Entrepreneurship

Marc Andreessen
When Facebook bought a fledgling company called WhatsApp for $19 billion earlier this year, many analysts warned that Silicon Valley was in the midst of a bubble, not unlike the one that burst in the spring of 2000. Companies are wildly overvalued, they fretted, and the boom is going to end soon...
Roadside MBA book cover
After an economics conference in Boston several years ago, the three of us — all business professors — had a bit of time to kill before our flights home, so we decided to hit the road. That trip was just the first in a series of road trips in which we met with small-business owners, collected the...
Stacks of hundred dollar bills
A growing number of people are considering investing in private equity funds. Given the low returns available elsewhere, they may be interested in putting money into funds that invest in startups or undertake acquisitions. In fact, even the smallest investors may start seeing private equity funds...
A meeting in Stanford GSB's Colab
A new joint Stanford Electrical Engineering MS/MBA degree program will be available to graduate students in the 2015-2016 academic year. Students may apply for admission starting this fall. “The joint focus recognizes that the students we educate need and want an integrated understanding of...
Craft beer
One of the biggest trends driving consumer consumption during the past decade is the demand for “real,” or authentic, items. Farmers markets, microbreweries, and all kinds of artisanal crafts, to name a few examples, have jumped in popularity. But does that mean consumers will value more highly...
Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson is a founding partner at Next World Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm focused on expansion-stage, enterprise tech companies. With offices in Paris, London, and Brussels, Next World aims to help U.S. startups do business in Europe. The firm raised its first fund in...
Ryan Caldbeck
Ryan Caldbeck is the cofounder and CEO of CircleUp, an online marketplace that connects individual investors with entrepreneurs looking to raise capital for consumer startups. CircleUp companies include Little Duck Organics snacks, Bhakti Chai beverages, and Cherryvale Farms baking mixes, among...
Evan Reas
Evan Reas is the cofounder of Circle, a mobile social app that helps people know when their friends are nearby and acts as a local news network, updating users on activities and events. The app counts 12 million registered users, and Reas says millions of people actively use Circle each week. Reas...
Paris, France skyline
Stanford Graduate School of Business seeks innovators and entrepreneurial scientists and engineers throughout Europe to apply for 2014 Stanford Ignite–Polytechnique. Offered in partnership with École Polytechnique, one of Europe’s finest schools of engineering and science, and one of the leading...
Catalina Girald
Catalina Girald is founder and CEO of Naja, a San Francisco-based lingerie company that launched in December 2013 and aims to create luxe-looking undergarments for women at mass-market prices. Girald launched Naja with $100,000 and says her lingerie is for “women who aren’t afraid to speak their...

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