The co-founders of Mountain View’s Skybox Imaging, Inc. shared their unique journey and advice for future entrepreneurs at a seminar that kicked off Stanford’s annual Entrepreneurship Week.
Stanford Entrepreneurship Week
Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point NBA game celebrates its 50th anniversary this week, and Stanford hosts its annual Entrepreneurship Week. Listen to the Peninsula Report podcast for the inside scoop.
Started by a group of Stanford alums and sponsored by venture firm Andreessen-Horowitz, FounderSoup hosts events to introduce potential startup co-founders with different skills to one another.
Scott McGaraghan of Nest Labs kicked off Entrepreneurship Week at Stanford by showcasing his company’s “learning” thermostat as well as the new approach to energy savings. “We want people to love their thermostat,” he said.
As the U.S. population ages, established Silicon Valley incubators are funding more startups with products that meet public demand for new medical tests and devices.
Leaders of The Foundry, a Menlo Park incubator, tell a Stanford crowd how they’ve been able to consistently identify and develop medical device startups. They have founded and financed 10 medical device companies.
Author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki closed Stanford’s E-Week with advice to student entrepreneurs: great products are “deep, intelligent, complete, empowering and elegant.”
Speaking in front of a full house Tuesday, LinkedIn founder Konstantin Guericke told Stanford students about founding his company in 2002 and how it became a leading site in a crowded field of social media.
Founders of companies like Google, Yahoo! and LinkedIn attended Stanford University. Friday at Stanford, venture capitalists met with student entrepreneurs in a speed-dating format. Was the next big startup there?