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The Stanford Experience

Just three weeks ago, Entrepreneurs.my contributer and member, Michael Teoh was invited to attend the Stanford Summit in Stanford University in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and what people know as the Silicon Valley.

The week long summit brought together 40 selected young entrepreneurs from universities, to youth movements to small businesses over to the world renowned university, for sessions, entrepreneurship challenges and contests and for them to network with the ‘Who’s Who’ of Silicon Valley.

Michael particularly recalls meeting, Randy Komisar, one of the partners in a Venture Capitalist firm in Silicon Valley, who prides his initial investments into the highly profitable Google and Amazon.com, a decade ago, when both start-ups at that point, only had two employees each. Another highlight from the experience was the entrepreneurship challenges that were organised during the summit, where participants had to ‘Sell’ an ordinary pen for the highest possible prize, and the highlight was captured when a team managed to exchange their pen for an I-Phone.

Michael describes the experience to be a truly memorable one, especially when he too was invited to give a presentation to the faculty members and students at Stanford University about Malaysia’s state of youth entrepreneurship development, in which he shared a collection of survey from Malaysia, shedding light on the involvements of youths in starting up new enterprises.

Here is video which was recorded by Michael during his trip to Stanford University, detailing how his experience was, studying, learning and networking with the authorities, faculty members and students in the university, while living the moment of actually being in the valley where Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon.com were founded – Silicon Valley.

Lessons from a Malaysian Youth in Stanford

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