Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
by Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
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The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) was formed to help undergraduate and graduate Yale students start scalable new ventures. The YEI Podcast series features talks given at the summer institute's leadership lecture series.
||How to Write a Business Plan||Prof. Maureen Burke discusses do's and don'ts of writing a business plan.||9/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lessons Learned as a Student Entrepreneur||Victor Wong and Ka Mo Lau are Yale students and co-founders of PaperG, an online advertising platform. As young student entrepreneurs, they speak about the mechanics of starting a business, the mistakes they made and the lessons they have learned.||7/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Newcos and the Nerac Incubator||Kevin Bouley, the President and CEO of Nerac, Inc., discusses being an entrepreneur, Newcos, and the Nerac Incubator.||9/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Development of the SKS Foundation's Microfinance Program for the Ultra Poor in India||Ajaita Shah, director of the SKS Foundation's Microfinance Program in the US discusses the development of the foundations microfinance program for the ultra poor in India.||9/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||DFJ Gotham and Early Stage Investing||Daniel Schultz, Co-Founder and Managing Director of DFJ Gotham Ventures, discusses making investments in the early stages of venture capitalism.||9/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Starting a Startup||Chris Penner, president and CEO of RemoTV, discusses how to start a startup.||9/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Decision Making at a Startup||Jordon Goldeberg, CEO of Stickk.com, discusses decision making in a startup company.||9/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Insights into Cleantech Funding||Interview with Dhiraj Malkani, a Principal at Rockport Capital, a leading venture capital firm that partners with cleantech entrepreneurs around the world.||1/8/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||In the Spotlight: Women Entrepreneurs||From Retail to Tech to a Global Non-profit. Find out how these women juggled school while starting their own businesses…left the corporate world and are achieving success as entrepreneurs.||1/12/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Protect New Products and Discoveries||Overview of patent law basics, including strategies for avoiding common pitfalls that can jeopardize your intellectual property rights.||1/12/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Sound Advice from a Young Entrepreneur||YEI’s Launch Pad Speaker Series showcases young entrepreneurs. Howard Han is the Founder and CEO of GigMaven, which helps connect musicians and live music venues online. Mr. Han graduated from Yale in 2005.||3/19/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||YEI Launch Pad Speaker: Adam Standley||The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute’s Launch Pad Speaker Series showcases young entrepreneurs who share their experiences in starting a new company. Adam Standley is a graduate of Brown University and founded Electro-Epi Inc while in college.||3/19/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Growing Scalable Chains In the Food Industry||Dan Horan is the president and CEO of Papaya King, the venerable New York City hot dog and tropical juice restaurant. Dan shares lessons learned from his 20 years in the food industry and growing several small businesses into scalable chains.||7/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Why You Shouldn't Be An Entrepreneur||Barry Nalebuff is the Chairman and co-founder of Honest Tea. He offers his insights on starting up and marketing a business, as well as his experience with competitors and distributors in the beverage industry.||7/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Lessons Learned as an Entreprenuer||Andrew Greenwalt, the Chief Technology Officer of Perimeter, discusses the lessons he learned and his career as an entrepreneur.||9/10/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Fearless Critic: Guerrilla Marketing||Robin Goldstein is the founder and editor-in-chief of Fearless Critic Media, a consumer-focused food and wine publishing house. Robin talks about his experience building the Fearless Critic brand and successful guerrilla marketing tactics.||7/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||(Pt.2) Mock Term Sheet Negotiation||Frank Marco and Paul Hughes are partners at Wiggin and Dana, a Connecticut based national law firm. They conduct a mock negotiation of a term sheet.||8/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||(Pt.1) Building A Scalable Start-Up: The Legal Foundations||Frank Marco and Paul Hughes are partners at Wiggin and Dana, a Connecticut based national law firm. They outline the basic concepts every entrepreneur must consider in laying the foundation for a venture's growth and financing.||8/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||You’ve Got the Idea Now Forget about the Money||Seth Sternberg is the co-founder of Meebo, an instant messaging web platform. He speaks about the process of developing Meebo.com and offers advice for entrepreneurs, including how to build a team and acquiring the right funding.||8/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Start-up Keys: Test, Verify, and Iterate||Tim Ogilvie is the CEO and co-founder of AdBuyer.com, which is making display advertising as simple and effective as search. He distills his experience with several early stage tech companies to offer pointers on how to build a successful start-up.