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Vision and Ideas

Silicon Valley Spring 2014 Semester

What is a good idea? How do you come up with good ideas? Does passion matter with ideas? How can you tell what you are passionate about? How do you translate your passion into one or more business ideas? What basic tools should every Founder have from the start? What tools should Founders use to develop their ideas in the beginning? How does being a Founder align with personal goals, objectives and vision?

Goal:
Develop a set of strong ideas.

Date:
2014-04-09, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Jason Calacanis
CEO, Mahalo.com

Jason Calacanis is the CEO of Mahalo.com, a human powered search engine. He has an extensive history as both an investor and founder, and was previously the co-founder of Weblogs, Inc. with Brian Alvey, and the GM of Netscape. Jason serves on the board of ThisNext, is a p...

7.94
Russ Fradin
Chairman & CEO, Dynamic Signal

Russell Fradin is the Founder and CEO of Dynamic Signal, a new startup in the Social Media Marketing and Monitoring space. Prior to founding Dynamic Signal, Russ was the co-founder and CEO of Adify, acquired by Cox for $300M in the Spring of 2008. Prior to starting ...

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Chris Hogg
Founder & CEO, 100Plus

Chris is the Founder of 100Plus, a consumer health startups that leverages large health datasets to build models of a user's future health. The company has raised money from Founders Fund, Greylock, and Felicis Ventures. Prior to 100Plus, Chris was the Director of Comme...

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