10:00 AM Good morning everyone, I would like to welcome you to today’s Webinar, entitled: Financing Innovation: Common mistakes even great investors make. There are still a number of participants logging into WebEx so we will start in 2 minutes. ******* 10:02 AM Good morning everyone, I would like to welcome you to today’s Webinar, entitled: Financing Innovation: Common mistakes even great investors make My name is Ronie Shilo and I am an Associate Director at the Stanford Center for Professional Development We are using WebEx Event Center, and you are currently in listen-only mode. Before we get started, I would like to explain some features that we will be using in WebEx, and some of the ways that you can participate. The first way to participate today is by voting on polling slides. When a poll appears on the side bar, please vote by clicking on the corresponding answer and then click “Submit.” Let’s try out the polling now…Here’s the first poll…How did you hear about today’s webinar? Please vote by clicking on the your answer and make sure to hit “Submit” on the bottom right of the poll. The poll will close in 10 seconds The poll is now closed Please be sure to click on the “X” in the upper right hand corner to exit the poll. The poll window will not close automatically. Share responses - It looks like ….
Peter DeMarzo : In addition to his experience at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Peter DeMarzo has taught at the Haas School of Business and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and was a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution. He is a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research and past president of the Western Finance Association. His research is in the area of corporate finance, asset securitization, financial contracting, and market regulation. Recent work has examined issues of the optimal design of securities, optimal compensation mechanisms, regulation of insider trading and broker-dealers, bank capital regulation, and the influence of information asymmetries on corporate disclosures and investment. Paul Marca is the executive director of the Stanford Center for Professional Development at Stanford University. He is responsible for collaborating with Stanford faculty, industry experts, and corporate partners to develop the curriculum of graduate degrees, graduate and professional certificates and courses, and contract training for one of the largest university continuing education organizations and distance education networks.
Taught by world-renowned faculty from the Graduate School of Business and the School of Engineering, the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate is a self-paced interactive, online program where you will gain essential skills and effective strategies to generate and implement new ideas There are a number of courses to choose from so you can customize your program to fit your needs. Upon the successful completion of 8 courses you will receive your Stanford certificate. To learn more about the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate, visit create.stanford.edu
This is the next course that will become available through the Stanford Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate, in September. Now let me pass it over to Peter to tell us a little bit about what the course is about.