JUN 22, 2010 3:51 PM PDT

The Stanford Challenge: Venture Education

WRITTEN BY: Greg Cruikshank

Many graduate students, in fields from science to law, have smart ideas that could become successful ventures - but business skills aren\'t part of their usual course of study. Many will go on to work in corporate settings without formal business training.

The new Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIE) is an intensive four-week business program offered by the GSB for Stanford grad students in non-business fields. Under the direction of Professor Garth Saloner, the program combines team projects and workshops with guest speakers and visits to Silicon Valley companies ranging from start-ups to large firms, from high-tech to retail. Recorded 2007.
About the Author
  • With over 20 years of sales and marketing experience at various Life Science & Biotech Companies, Greg Cruikshank is leveraging his professional and entrepreneurial skills running the internet company LabRoots, Inc. LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, offering top scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Greg has a passion for reptiles, raising various types of snakes and lizards since he was a young boy. This passion has evolved into starting the company Snake Country. At Snake Country, we breed and specialize in Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boas, and various morphs of Boa Constrictors and Ball Pythons. We have hundreds of snakes in our collection.
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