10 episodes

Stories of Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way

Princeton Spark Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

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Stories of Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way

    You Have a Job Offer from a Startup. Now What? (Full audio)

    You Have a Job Offer from a Startup. Now What? (Full audio)

    Learn how analyze a job offer from a startup to see if it is the right offer and the right job for you. From the “You Have a Job Offer from a Startup. Now What?” workshop held by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council and Princeton’s Center for Career Development on February 10, 2020.



    An abbreviated version of the content presented here was originally released as a two-part mini-series. You can find Parts 1 and 2 at our Episodes page.



    SHOW NOTES



    Jason Meyer ’80 is both an entrepreneur and a venture lawyer. He will help you understand the non-cash components of the offer such as the different types of equity, options and vesting. He will also address key issues such as non-compete clauses, which may impact your ability to work elsewhere and your status as an employee or a contractor.



    Tom Vander Schaaff ‘96 is a partner at Edison Partners who will share his insights about how and why you should evaluate the company as an investor would. This will help you to maximize the likelihood that you are selecting a company that has the right team, the right market, the right product/market fit and the right financial health to ensure that your career gets off to a great start.



    Rachel Yee ’19 took the entrepreneurial plunge after graduation. She works for True Talent Advisory. Rachel can share her observations as someone who works in the recruiting and talent management field and also has great insights into the startups that work with True.



    Greg Brooks is a Principal with True Search. He began his career at Vanguard in their Retail Brokerage division before pivoting into executive search. His experience ranges from early and growth-stage startups to public companies, across a variety of functions including Finance, Operations, Human Resources, and Marketing. Recently he has been focusing on Investor roles in Venture Capital and Private Equity.



    Produced by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Engineered by Neal Bituin on location at the Center for Career Development. Edited and mixed by Wright Seneres.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 008 - You Have a Job Offer from a Startup. Now What? (Part 2)

    Episode 008 - You Have a Job Offer from a Startup. Now What? (Part 2)

    In part 2 of a two-part mini-series, you will learn how analyze a job offer from a startup to see if it is the right offer and the right job for you. From the “You Have a Job Offer from a Startup. Now What?” workshop held by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council and Princeton’s Center for Career Development on February 10, 2020. Listen to part 1 in your favorite podcast app.



    SHOW NOTES



    Tom Vander Schaaff ‘96 is venture capitalist who will share his insights about how and why you should evaluate the company as an investor would. This will help you to maximize the likelihood that you are selecting a company that has the right team, the right market, the right product/market fit and the right financial health to ensure that your career gets off to a great start.



    Rachel Yee ’19 took the entrepreneurial plunge after graduation. She works for True Talent Advisory. Rachel can share her observations as someone who works in the recruiting and talent management field and also has great insights into the startups that work with True.



    Greg Brooks is a Principal with True Search. He began his career at Vanguard in their Retail Brokerage division before pivoting into executive search. His experience ranges from early and growth-stage startups to public companies, across a variety of functions including Finance, Operations, Human Resources, and Marketing. Recently he has been focusing on Investor roles in Venture Capital and Private Equity.



    CREDITS



    Produced by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Sound design and music by Wright Seneres. Theme music by the Treadmills (Wright Seneres, electric guitar and electric bass; John Damond, Jr., drums). Engineered by Neal Bituin on location at the Center for Career Development, and Dan Kearns at the Princeton Broadcast Center. Edited and mixed by Wright Seneres.



    Special thanks to Alice Seneres, Scott Colan, Neal Bituin, Jason Meyer, Tom Vander Schaaff, Rachel Yee, Greg Brooks, and the Center for Career Development.

    • 15 min
    Episode 007 - You Have a Job Offer from a Startup. Now What? (Part 1)

    Episode 007 - You Have a Job Offer from a Startup. Now What? (Part 1)

    In part 1 of a two-part mini-series, you will learn how analyze a job offer from a startup to see if it is the right offer and the right job for you. From the "You Have a Job Offer from a Startup. Now What?" workshop held by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council and Princeton's Center for Career Development on February 10, 2020.



    SHOW NOTES



    Jason Meyer '80 is both an entrepreneur and a venture lawyer. He will help you understand the non-cash components of the offer such as the different types of equity, options and vesting. He will also address key issues such as non-compete clauses, which may impact your ability to work elsewhere and your status as an employee or a contractor.



    CREDITS



    Produced by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Sound design and music by Wright Seneres. Theme music by the Treadmills (Wright Seneres, electric guitar and electric bass; John Damond, Jr., drums). Engineered by Neal Bituin on location at the Center for Career Development, and Dan Kearns at the Princeton Broadcast Center. Edited and mixed by Wright Seneres.

    • 15 min
    Episode 006 - The Odyssey of Mentorship

    Episode 006 - The Odyssey of Mentorship

    In this episode, we’ll explore mentorship. Even if you’re a solo entrepreneur, it takes a range of people around you to make an impact. Building a strong network of advisors and mentors is critical for any entrepreneurial endeavor, because no one does it alone. And so, how do you develop a good, productive relationship with a mentor? What kinds of questions should you be asking? What should you not do? We’ll get into all these questions and we’ll explore both sides of the table with Lynda Clarizio '82, Laurence Latimer *01, and Ashanthi Mathai '95.



    SHOW NOTES



    Lynda Clarizio '82 and Laurence Latimer *01 are active mentors on PEC's OfficeHours startup advice platform.



    Lynda is an attorney who has been president or CEO of several companies and sits on the boards of several public and private companies. She is the co-founder of Brilliant Friends (with Joy Marcus '83), an investment group that invests in women-led businesses.



    Laurence Latimer *01 is Head of Ventures at tech company IEX. He is also an active member of Princeton Alumni Angels.



