Investing for Market Strategy and Capital (Entire Talk) - Lisa Lambert (Intel Capital)
Lambert Lisa
5/6/2010
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Lisa Lambert, Vice President at Intel Capital, speaks at length on the experience of working for a mammoth, corporate-backed strategic venture capital firm. She unpacks the challenges of the post-recession VC world, and speaks at length about the industry at large. In addition, Lambert discusses critical issues of work/life balance and the conundrum of personal choices faced when climbing the corporate ladder.

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A Panorama of Venture Capital and Beyond (Entire Talk) - Marc Andreessen (Serial Entrepreneur)
Andreessen Marc
5/13/2010
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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 attracting top talent.

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The Perfect Storm in MedTech (Entire Talk) - Josh Makower (ExploraMed)
Makower Josh
5/20/2010
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Josh Makower, CEO of ExploraMed, speaks briefly about his experience working in medicine and technology. Dr. Makower also discusses at length the numerous political, financial, and regulatory hurdles against future medical innovation, and calls for audience involvement in the tangled web of healthcare, patents, and insurance reimbursement.

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The Diplomacy of Technology (Entire Talk) - Alec Ross (Advisor to US Secretary of State)
Ross Alec
5/27/2010
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Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State and Co-founder of global non-profit One Economy, discusses in detail innovation policy and how it can change national diplomacy. In addition, Ross offers advice to global innovators, stressing quality time management, effective hiring practices, the mutual benefits of mentoring, and assertive risk practices.

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Chile: Launching a Global Entrepreneurship Hub (Entire Talk) - Juan Andrés Fontaine (Chilean Government)
Fontaine Juan Andres
9/23/2010
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Juan Andrés Fontaine, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, discusses his government's recent practices and programs that strive to develop Chile's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Topics touched upon include government incentive programs to attract international investment, growth and development to Chile's university research and development, and a desire to build the nation into the innovation hub of South America.

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Entrepreneurial Lessons: Find Value and Make Impact (Entire Talk) - Amit Chatterjee (Hara)
Chatterjee Amit
9/30/2010
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Amit Chatterjee, founder and CEO of Hara, the growing energy management solutions company, shares the wisdom of his entrepreneurial experience. He covers an array of topics vital to launching and running a successful enterprise, including the importance of product innovation, new market development, thriving in a competitive landscape, and the critical importance of building a brilliant team.

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Solving Problems Makes a Great Business (Entire Talk) - Chi-Hua Chien, Dan Rosensweig (KPCB, Chegg)
Chien ChiHua Rosensweig Dan
10/7/2010
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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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Honest Advice on Starting a Company (Entire Talk) - Mark Suster (Serial Entrepreneur)
Suster Mark
10/14/2010
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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.

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Leadership and Disruptive Technologies (Entire Talk) - Thomas Prescott (Align Technology)
Prescott Thomas
10/21/2010
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Thomas Prescott, CEO of medical device manufacturer Align Technology, discusses disruptive product innovation and leadership in the medical device industry. Prescott shares the company's story, including insights on the launch of their signature product, the Invisalign orthodontic system. He also discusses operational trends and the need for sound analysis of financing, product execution, and business development tactics.

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Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs [Entire Talk] - Ann Miura-Ko (FLOODGATE)
MiuraKo Ann
10/28/2010
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Stanford Engineering lecturer and FLOODGATE partner Ann Miura-Ko offers insight into the democratization of innovation in the Internet age, and its affect on investment cycles. Additionally, Miura-Ko speaks candidly about the need to test business models, her firm's desire to be an advocate for "thunder lizard" entrepreneurs, and the challenges of achieving true work/life balance.

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