Entrepreneurship

Vikram Sharma is founder and CEO of QuintessenceLabs, an information security company that uses quantum encryption keys to protect digital communications. Sharma was born in Chandigarh, India, near Delhi. His father was a diplomat in the Indian foreign service, and Sharma lived in numerous cities...
Shan-Lyn Ma
Shan-Lyn Ma is CEO and a co-founder of Zola, a new website for wedding registries that was launched in 2013. Ma, as well as her co-founders and much of the early team at Zola, hails from Gilt Groupe, a New York-based website that made online flash sales fashionable. Ma was the creator and general...
Professor Margaret Neale
You spend a significant part of your day negotiating, whether you're always aware of it or not. Negotiating effectively helps you reach agreements, achieve objectives, strengthen your relationships, and ultimately be more productive. Entrepreneurs not only need strong analytic skills to develop...
Professors Hayagreeva Rao and Robert Sutton
Eight years ago, over dinner and a bottle of wine, Hayagreeva (Huggy) Rao and Robert Sutton realized they needed better answers for the students of a Stanford management education program, Customer-Focused Innovation, they were running. The business executives appreciated what the pair had to say...
Andy Dunn
Andy Dunn is the founding CEO of Bonobos, a clothing company that launched online in 2007 with the introduction of a line of pants that promise a more flattering fit for men. The company has since expanded, and it now sells a full line of menswear through its e-commerce “guideshop” stores and...
Stanford Ignite Entrepreneurs
It’s often assumed that the archetypal venture capital firms around Silicon Valley and Boston — the likes of Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital — supply almost all the initial financing for high-growth startups. If that was ever true, it’s becoming less so by the day. Largely unnoticed, angel...

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