For the past ten weeks, Li and I taught an entrepreneurship course called Global Silicon Valley (GSV) as Adjunct Professors at Northwestern University’s San Francisco and Evanston campuses.
The class — inspired by all that we have learned while working at GSV — was focused on providing students a lens to the future and putting them at the intersection of the World’s biggest opportunities.
Over the course of the quarter, we taught 20 of the brightest (and curious!) minds at Northwestern. Additionally, we brought in 35 entrepreneurs, founders and investors as guest speakers to share their perspectives with the goal of preparing students for the exponential future they will move into. Our guest speakers included Jon McNeill (COO, Lyft), Michael Hillman (Head of Oculus, Facebook), and Jacob Jaber (CEO, Philz Coffee). (Disclosure: GSV owns shares in Lyft).
It’s safe to say that nothing prepared us for professorship.