Entrepreneur Magazine is a national business publication based in Irvine, California. For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur has been the definitive guide to all the diverse challenges of business ownership. Published 12 times a year, the magazine is available by subscription and on newsstands in the United States and Canada, both in print and now a mobile app. The magazine's website is at Entrepreneur.com.
Erica Carlisle is VP, Development in the Development & Operations department at Zymergen. Zymergen is a science and materials innovation company using bioengineering to create new materials and products. Erica is responsible for leading four scientific development teams, including microbiology, enzymology, analytical chemistry and fermentation science, as well as strategy and data management for the department. Previously a management consultant (13 years) focused on biopharma & healthcare with experience helping clients identify growth opportunities at the corporate, portfolio, franchise and product level, build launch plans, undertake organizational transformations, and become more effective in changing reimbursement environments. Extensive experience serving large biopharma companies. Graduated with an MBA from MIT Sloan and earned a Ph.D. in Social/Cognitive Psychology from Princeton University.
Eric is a Partner at YC. He founded Pebble Technology (YC W11), which was acquired by Fitbit in 2016. While studying engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2008, Eric began building smartwatches with a group of friends. In April 2012, Eric and his team launched Pebble on Kickstarter, where it became the most successful crowdfunded project in Kickstarter’s history. Pebble sold over 2,000,000 watches.
Professor of Technological Innovation in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and am also a Professor in MIT’s Engineering Systems Division.
Erika joined SPMB in 2019 as a member of Becky Stein’s Consumer team. She came from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied Cognitive Science and was heavily involved in the design community. Originally from San Diego, she enjoys going to the beach, shooting hoops, and dabbling in graphic design.
Erik began his career as a Project Manager and Senior Engineer analyzing advanced fighter aircraft engines and the Space Shuttle Main Engine for NASA, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, and Pratt & Whitney. He was also a Technology Transfer Officer for Lockheed Martin and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Starting in 1995, Erik joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Engineer as Director of the University Center, Associate Director for the Engineering Research Center and the Florida Energy Systems Consortium, and Director of Industry Programs - all directed at fostering industrial collaboration, entrepreneurship, and technology commercialization across a $70M research base. He also managed the UF-High Tech Corridor research fund, providing investments in high tech company R&D collaborations. Erik was a Principal for Cenetec Ventures, a private technology incubator and early stage venture fund and, along the way, he grew several start-up companies in areas ranging from real estate development to technology deployment. Erik co-founded and served as President of V2R Group, a premier university technology commercialization company that provides funding and executive level services to growing companies in markets from information technologies to medical devices. In 2011, Erik was named the founding Director of the University of Florida Engineering Innovation Institute and in 2015 Erik was named Founding Executive Director of the FLorida Engineering eXperiement Station (FLEXStation) at the University of Florida.
Dr. Euiyoung Kim is an assistant professor in the department of Design Organisation Strategy in the Industrial Design Engineering Faculty at TU Delft, NL. He was previously a lecturer and a post-doc. design fellow at Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a principal investigator in several research projects on the topic of Cybersecurity, IoT and Autonomous vehicle UX experience. He received PhD degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley focusing on Design Theory & Methods and New Product Development, Summer 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Alice M. Agogino. He was granted MS degree in Engineering Design Innovation at Northwestern University in 2011. Prior to moving to the United States, he worked in a strategic marketing team, Samsung Electronics. Dr. Kim’s research and teaching interest involve a variety of areas of human-centric research, design thinking, product design and development, design-driven innovation, IoT, cyber-security, engineering design education, and multi-disciplinary studies that bring different academic disciplines such as management, education, design, and engineering.
Experiential Simulations was incorporated in 1975 under the name: CompEngServ Ltd. (CES) CompEngServ was a leading software services and product company, producing high quality software for customers around the world with a speciality in simulations. As examples, CompEngServ produced simulations for airplane navigation, military decision makers, and air traffic control, the company also produced simulations of real world environments such as cloud formation, marine/ships, air quality, planning, scheduling and the stock market. CompEngServ repeatedly won praise from its partners and customers for its expertise, quality and customer satisfaction. In 2012, CompEngServ renamed itself Experiential Simulations and continues its focus on producing high quality software simulations for the world. Experiential Simulations is located in Europe and North America.
