Entrepreneurship

Paris, France skyline
April 24, 2014
Applications accepted until June 10, 2014, for Stanford Ignite–Polytechnique Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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April 17, 2014
Stanford GSB faculty, staff, alumni, and guests share their thoughts on role models, empowerment, and success.
Catalina Girald
April 17, 2014
The founder of lingerie company Naja discusses startup life, following her instincts, and the Art of War.
Brian Spaly
April 11, 2014
The founder of Trunk Club discusses shopping for men, on-the-job challenges, and his greatest achievement.
Caroline Hu Flexer
March 27, 2014
The cofounder of an educational games company discusses great advice, tough lessons, and why doing right by kids is key to her business.
Phil Knight
March 26, 2014
Distinguished alum will share his experience with graduating students as they embark on new paths.
Illustration of a plant and roots representing Renfrew's startup
March 21, 2014
A case explores the challenges Gregg Renfrew faced in launching her non-toxic cosmetics business — and asks you what to do next.
John Crean
March 20, 2014
The head of Sonoma Creamery discusses on-the-job lessons, big ideas, and the greatest innovation in the past decade.
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March 12, 2014
A Stanford GSB lecturer and general partner at XSeed Capital gives three tips for hiring and compensating employees at a startup.
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March 10, 2014
Two entrepreneurs discuss the ups and downs in building the solar services company Sunrun.
Paris, France skyline
April 24, 2014
Applications accepted until June 10, 2014, for Stanford Ignite–Polytechnique Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Catalina Girald
April 17, 2014
The founder of lingerie company Naja discusses startup life, following her instincts, and the Art of War.
Brian Spaly
April 11, 2014
The founder of Trunk Club discusses shopping for men, on-the-job challenges, and his greatest achievement.
Caroline Hu Flexer
March 27, 2014
The cofounder of an educational games company discusses great advice, tough lessons, and why doing right by kids is key to her business.
Phil Knight
March 26, 2014
Distinguished alum will share his experience with graduating students as they embark on new paths.
John Crean
March 20, 2014
The head of Sonoma Creamery discusses on-the-job lessons, big ideas, and the greatest innovation in the past decade.
David Pitt-Watson
March 6, 2014
The cofounder of Hermes Focus Asset Management discusses the value of tolerance, the difficulties of resilience, and the downside of aid.
Stanford Engineering Professor Tom Byers
February 13, 2014
A new Stanford online course aims to teach the best practices of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists as well as allow participants to test their own startup ideas. A free webinar video is available.
February 12, 2014
The founder of information security firm QuintessenceLabs discusses the perils of rushing into things too quickly, the power of silence, and the “Internet of Things.”
Shan-Lyn Ma
January 31, 2014
The co-founder of wedding registry site Zola discusses leadership, finding great talent, and the most important values in business.
Illustration of a plant and roots representing Renfrew's startup
March 21, 2014
A case explores the challenges Gregg Renfrew faced in launching her non-toxic cosmetics business — and asks you what to do next.
Professors Hayagreeva Rao and Robert Sutton
January 7, 2014
Two Stanford professors discuss their new book, Scaling Up Excellence, which reveals how the best leaders and teams develop, spread, and instill the right growth mindset in their organization.
Stanford Ignite Entrepreneurs
December 9, 2013
A finance professor gives seven basic insights to better understand angel investors.
A Segway
October 1, 2013
A game-changing idea can win or lose depending on how quickly the consumer “gets” it.
Airline customers waiting at the airport
September 28, 2012
Hayagreeva Rao explains why innovation is about more than just new technology.
Harikesh S. Nair
November 1, 2011
To increase revenue, social networking sites need to give their most active users reason to post more information and make more friends, according to Harikesh Nair of the Graduate School of Business and his co-researchers.
June 1, 2011
Policy makers need to understand how early-stage companies in their own area work, rather than try to create another Silicon Valley, says Stanford management professor George Foster. He is coauthor of a new report published by the World Economic Forum.
June 1, 2011
Young companies that adopt structured systems to run their operations in their early years grow three times faster than competitors and have a lower rate of CEO turnover, according to an award-winning research paper.
May 1, 2010
The United States will see a slow move toward electric car adoption in the next 5-to-10 years while China will see only a small market for cars but big opportunities to manufacture and export batteries. A Stanford MBA student class study doubts either nation will move quickly to adopt clean coal technology.