Entrepreneur Leila Janah explains why she calls her startups Samasource and LXMI “social” enterprises, a business model she credits to Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, inventor of the micro-finance movement aimed at social impact. “What I wanted to build was a company that would measure itself based on how many people we moved out of poverty each year,” Janah says.
Luke Sykora, Stanford University
Starting Up in a Downturn
An Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders mini-guide for aspiring founders facing a troubled economy.
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Josh Makower, MD, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign
The Biodesign Innovation Process [Entire Talk]
Innovation isn’t random – it’s a process that can be learned, improved, and effectively deployed to solve specific problems.
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John Felts, Cruz Foam
Engineering Green Materials [Entire Talk]
To scale a technology, engineers need to think beyond the technology itself.
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