Business Camp: The essence of entrepreneurship and leadership

Updated: Feb 16, 2019

How to lead a team to tackle complex problems is often the challenge many excellent tech engineers/researchers are facing. Although many of them are professional in handling "things", however, handling "people" is far more complicated than we can imagine. Motivating, inspiring, encouraging, guiding and leading a group of smart people run toward the same goal require new skills that individual contributors would need to acquire.


Alex Ren

Founder of and TalentSeer; Managing Partner of BoomingStar Ventures

As a veteran business professional who has more than 15 year experience in high-tech sales, marketing, startup and investment, Alex Ren, witnessed the successes and failures of more than 300 startups during his career. He also talked with more than 100 leaders in high tech in the past 4 years as a proactive investor. His industry understanding and business acumen dramatically changed many people’s mindsets.

During this business camp, Alex Ren provided valuable insights on the essence of entrepreneurship and leadership, including lessons you might have to learn from real practices, real hardships and real failures.

Event Details:

Date: July 29, 2018, 2:00PM – 5:30 PM

Location: Santa Clara, CA 95054


The Essence of Business, in the context of AI, 2: 00PM to 3: 30PM

  • How to choose a great problem to work on

  • How to differentiate from others

  • How to transform a technology/research to product

  • How to navigate the process from 0 to 1, then from 1 to n

  • The economic model of a business

  • Competing with big enterprise: Innovator’s dilemma

The Essence of Leadership, 3: 30PM to 4: 30PM

  • Psychology of influence

  • Leadership styles and case studies

  • Leading the change

Mingle 4: 30PM to 5: 30PM

Entrepreneurship and leadership for engineers & researchers Business Camp, July 2018

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