Entrepreneurship

A Segway
The Holy Grail for innovators often is not simply to win in an existing market, but also to create an entirely new product category. But doing so raises a critical question for the entrepreneur: How do you get potential customers and investors to understand what it is you are doing? It’s harder...
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Building
Polls of Americans’ views on immigration are generally sweeping. Questions are usually general and the results seemingly decisive. One recent survey found 70% of Americans thought allowing more immigrants would make it harder to find jobs. In a separate poll, only 29% said the United States should...
Just having great ideas is not enough to start a company. Big ideas need funding to bring them to life. Stanford University’s new online course, Financing Innovation: Valuing Projects and Firms, will teach participants to build sound financial models for their projects and understand where...
Ulises1, an art satellite
Sergio Autrey spent a decade and a half in Mexico’s satellite business — leading satellite phone company Globalstar de Mexico since 1996, and then SATMEX, Mexico’s leading satellite service provider, from 1998 through 2006. He has witnessed both the highs and the lows of that risky, and often...
Entrepreneurs and innovators can often learn from the experience of others who have traveled a similar road. As part of its online Certificate Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Stanford will offer a free, interactive webinar conversation on September 18. Content will focus on the 21st...
Stanford Ignite students collaborating on a project
Stanford Graduate School of Business launched its first Europe-based Stanford Ignite program September 9 in partnership with École Polytechnique, one of Europe’s finest schools of engineering and science and one of the leading grandes écoles in France. The 9-week, part-time program in Paris will...
participants in Stanford Ignite
In a recent workshop at Stanford Graduate School of Business, groups of students clustered around tables littered with Post-It notes, pencils, iPhones, pieces of string, cuts of cardboard and the occasional screwdriver. As they tinkered, they talked. Do you like your bathroom? Is your toothbrush...

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