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  • October 20, 2014

    Why Innovators Hate MBAs

    This post was originally published on Inc. Peter Thiel, Scott Cook, and Elon Musk have all spoken out about why b-school grads hurt rather than help innovation. But is it really true? If you want to be an innovator or an entrepreneur, should you go to business school? At first glance, maybe not: Peter Thiel ...read more

  • October 13, 2014

    When to Head for the Exit … or Not

    Whether it’s Yahoo! buying Alibaba, or Google gobbling up Nest and Skybox Imaging, the acquisition of startups by tech giants are no longer just fodder for the business section. In today’s screen-lived age, they are increasingly the top news stories of the day. But while entrepreneurship in the tech sector can sometimes seem like a ...read more

  • October 3, 2014

    Sparks Power Entrepreneurship Skills for Stanford Community This Fall

    Short-term, extracurricular “pop-up classes” on a variety of topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation are now being offered to anyone in the Stanford community. Called “Sparks,” the classes will be taught by experts from the local entrepreneurial community. Each Spark will consist of three evening sessions, one night a week for three weeks. Students, staff ...read more

  • September 30, 2014

    New Fellowship Prepares Stanford Engineering Students to be Entrepreneurial Leaders

    The DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Fellowship is an exciting new offering at Stanford that will provide 12 outstanding masters-level engineering students with an immersive set of experiences designed to prepare them to lead entrepreneurial ventures. Using living cases with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors, workshops and field trips, the selected students will learn the attitudes and ...read more

  • September 12, 2014

    Firms Must Crowdsource Wisely for Most Innovative Ideas

    You might think that companies that receive the most feedback from customers with clever ideas would be in the best position to break new ground. However, new research shows that the more distant an idea is from a business or organization’s expertise, the more likely it is to be disregarded. And perhaps more discouraging, as ...read more

  • September 12, 2014

    Epicenter Hosts Summit for Entrepreneurship Educators

    The National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) held its first summit for researchers in entrepreneurship, education and engineering to share and discuss the latest work in the field, as well as foster connections and collaborations. The event was held August 4 and 5, 2014, at Stanford University. View presentations, session summaries, posters, photos from ...read more

  • September 12, 2014

    Kathleen Eisenhardt Honored by Academy of Management

    Congratulations to Professor Kathleen Eisenhardt, STVP’s faculty co-director, who received the Technology and Innovation Management Distinguished Scholar Award at the 2014 Academy of Management’s annual meeting. She was recognized for her contributions to a greater understanding of firm strategies in fast-moving environments, especially for tech-based firms. Watch her presentation at this year’s annual meeting. Learn more ...read more

  • September 12, 2014

    Spark: The Power of Pretotyping

    STVP Sparks are short-term, extracurricular “pop-up classes” on a variety of topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation. Taught by Stanford adjunct faculty or a member of the local entrepreneurial community, each Spark consists of three night sessions, one night a week for three weeks. This makes Sparks an excellent way to expand your entrepreneurial mindset ...read more

  • September 12, 2014

    Spark: Effective Communication for Startup Teams

    STVP Sparks are short-term, extracurricular “pop-up classes” on a variety of topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation. Taught by Stanford adjunct faculty or a member of the local entrepreneurial community, each Spark consists of three night sessions, one night a week for three weeks. This makes Sparks an excellent way to expand your entrepreneurial mindset ...read more

  • August 18, 2014

    Faculty and Staff ECorner Video Favorites

    Photo - Matthew Rabinowitz speaking.

    This month, we decided to turn to our own faculty and staff for their favorite ECorner video clip from the past school year. With so many to choose from, it was interesting to discover that all the picks contained profound observations on the importance of emotional connections and focusing on what really matters in life. ...read more