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Luck and Success – Tina Seelig from Stanford Technology Ventures Program

"The harder I work, the luckier I get", says Seelig.  Get out there and put yourself in a position to make yourself lucky, she adds.

Value Creation from Opportunities – Tina Seelig from Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Tina Seelig, Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, walks us through a life-changing hands-on classroom activity where students are taught to identify opportunities in nooks and crannies. With… Read more »

Every Problem is an Opportunity – Tina Seelig from Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Tina Seelig, Executive Director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, believes that every problem is an opportunity for a creative solution. The way you view any problem depends on your… Read more »

Role of Ethics in High-Tech Entrepreneurship – Tom Byers from Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Byers gives his perspective on how ethics played a role in high-tech entrepreneurship in the late 90's. He strongly believes that it is okay to fail but at the end… Read more »

Characteristics of Entrepreneurs – Tom Byers from Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Along with being audacious, courageous, patient, and adaptive, Byers believes that entrepreneurs should be exceptionally good at sales.

What are the Essentials of the Venture Finance Process? – Tom Byers from Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Byers goes over the essentials of a venture finance process: angel investors, corporate venture capital, boot strapping and the public. He also discusses the pros and cons of each of… Read more »

Importance of Cash Flow – Tom Byers from Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Byers explains that smaller companies need to pay extra attention on how they spend their cash because if they run out of cash, it is game over for them. Byers… Read more »

Purpose of a Business Plan – Tom Byers from Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Byers talks about how a great business plan can be developed. He uses Sahlman's alignment model to explain that an opportunity has to be in alignment with resources, people and… Read more »

Market Positioning and the Importance of Partnerships – Tom Byers from Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Byers believes that the impact of marketing is often underestimated by companies. He  talks about how partnering is one of the keys to crossing the chasm between the early market and… Read more »

Role of Context in High-Tech Venturing – Tom Byers from Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Byers believes there are various events that are not within the control of a management team. Good entrepreneurs are those who find a way to navigate and deal with this… Read more »