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Alexandra Zatarain (Eight Sleep) - Getting to Product-Market Fit

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - June 05, 2024 12:00 - 49 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Alexandra Zatarain is the co-founder and VP of brand and marketing of Eight Sleep, the world’s first sleep fitness company. A marketer and brand-builder, Zatarain has built the Eight Sleep brand and scaled the company’s revenue from $0 to current state. Eight Sleep was named one of Fast...

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Maria Barrera (Clayful) - Mental Health Tech, Mentally Healthy Startups

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - May 29, 2024 12:00 - 48 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Maria Barrera, a Stanford-educated engineer, is the founder and CEO of Clayful, a platform dedicated to providing essential mental health support for the TikTok generation. Today, Barrera’s company creates accessible resources for K-12 students and has already made a profound impact on ...

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David Allemann (On) - Exploration in Sports Technology

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - May 22, 2024 12:00 - 48 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
David Allemann co-leads the Swiss sports company On, one of the fastest-growing global sports brands. He puts a special focus on product, design, marketing, and the direct-to-consumer business of On. Previously, Allemann worked at the intersection of business and creativity at McKinsey ...

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Ali Ghodsi (Databricks) - Lessons from a Large Founding Team

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - May 15, 2024 12:00 - 46 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Ali Ghodsi is the CEO and co-founder of Databricks, a leader in data and AI. He pioneered the data intelligence platform built on a lakehouse architecture, revolutionizing analytics and AI for global organizations. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as the VP of engineering and product ma...

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Margo Georgiadis (Flagship Pioneering and Montai Health) - Deep Tech Innovation

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - May 08, 2024 11:00 - 49 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Margo Georgiadis is a CEO-partner at Flagship Pioneering and co-founder and CEO of Montai Health, an AI platform company enabling the predictable discovery of breakthrough small molecule medicines to treat and preempt chronic disease. In these roles, Georgiadis brings extensive expertis...

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Sam Altman (OpenAI) - The Possibilities of AI

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - May 01, 2024 12:00 - 45 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Sam Altman is the co-founder and CEO of OpenAI, the AI research and deployment company behind ChatGPT and DALL-E. Altman was president of the early-stage startup accelerator Y Combinator from 2014 to 2019. In 2015, he co-founded OpenAI as a nonprofit research lab with the mission to bui...

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Qasar Younis (Applied Intuition) - Radically Pragmatic Insights

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - April 24, 2024 12:00 - 44 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Qasar Younis is the co-founder and CEO of Applied Intuition, which creates software solutions to help automakers, Tier 1 suppliers, and companies in the trucking, construction, and agriculture industries transition to next-generation vehicles. Before founding Applied Intuition, Younis w...

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Sharon Prince (Grace Farms Foundation) - Designing From Values

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - April 17, 2024 12:00 - 50 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Sharon Prince is the CEO and founder of Grace Farms Foundation, a new kind of boundary-defying public space in New Canaan, Connecticut, that has become widely known as a global humanitarian and cultural center. Grace Farms is the platform for the Foundation and its interdisciplinary hum...

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

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - March 13, 2024 13:00 - 50 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
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 customiz...

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

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - March 06, 2024 13:00 - 47 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
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 L...

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Shiza Shahid (Our Place) - A Meaningful Entrepreneurial Path

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - February 28, 2024 14:00 - 42 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
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...

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

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - February 23, 2024 23:00 - 52 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
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 con...

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

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - February 14, 2024 14:15 - 48 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
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...

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

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - February 07, 2024 23:57 - 51 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
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 proj...

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Bob Sutton and Huggy Rao (Stanford) - Smart Leaders Understand Friction [EXPLICIT]

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - January 31, 2024 14:07 - 47 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Robert I. Sutton is an organizational psychologist and professor emeritus of Management Science and Engineering in the Stanford School of Engineering. Hayagreeva “Huggy” Rao is the Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a fello...

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Adrian Rodriguez (Dreamlinks) - A Visually Impaired Founder’s Journey

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - January 24, 2024 14:38 - 48 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Adrian Rodriguez is the co-founder and CEO of Dreamlinks, a startup developing AI-powered building blocks that make creating virtual 3D worlds as fun as playing with LEGO bricks. Prior to founding Dreamlinks, Rodriguez taught game design at StreetCode Academy, created a web design cours...

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Jessica Jackley (Kiva and Untapped Capital) - ‘What If?’ Changes the World

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - December 06, 2023 14:30 - 46 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Jessica Jackley is an entrepreneur and investor best known as the founder of Kiva, the first microfinance crowdfunding platform, with $2 billion in loans since 2005. She is currently a founder and general partner at Untapped Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm championing unexp...

