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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, & investors.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Allen Gannett (TrackMaven)

Silicon Valley Bank

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-silicon-valley-presents-allen-gannett-trackmaven/ Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for FastCompany.com and has an upcoming book The Creative Curve, on how anyone can achieve moments of creative genius, coming out in June 2018 from Currency, a division of Penguin Random House. He was also once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune. Agenda 6:00 PM: Networking, Food + Drinks 7:00 PM: Fireside Chat 8:00 PM: Networking --- Speaker Allen Gannett - TrackMaven (Founder + CEO) Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. Hosted By Lindsay Markel, Event + Partnerships Manager (HQ) Lindsay manages Events, Content & Partnerships at Startup Grind. She focuses on Startup Grind's Global and Europe Conferences, bringing thousands of founders and thought leaders together for networking, education and inspiration. She also heads up local events and content for the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Chapters. Lindsay holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA. She now lives in San Francisco. Judy Chang, Marketing Manager (HQ) Judy is the "Marketing Entrepreneur” at Startup Grind. Grew up in Taiwan, New Zealand and San Francisco, Judy is passionate in helping global entrepreneurs to change the world. Judy focuses on promoting Startup Grind’s Global Conference to thousands of founders, innovators, thought leaders and entrepreneurs. In addition, she runs the affiliate partnership and student program. (Drop her a note to learn more!) Previously, Judy worked at Palm, Inc. (acquired by HP), Medallia and Cheil Worldwide (Samsung). Judy holds a B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley and MAM/MBA from Yale School of Management and National University of Singapore. Karlie Krieger Valine, CMO Karlie is Startup Grind's Chief Marketing Officer. As the second hire ever, Karlie started with the company in 2013 and now oversees all marketing initiatives for the brand, as well as sales and partnerships. Previously, she ran national conferences and event strategy at Inc. Magazine in New York City. She now lives in San Francisco. Brendon Lauster, Program Coordinator Naman Jain, Startup Program Grace Lancaster, Event Coordinator Grace manages speakers and event logistics at Startup Grind's Global and European conferences. She also helps run local events for the San Francisco and Silicon Valley chapters. Grace is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Oakland. She holds a B.A. from UC Santa Barbara. --- Global Partner Google for Startups (https://startup.google.com) Google is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and our products. Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem (http://www.oracle.com/startup/scaleup.html) In the global marketplace, one size does not fit all. That is especially true for today’s vibrant, diverse and competitive startup ecosystem. Oracle is reimagining enterprise and startup relationships through true partnerships that foster collaboration and codevelopment while inspiring global innovation. Oracle’s mission is to build a thriving global startup community to drive the digital economy based on collaborative partnerships that enable next-generation growth, business development, and drive cloud-based innovation for startups throughout all stages of growth. The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem works with startups at various stages from founders in university-affiliated incubators to early stage to scaleups. Local Sponsors Silicon Valley Bank (http://www.svb.com) For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Learn more at svb.com. --- Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind). --- THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-silicon-valley-presents-allen-gannett-trackmaven/