||8/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||From Entrepreneur to Investor||Brad Feld is the co-founder of Foundry Group and Mobius Venture Capital. He reflects on key moments from his twenty-year history as an early stage investor and entrepreneur, most actively in the internet software space.||8/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Positive Psychology for Start-Ups||Sean Glass is a Yale alum and co-founder of Higher One, a financial services company for higher education institutions. He speaks about the application of positive psychology to start-ups.||8/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Using Social Media to Grow a Company||Ali Parmelee is the co-owner and creative director of Think Creative Group, a brand building and brand management firm. She speaks about leveraging social media to grow a business.||8/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Design and Innovation||Chris Michaud is the COO of Design Continuum, a design consultancy helping companies turn ideas into market success. Chris talks about their approach to identifying good ideas and creatively solving problems.||9/14/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||What Angel Investors Want||James Geshwiler is the Managing Director of Common Angels and breaks down the defining attributes of angel investors and the entrepreneurs they invest in.||9/14/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||On Fashion & Food: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur||Kathy Moskal, founder of Vere Chocolate and co-founder of HUE, the nation's leading fashion legwear brand, reflects on her time in both the fashion and food industries and shares lessons learned.||9/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||From Student to Entrepreneur||Gilman Callsen, an '07 Yale College graduate, tells the story of how he founded Chromic Decor, joined MC10, a Boston-based tech company after graduation, and shares the techniques he employed as a student entrepreneur.||9/23/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Bootstrapping a Startup||This netcast is presented by the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. Chad Troutwine, co-founder and Yale alum, talks about the founding of Veritas Prep, from the idea to the company it has become today.||11/19/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Yale Entrepreneurial Institute: Innovation for Tomorrow -- Today||Boyle, Madonna and McFadden discuss the inspiration for and the implementation of an innovative program for mentoring new businesses by students at Yale.||10/1/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Yale Entrepreneurs: A Panel Discussion||Seth Goldman, co-founder & CEO of Honest Tea, Min Ye, co-founder of Sessions.edu & Smorgas Chef, and Tom Scaramellino founder & CEO of Efficiency 2.0, discuss their startup experiences.||10/13/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||From Entrepreneur to VC, the Inside Out Perspective||Lee Hower, co-founder & Partner at NextView Ventures, describes his trek from entrepreneur at PayPal and Linkedin to Venture Capitalist. He explains the many paths startups take and some basics on getting funded by venture capital.||9/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to (Almost) Guarantee Your Startup's Success||Eddie Hartman co-founder of LegalZoom.com explains how his company became the number one provider of online legal services. He provides frank advice on what caused his company's success and how your company can drastically improve its chances of success.||9/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Using Megatrends to Design Strategy||Ashok Vasudevan, CEO of Tasty Bite, shares how the company identified and capitalized on several megatrends turning their product into a staple in nearly every super market in America. Ashok also gives strategy lessons helpful for every entrepreneur.||9/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Stuffed Monkeys and Other Tactics of the Streetfighting CEO||Al Subbloie led two ventures from idea to IPO. He tells the tactics he's learned as a streetfighting CEO, including sales strategies, nontraditional marketing, and running a company outside of a major city.||9/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Scaling the Dumpling, a Restaurant Entrepreneur's Story||David Weber, Yale alum and co-founder of Rickshaw Dumpling Bar in New York, discusses his business from its initial concept through the first few years of expansion. He touches on founder relationships, funding issues, and scalablity challenges.||9/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Bear Naked Entrepreneurship||Brendan Synnott, launching Bear Naked and its flagship granola. He discusses how redefining a category, guerilla marketing, teamwork and a sheer "tolerance for pain" took grandma's granola recipe to nearly every supermarket in America.||9/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Megascaling, From a Team of 4 to 20,000||Cris Conde talks about his journey to the top of Sungard. He shares how he learned to be a skilled manager, to adapt from life in a startup to that in a corporation, and to use his own time most effectively.||9/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Real information from easy-to-listen-to speakers
I've listened to a lot of different courses now on business, start ups and marketing and this is by FAR the best of what I've heard here. Excellent speakers giving useful information (especially the podcast about writing a business plan).
Download and enjoy!
Hope they keep coming out with these!
There are some really good ones here and some ones that you might want to skip if you already have some experience as an entrepreneur. The "What Angel Investors Want" was particularly good while listening to first time student startup execs pontificate in "Lessons Learned as a Student Entrepreneur" was a little like getting dating advice from a middle schooler.
All in all, an excellent collection and I'm very thankful to Yale and the speakers for their insights.