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Sarah Lamaison (Dioxycle) - Climate Tech Insights

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - November 22, 2023 15:00 - 46 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Sarah Lamaison is the co-founder and CEO of Dioxycle, which is pioneering sustainable chemistry by building breakthrough technologies that convert industrial carbon emissions into everyday chemicals with unprecedented energy and cost efficiency. In this presentation, Lamaison explains h...

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Michelle Lee (Medra) - From Conviction to Company

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - November 15, 2023 16:00 - 48 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Michelle Lee is the founder and CEO of Medra, which combines recent advances in robotics and computer vision to build lab automation technology. She has previously worked at NVIDIA, SpaceX, and McKinsey. Prior to founding Medra, Lee was an assistant professor in computer science and ele...

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Andy Dunn (Bonobos) - Mental Health for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - November 08, 2023 16:00 - 50 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Andy Dunn is an entrepreneur, author, and investor. Dunn co-founded the menswear e-commerce brand Bonobos in 2007 and served as the company’s CEO for its first 10 years, pioneering the digitally native brand movement. In 2022, Dunn published a memoir lifting the veil on the mental healt...

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Kathleen Eisenhardt (Stanford) - Strategy for New Companies

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - November 01, 2023 15:30 - 46 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Kathleen Eisenhardt is the Stanford W. Ascherman M.D. Professor in the Stanford School of Engineering. She is also a faculty member with STVP, the Stanford Engineering Entrepreneurship Center, and the Stanford Digital Economy Lab. Among the most widely cited entrepreneurship scholars in...

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Andrew Ng (AI Fund) - The Near Future of AI

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - October 25, 2023 12:30 - 46 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Andrew Ng is the managing general partner at AI Fund, a startup studio building new AI companies from the ground up; the founder of DeepLearning.AI; and an adjunct professor of computer science at Stanford University. In this presentation and conversation with Stanford adjunct lecturer ...

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Garry Tan (Y Combinator) - Unconventional Advice for Founders

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - October 18, 2023 15:00 - 48 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Garry Tan is president and CEO of Y Combinator, which funds hundreds of companies per year through a web-based application. Tan is also the co-founder, board partner and advisor of Initialized Capital, an early stage venture capital fund, and co-founded Posterous, a blog platform acquir...

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Cody Coleman (Coactive AI) - Starting from ‘Why’

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - October 11, 2023 15:30 - 47 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Cody Coleman is the co-founder and CEO of Coactive AI, an analytics platform for visual content. Coactive AI leverages artificial intelligence to make it easy for enterprise companies to search, filter, and analyze large amounts of image and video data by bringing structure to unstructu...

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Josh Wolfe (Lux Capital) - Investing at the Cutting Edge

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - June 07, 2023 15:08 - 49 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Josh Wolfe co-founded Lux Capital to support scientists and entrepreneurs who pursue counter-conventional solutions to the most vexing puzzles of our time in order to lead us into a brighter future. The more ambitious the project, the better—like, say, creating matter from light. Wolfe ...

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Rahul Roy-Chowdhury (Grammarly) - Responsible AI Innovation

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - May 31, 2023 14:30 - 45 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Rahul Roy-Chowdhury is Grammarly’s CEO as of May 1, 2023. He was previously the company’s Global Head of Product, overseeing everything that makes the company’s writing assistance software tick, managing the product, design, and data science teams. Before coming aboard at Grammarly, Roy...

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Claire Hughes Johnson (Stripe) - Scaling Operations and People

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - May 24, 2023 15:00 - 49 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Claire Hughes Johnson is a corporate officer and advisor for Stripe, a global technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. From 2014 to 2021, Claire served as Stripe’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for scaling the company’s worldwide operations to meet...

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Julia Collins (Planet FWD) - Opportunities in Climate Tech

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - May 17, 2023 14:39 - 46 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Julia Collins is the founder and CEO of Planet FWD, which is empowering the next generation of sustainable consumer companies with its climate management platform. Planet FWD is focused on decarbonizing global supply chains with the belief that all organizations can achieve Net Zero. Th...

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Ben Collier and James Kanoff (The Farmlink Project) - Students Solving Hunger

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - May 10, 2023 14:30 - 49 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Ben Collier and James Kanoff are two co-founders of The Farmlink Project, a student-led movement that has provided over 100 million pounds of nutritious food to communities facing hunger in the United States. They started the project out of their college dorm rooms at Brown and Stanford...

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Frederic Kerrest (Okta) - The Truth about Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - May 03, 2023 13:00 - 47 minutes ★★★★★ - 703 ratings
Frederic Kerrest is the executive vice chairman and co-founder of Okta. He is responsible for Okta's day-to-day operations, working with employees, partners, and customers to deliver on the company's vision of enabling any organization to use any technology. Kerrest is the author of “Ze...

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