Hanns Tappeiner
Go fast with Anki Overdrive
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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.

Steve Jurvetson
Disruptive innovation
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Stephen T. "Steve" Jurvetson (born March 1, 1967) is an American businessman and venture capitalist. He is currently a partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). He was a venture capitalist investor in Hotmail. He also led the firm's investments in Tradex and Cyras (acquired by Ariba and Ciena, respectively). Current board seats include SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, Planet Labs, Nervana Systems, Flux, D-Wave, and Tesla Motors. Jurvetson was the world's first Tesla Model S owner and the second Tesla Model X owner (VIN 2), following Elon Musk.

Lyndon Rive
Go green with SolarCity
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Lyndon Rive is the co-founder and CEO of SolarCity, a provider of clean energy services that designs, finances, and installs photovoltaic systems, performs energy-efficiency audits, and retrofits and builds charging stations for electric vehicles.

Michelle Phan
Business and makeup
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Michelle Phan is a digital pioneer, who trail-blazed her way in the world of fashion and beauty on YouTube. With a growing global community of over 7.5 million, Michelle’s videos have been viewed more than 1 billion times, making her one of the most watched talents in the digital space.

Dirk Alhborn
Using crowdcollaboration with Hyperloop
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Founder and CEO of JumpStarter Inc. which operates www.JumpStartFund.com, a web portal that believes in creating smarter and more successful companies by applying crowdsourcing from conception of an idea all the way through funding. Dirk is a also CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. which is JumpStartFund's well known undertakings to make the Hyperloop become reality, by using it crowdcollaboration concept.

Tristan Walker
Lessons from building Walker & Company
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Prior to Tristan founding Walker & Company, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to his time at Andreessen Horowitz, he was the Director of Business Development for foursquare, where he oversaw strategic partnerships and monetization. In this role, Tristan managed integrations with large brands and media entities including American Express, The New York Times, CNN, MTV, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Starbucks. He has been named a USA Today Person of the Year in 2014, Ebony Magazine's 100 Most Powerful People list, Vanity Fair's "Next Establishment," Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40, AdAge Creative 50, The Hollywood Reporter's Digital Power 50, and Black Enterprise's 40 Next. He is also the Founder and Chairman of CODE2040, a program that matches high performing black and latino undergraduate and graduate coders and software engineering students with Silicon Valley start-ups for summer internships. Tristan holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stony Brook University, where he graduated as valedictorian, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Timmy Hendrickson
Marketing, brainstorms, and Taylor Swift
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Timmy Hendrickson specializes in sales and marketing and has worked for companies such as Red Bull, Uber, and Mini Bar. His positions have included Marketing Manager, Brand Manager, and General Manager. He has worked on Brand Marketing, Athlete Marketing, Team Management, Culture Marketing, Event Marketing, and much more.

Kathryn McCall
Avoiding legal mistakes while forming a corporation
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Kathryn McCall specializes in corporate and securities work with an emphasis on equity financings, debt transactions, securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general business matters. Her clients include emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, and investors. Ms. McCall has significant experience counseling corporations in connection with all aspects of the corporate life cycle, including formation, corporate governance, day-to-day operations, employment matters, equity incentive plans, and liquidity events. Ms. McCall also advises clients in commercial transactions, including licensing, technology development, software as a service, professional services, distribution and reselling of products and services, and privacy policies and terms of use.

Christina Stembel
Starting a business from the ground up
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Farmgirl Flowers, founded in Stembel's Russian Hill apartment, has grown from one employee, to more than 40 in three stalls at the San Francisco Flower Mart at Sixth and Brannan streets. The company delivers 300 arrangements a day, across the Bay Area (by courier) and the nation (by FedEx). She has an outpost in Los Angeles and is set to open another in New York. Revenues of $56,000 the first year have grown to nearly $5 million today, and not because of investors and their foresight. Stembel is self-financed.

