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Fail Fast and Frequently - Tina Seelig (STVP)
Date: 5/27/2009
Length: 1 minutes
Speaker(s): Tina Seelig (Stanford Technology Venture Programs)
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: What's the secret sauce of Silicon Valley? Failure, reports Tina Seelig, Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. To develop more successes, she urges, entrepreneurs have got to take a risk, and this is the
notion behind every deal in the entire ecosystem. Venture capitalists fund risk and, by association, failure, in order to find the "hits" in the haystack. Failure is a perfectly acceptable part of the entrepreneurial process, provided that the
smart entrepreneur learns from their errors along the way.

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Classroom Experiments in Entrepreneurship - Tina Seelig (STVP)
Tina Seelig (Stanford Technology Venture Programs)
5/27/2009
Summary: If you had five dollars and two hours, what would you do to make as much money as possible? In this clip, STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig recalls a classroom exercise in creative thinking and entrepreneurship that posed this
quandry to student teams. The results were manifold and varied, often taking advantage of locally needed services, niche markets, and valuable time. These in-class experiments contain many valuable lessons on creative thinking in the start-up
realm, including skills, ideas, and innovation as assets that always lend value. Watch More
Don't Wait to be Anointed - Tina Seelig (STVP)
Tina Seelig (Stanford Technology Venture Programs)
5/27/2009
Summary: Don't think of a job as just getting a desk and a job description. Tina Seelig, Executive Director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program, points out that landing a job means getting a key to the building. And what that key
unlocks is entirely up to you. The endless possibilities of creating work, new projects, and developing ideas that cater to your passions are available to any employee in any office. Seelig urges entrepreneurial thinking in the workplace, and
tells students that they should build the ladder below themselves, rather than waiting for someone else to put it before them. Watch More
Fail Fast and Frequently - Tina Seelig (STVP)
Tina Seelig (Stanford Technology Venture Programs)
5/27/2009
Summary: What's the secret sauce of Silicon Valley? Failure, reports Tina Seelig, Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. To develop more successes, she urges, entrepreneurs have got to take a risk, and this is the
notion behind every deal in the entire ecosystem. Venture capitalists fund risk and, by association, failure, in order to find the "hits" in the haystack. Failure is a perfectly acceptable part of the entrepreneurial process, provided that the
smart entrepreneur learns from their errors along the way. Watch More
Teaching Creativity and Entrepreneurship - Tina Seelig (STVP)
Tina Seelig (Stanford Technology Venture Programs)
5/27/2009
Summary: Tina Seelig, Executive Director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program, speaks about the lesson that is the crux of entrepreneurship: All problems are opportunities, and the larger the problem, the grander the opportunity.
Furthermore, she talks about the challenges that arise in the methods for teaching these concepts, and the necessity to get people out of their comfort zone in order to encourage creative problem-solving. This clip also include a video quote
from Vinod Khosla. Watch More
The Art of Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Entire Talk) - Tina Seelig (STVP)
Tina Seelig (Stanford Technology Venture Programs)
5/27/2009
Summary: Stanford Technology Ventures Program's Executive Director Tina Seelig shares rich insights in creative thinking and the entrepreneurial mindset. Her talk, based on her 2009 book, What I Wish I Knew When I Was
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, cites numerous classroom successes of applied problem-solving and the lessons of failure. Watch More
Turning Lemonade Into Helicopters - Tina Seelig (STVP)
Tina Seelig (Stanford Technology Venture Programs)
5/27/2009
Summary: Solving problems is an important aspect of entrepreneurship, but it's not the entire solution. Aspiring students also need to learn how to make their own good luck, says STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig. Hard work is
imperative, but it doesn't always mean a fortunate outcome. It takes optimism, an open mind, shrewd networking skills, and the ability to find the veiled "million dollars in the room." Seelig cites a personal anecdote where, through
perseverance and curiosity, she turned an encounter with a stranger over frozen lemonade in a grocery store into a long-lasting relationship and a helicopter ride to a private ski resort overseas. Watch More

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