Education Series


Date Topic Slides and Video Speaker
 Thursday, 9/9/2010How to Start a Company:
The Story of GrassRoots

 Doug Eisner (Fuqua '07)
Co-Founder and COO of GrassRoots Biotechnology
 Thursday, 9/16/2010
How to Start a Company:
The Story of Shoeboxed.com
Slides
Taylor Mingos '07
Founder and CEO of Shoeboxed.com
 Thursday, 9/23/2010
 Venture Capital 101
 
Slides
Mitch Mumma '81
Intersouth Partners

 Thursday, 9/30/2010
 Intro to Entrepreneurial Law
 
Slides
Bill Brown '80
Duke Law School
Palmer Labs & 8 Rivers Capital

 Thursday, 10/7/10How to Start a Company:
The Story of ReverbNation
 
Video
Slides
Jed Carlson '05
Co-Founder of ReverbNation
Thursday, 10/21/10 Will it Launch?
Slides
Handout
Poornima Vijayashankar '04
CEO of BizeeBee
Thursday, 10/28/10How to Start a Company - Starting a Non-Tech Business

Video
Jay Mebane '90, '99
Co-founder of SnapTotes.com

2009-2010

 DateTopic 
 Slides and Video
 Speaker
 Thursday, 9/17/2009
Entrepreneurship 101
Slides
Video
Brooks Bell '02 and Jesse Lipson '00
CEOs of Brooks Bell Interactive and ShareFile
 Thursday, 9/24/2009
Entrepreneurial Law 101
Slides
Video
Bill Brown (Law '81)
Visiting Law Professor, Cofounder of Palmer Labs, LLC, and 8 Rivers Capitall, LLC 
 Thursday, 10/08/2009
Venture Capital 101
Slides 
Video
Mitch Mumma (Trinity '81)
Intersouth Partners
 Thursday, 10/15/2009
How to Get Your First iPhone/Facebook/Web Startup Out the Door
Danny Briere '84 (Fuqua '85)
Founder and CEO for TeleChoice. Inc

 Thursday, 10/22/09    
Breakthrough Medical Technologies (re-broadcast of MIT Enterprise Forum event)
Video from the original MIT Enterprise Forum broadcast
MIT Institute Prof. Robert Langer and
Larry Boyd (Duke '07), Associate Director of Duke's Center for Entrepreneurship and Research
 Thursday, 10/29/09
Elevator Pitch Practice Run - With Live Judging
Summary and Feedback Results
Slides
Program from Event
Video
Jed Carlson (Fuqua '05)David Pierson (Fuqua '92), and Jonathan Gindes (Fuqua '03)
Co-founder and COO of Reverbnation, Partner at Intersouth Partners, and Co-founder and CFO at Affinergy
 Monday, 11/02/09
 Venture Capital 102
Video from 2008 event
Katrin Burt
Intersouth Partners
 Thursday, 11/05/09
 Financing 101        
Slides
Video
Richard West '79
CEO of Advanced Liquid Logic
  Thursday, 11/12/09Building Your Team 101
 Jonathan Gindes '03
Affinergy Co-Founder
 Monday, 11/16/09 to Friday, 11/20/0910th Annual Duke Start-Up Challenge, Elevator Pitch Competition with Google Ventures

Finals Event with Google Ventures

Summary
Slides
Program from Event
Video
Bill Maris
Co-founder, Google Ventures
 Thursday, 1/21/10 Business Plans 101

Slides
Video
Tim Berry
President and Founder, Palo Alto Software
 Thursday, 2/18/10
Creating Your Startup Financials
 Bobby Bahram
CFO & COO of TransLoc  
Wednesday, 2/24/10
Strategies for Raising Money While You're Still a Student Panel

Revealing of 35 Semi-Finalists for Duke Start-up Challenge


Jed Carlson '05, Co-founder and COO of Reverbnation
Doug Eisner ‘07, Co-founder and COO of GrassRoots Biotechnology, Matt Kane ‘06, Co-founder and CEO of Precision Biosciences, 
Jesse Lipson ’00, Founder and President of ShareFile, 
Thursday, 4/8/10Investor Pitch Finals of the Duke Start-Up Challenge

Information
Results
Video
 From the original 109 teams, we've selected 7 teams to pitch at the the Investor Pitch Finals.

Have trouble accessing the slides or videos? Please contact Danni Lin at idl2@duke.edu.

2008-2009

Date

Topic

Slides

Speaker

Monday,9/15/2008

Entrepreneurship 101:
"Overview"


Slides | Video

Aaron Patzer ‘02

Founder and CEO of Mint.com 

(Winner of the TechCrunch 40 in 2007)

Thursday , 9/25/08

Planning Your Startup 101:

"Evaluating ideas and building a team"

plus: Idea Evaluation Workshop Event 


Slides | Video

Dave Samuel,serial entrepreneur

Founder of Spinner, Grouper, and Brondell  

Thursday, 10/2/08

Financing 101:
"Understand the different financing options"

plus: Duke Start-Up Challenge Matching Event


Slides | Video

Rich West ‘79, biotech entrepreneur

CEO of Advanced Liquid Logic

Thursday, 10/9/08

VC 101:
"Introduction to Venture Capital"


Slides | Video

Rob Hallford '05, venture capitalist

Pappas Ventures

Amy Laverdiere '09

Hatteras Venture Partners


Thursday, 10/16/08

Business Plans 101:

"Present your idea to investors"

including detailed analysis of 

How to Write a Business Plan


Slides | Video

Matt Kane '06

CEO of Precision Biosciences

10/23/08

Break



10/30/08

Social Entrepreneurship 101:
"Financing social ventures"



Rick Larson, venture capitalist
formerly of SJF Ventures

Thursday,

11/6/08

VC 102:
"Advanced Venture Capital Topics:
Deal Flow, Term Sheets, etc"



Slides | Video

Katrin Burt ‘04, venture capitalist

Intersouth Partners

Thursday, 11/13/08

Elevator Pitches 101:
"Sell your idea/company in under 1 minute"


Slides | Video



Thursday,11/20/08

Lessons on being entrepreneurial from 

mental_floss and from Duke Football

Special double header, part of 
Entrepreneurship Week at Duke University

www.eweekatduke.com


5:30pm: Will Pearson ‘01, co-founder and President of mental_floss magazine

6:30pm: Coach David Cutcliffe, Head Coach of Duke Football

Thursday, 12/4/08

Intellectual Property 101

"Protect your ideas, make them an asset"


Slides

Lawrence Boyd ‘07

Palmetto Biomedical


Holiday Break



Thursday, 1/22/09

Business Plans 101 (Reprise)

"Present your ideas to investors"


including detailed analysis of 

How to Write a Business Plan



Slides

Frank Zenie, Serial Entrepreneur

Founder of Zymark, Automated Sample 

Thursday, 2/12/09 

Startup Financials 101

"Prepare simple startup financials that an investor will appreciate"


Slides

Bobby Bahram, Startup CFO 

CFO of Radarfind


Trouble accessing the videos or slides? Contact Howie Rhee at hwr2@duke.edu
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