There is an insatiable demand for innovation and entrepreneurship to help individuals and companies thrive in a competitive and dynamic marketplace. However, there hasn’t been a well-charted course from rough ideas to polished ventures. In this talk, Tina Seelig describes a new model, the Invention Cycle, that illustrates how imagination leads to entrepreneurship. This framework captures the attitudes and actions that are necessary to foster innovation and to bring breakthrough ideas to the world.

Dr. Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in the Dept of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E) at Stanford University, and co-director for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She teaches courses on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the dept of MS&E and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( at Stanford.

Among other honors, Dr. Seelig received the SVForum Visionary Award in 2014, and along with Tom Byers, she received the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering in 2009, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering education.

There is also a possibility to sign up for a voucher, which let’s you order Tina’s new book, “Insight Out”, about the topics of the event with no shipping costs.

Thought Leaders’ Talk by Tina Seelig will be on 3rd of September 2015, at 5pm.
The venue is “The Stage” in Design Factory.