- "Get Inspired" Kick-Off Series
- Mid-Sprint Events
- Final Wrap-up and Showcase Series
Stanford Rebuild "Get Inspired" Kick-Off Series
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President of Stanford University, welcomed the global community of Stanford Rebuild and provided inspiration for the innovation sprint.
Keynote Fireside Chat:
A conversation between Dean Jonathan Levin, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business and Dean Lloyd Minor, Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. They discussed the various issues related to recovery and the opportunities for innovation.
Innovating for Recovery:
Professor Stefanos Zenios, Investment Group of Santa Barbara Professor of Entrepreneurship and Faculty Director for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, led Rebuild participants through examples of innovation in COVID-19 times, the Embark process, and the importance of adapting customer interviews for the socially distant realities of today and as the world reopens.
A New Story:
Professor Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, wrapped up Day 1 with inspiration and motivation.
Morning Keynote: The Post COVID-19 Economy
Where Do the Opportunities Lie?
The Future of Workplaces
Sector Talk: Longevity Innovations
|Morning Keynote: Inequities of COVID-19 and Strategies for Change|
In collaboration with the VMWare Women's Leadership Innovation Lab
COVID-19 has been dubbed the "great equalizer" but in reality it has created and exacerbated inequalities — racial, gender, ability, parental status, socio-economic — while perhaps making more visible the privileges of those who already had it. As we think about the "new normal", how might we redesign workplaces, healthcare, education, and society at large, with a lens of preventing those inequalities from becoming salient so we can build a more just and equitable world?
| Founder Discussion: Identifying and responding to opportunities|
Covid-19 has created business challenges around the world but also presents opportunities to serve customers in new ways. Fern Mandelbaum, Lecturer in Management at Stanford GSB, moderates a panel of founders who creatively responded to customer needs. They discussed how they planned to manage their workforces going forward, and how they strengthened their businesses while facing the new realities of living in a Covid-19 world. This session will also touch on how we can design businesses to better support a more equitable, connected world.
|Tech Push: Finding Market Applications for Innovative Technologies|
Startups that develop new or innovative technologies struggle with how to bring those innovations to market. Professor Baba Shiv, Sanwa Bank, Limited, Professor of Marketing, discussed an approach for technology-push founders who start with technology capabilities and need to move through the process of identifying market needs to create a viable business.
Wednesday, July 15
|The Future of K-12 Education
COVID forced operational changes in our schools and education system at large. Students are home, classes are (maybe) virtual, and parents are moonlighting as tutors. On the other side, administrators are struggling with hard decisions, teachers are needing to juggle even more, and budgets are being slashed. Underlying all these issues are glaring disparities in access to education, tools, and resources at all levels - students, teachers, parents, and schools. These new circumstances will lead to new trends across the education landscape and ultimately change what education looks and feels like for students. Join us to explore what that might look like and how we can best support this generation of learners and beyond. Panelists include:
Thursday, July 30
|Team Dynamics Workshop: Great Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Successful startup founders invest as much time in building their teams as they do in building their products. Join Stanford GSB lecturer Anne Raimondi for this session to learn how you can create strong company values, choose a clear decision making strategy, and give and receive feedback in a way that helps you and your team continually learn and grow.
Tuesday, August 11View recording
Leveraging Technology to Solve Post-Covid Healthcare Needs
COVID-19 has changed the way we deliver healthcare and revealed many cracks in our public health systems as well as opportunities to innovate. This panel discussed the role that technology can play in helping us rebuild these systems and what building back better might look like. The panelists shared insights on the unique needs in healthcare, multiple stakeholders to consider, and constraints and characteristics to keep in mind as innovators develop solutions.
Tuesday, August 18View recording
Effective Online Pitching
When it comes to pitching your idea, you only get a small window of opportunity to make a first impression. The stakes are even higher when pitching virtually. The good news is a well-structured elevator pitch, paired with simple, easy to understand visuals can cut through the noise and capture the attention of your audience, even when delivered virtually. Join communications strategist Steph Patterson for a workshop on how to create a simple, compelling and effective pitch for today's online environment.
|Daniel Schwartz, Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Education: The Future of Education
Daniel Schwartz, Dean, Stanford School of Education, was interviewed by GSB Lecturer Rob Siegel for Stanford GSB's Business and Society class. In the interview they discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the future of education.
|Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders (ETL) Series
A candid exploration of the entrepreneurial journey where informed leaders share personal stories of the secrets and setbacks behind real success. Recent sessions have featured:
Final Wrap-up and Showcase (September 9)
What's Next After Stanford Rebuild?
To Startup or Not: Choosing an Entrepreneurial Path
See the lineup of teams listed here.
Professor Stefanos Zenios, Faculty Director for Stanford Rebuild provides closing remarks.