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Silicon Valley's top entrepreneurship program and accelerator founded by Tim Draper. Startup bootcamp and crash course in business and entrepreneurship.

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The Humble Beginnings of a startup: AirBnB

Nathan is the co-founder and CTO at Airbnb. Nathan oversees the technical strategy of the company, and is dedicated to building a team of world-class engineers to keep Airbnb at the forefront of the industry. Nathan became an entrepreneur early on running a business while he was in high school, selling to clients in more than 20 countries. Nathan received a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.


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The Forming of FEM inc Rachel Payne & Natasha Mohanty

Rachel Payne started FEM inc. when she realized that there was an enormous opportunity in entertainment for innovation. In her prior role as Principal, Global Strategic Alliances at Google, she worked with top executives across the company to develop comprehensive strategies for their largest global media partners, including Sony, Disney, NewsCorp and Time Warner. Natasha joins FEM inc. from Google, where she was a lead engineer working on content recommendations and personalization for Google+ and Google News with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of women. Their efforts increased female engagement with Google+ by over 30%.


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What We've Learned as Entrepreneurs - Rachel Payne & Natasha Mohanty

Rachel Payne started FEM inc. when she realized that there was an enormous opportunity in entertainment for innovation. In her prior role as Principal, Global Strategic Alliances at Google, she worked with top executives across the company to develop comprehensive strategies for their largest global media partners, including Sony, Disney, NewsCorp and Time Warner. Natasha joins FEM inc. from Google, where she was a lead engineer working on content recommendations and personalization for Google+ and Google News with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of women. Their efforts increased female engagement with Google+ by over 30%.


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Understanding Cohert Level - Jonathan Hsu

Jonathan Hsu is the lead Data Scientist for S23P, a startup that helps portfolio companies with their data science, analytics and growth strategies. Prior to this, Jonathan was the manager of data science and analytics at Facebook. Jonathan received his BS from UC Berkeley and would go on to Harvard to receive his MS and PhD


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What is Brigade - Matt Mahan

Brigade Seeks To Reboot Political Engagement In America With Civic Social Media. Matt is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Brigade. He served as CEO of Causes and has previous experience in political campaigning and community organizing. In 2004, Matt ran the first political campaign to leverage Facebook data when he was elected Student Body President at Harvard.


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Intuition + Data = Results | Jonathan Hsu on using Bayesian Theorem and Correlation

Jonathan is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of AppNexus. A respected media and tech industry veteran, Jonathan previously served as CEO of Recyclebank, one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.” Prior to that, Jonathan spent 11 years in a number of executive roles – including CEO, COO, and CFO – at 24/7 Media, leading the company through its $649 million sale to WPP, the world leader in marketing communications. Jonathan was also an M&A investment banker at JP Morgan. Jonathan is a Director on Ghostery's (Evidon) Board, an Advisor to Tribeca Venture Partners and a mentor in the NYC Venture Fellows Program. Jonathan has served on the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers Council, Media.NYC.2020 Committee, Green.NYC.2025 Committee and White House Forum on Business Innovation. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA in Strategic Management and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


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"Be Fearless," Startups tips from the Cofounder of Lyft | John Zimmer

John Zimmer is the co-founder and president of Lyft Inc., which he founded with Logan Green in 2012. Lyft operates in more than 60 cities in the U.S. with more than 10 million shared rides taken to date.


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Know Your Market | Rodrigo Barros

You need to try different approaches in order to understand your market. But always keep on your mind: Give values first and then ask for something and this is going to be the best way to get new customers.


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Amazing Demo from Anki Overdrive Tech Innovation

Hanns Tappeiner is a co-founder and President of Anki, an entertainment robotics company. Anki DRIVE, Anki's first product was named as one of the Top 25 Best Inventions of 2013 by TIME Magazine. Tappeiner studied at the University of Technology in Vienna before earning an M.S. in Robotics from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.


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Living Through The Pain | Rodrigo Barros

No pain no gain. You need to learn how to deal with your pains.