About the event
On Tuesday, March 1, SPRIE and Alibaba.com 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
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 Alibaba.com, and lessons from a
diverse set of entrepreneurs whose businesses depend on international
trade. Additional perspectives were shared by China- and U.S.-based
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.
Alibaba.com 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 Alibaba.com 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.