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Stages of growth and challenges experienced by the most successful start-ups. Guest lectures and mentorship from experienced venture capital investors and seasoned entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

The Startup Workshop: Entrepreneurship Through the Lens of Venture Capital Stanford

    • Business

Stages of growth and challenges experienced by the most successful start-ups. Guest lectures and mentorship from experienced venture capital investors and seasoned entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

    • video
    1. Iterating Your Product and Market Strategy

    1. Iterating Your Product and Market Strategy

    Greg Ennis and Sanjay Dholakia discuss the keys to iterating to success in a startup and gives examples from Crowd Factory of the challenges in creating a successful market strategy and getting the most from your customers. (January 24, 2012)

    • 51 min
    • video
    2. Funding Your Startup

    2. Funding Your Startup

    Howard Hartenbaum from August Capital discusses different types of funding sources, different types of investors and how to approach them, what VCs look for in companies, and his experiences from being an IT investor and entrepreneur. (January 31, 2012)

    • 57 min
    • video
    3. Making the Team Work: Executives, Board, and Partners

    3. Making the Team Work: Executives, Board, and Partners

    How do we create a winning culture? Harrison Miller, Managing Director at Summit Partners, and Nick Mehta, CEO of LiveOffice Inc., discuss the keys to building a great team and company culture. (February 7, 2012)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    • video
    4. Paying Attention to Details: It’s All in the Details

    4. Paying Attention to Details: It’s All in the Details

    Gilman Louie, a partner at Alsop Louie Partners, discusses decision making, which details matter when starting and growing a business, and venture capital conventional wisdom. (February 14, 2012)

    • 58 min
    • video
    5. Taking it to the Next Level

    5. Taking it to the Next Level

    Mark Leslie talks about running a company and how to make it successful after it has been started. (February 21, 2012)

    • 44 min
    • video
    6. Doubling Down on Success: Go International or Get Acquired?

    6. Doubling Down on Success: Go International or Get Acquired?

    Bill Draper talks about his experiences as a venture capitalist, what he looks for in an entrepreneur, how Silicon Valley has changed over 40 years, and gives advice to future entrepreneurs.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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