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Each week, experienced entrepreneurs and innovators come to Stanford University to candidly share lessons they’ve learned while developing, launching and scaling disruptive ideas. The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is produced by Stanford eCorner during fall, winter and spring quarters.

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Stanford eCorner

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    • 4.4 • 33 Ratings

Each week, experienced entrepreneurs and innovators come to Stanford University to candidly share lessons they’ve learned while developing, launching and scaling disruptive ideas. The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is produced by Stanford eCorner during fall, winter and spring quarters.

    Kristen Fortney (BioAge) - Derisking Biotech

    Kristen Fortney (BioAge) - Derisking Biotech

    Kristen Fortney is the co-founder and CEO of BioAge Labs, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a pipeline of treatments to extend healthy lifespan by targeting the molecular causes of aging. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Toby Corey, Fortney discusses strategies for reducing risk along the path to developing world-changing therapies.




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    Stanford eCorner content is produced by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. At STVP, we empower aspiring entrepreneurs to become global citizens who create and scale responsible innovations.




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    • 52 min
    Alfred Lin (Sequoia Capital) - Developing a Founder’s Mindset

    Alfred Lin (Sequoia Capital) - Developing a Founder’s Mindset

    Alfred Lin is a partner at Sequoia Capital, where he focuses on consumer and enterprise investments and co-leads Sequoia’s early-stage investment business in the United States and Europe. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Ravi Belani, Lin offers advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage founders who want to identify worthwhile ideas and seed excellence in their startups.

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    Stanford eCorner content is produced by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. At STVP, we empower aspiring entrepreneurs to become global citizens who create and scale responsible innovations.




    CONNECT WITH US

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ECorner 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stanfordtechnologyventuresprogram/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StanfordTechnologyVenturesProgram/ 

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ecorner 




    LEARN MORE

    eCorner Website: https://ecorner.stanford.edu/

    STVP Website: https://stvp.stanford.edu/




    Support our mission of providing students and educators around the world with free access to Stanford University's network of entrepreneurial thought leaders: https://ecorner.stanford.edu/give.

    • 53 min
    Jorge Rios (Bridgefy) - Seizing Global Opportunities

    Jorge Rios (Bridgefy) - Seizing Global Opportunities

    Jorge Rios is the founder and CEO of Bridgefy. Bridgefy’s technology helps millions of people around the world use mobile apps without an internet connection, through Bluetooth-based mesh networks for mobile. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Ravi Belani, Rios shares how his company’s success is rooted in a distinctly international approach to entrepreneurship.




    Stanford eCorner content is produced by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. At STVP, we empower aspiring entrepreneurs to become global citizens who create and scale responsible innovations.




    CONNECT WITH US

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ECorner 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stanfordtechnologyventuresprogram/ 

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StanfordTechnologyVenturesProgram/ 

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ecorner 




    LEARN MORE

    eCorner Website: https://ecorner.stanford.edu/

    STVP Website: https://stvp.stanford.edu/




    Support our mission of providing students and educators around the world with free access to Stanford University's network of entrepreneurial thought leaders: https://ecorner.stanford.edu/give.

    • 57 min
    Patrick Schmitt and Jenny Xia Spradling (FreeWill) - Building From Values

    Patrick Schmitt and Jenny Xia Spradling (FreeWill) - Building From Values

    Patrick Schmitt and Jenny Xia Spradling are the co-founders and co-CEOs of FreeWill, a social venture that has helped charitable organizations generate more than $5 billion in new planned gifts, stock gifts, and qualified charitable distributions. In this conversation with lecturer Toby Corey, Schmitt and Spradling discuss how they’ve built values such as kindness into their company from the beginning, and how entrepreneurs can use their company’s values and mission to drive fundraising and growth.

    • 56 min
    Irma Olguin, Jr. (Bitwise Industries) and Morgan Simon (Candide Group) - Innovating for Social Impact

    Irma Olguin, Jr. (Bitwise Industries) and Morgan Simon (Candide Group) - Innovating for Social Impact

    Irma Olguin, Jr. is the CEO and co-founder of Bitwise Industries, a startup founded in Fresno, California that aims to create diverse tech workforces that can reinvigorate underestimated cities across the United States. Morgan Simon is a founding partner of Candide Group, which works with families, foundations, athletes, and cultural influencers who want their money working for justice. She is also the author of Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change. In this conversation with Stanford associate professor Chuck Eesley, Olguin and Simon discuss how impact investors can help a startup grow and how impact-driven organizations can shape the technology sector into a force for equity and social change.

    • 57 min
    Ranjay Gulati (Harvard Business School) - Finding a Deeper Purpose

    Ranjay Gulati (Harvard Business School) - Finding a Deeper Purpose

    Ranjay Gulati is the Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration and the former unit head of the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School. He is an expert on leadership in turbulent times, and his latest book, Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies (Harper Collins, February 2022), shows how companies can embed purpose to deliver impressive performance benefits that reward customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, and communities alike. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Ravi Belani, Gulati discusses strategies for articulating a deep purpose and infusing it into company actions and culture.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Niki Cooper ,

Fantastic Podcast...great to keep the brain working whilst on my travels.

I've been traveling for 15 months and love listening to this podcast. I went to university 6 years ago in the UK and am getting inspired to apply to a US University...think business school would be a great life experience. I always come away from listening to the podcast in a very positive way. The can do attitude and success stories are so motivational. Keep them coming. Many, many thanks Niki.

Tom Greveson ,

Where do I buy a Stanford Tie!?

Over the past 6 months the ETL lectures have accompanied me on my journey to work from Ilkley to Leeds (UK) every day. I run a small business in the UK and I find the guests and the content of these lectures inspirational. It is a real privilege to hear comment from these people with such great vision, passion and immense business acumen. I’d like to thank the Stanford team responsible for the effort that must go into delivering such a valuable source of information. I recommend these podcasts to most of my friends and business associates…so the running joke is that I already have a Stanford tie that I wear every day for my commute and that I carefully remove it prior to walking into the office all charged up having listened to some truly inspirational thoughts from some of today’s greatest leaders. Thank you. Tom Greveson (CEO - Revolution Viewing).

Medical Device Development UK ,

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