Michael Abbott
Learn how KPCB looks at investments
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Michael Abbott joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2011 and focuses on investments in the firm’s digital practice, helping entrepreneurs in the social, mobile and cloud computing sectors rapidly scale teams and ventures. Michael serves as an expert resource on enterprise infrastructure, cloud computing and “big data.” He also helps entrepreneurs win the race for talent in a hyper-competitive recruitment environment. An engineering leader, entrepreneur and investor, Michael led the building of innovative, high-performance applications and services at Twitter, Palm and Microsoft before he joined KPCB. Michael is also an expert in “big data” businesses, having been the founder of Composite Software (acquired by Cisco). Formerly the vice president of engineering at Twitter, Michael led the team to rebuild and solidify Twitter’s infrastructure to eliminate ’The Fail Whale’, growing the engineering team from 80 to more than 350 engineers in less than a year and a half, and scaling Twitter’s architecture to support hundreds of millions of daily tweets. Before joining Twitter, Michael led the software development team at Palm that created HP/Palm’s next-generation webOS platform.

65 days ago
Draper University Pitch Day
Summer 2016 (PM)
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The afternoon session of the Draper University Summer 2016 class Pitch Day. After 7 intense weeks in the Draper University program, students pitch their startups and business ideas to a panel of notable Silicon Valley VC judges. They will be scrutinized on their presentation, business model, product, potential, and grit. Let us know on Twitter your favourite pitches!

Disclaimer: Students are presenting and pitching to the panel of VC judges present at the event. This video is not a general solicitation for funds to online viewers, and is produced for educational and personal purposes only.

65 days ago
Draper University Pitch Day
Summer 2016 (AM)
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The morning session of the Draper University Summer 2016 class Pitch Day. After 7 intense weeks in the Draper University program, students pitch their startups and business ideas to a panel of notable Silicon Valley VC judges. They will be scrutinized on their presentation, business model, product, potential, and grit. Let us know on Twitter your favourite pitches!

Disclaimer: Students are presenting and pitching to the panel of VC judges present at the event. This video is not a general solicitation for funds to online viewers, and is produced for educational and personal purposes only.

71 days ago
Dan Yoo
NerdWallet, Chief Operating Officer
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Dan oversees NerdWallet’s day-to-day operations and identifies areas for growth. He came from LinkedIn, where he led the company’s performance management and strategic initiatives as it grew from 50 million to 275 million members. Before that, he was chief financial officer at Parature. Dan has an MBA from UC Berkeley and a bachelor's degree in management and finance from Georgetown.

74 days ago
Draper University's Masters Program
Tim Draper, Founder of Draper University
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Tim Draper is founding partner of leading venture capital firms Draper Associates and DFJ. Tim's original suggestion to use viral marketing in web-based email to geometrically spread an Internet product to its market was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail, YahooMail, and Gmail and has been adopted as a standard marketing technique by thousands of businesses. Venture successes include Skype, Overture, Baidu, Tesla, Parametric Technology, Hotmail, Digidesign, Twitch.tv, and hundreds of others. As an advocate for entrepreneurs and free markets, Tim is regularly featured as a keynote speaker in entrepreneurial conferences throughout the world, has been recognized as a leader in his field through numerous awards and honors, and has frequent TV, radio, and headline appearances. He was ranked 52 on the list of the 100 most influential Harvard Alumni, and seven on the Forbes Midas List. He was named Always-On #1 top venture capital deal maker. He was awarded the Commonwealth Club's Distinguished Citizen Award for achievements in green and sustainable energy. To further encourage entrepreneurship, Tim started BizWorld.org, a non-profit for children to learn entrepreneurship, Draper University of Heroes, a school for entrepreneurs 18-28, and he leads SixCalifornias, an initiative to improve the governance of California.

85 days ago
Guy Kawasaki
Author, speaker, entrepreneur, envangelist
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Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation, a brand ambassador for Mercedes Benz USA, and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was also the chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.