Ezra Zuckerman Sivan is Deputy Dean and the Alvin J. Siteman (1948) Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He is also cofounder of MIT Sloan's PhD Program in Economic Sociology. As Deputy Dean, he has responsibility for all of Sloan’s faculty, approximately 200 (hiring, promotion and tenure, performance evaluation, and compensation), and half a dozen research centers based in Sloan. Zuckerman is an economic sociologist whose research focuses on showing how an understanding of fundamental social processes is important for shedding light on key issues in business and management, as well as how an appreciation for the dynamics of business and management inform our understanding of fundamental social processes. He is perhaps best known for demonstrating the importance of categorical structures in shaping valuation in various markets. Zuckerman's master's and executive level teaching centers on competitive and technology strategy, and he teaches two doctoral courses, "Sociology of Strategy" and "Identity and Action." Zuckerman holds a BA in political science from Columbia University as well as an MA and a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago.
Fabian Pfortmüller is a Swiss serial entrepreneur and community builder in NYC. He runs COMMUNITY, a strategic advisory firm that helps organizations understand and build meaningful communities. Fabian is co-author of the Community Canvas, an open-source framework for community builders (www.community-canvas.org) and Innovator in Residence for the Kauffman Foundation (www.kauffman.org). On his entrepreneurial journey, Fabian co-founded Holstee, a lifestyle brand that exists to help people lead mindful lives through products, community and stories. Holstee’s designs have been shared over 120 million times online and its products are sold in 1000+ stores worldwide. The company's mission statement (The Holstee Manifesto) has been described by the Washington Post as "the new just do it". www.holstee.com In 2008, Fabian co-founded Sandbox, a global community of entrepreneurial minds under 30, with 1200 active members in 40+ hubs across the world. Members have been featured for their work on the front pages of Wired, Fast Company, Forbes, the Boston Globe and covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, ABC, Inc Magazine, Vogue and many other media channels. Holstee started as a project of Incubaker, the social innovation think tank created by Dave, Mike, Thianh and Fabian in 2006. The Incubaker venture Simple Apps was acquired by ShopStorm in 2014. Fabian loves NPR and co-chairs the board for NPR's Generation Listen Initiative. He is a frequent speaker at organizations around the world, including Harvard, Yale and Columbia, on the topic of entrepreneurship, value driven startups & community building. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London and has been recognized as “Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders” by the Diplomatic Courier in 2011. Fabian holds a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the United States' central bank. Missouri is the only state to have two main Federal Reserve Banks.
Felipe Massa joined the Loyola College of Business in 2012 after having received his Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Organization Studies from Boston College and garnering several years of experience in the banking, software and translation industries. He teaches entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, strategy, and consulting to undergraduate and graduate students. His research investigates the formation of innovative entities, practices, and ideas in diverse settings, including online communities and cultural industries such as architecture and winemaking. He examines efforts by entrepreneurs to transpose and adapt old concepts, to associate previously unrelated ideas, and to balance the groundbreaking with the appropriate in the conception of novel organizations and ideas. In doing so, he systematically unveils the processes and mechanisms that drive and sustain entrepreneurial behavior. His work has appeared in various prestigious outlets, including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, among other leading publications.
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The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington consistently ranks among the top business schools in the United States—for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Foster School serves more than 2,500 students. With one-in-four UW freshman applicants requesting business majors, demand for Foster School business education is significant and growing.
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Gaby Brink is the founder and chief designer of Tomorrow Partners and the CEO of Sparkwise. She leads an interdisciplinary team that collaborates with visionary entrepreneurs and organizations to innovate and build design-driven tools and services for positive change.
Geoff Ralston is the President of Y Combinator and has been with YC since 2011. Prior to YC, he built one of the first web mail services, RocketMail which became Yahoo Mail in 1997. While at Yahoo, Geoff worked in engineering and ran a business unit before becoming Chief Product Officer. After Yahoo, he was CEO of Lala, which was acquired in 2009 by Apple. In 2011, he cofounded Imagine K12, the first Ed Tech accelerator, which funded companies like ClassDojo and Remind, and merged with YC in 2016. He has an AB in Computer Science from Dartmouth, an MS in Computer Science from Stanford, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Dr. Graybeal is a clinical assistant professor at Georgia State University. Research-wise, he is a media management scholar and entrepreneur who uses management theory to explore issues of media sustainability. He studies entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial education, online and mobile strategy, new business models, micropayments and crowdfunding, among other topics. He has published research in journals such as the International Journal on Media Management and Journal of Media Business Studies. His work developing a modified news micropayment model has even been featured on PBS’ MediaShift blog. He co-founded Lede, LLC, a social media and business model innovation consultancy, while earning his doctorate. Prior to coming to Georgia State, Dr. Graybeal taught courses on entrepreneurship and media management for several years, served as a mentor to a number of startups, developed and led a student pitch competition, and contributed to developing an emerging entrepreneurial ecosystem in West Texas.
