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Tim Draper delivered a keynote speech at SPRIE special seminar on "Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace" as one of the events of Stanford Entrepreneurship Week 2011.
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Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace  
Special Seminar

Date and Time
March 1, 2011
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Open to the public
No RSVP required

Timothy C. Draper - Founder at Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Tami Zhu - Head of International Business Development and Marketing at Americas
Duncan Clark - Visiting Scholar at SPRIE
Mike Effle - CEO at Vendio
Marguerite Gong Hancock: Associate Director, 1998 - 2014 - Associate Director at SPRIE
William F. Miller: Faculty Co-director, 1998 - 2013 - Co-director at SPRIE
Jonathan Ross Shriftman - Co-founder at Solé Bicycle Co
Ryder Fyrwald - Vice President of Global Operations at Kairos Society
Sanjay Subhedar - Managing Director at Storm Ventures
Hans Tung - Partner at Qiming Ventures

About the event

On Tuesday, March 1, SPRIE and hosted “Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace,” a seminar featuring noted venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and executives. The seminar was the first in a series being conducted at several California universities under the auspices of the Schwarzenegger Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative.

Famed venture capitalist Tim Draper kicked off the event, sharing his insight on trends and strategies relevant to global business.  Multiple facets of China’s role in supporting and enabling entrepreneurial ventures were spotlighted, including the presentation of new research on the rise and global impact of Chinese e-commerce, a talk by an executive from Chinese e-commerce giant, and lessons from a diverse set of entrepreneurs whose businesses depend on international trade. Additional perspectives were shared by China- and U.S.-based VCs.

This event was one of many being held at Stanford University during Entrepreneurship Week 2011, including compelling lectures, workshops, mentoring sessions, a job fair, and more. See full details at the Stanford Entrepreneurship Week website.

About the hosts

The Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) is dedicated to advancing the understanding and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship in leading high technology regions in the global economy. Through and international and interdisciplinary research, publications, executive education, and conferences, SPRIE impacts the arenas of academia, policy, and business. is a publicly-traded company (HK:1688) focused on facilitating global trade and entrepreneurship through e-commerce for small businesses with more than 56 million users across 240 countries.

The Schwarzenegger Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative is a program to spur entrepreneurship and stimulate job growth in California, created by in partnership with former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Through a series of interactive events, the initiative aims to provide 3,000 California university students with guidance, skills and entrepreneurial know-how to start their own businesses and participate successfully in the knowledge-based networked economy.

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