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Gurus

January 13, 2017

To be successful, a new startup must use its resources wisely. Determining the most efficient use of resources can sometimes be hard. Fortunately, there are two frameworks entrepreneurs can use to help them:  The Lean Methodology and the Agile Approach.

December 13, 2016

Publicly available or Open Government Data is a major business resource - free of charge - that entrepreneurs around the world are using to establish new businesses, refine business strategies, and accelerate the pace of research and development. Valued at over 3 trillion USD, this data is...

September 20, 2016

Descripción del programa:

Participa con nosotros en la próxima charla interactiva titulada “En busca de capital en América Latina”, una conversación dirigida por Agostinho Almeida, un gerente de inversiones en Medellín (Colombia). Identificar y asegurar capital para tu emprendimiento de ciencia y tecnología es un desafío universal. El entorno único de América Latina en cuanto a la financiación puede hacer particularmente difícil identificar el capital de inversiones y ser tomado en cuenta por los inversionistas. Almeida y el moderador Richard Boly se referirán al actual panorama para las inversiones y hablarán sobre las mejores prácticas, ideas y consejos para los emprendedores que tratan de tener éxito en toda América Latina. Plantea tus preguntas en vivo y aprende cómo encontrar el capital para de riesgo para tu emprendimiento.

Featured Speakers: Dr. Agostinho Almeida, Richard Boly

July 12, 2016

David Rose, CEO of Gust, presented key lessons from his latest best-selling book 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business during the GIST Guru broadcast.

June 21, 2016

We highlight practical advice from Jeff Hoffman and Oltac Unsal on how entrepreneurs can perfect their pitch to investors and partners.

Featured Speakers: Jeff Hoffman and Oltac Unsal

April 12, 2016

On April 12, GIST Guru Series presentation, “Success Factors for Entrepreneurial Ventures,” with Stanford University’s Chuck Eesley discussed online entrepreneurship education resources and share data on entrepreneurship he has gathered through his research.

Featured Speakers: Chuck Eesley (Assistant Professor at Stanford Technology Ventures Program)

March 8, 2016

On March 8, Anthony Nunez, President and CEO of Infamous Robotics LLC conducted a GIST Guru Webchat to share his expertise.

Featured Speakers: Anthony Nunez (President and CEO of Infamous Robotics LLC)

January 12, 2016

CEO of Pacific Cynthia Traeger shared her entrepreneurial expertise and answered questions live January 12, 2016.

Featured Speakers: Cynthia Traeger (CEO of Pacific)

TechConnects

November 15, 2016

The path to success isn’t without challenges – or failure. However, the reality is that not every startup will be successful at first attempt. In fact, most early-stage ventures experience game-changing setbacks. It’s easy for entrepreneurs to become discouraged and give up on their ventures when they fail. Experienced entrepreneurs know that failure provides many valuable learning opportunities and a clearer perspective of a path to success.

Join us for our next TechConnect, Failing Forward: Using Setbacks to Drive Success where a panel of experts will discuss how to:

-       Use failure as a learning opportunity

-       Balance risk taking and failure

-       Develop resilience after a setback

-       Address different cultural norms around failure

-       Restore an investor’s trust after you’ve failed

August 9, 2016

The concept of disruptive innovation has captured the attention of entrepreneurs and investors. But what does it mean? How can startups employ the concept to standout in the marketplace? Tune in to the next TechConnect “Disruptive Innovations: Making Competition Irrelevant” to learn:...

Featured Speakers: Shintaro Kaido, Duygu Oktem, Hemai Parthasarathy, and Eli Velasquez

May 10, 2016

Determining product market fit has been identified as a first step to building a successful venture, particularly as investors are increasingly attuned to whether a startup’s business model has evaluated whether there is a fit for the startup’s product to the market.

Featured Speakers: Steve Blank (Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford), Donna Harris (Co-founder of 1776), Blake Stevens (Sr. Associate at Harris & Harris Group), and Kerry Rupp (Strategy and Innovation Consultant)

February 9, 2016

Our expert panelists offer advice based on what they have found to be the most important initial steps when starting a venture.

Featured Speakers: AnnaMaria Konya (Founder and CEO of Equita Accelerator, and a Mentor-In-Residence at George Washington University), Jim Chung (Associate Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the George Washington University), Keeth Smart (Co-founder and C

November 17, 2015

The decision of how to fund your startup can have long lasting effects on your business. Should your startup bootstrap or seek venture funding? How can each of these methods effect the growth and profitability of your startup? How do you know what is best for the long term future of your business?

Featured Speakers: Ingrid Vanderveldt (EBW2020, Angel Investor), Dale Nirvani Pfeifer (GoodWorld, Bootstrapper), and Faysal Sohail (Presidio Partners, Venture Capitalist).

August 6, 2015

Growing a venture in Africa offers many unique opportunities and challenges. In this GIST TechConnect Africa: Best Practices for Growing Your Venture viewers engaged with leading African entrepreneurs from across the continent as they discussed best practices for technology venture development in Africa from the idea to the growth stage.

Featured Speakers: Preston L. James (Founder/Chairman of E3 Angel Network), Andrew Chikomba (Managing Consultant at GemWitts Enterprises), Cynthia Ndubuisi (CEO of KPC) and Marlise Montcho (Founder and President of FemTICDev).

June 9, 2015

This program explores how science and technology policies can help build an innovation ecosystem for entrepreneurs as well as illuminating lessons learned from failed innovation policies from around the world.

Featured Speakers: Cristina Fernandez (Leader at the Global Entrepreneurship Network), Anita J. LaSalle (Program Director at the National Science Foundation), and Firas BenAchour (Founding member of the Tunisian American Young Professionals).