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"Are YOU an Entrepreneur?" 2-Part Workshop

[Monday February 27, and Monday March 5, 6:00-8:00 PM]

Author Jon Gillespie-Brown & "Pitch Doc" Mary Etta Eaton

Location: Li Ka Shing Center (School of Medicine campus), room LK130

Maximize your opportunity for success as an entrepreneur. In this 2-part "Are YOU an Entrepreneur?" Workshop, you will be guided through a series of mentoring sessions to help you thoughtfully plan an entrepreneurial path based on your unique mission, vision, passions, skills, and ambitions. The interactive workshops provide a fun, fast way to find out if you can or want to make it as an Entrepreneur. Learn the good, bad, & ugly realities of founder lifestyles and which of your character traits are likely to lead to successful start-ups or corporate "skunk-works". Simple self-discovery tools make it easy for you to analyze this information and take the next steps with confidence. Your follow-up action plan will guide you as a new or would-be Entrepreneur beyond the dreaming stage to the next rung of the Entrepreneurial ladder. This program can improve your chances of succeeding as an Entrepreneur or provide sufficient clarity to decide that other career options may be better suited for you.

Author Jon Gillespie-Brown ("So You Want to be an Entrepreneur", Wiley 2008), is the CEO Founder of a number of successful hi-tech companies, an angel investor, and a mentor at Stanford University Engineering & Business Schools, UC Berkeley HAAS Business School, and the London Business School. Jon donates his book proceeds to the Grameen Foundation, a nonprofit empowering the world.s poorest entrepreneurs to lift themselves out of poverty through access to financial micro-loans and other resources. Mary Etta Eaton, "The Pitch Doc", is a Silicon Valley leadership communications consultant, coach, and public speaking instructor. Mary Etta helps entrepreneurial tech leaders, scientists & engineers at Stanford and beyond to reach their professional goals by creating clear, concise, and compelling messages. She brings a wealth of management expertise and high-tech leadership experience in Management Development & Training, HR, and Marketing/Sales Development. His website is

Slides from the first workshop session are available (pdf) here