Entrepreneurship

Trae Vassallo, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and cofounder of Good Technologies
Trae Vassallo is a venture capitalist and a former entrepreneur. She is currently a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s most successful venture capital firms. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Vassallo was a cofounder of Good Technology, a mobile...
Pablo Fuentes, cofounder of Proven
There are any number of ways for highly paid people to find jobs that will net them even higher paying jobs. LinkedIn, Dice, and Monster are just some of the tech-fueled internet sites that professionals use to move up the career ladder. But what about the gardener or barista who is looking for...
Cofounder of Kiva, Jessica Jackley
Jessica Jackley is a cofounder of Kiva, a nonprofit based in San Francisco that allows people to lend small amounts of money to borrowers throughout the world. Since it was founded in October 2005, Kiva has initiated loans to more than a million people, including a seamstress in Paraguay, a...
Medical technology
Deep in the industrial heartland of Oakland, Calif., is one of the most unique health care research facilities in the world, though a visitor might confuse it with a movie set. It’s the 37,000-square-foot Garfield Innovation Center run by Kaiser Permanente, and it contains realistic operating...
Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of Hiroshima Prefecture
Hidehiko Yuzaki is the governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. As Governor of Hiroshima, he is developing initiatives toward nuclear disarmament. "Hiroshima symbolizes the good and bad nature of the human race," he says. "Disruption by nuclear weapon is the result of human power. Hiroshima has...
Denise Brosseau
Denise Brosseau is the CEO of Thought Leadership Lab, an executive talent agency. Previously she was cofounder and CEO of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (now Watermark, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year) and cofounder of Springboard Enterprises, both organizations for women-led startups....
speakers at the Stanford Africa Forum
The siren-like lure of making a business out of online digital music transcends national boundaries. Just ask 32-year-old Michael Ugwu, who, five years ago, was working in a secure and well-paying job in the U.K. finance industry, as befitting a graduate of University College London. Ugwu, though...
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are well known for building companies out of a garage or, more recently, at cafés, where they might nurse a cup of coffee for hours while cranking on their startups. But nearly three dozen teams of aspiring entrepreneurs are now pursuing new ventures out of the new...
Stanford Ignite students collaborating on a project
The Stanford Graduate School of Business will offer its first Europe-based Stanford Ignite program in September 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 online application for the 9-week...
Ronald Taylor, cofounder and former CEO of DeVry, Inc.
Ronald Taylor is cofounder and former CEO of DeVry, Inc., a provider of educational services specializing in business, healthcare, and technology. In 1973 Taylor cofounded Keller Graduate School of Management, which acquired DeVry, Inc. in 1987. He retired as CEO of DeVry in November 2006. Taylor...

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