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Crash Course in Entrepreneurship: Stanford Technology Ventures Program

December 1, 2006 by Akira Hirai

Stanford Technology Ventures Program

If you want to take your entrepreneurial skills to the next level, then learn from the masters. The Stanford Technology Ventures Program website offers countless resources, including video clips, podcasts, presentations, and web links. You will have an opportunity to hear directly from legends such as John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins and Guy Kawasaki of Garage Technology Ventures. You could easily spend weeks exploring this site and absorbing its collective wisdom. Enjoy!

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Easy Money

August 14, 2006 by Akira Hirai

easy money

The Business Journal reported some cheerful news for entrepreneurs: In the second quarter of 2006 alone, fifty venture capital funds raised a total of $11.2 billion — the highest level in five years, Heesen says. Venture capital firms invested $6.3 billion in 856 deals during the past quarter, representing the highest dollar amount invested by VC funds and the most deals signed since the first quarter of 2002. “The U.S. venture capital industry is in its best period than at any other time in the past 15 years,” Heesen says. [Read More]

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Bootstrapping 101

June 8, 2006 by Akira Hirai

bootstrapping your startup

From time to time, we will feature answers to entrepreneurs’ questions here on our blog. QUESTION Dwayne in New York asks: “Being an entreprneur is all I have ever dreamed of. I have what I believe (and have been told by friends and past business associates) to be good business ideas but no matter how big my dreams, the possibilities seem grim due to my personal financial assets. Is it at all possible to find funding without having capital of my own to invest?” ANSWER Dwayne, Thanks for submitting your [Read More]

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Who Will Save the World?

March 19, 2006 by Akira Hirai

Who Will Save the World?

The world needs big thinkers. More specifically, the world needs entrepreneurs who can figure out how to save the world. As nations like India and China continue to develop, their average living standards — and hence per-capita consumption of resources — will grow apace. According to the State of the World 2006 report from the Worldwatch Institute, these emerging economies still lag far behind the U.S. in many respects: The gross domestic product (GDP) per person is $4,600 in China and $2,500 in India, compared to $40,100 in the U.S. [Read More]

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