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In this lecture, Mårten Mickos shares the benefits and challenges involved in building businesses in the open source and cloud computing spaces. As the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, Mickos identifies a vision for the future of his industry and shares entrepreneurial lessons gained from leading MySQL AB from its startup origins to becoming one of the largest open source companies in the world.
Academia is getting ever more aggressive about helping entrepreneurs get a running start. An emerging crown jewel could well be Stanford University's brand new StartX.
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.
Thoughts and influences from early life continue to shape how Evernote CEO Phil Libin embraces his work. In this wide-ranging presentation, Libin shares key beliefs and provocative insights on startups, acquisitions and company exits. Based on his experiences leading multiple ventures from startup to commercial success, Libin urges entrepreneurs to chase dreams they would actually want to spend their life pursuing.
If this really is the "new abnormal," entrepreneurs have to change their ways. In a profession where "adapt or die" isn't just a motto, change isn’t a luxury - it's a necessity.
This captivating and motivating slideshow captures the every individual's "Dear Future Entrepreneur" message.
Founder Interviews from Inc. 500/5000 2011
Entrepreneurs heading some of America's fastest growing privately held companies share their stories with the Kauffman Foundation in a series of video interviews. They talk about getting started, the process and principles that guide their growth, and what they’ve learned along the way. The interviews were conducted during the Inc. 500/5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony held Sept. 22-24, 2011, in National Harbor, Md.
David Friedberg, CEO of The Climate Corporation (formerly WeatherBill), discusses the startup process and the challenges faced during the development of his innovative technology company that is changing the insurance sector. Friedberg explores essential components in the entrepreneurial experience, including the need to solve real problems, making meaningful impact, and the value of embracing the grind required in reaching success.
The Kauffman Foundation is expanding its successful Global Scholars Program to include up to ten recent graduates from U.S. colleges and universities who will join other scholars from around the world. Applications can be submitted at www.kauffman.org, and must be completed by Oct. 17, 2011.
Last week, the Kauffman Foundation released "Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers." This white paper looks at the potential of women entrepreneurs to grow our economy.
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