    Ashanthi Mathai '95 is the CEO of Pocket Naxolone Corporation. This startup is answering the US Food and Drug Administration's call for an over-the-counter naxolone product to fight the opioid crisis.



    CREDITS



    Produced by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Music by Wright Seneres. Theme music by the Treadmills (Wright Seneres, electric guitar and electric bass; John Damond, Jr., drums). Engineered by Dan Kearns at the Princeton Broadcast Center and Wright Seneres on location in New York City. Edited and mixed by Wright Seneres. Promotional ad by Pilar Castro-Kiltz '10 and Aaron Landsman, engineered by Jonathan Sweeney at the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University.

    • 22 min
    Episode 005 - PEC: Working at Entrepreneurial Speed

    Episode 005 - PEC: Working at Entrepreneurial Speed

    We do something a little different in this episode: We turn the mic around and answer the question: “What does the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council do?” To help us answer this question, we talk to several Princeton alums whom PEC has helped, and more. 



    For more Princeton Spark, follow us on Twitter @PrincetonSpark and Instagram @PrincetonSpark, and check us out on the web at princetonspark.com. 



    SHOW NOTES



    Lauren Bender is the Princeton AEF Program Manager. You can reach her at labender@princeton.edu. Read more about AEF at entrepreneurs.princeton.edu/aef. Get in touch if you’re interested in career opportunities with these exciting startups. 



    Vaidhy Murti ‘15 and his startup Friendsy was in the first Princeton AEF cohort. Check out his new app Wit at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Friendsy does still exist! Check it out at friendsyapp.com. Vaidhy appeared in our first and in our third episodes. 



    Allan Amico ’13 founded DonorUP, a giving platform that helps you connect with causes you care about. You can get DonorUP at the Apple App Store. 



    Princeton AEF’s Bryton Shang ‘12 is the founder of Aquabyte, which uses computer vision, machine learning and AI to help make fish farms more sustainable. 



    Princeton AEF’s Vivian Wang ‘15 is the co-founder of Friendshop (gofriendshop.com), a beauty e-commerce site where friends get deals on makeup and skin care products. She obtained funding from Nassau Street Ventures, headed by Tom Meyer ’87. Along with Chaac Ventures (led by Luke Armour ’13) and FitzGate Ventures (led by Jim Cohen ’86 and Mark Poag ’93), these venture funds are focused on Princeton startups. 



    Marcus Stroud ‘16 of TXV Partners appeared on the first episode of the Princeton Spark. Matthew Quilter ’74 is partner at Fenwick & West. Both participated in a panel discussion on capital fundraising at the 2019 Bay Area Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference. 



    Princeton Alumni Angels are located in San Francisco and New York City. 



    Before PEC, there was the “E-Club” (Princeton Entrepreneurship Club) and the Keller Center. 



    The strategic framework adopted by the Board of Trustees gave rise to the Princeton Entrepreneurial Advisory Committee (PEAC). As recommended in their report, PEC was created. A member of PEAC, John Diekman ’65 is founder of 5AM Ventures.  



    Nikhil Basu Trivedi ’11 is managing director at Shasta Ventures. 



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    Episode 004 – It Takes a Network to Make the Dream Work

    Episode 004 – It Takes a Network to Make the Dream Work

    The Princeton Spark went to Thrive: Celebrating and Empowering Princeton’s Black Alumni in search of number #1 tips for networking for startup founders. Entrepreneurial alums Carla Vernón ’92, Kareem Maddox ’11, Hank Boyd ’86, Ian Thomson ’09, Theola DeBose ’96 and Kwanza Jones ’93 gave us some tremendous networking advice.  



    For more Princeton Spark, follow us on Twitter @PrincetonSpark and Instagram @PrincetonSpark, and check us out on the web at princetonspark.com. 



    SHOW NOTES



    Carla Vernón was the subject of an excellent profile by The Alumni Society in 2018. Fun fact: her mother Cynthia was one of NASA’s “Hidden Figures” in 1963. Carla is @CarlaInspired on Twitter and the creator of Tiger Sisters. 



    Kareem Maddox is a producer at The Pitch, an entrepreneurship podcast by Spotify/Gimlet Media. In his spare time, he’s only just a gold medal-winning Team USA 3x3 basketball player. Check him out on Twitter at @kareemmaddox. 



    Dr. Hank Boyd, Esq. is a clinical professor of marketing at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business, attorney, writer, and consultant for clients such as the NFL, Verizon, and Stanley Black and Decker.  



    Ian Thomson has been all around the world and then some – you’ll just have to read this profile in “the Prince” to take it all in. Get in touch with him for his bespoke executive search services at OneBridge Partners. 



    Theola DeBose once went from the Metro desk directly to Iraq, all covered in this recent Washingtonian profile about her life after journalism. You can get in touch with Theola on Twitter at @myjskills or @theolita10.



    Kwanza Jones, a self-professed catalyst, is the Founder and CEO of SUPERCHARGED, a lifestyle brand and development app. You can find her on Twitter at @thekwanzajones. 



    Read more about Thrive: Celebrating and Empowering Princeton’s Black Alumni at thrive.princeton.edu and our recap of the entrepreneurially-focused programming at the PEC website. 



    CREDITS



    Produced by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Music by Wright Seneres. Theme music by the Treadmills (Wright Seneres, electric guitar and electric bass; John Damond, Jr., drums). Engineered by Dan Kearns and Dan Quiyu at the Princeton Broadcast Center, and Wright Seneres on location at the Thrive conference. Edited and mixed by Wright Seneres. Promotional readings by Megan Donahey '20.



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Excellent podcast

I've been listening to podcasts for 13 or 14 years, and it sounds as if Mr. Seneres has been doing them for about as long. These programs are interesting and well-produced.

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