Jason Nazar, co-founder and CEO of Docstoc, revisits his undergrad alma-matta to tell about his journey as an entrepreneur and talk about his philosophy of the 21 Golden Rules of Entrepreneurship.
Archive for March, 2012
0:00-2:00 Today we have Paul Bragiel, managing director of the accelerator io ventures with us. 2:00-2:45 Your accelerator is actually a physical location that people work out of, right? 2:45-5:00 Thank you so much to MailChimp for their support. Everyone thank @mailchimp! 5:00-6:00 Do you send email updates about io ventures? 6:00-7:45 What is the mission of io ventures and how is it different from Y Combinator? 7:45-9:00 Whats the story? Do you shampoo that beard? 9:00-10:00 Who are the other people working in your office? 10:00-10:30 How many people have graduated? 10:30-11:30 How much do the companies get and how much equity do you take? 11:30-12:00 Is blatantly ripping off someones idea the worst thing in the world? 12:00-13:45 Jason reveals a story about meeting with a successful investor in Germany at the DLD Conference who warned him about the Samwer brothers. 13:45-16:00 Whats the difference between stealing artistically and ripping something off? 16:00-17:00 Whos to blame for enabling pieces of garbage like them? 17:00-19:00 So after two classes, do you feel like the quality is going down? 19:00-20:15 How much more did it cost to start a company ten years ago? 20:15-20:30 Have there been any lawsuits over the mandatory beard rule in your program? 20:30-21:45 Where does the money come from that you invest in the companies? 21:45-24:15 How much of what you provide for companies is coaching versus teaching skills? 24:15-26:30 Thank you to GoToMeeting for <b>…<b>
In this video interview, Larry Cox, PhD, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and director of the entrepreneurship program at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses how smart entrepreneurs take advantage of low opportunity and material costs during a recession and why creativity and idea generation are the most important factors to entrepreneurial success.
0:00-1:00 Welcome to the first TWiST Berlin meetup! 1:00-2:00 Today, were excited to bring you the next in our global meetup series that includes London, Paris, Seoul, South Africa and Chile. 4:30-7:00 Were excited to announce a new sponsor today: LiquidWeb! Everyone go to bit.ly to get $100 in free hosting. 7:00-10:00 Radek, are you there? Whats going on in Berlin? 10:00-12:00 Whats the tech scene like there? 11:00-12:00 Jan Mechtel pitches KeyRocket, the keyboard shortcut learning system. Check it out at veodin.com. 12:00-14:15 Great pitch, thank you Jan. 14:15-14:45 Tyler: I think the pitch was quite good, but I felt like you could have provided some data points about time saved using shortcuts. 14:45-16:00 Jason gives the presentation a 7.5 and Tyler gives it an 8. 16:00-16:30 Tyler: This product was made for you, Jason. Who is your target user? 16:30-17:00 Jason gives the product a 9 and Tyler gives it an 8. 17:00-18:00 Next up is Hermann Frank pitching Fashionism, the location aware fashion discovery app. Go to fashioni.sm to see more. 18 Tyler: Sorry, this wasnt a good pitch. I give it a 5. 19:00-19:45 Jason gives the pitch a 6. 19:45-21:45 Tyler and Jason give examples of how to reword the pitch. 21:45-22:45 Hermann, is this a website or an app? 22:45-23:15 Jason: I could see my wife really using this. I give the business a 9. 23:15-24:30 Is there a map view? 24:30-25:30 Tyler also gives the business a 9 or 9.5. 25:30-27:30 Thank you to Sourcebits for <b>…<b>
Garrett is a co-founder of Alta, and was also a Partner at Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. founder of Ask.com and a co-founder of Alta Partners. He has more than two decades of experience in the fields of software development, systems engineering and corporate development. Garrett also founded Ask Jeeves, now Ask.Com, a leading Internet search engine which is now part of IAC. Series: "Distinguished Innovator Lectures"  [Business] [Show ID: 23261]
0:00-3:00 Welcome everyone, were here today with Kevin OConnor of FindTheBest. 3:00-6:00 Thank you to LiquidWeb for supporting independent media! Everyone thank them @LiquidWeb! 6:00-8:15 Where was DoubleClick founded? What was the original name? 8:15-9:00 What was it like going to advertisers in those days? 9:00-11:00 And you grew very rapidly, yes? 11:00-13:30 You had a pretty meteoric rise, and then raised a huge IPO, yes? 13:30-15:00 And you handed over the reins to Kevin Ryan at some point? What did you do during that time? 15:00-16:00 Why do great entrepreneurs never make great venture capitalists? 16:00-16:45 Insight from Tyler: "Its like being the lifeguard at the pool." 16:45-18:30 How many hours a week do you think those VC work? 18:30-20:00 Do you remember Boo.com? 20:00-20:45 Jason explains the poker game guts. 20:45-22:00 What do you think thats out right now thats really impressive? 22:00-24:30 Jason and Kevin look at FindTheBest.com. 24:30-26:30 Is Google a content company at this point, in your mind? 26:30-29:15 Thank you to GoToMeeting for sponsoring the program! Everyone thank @GoToMeeting and thank them for their support! 29:15-31:00 How do you get the results? Is it human and algorithm powered? 31:00-33:30 How do you then take those results and organize them? 33:30-34:45 How do you make money? Are you taking a commission? 34:45-37:00 How do you build a brand like this when Google is infringing on your space? 37:00-40:45 Is it Googles right to put <b>…<b>
Do entrepreneurs need a Business School education? Sheila Wang, NUS Business School Decision Sciences Adjunct Professor, gives the brief on the merits of an MBA for both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. Sheila appears as guest judge on Angels Gate, a business reality TV show that airs in Feb 2012 on Singapores Channel NewsAsia.
2012 Startup Career Fair: Cornell University: February 1: Duffield Atrium: Ithaca NY Campus- Star Wars themed!
www.ted.com Women arent micro–so why do they only get micro-loans? At TEDxWomen reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that women running all types of firms– from home businesses to major factories– are the overlooked key to economic development.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the worlds leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to support.ted.com
0:00-2:15 Welcome everyone, Im here today with George Zachary of Charles River Ventures. 2:15-3:00 George is both an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. His investments include Twitter, Yammer, Cloudshare and Vignette. 3:00-4:45 How long did you spend as an entrepreneur and how long as a VC? 4:45-6:30 So youve been a VC for over a decade now? What is VC, at its core? 6:30-9:15 Whats the difference between the bubble today and the one in 1999? 9:15-9:30 Is a great feeling as an entrepreneur to have something that you built still going strong today? 9:30-11:30 Whats the closest you ever came to failure? 11:30-12:15 People in the Valley tend to compartmentalize bad behavior. Do you think thats the norm there? 12:15-17:00 Thank you to Sourcebits for sponsoring the program. Everyone thank them @Sourcebits! 17:00-18:00 So, is it your perception that you have to be a little bit of a bad boy? 18:00-19:15 What do you think of the leadership at Apple now? 19:15-21:15 What do you think makes a great venture capitalist? 21:15-23:45 Every decade you put down 70 bets and of course your chance of hitting a Google or eBay are low. 23:45-27:00 Is the machine broken? Who is it working for? 27:00-31:00 What do you think of the mega-venture firms, like Andreessen Horowitz? 31:00-32:50 Why dont limited partners put all their money into a venture fund? 32:50-38:00 Thank you to GoToMeeting for supporting the show! Everyone thank @GoToMeeting! 38:00-42:15 How many companies do you think <b>…<b>