433 episodes

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.

    Josh Makower (Stanford University) – The Biodesign Innovation Process

    Josh Makower (Stanford University) – The Biodesign Innovation Process

    Josh Makower, MD, is the Boston Scientific Applied Bioengineering Professor of Medicine and of Bioengineering at the Stanford University Schools of Medicine and Engineering, and is the director and co-founder of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Ravi Belani, Makower unpacks the center’s biodesign process and encourages entrepreneurs to find opportunities in the world of health technology innovation.




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    • 52 min
    John Felts (Cruz Foam) - Engineering Green Materials

    John Felts (Cruz Foam) - Engineering Green Materials

    John Felts is the co-founder and CEO of Cruz Foam, which produces bio-benign foam and eco-friendly alternative packaging solutions that power key industry leaders to be the catalyst for a cleaner environment. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Toby Corey, Felts shares how his engineering studies and career led him to launching a startup, and offers advice for new tech entrepreneurs learning how to pitch to investors and build scalable solutions.

    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
    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.




    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 




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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/

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    • 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.




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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/




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    • 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.

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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.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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714 Ratings

714 Ratings

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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!

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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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