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@Stanford - French Startup Accelerators + Russian VC's

European Entrepreneurship & Innovation @ Stanford’s first Winter session 2014 kicks off with a look at two entrepreneurs from very different European countries and traditions. Our French guest leads France's newest, most dynamic and visible startup accelerator in Paris, and showcases the growing visibility of women leaders in Europe's startup scene. Our second speaker from Moscow is one of Russia's leading venture capital investors, a serial software entrepreneur, and a world class technologist with deep roots in the Soviet space program. 

Open to the Public at No Charge... No Advance Registration Required. 


Location: Hewlett 201 Auditorium (Stanford Engineering School campus) 

Time: 4:15 - 5:30pm (Pacific) 








* Alice Zagury — CEO & Co-Founder, TheFamily (FR) 

Alice Zagury, the “French startup Mama”, is fiercely involved in making the Parisian digital ecosystem no more toxic. An EMLYON Business School alumni, she launched Le Camping, the first startup accelerator in France.She is now the co-founder & CEO at TheFamily, the ecosystem accelerator with a very ambitious mission: aligning the interests of the main local actors by offering a programme of education and unfair advantages for startups, investors, corporates and high officials. TheFamily is backed by Index Ventures and accelerates 70+ startups in France. 

* Sasha Galitsky — Managing Partner, Almaz Capital (RU) 

Alexander Galitsky is Managing Partner of Almaz Capital Partners and Skolkovo Board Member, a well-known innovator, entrepreneur and investor in Russia, the USA and Europe. Prior to co-founding Almaz Capital Partners in 2008 with Cisco Systems and UFG Asset Management, Sasha formed the Information and Communications Technology investment practice at Russian Technologies, one of the first venture capital funds in Russia. 



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Mondays 4:15pm - 5:30pm. Stanford Mechanical Engineering's European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders (ME421) is a weekly speaker series that presents industry leaders from Europe's hitech startup, venture finance, corporate and university research and technology commercialization communities. 




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  • Radhika I.

    Alice had a great presentation!

    January 6, 2014

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