Distinguished Lecture

Entrepreneurship as an Extreme Sport

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Tina Seelig
Most people move through the world tripping on problems in their path. True entrepreneurs look at those problems through a different set of lenses: they see them as opportunities. This lecture will focus on creating value by turning problems on their head. Tina Seelig, executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, shares surprising stories that come from her courses on creativity and entrepreneurship that demonstrate that by creatively challenging assumptions, breaking the rules, and having a healthy disregard for the impossible you can bring remarkable ideas to life.

Tina Seelig is the executive director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), which is dedicated to accelerating high-technology entrepreneurship education and creating scholarly research on technology-based firms. STVP provides students from all majors with the entrepreneurial skills needed to use innovations to solve major world problems.

At Stanford, Tina teaches courses on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. She was recently awarded the 2009 Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education. She also received the 2008 National Olympus Innovation Award, and the 2005 Stanford Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In 2004, STVP was named the NASDAQ Entrepreneurship Center of the Year.

Tina has written fifteen popular science books and educational games. Her books include The Epicurean Laboratory and Incredible Edible Science, published by Scientific American, and a series of twelve games called Games for Your Brain, published by Chronicle Books. Her newest book, published by HarperCollins, is titled What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World.

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August 23, 2016