George Foster holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from the University of Sydney and a doctorate from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He taught at the University of Chicago and the Australian Graduate School of Management prior to joining the GSB faculty at Stanford University.
Georgina leads Climacell.org. In collaboration with global weathertech startup ClimaCell.co, she is spinning off an independent non profit dedicated to ensuring every human being on earth has access to and can act upon lifesaving weather information, with a focus on low-income communities most vulnerable to climate change. Prior to Climacell.org, Georgina spent a decade at MIT where her research and activities centered around the role of business and entrepreneurship in tackling large systemic poverty issues. She was a Senior Lecturer with the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Group at MIT Sloan. Through this role, she developed several new academic courses and co-wrote cases on game-changing principled leaders and ventures working in emerging markets. She also served as Executive Director of the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and, prior to that, Director of MIT’s Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP). She began her journey at MIT making gecko-inspired surgical adhesives at the MIT Langer Lab and hydrogen-generating nanoparticles at an MIT cleantech spinout. Some of her thoughts on entrepreneurship are captured in pieces recently published in the FT, Entrepreneur.com, and Forbes. She read Material Science at Trinity College Oxford and Technology and Policy at MIT.
Gimlet Media is the premier digital media company focused on producing high quality narrative podcasts. You can hear the full story of Gimlet’s creation by listening to StartUp Season 1, which documents the founding of the company. In 2015, we were named one of the top 10 most innovative media companies in the world by Fast Company.
Associate Professor Gina Dokko’s research focuses on organizational theory and behavior, careers, social networks, and technology and innovation. Recently she’s been examining the consequences of job mobility, especially in light of today’s high unemployment rates. She studies how portable experience is, and how peoples’ job mobility and career histories enable and constrain learning, innovation, performance and social capital for both themselves and their employers. For example, although firms hire people based on related experience, Dokko’s research finds that having a diverse career helps an employee’s innovative performance.
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Greg Papay is a team member at Stanford eCorner who believes in the powerful combination of evidence and imagination. Their mission: create content that helps entrepreneurs bring bold ideas to life and supports educators in developing thoughtful innovators.
Guy Raz is the host, co-creator, and editorial director of three NPR programs, including two of its most popular ones: TED Radio Hour and How I Built This. Both shows are heard by more than 14 million people each month around the world. He is also the creator and co-host of NPR's first-ever podcast for kids, Wow In The World.
At Harvard Business Review, we believe in management. If the world’s organizations and institutions were run more effectively, if our leaders made better decisions, if people worked more productively, we believe that all of us — employees, bosses, customers, our families, and the people our businesses affect — would be better off. So we try to arm our readers with ideas that help them become smarter, more creative, and more courageous in their work. We enlist the foremost experts in a wide range of topics, including career planning, strategy, leadership, work-life balance, negotiations, innovation, and managing teams. Harvard Business Review empowers professionals around the world to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.
Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Harvard Business Publishing is the leading provider of teaching materials for management education. HBP-Higher Education offerings include: Case Method Teaching Pioneered by Harvard Business School faculty in the 1920s, the case method brings real-life business dilemmas to life in the classroom. Cases provide the reality of managerial decision making – which includes incomplete information, time constraints, and conflicting goals – as students learn how to analyze business situations. The case method packs more experience into each hour of learning than any other instructional approach. It stimulates students' thinking and class discussion is a key aspect of learning. Not only is it the most relevant and practical way to learn managerial skills, it is deeply engaging for students.
Henning Piezunka is a team member at Stanford eCorner who believes in the powerful combination of evidence and imagination. Their mission: create content that helps entrepreneurs bring bold ideas to life and supports educators in developing thoughtful innovators.
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How Success Happens with Robert Tuchman features some of today's brightest entrepreneurial minds talking about overcoming challenges and using them as learning experiences to create success. Tuchman a successful entrepreneur helps listeners to understand that challenges they face in business can ultimately become their successes just like the extraordinary guests of HSH.