473 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.

    Sophia Edelstein and Nathan Kondamuri (Pair Eyewear) - From Stanford Students to Co-CEOs

    Sophia Edelstein and Nathan Kondamuri (Pair Eyewear) - From Stanford Students to Co-CEOs

    Sophia Edelstein and Nathan Kondamuri are co-founders and co-CEOs of Pair Eyewear. Since its inception, Pair Eyewear has put consumers at the center of the innovation process, ensuring that the brand is at the forefront of redefining the eyewear experience by offering continual customizability, freedom of choice, and affordability for glasses. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Emily Ma, Edelstein and Kondamuri share their journey from coming up with an idea as Stanford students, to finding their first employees, to building company culture through rapid 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.




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    • 50 min
    Clara Shih (Salesforce AI) - What No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

    Clara Shih (Salesforce AI) - What No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

    Clara Shih is CEO of Salesforce AI, the world’s most trusted enterprise AI for customer relationship management. A digital pioneer, Shih has been named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, TIME’s Most Influential People in AI, and the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. She is a member of the Starbucks board of directors and serves as executive chair of Hearsay Systems, a privately held digital software firm she founded in 2009. In this presentation, Shih shares unconventional advice for finding professional and personal success as an entrepreneur.




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

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




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    • 47 min
    Shiza Shahid (Our Place) - A Meaningful Entrepreneurial Path

    Shiza Shahid (Our Place) - A Meaningful Entrepreneurial Path

    Shiza Shahid is the co-founder and co-CEO of Our Place, a mission-driven startup reimagining kitchenware for the modern, multiethnic, global kitchen. Prior to Our Place, Shahid also co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. She led the organization as founding CEO, advocating for the rights of all girls to attend school. Shahid also launched NOW Ventures, an angel fund to invest in mission-driven startups. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Ravi Belani, Shahid shares how her life and career have shaped her view of entrepreneurship and offers advice for infusing mission and meaning into products and brands.




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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.

    • 42 min
    Daniela Amodei (Anthropic) - ‘Helpful, Honest, Harmless’ AI

    Daniela Amodei (Anthropic) - ‘Helpful, Honest, Harmless’ AI

    Daniela Amodei is president and co-founder of Anthropic, an AI safety and research company. Amodei manages the senior leadership team, leveraging her people and management experience to further the company’s goal of building reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. In this conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Emily Ma, Amodei talks about how Anthropic’s team of co-founders have built values and ethical guardrails into their AI tools from day one, and how this can inform other AI companies.




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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.

    • 52 min
    Ernestine Fu (Brave Capital) - Taking Action for Startup Success

    Ernestine Fu (Brave Capital) - Taking Action for Startup Success

    Ernestine Fu is managing general partner of venture capital firm Brave Capital. Over the past decade, Fu has worked across the startup ecosystem, including negotiating merger and acquisition agreements, organizing SPVs for later-stage companies, angel investing in and advising companies that have since been acquired, and advising banks on venture debt. Alongside her role at Brave Capital, she is also a Venture Partner at Alsop Louie Partners. In this presentation and conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer Ravi Belani, Fu inspires students and aspiring entrepreneurs by sharing things she wished she knew before coming to Stanford as a student.

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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.

    • 48 min
    Bonus: ETL’s Emily Ma on Move Fast and Fix the Planet

    Bonus: ETL’s Emily Ma on Move Fast and Fix the Planet

    ETL is off this week, but in its place, we’re pleased to share the first episode of a new podcast from Stanford eCorner and STVP called Move Fast and Fix the Planet. It’s about climate and sustainability entrepreneurship, and this episode features ETL host Emily Ma, head of special projects in sustainability, real estate, and workplace services at Google. Delve into Emily's journey as an intrapreneur focusing on sustainability within Google's internal operations, particularly in the realm of food systems. Learn about the unique opportunities and obstacles she’s encountered in building a more sustainable future. Gain insights into the entrepreneurial mindset, the intersection of technology and agriculture, and the importance of holistic approaches in addressing global challenges. Move Fast and Fix the Planet is hosted by Mike Lepech, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford’s School of Engineering.




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    Stanford eCorner content is produced by STVP, the Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center. 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/ 

    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.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
701 Ratings

701 Ratings

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💥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!

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Woke.

Low on substance, high on ideology. Like HBR this podcast has gone woke.

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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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