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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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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.

    Trevor Martin (Mammoth Biosciences) and Ursheet Parikh (Mayfield) - Building Biotech to Last

    Trevor Martin (Mammoth Biosciences) and Ursheet Parikh (Mayfield) - Building Biotech to Last

    Dr. Trevor Martin is the CEO and co-founder of Mammoth Biosciences, which addresses challenges across healthcare, agriculture, environmental monitoring, biodefense, and more through discovery of novel CRISPR systems to power the next generation of CRISPR-based synthetic biology products. Ursheet Parikh is a partner at the venture capital firm Mayfield, where he co-leads the Human and Planetary Health investment practice, which includes an investment in Mammoth. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Ravi Belani, Martin and Parikh share their advice for building a platform biotech company with staying power.

    • 46 min
    Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures) - Breaking the Venture Capital Mold

    Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures) - Breaking the Venture Capital Mold

    Charles Hudson is the founder and managing partner of Precursor Ventures, an early­ stage venture capital firm focused on investing in the first institutional round of investment for the most promising software and hardware companies. Under his leadership, Precursor Ventures has raised four funds and has over $175 million under management. He has invested in 250 companies and supported more than 400 founders, including the teams behind Clearco, Juniper Square, The Athletic, Incredible Health, Carrot, and Pair Eyewear. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Ravi Belani, Hudson discusses his views on the structural inequities in the venture capital industry and how he thinks people in the industry can work to create more access to funding for founders who don’t fit the traditional mold.

    • 46 min
    Jerrica Kirkley (Plume) and Kiki Freedman (Hey Jane) - Transforming Digital Healthcare

    Jerrica Kirkley (Plume) and Kiki Freedman (Hey Jane) - Transforming Digital Healthcare

    Dr. Jerrica Kirkley is the chief medical officer and co-founder of Plume, a virtual healthcare center of excellence dedicated to the transgender community that provides gender-affirming medical care at the convenience of a smartphone. Kiki Freedman is the CEO and co-founder of Hey Jane, a virtual clinic offering telemedicine abortion care, which she founded while at Harvard Business School. In this conversation with Stanford Associate Professor Melissa Valentine, Kirkley and Freedman discuss the opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs who want to help underserved patients while building successful digital healthcare companies.

    • 46 min
    Lisa Dyson (Air Protein) - Changing Processes for Climate Solutions

    Lisa Dyson (Air Protein) - Changing Processes for Climate Solutions

    Dr. Lisa Dyson is the founder and CEO of Air Protein, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer company that is reinventing how food is produced in order to sustainably feed the global population, which is estimated to reach 10 billion people by 2050. Air Protein uses an innovative process that makes meat from elements of the air. In this conversation with Stanford Professor Tom Byers, Dyson discusses how her company is finding a totally new process to create a familiar product, and how innovations like these are part of solving climate change.

    • 39 min
    Tim Brown (Allbirds) - Innovating for a Sustainable World

    Tim Brown (Allbirds) - Innovating for a Sustainable World

    Tim Brown is the co-founder, co-CEO, and creative vision behind Allbirds, the sustainability-focused shoe company he co-founded in 2015. His experience as a World Cup soccer player for New Zealand led him to think about things on a grand scale, whether that be crafting shoes or running a business. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Ravi Belani, Brown discusses his predictions for a future economy shaped by carbon accounting and reflects on how aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from his experiences building a sustainable brand.

    • 43 min
    Meirav Oren (Versatile) - Forging Your Path as a New Founder

    Meirav Oren (Versatile) - Forging Your Path as a New Founder

    Meirav Oren is the CEO and co-founder of Versatile, which aims to turn construction into a fully controllable manufacturing process and help professionals make rapid, data-driven decisions that support jobsite productivity and safety. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Ravi Belani, Oren encourages new founders to filter advice, learn how to ask for help, and build their companies with confidence.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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711 Ratings

LisaIsHereForIt ,

💥Kapow💥 moments every episode!

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I'm consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable ideas. I truly learn something every time I listen!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The host of the podcast highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Sal from Cambridge ,

Always Makes Me Think

Kudos Tina Seelig for bringing these excellent conversations to those of us working to build early-stage companies. Your podcast never fails to prompt me to think deeper about the problems I’m working on. Tom Byers interviewing Tom Eisenmann was a great example of this.

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