15 episodes

Stories of Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way

Princeton Spark Princeton Entrepreneurship Council

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Stories of Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way

    Adora: From zero to product

    Adora: From zero to product

    Our season-long series on Adora Experiences continues. In this episode, we’ll answer the question: how can students take a business from zero to product to multiple enterprise customers?



    The Princeton Spark is a production of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.



    The views expressed by our guests on this show are theirs and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, the Office of the Dean for Research, Princeton Innovation, or Princeton University.



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    • 19 min
    Adora: Edtech vs. the Pandemic

    Adora: Edtech vs. the Pandemic

    How Adora, universities, and admissions offices (including Princeton’s) were upended due to the pandemic and needed to respond in real-time.



    Orange Key tours at Princeton's Office of Admission



    Adora Experiences



    North Dakota State University Admission Office



    Coalition for College



    The Princeton Spark is a production of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.



    The views expressed by our guests on this show are theirs and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, the Office of the Dean for Research, Princeton Innovation, or Princeton University.



    If you haven’t subscribed to the show yet, please do so wherever you listen to podcasts. 



    Thanks for listening.

    • 13 min
    Adora: Enter Joseph

    Adora: Enter Joseph

    With Joseph Rubin '22 on board, Adora brought the pieces together to make a "real thing".

    • 9 min
    Adora: Enter Raya

    Adora: Enter Raya

    Season 3, Episode 2



    No entrepreneur truly goes it alone. When Ron Miasnik '22 needed someone to help realize a vision of better campus tours, he turned to his good friend, tour guide and designer Raya Ward '22.



    This season of the Princeton Spark podcast focuses on Adora, a uniquely Princeton story of a startup that found opportunity even in a global pandemic and achieved a dream exit. With support from the Princeton entrepreneurial ecosystem, this team of student entrepreneurs built a company that disrupted the college tour industry and enabled more lower-income prospective students to access more colleges across the nation.



    SHOW NOTES



    Learn more about the Princeton Office of Undergraduate Admission, the Orange Key tours and Outdoor Action.



    CREDITS



    Produced by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Sound design and music by Wright Seneres. Theme music by the Treadmills. Engineered by Wright remotely and Dan Kearns at the Princeton Broadcast Center. Edited by Brandon Apter.

    • 14 min
    Introducing Ron and Adora

    Introducing Ron and Adora

    Season 3, Episode 1



    The origin of the idea for Adora and how Ron Miasnik '22 got here.



    With support from the Princeton entrepreneurial ecosystem, this team of student entrepreneurs built a company that disrupted the college tour industry and enabled more lower-income prospective students to access more colleges across the nation. This season of the Princeton Spark podcast will focus on Adora, a uniquely Princeton story of a startup that found opportunity even in a global pandemic and achieved a dream exit.  



    SHOW NOTES



    Learn more about the Princeton Office of Undergraduate Admission.



    CREDITS



    Produced by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. Sound design and music by Wright Seneres. Theme music by the Treadmills. Engineered by Wright remotely and Dan Kearns at the Princeton Broadcast Center. Edited by Brandon Apter.

    • 13 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

kbrph2004 ,

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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