Entrepreneurship

Essential Lessons for Founders: Tackle Strategy Early On

Founders often smirk when they hear people talk about strategy, strategic planning, or any other term prefaced with “strategy/strategic.” In a world that constantly shifts in the blink of an …

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What Happens at the Intersection of Grit and Growth?

Often we hear about the pursuit of a growth mindset in an effort to shift our thought process away from incremental thinking towards exponential growth. You may possess incredible amounts …

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Lessons From the Co-Founder of Hong Kong’s First Startup Accelerator

No location has a monopoly on innovation. However, out of simplicity and because of selective media awareness, we often focus on a small number of innovation hubs rather than look …

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Culture: Why Big Finance Falters in Fintech

From 2009 – 2014, I built one of the first commercially viable robo-advisors, the first deep-learning network that could detect market-moving Congressional legislation, and one of the earliest trading algorithms …

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Thriving in an Exponential World (and Making a Difference Doing So!)

“May you live in interesting times.” —Chinese Proverb This (somewhat liberally translated) Chinese proverb is something you hear often in Silicon Valley these days. Some say it is a curse. …

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SU Ventures News Bulletin: Recognizing Achievements

Success comes in so many forms. Over recent months, SU’s Global Startup Program (GSP) team hosted 562 founders, Entrepreneurs-In-Residence, exponential speakers, and SU Faculty spanning over two countries and three …

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Esther Goddard and Robert Goddard: Lessons in Entrepreneurial Greatness from the Early Rocketry Pioneers

As a small child, growing up in a rural farming town on the central coast of California with the largest cities located over 200 miles away, I didn’t really have …

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Moonshots and Crown Jewels: Redesigning the Global Startup Program (GSP)

Last May, after I finished my business modeling session at SU’s Incubator, Monique Giggy, VP of Ventures, asked me to take a walk. As we strolled around the NASA campus, …

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Basepaws’ Anna Skaya: The Joy of Building a Startup That Matters

I love being a founder. I love working hard, having fun and getting things done—and having done this a few times, I know first-hand how exciting it is when momentum …

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Introducing the GSP Activate Denmark Cohort!

Many of our world’s most pressing problems fall within health, poverty, and disaster resilience. In fact, overpopulation and poverty in urban areas increase the risk of natural disaster vulnerabilities. These …

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