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Student Entrepreneurship

Sorry, You're Not the Next Mark Zuckerberg -- A Graduating Senior and His $8 Million Chickpea Idea

Blackstone LaunchPad | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact
Blackstone LaunchPad

Being an entrepreneur doesn't necessarily mean you need to be the one to create the next Facebook or Uber.

Startup Insider: How Splunk CEO Michael Baum Exited 6 Different Companies Over 25 Years

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Not many entrepreneurs can say that they've made it to the billion-dollar startup club. For serial entrepreneur and investor Michael Baum, it's been a long 25-year journey that he hasn't really looked back upon.

Young and Entrepreneurial: 17 Year Old DetraPel CEO David Zamarin sold his first startup when he was 15

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...

Why NOMSense Made So Much Sense: A Tale of 3 Best Friends, 2 Cookies and Cake Crumble

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.10.2015 | Small Business
David Ongchoco

NOMsense Bakery cofounders and best friends Alina Wong, Roopa Shankar and Rachel Stewart loved baking during their free time. And when friends started telling them how good they're creations were, they decided to try starting a business.

4 Ways to Dive Into Entrepreneurship While You're Still in College

Brazen Life | Posted 05.31.2012 | College
Brazen Life

If you dream of becoming an entrepreneur, you don't have to wait until you graduate. Even if you don't end up creating the next Facebook, you can gain valuable experience and make money from your venture.

The Kairos Society: WaterWalla

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Technology

Neil Parikh wants to be a doctor who is also solving problems -- big, weighty, global problems.

Interview with Award-Winning Social Student Entrepreneur Ludwick Marishane

Carol Roth | Posted 03.31.2012 | Small Business
Carol Roth

Last year, 21 year-old Ludwick Marishane of Cape Town, South Africa was named the 2011 Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year. I had the opportunity to ask him some questions about his winning product and company, which gives some great insights into his mindset, persistence and innovative spirit.

Students Create Microloan Institutions, Tackle Community Issues

Anna Bahr | Posted 12.16.2011 | Impact

The Campus Microfinance Alliance, a coalition of student-run microfinance groups, recently launched a new campaign to spur job growth for budding entr...

Stanford's Hottest Startups Weigh Value Propositions

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

Week three of the class and our teams in our Stanford Lean LaunchPad class were hard at work using Customer Development to get out of the classroom and test the first key hypotheses of their business model: The Value Proposition.

Inside Stanford's Hottest Student Startups

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

The most interesting part of the class would happen outside the classroom when the teams spent 50-80 hours testing their business model hypotheses by talking to customers and partners and (in the case of web-based businesses) building their product.