Distinguished Speaker: Professor Chuck Eesley
Stanford University, Department of Management Science & Engineering
Chuck Eesley is an Associate Professor and W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. As part of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, his research focuses on the role of the institutional and university environment in high-growth, technology entrepreneurship. Prof. Eesley was selected in 2015 as an Inaugural Schulze Distinguished Professor. His National Science Foundation of China and Kauffman award supported research focuses on rethinking how the educational and policy environment shapes the economic and entrepreneurial impact of university alumni. Over the past three years, Prof. Eesley has been playing a growing role in national and international meetings on fostering high-tech entrepreneurship, including advising the U.S. State Department in the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) program, Chile (CORFO), Taiwan (ITRI), and the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Strategic Management Journal. Before coming to Stanford, Prof. Eesley completed his Ph.D. at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management in 2009 where he won BPS Division and Kauffman Dissertation Awards for his work on high-tech entrepreneurship in China. See more on his background and work here: https://www.chuckeesley.com/about/
Topic: Technology-based Entrepreneurship and Platform Strategy
In this interactive, experiential talk, students will form teams and brainstorm startup ideas to pitch to the class. We will use these ideas to discuss the initial stages of opportunity identification and evaluation. I will then present a conceptual model of this stage of the entrepreneurial process along with some data from Stanford alumni startups on how higher performing teams undertake the process. Finally, we will have a Q&A session focusing on technology-based entrepreneurship.
Time: August 2nd, 2:30pm-3:45pm
Location: Lecture Via Skype (Attendees are required to be on Mt Sierra College campus)