Webinars and Podcasts

For the last two academic years, YII has hosted a series of more than 20 webinars with experts in commercialization and podcasts with young innovators and entrepreneurs. These webinars and podcasts are streamed live and recorded for re-broadcast. University Affiliates can broadcast their webinars into classrooms and student clubs.

Upcoming Webinars and Podcasts
Dates TBA

Past Podcasts (Complimentary Access)
Interviews with young entrepreneurs:
  • Aaron Patzer, Founder, Mint.com
  • Will Bunker, Co-Founder, Match.com
  • Zach Bloom, Co-founder, LifeServe Innovations
  • Brian MacMillin, President and Founder of OutdoorEquipmentSupplier LLC
  • Tim Marks and Patrick Clasen, Co-founders of EcoTech Marine
  • David Hauser, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Grasshopper
  • Joe Polastre, Co-founder and CTO of Sentilla Corporation
  • Jason Stowe, CEO and Founder, Cycle Computing
  • Poornima Vijayashanker, Femgineer, 3rd Employee, Mint.com, CEO and Founder, BizeeBee.com
  • Aaron Fulkerson, Co-founder and CEO, MindTouch
  • Steven Fleck, Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer, ClearCount
  • Jamail Larkins, Founder, Ascention Aircraft and Larkins Enterprises
  • Christopher P. Jacobs Jr., Co-Founder and Partner, Emergent Energy Group
  • Susan Gregg Koger and Eric Koger, Co-founders of ModCloth
  • Jonathan Medved, CEO of Vringo
  • Aron Rosenberg, Co-founder and CTO of SightSpeed
  • Gauri Nanda, CEO of Nanda Home and Inventor of Clocky
  • David Grampa, Student Entrepreneur
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Past Webinars
  • Nick Triantos, Board Director at Sand Hill Angels and former Chief Software Architect at NVIDIA - What is Venture Capital and Who Are Angel Investors?
  • Steve Lundin, Chief Hunter and Gatherer, BIGfrontier Communications Group - Mismarketing 101: How to guarantee that your startup never receives media attention, partners or funding
  • Monty Montague, Principal, BOLTgroup - Insights and Connections - How hunches can become ideas, and ideas become innovations
  • Andrea Belz, PhD, MBA, Belz Consulting, LLC, author of "The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Product Development"(forthcoming Fall 2010) - Inside the sausage factory: An introduction to product development
  • Laura A. Shoppe, President, Fuentek LLC - Filling Government Needs: Matching Innovation to Government Opportunities
  • Andrew Chung, Senior Associate, Lightspeed Venture Partners - Building Teams
  • Gregory Rice, Management Consultant, University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center - Show Me the Money, How to get your Research and Development funded through the Small Business Innovation Research Grant Program
  • James Smith and Shane McLean, LaBarge Weinstein - Financing the Start-up
  • Ian Tien, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation (Co-hosted by CIE Seattle) - Turning Inventions into Compelling Products
  • Wendy Kennedy, "So what? who cares? why you? (TM): The Inventors' Commercialization Toolkit" - Bring Your Idea from Lab to Life
  • Sean Wise, Wise Mentor Capital - Team Building Basics
  • Barbara M. Johnson, Partner, and Harry A. Hanson, III, Partner, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP - Founder Equity Issues
  • Ashton Udall, Global Sourcing Specialists - Basics of Manufacturing Your Product Overseas
  • Lahav Gil, President, Kangaroo Design Inc., and Co-Founder, Humanitarian Products Group - Introduction of Industrial Design
  • Ebad Rahman, Bereskin & Parr - Intellectual Property
  • Suvashis Bhattacharya, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner - Intellectual Property for Start-ups
  • Tim Berry, Business Planning Expert and Founder of Palo Alto Software - The Not So Big Business Plan
  • Paige Arnof-Fenn, Founder and CEO of Mavens and Moguls, Columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine - Positioning Your Way to Success: How to Leverage Market Research
  • Jim McClurg, President, Social Enterprise Alliance - Social Entrepreneurship
  • Jerr Bosche, Executive Director, Institute for Social Entrepreneurs - The Promise and the Perils of Social Entrepreneurship
  • Jay Shepherd, Founder of LaunchPad - Setting Up a New Company to Commercialize Your Invention