What does it take to make it as an entrepreneur? What do you need to know to create rapid, sustainable growth while also being a boss who everyone loves and respects? How do you create a vision and culture that is connected to your values while always trying to get ahead? Can you win through collaboration?
Join me in an interview with leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists - Bill Reichert, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, and Tim Draper, founder of Draper Associates, DFJ, and Draper University.
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About Bill Reichert
Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive. He joined Garage Technology Ventures in 1998 and focused on early-stage IT and materials science companies. He has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, ThermoCeramix, and several others.
Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed tech startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank.
Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard and an M.B.A. from Stanford. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs.
Currently, he is the Chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
About Tim Draper
Tim Draper, legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist founded Draper University in 2012 with a vision and belief that in order to change the world we have to change education.
Draper University aims to teach entrepreneurship globally in an entirely new way. Through hands-on training, an innovative curriculum and thought leadership Tim Draper brings together young entrepreneurs, startup founders, executives and investors all under one roof.
Tim Draper has deep roots in entrepreneurship and venture capital with a rich background that started by founding Draper Associates in 1985. Venture successes include Skype, Overture, Baidu, Tesla, Theranos, Parametric Technology, Hotmail, Digidesign, Twitch.tv, and hundreds of others.
Tim is thrilled to be leading the charge to disrupt entrepreneurship education and is excited to have Draper University as the star of the show in the new ABC Family series: StartupU.