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What They Do Teach You at Brewmaster School

by Larry Chiang on June 14, 2011

Larry Chiang helps engineers graduate with street-smarts. What they don’t teach in b-school they now do teach in engineering schools and via the Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s channel “What They Don’t Teach You at Business School”. He holds a JBA (Jedi in Business Administration). After Chiang’s Harvard Law keynote, Harvard Business wrote: “What They Don’t Teach You at Stanford Business School“ (the same title as his NY Times bestseller). If you read his scandalously awesome “How to Hack at AfterParty“, “What a Supermodel Can Teach a Stanford MBA” and “How to Get Man-Charm”, you will like his latest post:

What They Do Teach You at Brewmaster School

By Larry Chiang

“What They Do Teach You at Brewmaster School”

Palo Alto Calif — Meet the New Incubator

Business accelerators and incubators were prevalent during the last boom. Well, meet the newest one: Anheuser Busch Innovation Beer Garage.

No I did not just make that up.

They have a seasoned Silicon Valley executive: Winston Wang. His title is Global Director, Strategic Innovation Beer Garage.

I didn’t make that up either.

He is supported by JD Whittington who is a Wharton grad and flanked by Andrew Janssen who graduated engineering from University of Illinois. Both were in their first week in Palo Alto.

I asked specifically if beer was going to be brewed in this “garage”. Andrew and JD said that this office was set up to discover and support new startups. No beer will be home-brewed here and they weren’t looking to un-disrupt Gordon Biersch micro brewery (two doors down on Emerson)

They had a pre-launch reception FRIDAY from 5-8pm. It was chock full of founders from Dallas, Texas. Outside of me, there were zero Silicon Valley tech founders. But there was one VC from Sand Hill Road. One.

There were five or six incubatees of Tech Wildcatters headed up by Gabriella Draney who was in attendance. Each portfolio company brought 1-3 founders each. Read more about their past demo day here.

Tech Wildcatters buys 6% of your company for $25,000. Tech WildCatters has a stable of 40 mentors and one was even in attendance at the Anheuser Busch office at Emerson and Forest avenue.

It joins Y-Combinator, Founder Den, StartX (formerly SSE Labs).

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Larry’s mentor Mark McCormack wrote this in 1983. His own book came out 09-09-09. It is called ‘What They Don’t Teach You At Stanford Business School

*** BONUS ***

a party invite for you…

This post was drafted in an hour and needs your edits… email me if you see a spelling or grammatical error(s)… larry@larrychiang com

Larry Chiang started his first company UCMS in college. He mimicked his mentor, Mark McCormack, founder of IMG who wrote the book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School”. Chiang is a keynote speaker and bestselling author and spoke at Congress and World Bank.

Text or call him during office hours 11:11am or 11:11pm PST +/-11 minutes at 650-283-8008. Due to the volume of calls, he may place you on hold like a Scottsdale Arizona customer service rep. If you email him, be sure to include your cell number in the subject line. If you want him to email you his new articles…, ask him in an email :-)

You can read more equally funny, but non-founder-focused-lessons on Larry’s Amazon blog

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