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  • 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

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    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

  • July 28, 2014

    Gaining the Skills for Global Entrepreneurial Marketing

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    The course “Global Entrepreneurial Marketing” is designed to give students the skills needed to entice customers around the world to buy a product or service through hands-on exercises, mainly via mobile and social platforms. Taught at Stanford since 1998, the course focuses on targeting markets and customers, product marketing and management, partners and distribution, as ...read more

  • July 22, 2014

    What Else Everyone is Watching on ECorner

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    Over the past academic year, we’ve highlighted some of the most insightful moments from the DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar series through our monthly ECorner newsletter. But before looking towards the speakers for the upcoming school year, we wanted to take a moment to find out which video clips from the past year, outside those featured in ...read more

  • July 17, 2014

    Stanford Course Captures ‘The Spirit of Entrepreneurship’

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    The course MS&E 178, called “The Spirit of Entrepreneurship,” allows students to get up close and have candid conversations with accomplished startup founders, venture capitalists and other thought leaders from around the country. These practitioners discuss their failures and triumphs and the lessons they now live by — sharing their experiences and insights in a ...read more