The Fall academic quarter is nearly upon us. Here's a sneak preview of our upcoming speakers:
Sept 22 - Juan Andrés Fontaine, Minister of Economy, Chile
Sept 29 - Amit Chatterjee, CEO, Hara, Inc
Oct 6 - Chi-Hua Chien, Partner, KPCB and Dan Rosensweig, CEO, Chegg
Oct 13 - Mark Suster, VC and Serial Entrepreneur
Oct 20 - Thomas Prescott, CEO, Align Technology
Oct 27 - Ann Miura-Ko, Partner, Floodgate Fund
Nov 3 - Diego Piacentini, Senior VP, Amazon
Nov 10 - Bob Sutton, Author Good Boss, Bad Boss, Stanford Faculty
Nov 17 - Jennifer Aacker, Author The Dragonfly Effect, GSB Faculty
When should a start-up consider going global, and what are the biggest challenges in doing so?
According to Komisar, globalization needs to be part of the tool set for every entrepreneur doing a start-up today. This doesn't mean immediately going global, but understanding the global market and having a plan for the future, he adds.
Mayfield Fund, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, expands its operations in China and India to locally participate in the companies it funds. Roberts notes that this enables Mayfield Fund to understand the unique opportunities offered by different geographic locations.