Finding Your Sweet Spot

Ranji Nagaswami, CEO of Hirtle Callaghan
Ranji shares her advice for choosing a venture that marries a clear societal need, with your passions, and your innate skills.

 

Pivoting Fast and Often

Sheila Marcelo, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Care.com
Sheila shares the importance of pivoting quickly early on in the venture development process to solve problems fast.

The Power of People

Emile Cubeisy, Managing Partner of Silicon Badia Ventures
Emile describes how he inspired others to discover their own power and take individual action to spark change.

Realistic Milestones

Sheila Marcelo, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Care.com
Sheila explains how critical it is to be aware of and accountable to realistic milestones when developing your venture plan.

 

Building Your Team

Hui Huang, Founder & CEO of CoolCharacter Inc.
Hui explains how building and supporting a great team is key to designing a successful venture.
 

Get Out of Your Way

Diego De SolaCEO of De Sola Group
Diego describes the importance of knowing where you add value, and where you should get out of the way.

Focus On Need

Scott Bush,, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Scott discusses how learning what's already been done can help you hone in on what's really needed.

Aligning Your Venture

Patrick Awuah, Founder & President of Asheshi University
Patrick shares the importance of aligning your with venture your current career or platform as a strategy to ensure a successful venture you can commit to. 

Passion Drives All

Sally Shan, Managing Director, Head of China, HarbourVest Partners, LLC
Sally shares how she landed on her venture idea: choosing something she was most passionate about.

Going Back to Basics

Patrick Awuah, Founder & President of Asheshi University
Patrick shares his strategy of going back to basics to overcome setbacks during the venture journey.

 

On Listening

Emile Cubeisy, Managing Partner of Silicon Badia Ventures
Emile shares the need to listen to those around you during the design process and utilize that feedback to guide your venture.

The Avalanche of Drive

Emile Cubeisy, Managing Partner of Silicon Badia Ventures
Emile describes how momentum can encourage you to move forward and inform your next steps.

On Skeptics

Brett Jenks, President and CEO of Rare
Brett advises Fellows to listen to advice they get early on, from allies and skeptics, to figure out who to listen to and who to ignore.

Honesty About Passion

Hui Huang, Founder & CEO of CoolCharacter Inc.
Hui highlights the need to be honest with yourself and the high level of passion it takes to create a successful venture.

Future Problem Solving

Scott Bush, Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Scott shares how your venture can enable you to build new habits and skills for future problem solving.

Getting Your Innovation to Scale

Brett Jenks, President & Chief Executive Officer of Rare
Brett describes the importance of getting your proven business innovation to scale by developing a new business model that enables others to embrace, adopt and replicate the solution at wholesale.

Believing There's Another Way

Emile Cubeisy, Managing Partner of Silicon Badia Ventures
Emile explains the importance of getting people to believe in your vision and become ambassadors for the mission.

Getting Through Setbacks

Hui Huang, Founder & CEO of CoolCharacter Inc.
Hui explains how she dealt with setbacks during the creation and implementation of her venture, and gives input on how others can tackle their venture challenges.