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Silicon Valley Bank

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Global Conference

Fox Theater

THIS IS A PAID EVENT - PURCHASE YOUR TICKET IN THE LINK BELOW https://www.startupgrind.com/conference/ The Startup Grind Global Conference provides an environment unlike anything else - where our community of startups, partners, investors, thought leaders, and worldwide directors come together for 2+ days of invaluable education, connection, and inspiration. We will take over the streets of Redwood City, stamped in the middle of Silicon Valley, surrounded by tech giants and startups alike. With 6 stages of highly educational content provided by a roster of world-class speakers, thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators looking to build relationships, hours of impactful networking and partner opportunities, and of course - parties. Whether you are looking for a co-founder, have just started your company, or are grinding and scaling by the minute, there’s something for everyone at Startup Grind. Join us to see for yourself. Agenda 7:53 AM: Main Conference Begins --- Speakers Michael Seibel - Y Combinator (CEO + Partner) Michael Seibel works at Y Combinator as a full-time partner and CEO of the YC accelerator program. Previously, Michael Seibel was the co-founder and CEO Justin.tv and Socialcam. Reid Hoffman - LinkedIn, Greylock Partners (Co-founder, Partner) Reid Hoffman is a U.S based venture capitalist, author and entrepreneur best known for being the co-creator of LinkedIn. Arlan Hamilton - Backstage Capital (Founder + Partner) Arlan Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are of color, women, and/or LGBT. Ryan Smith - CEO & Co-Founder of Qualtrics Ryan Smith co-founded Qualtrics in 2002 with the goal of making sophisticated research simple. Qualtrics has more than 8,500 enterprise customers including over 75% of the Fortune 100, 1,800 colleges and universities worldwide, and 99 of the top 100 U.S. business schools. Qualtrics has received $400M in investment. Payal Kadakia - ClassPass (Founder + Executive Chairman) Payal Kadakia is the Founder + Executive Chairman of ClassPass, a monthly membership program that provides people of all fitness levels unlimited access to the best boutique fitness classes and gyms across the US and internationally. Joe Gebbia - Airbnb (Co-founder + CPO) Joe Gebbia is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive staff, while leading Samara, Airbnb’s in-house design and innovation studio. Tina Sharkey - Brandless (Co-founder + CEO) Tina Sharkey is the co-founder and CEO of Brandless, a new kind of company, a community that puts people first and makes better products at a fairer price. Previously, Tina was a Venture Partner at Sherpa. She has served as the Chairman and Global President of BabyCenter, a Johnson and Johnson company. John Collison - Stripe (Co-founder + President) John Collison is president and co-founder of Stripe, the global technology company building the economic infrastructure for the internet. John and his brother Patrick Collison started Stripe in 2010 while John was studying physics at Harvard. Their goal was to make accepting payments online simpler and more inclusive, after learning firsthand how difficult it was. Aaron Levie - Box (Co-founder + CEO) Aaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, co-founder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and co-founder Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind the Box product and platform strategy, incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Chris Dixon - Andreessen Horowitz (General Partner) Chris Dixon is an American internet entrepreneur and investor. He is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and previously worked at eBay. He is also the co-founder and former CEO of Hunch, a website Jessica Verrilli - GV (General Partner) Jessica is a builder, investor, and a partner to entrepreneurs. She invests in visionary founders pursuing bold and ambitious new ideas. Most recently, Jessica was VP of Corporate Development & Strategy at Twitter. Through 30+ acquisitions she brought innovative new products, key technology, developer platforms, new businesses, and dozens of executive leaders into the company. Bryan Meehan - Blue Bottle Coffee (CEO) Bryan Meehan is the CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee Company. He also created Fresh and Wild organic markets in London, and then founded the all-natural skincare beauty line, Nude with Bono and Ali Hewson. Melanie Whelan - SoulCycle (CEO) Melanie Whelan is the CEO of SoulCycle. SoulCycle was founded on the belief that fitness could be inspiring. With a motivational workout, a beautiful environment and outstanding customer service, each 45-minute class can be a transformative experience. Melanie is responsible for the growth and operation of this high-growth, hospitality-driven, national fitness revolution. Greg Brockman - OpenAI (Co-founder + CTO) Greg Brockman is co-founder and CTO at OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company working to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity. Previously, he was the CTO at Stripe, a payments startup now valued at over $9B USD. Greg studied mathematics at Harvard and computer science at MIT. Ann Miura-Ko - Floodgate (Founding Partner) Ann Miura-Ko is a founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm where she has been one of the first investors in companies such as Lyft, Xamarin, and Refinery29. Eric Wu - Opendoor (Co-founder + CEO) Eric Wu is co-founder and CEO of Opendoor, a consumer technology company that is re-inventing how people buy and sell real estate. Prior to Opendoor, Eric was the founder and CEO of Movity.com, a geo-data analytics company acquired by Trulia.com in 2011. At Trulia, Eric led location, social, and consumer product development. Morgan DeBaun - Blavity (Founder + CEO) Morgan DeBaun started her career in Silicon Valley and is the CEO of Blavity. She is a serial entrepreneur passionate about building technology at the intersection of creativity and culture. Since founding Blavity, Morgan has been quoted in nationwide outlets like Forbes, NPR, TechCrunch and Huffington Post as a voice of her generation. Garry Tan - Initialized Capital (Co-founder + Partner) Garry is a designer/engineer turned early stage investor. He was a partner at Y Combinator for nearly five years where he advised and funded over 600 companies and more than a thousand founders. He was cofounder of YC-backed blog platform Posterous (Top 200 Quantcast site, acquired by Twitter in 2012). Mathilde Collin - Front (CEO) Mathilde Collin is the co-founder and CEO of Front, the first shared inbox for teams. Front serves more than 4,000 companies around the world and has raised $79 million in venture funding from investors such as Sequoia Capital, DFJ, and Uncork Capital. Mathilde was recognized in 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 Enterprise Tech list and 2018 Inc’s 30 Under 30 Rising Star list. Alfred Lin - Sequoia (Partner) Alfred Lin is a Partner at Sequoia and works with founders disrupting consumer, mobile, commerce, and marketplace sectors. He serves on the Boards of Airbnb, Dia&Co, DoorDash, Houzz, Stella & Dot, and Zipline. Prior to joining Sequoia, Alfred worked as an operating executive at 3 startups, Zappos.com, Tellme Networks, LinkExchange. Derek Andersen - Bevy / Startup Grind (Co-Founder + CEO) Derek Andersen is the co-founder and CEO of Bevy. Bevy powers event communities for Salesforce, Atlassian, Asana, Duolingo, and others. Derek also co-founded Startup Grind, a community of over 600 Chapters in 120 countries designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Derek previously worked at Electronic Arts. Derek lives in Palo Alto CA with his wife and four children. Howie Liu - Airtable (Co-founder + CEO) Howie Liu is co-founder and CEO of Airtable, a software creation platform for non-coders that enables anyone to build powerful, custom apps to support their businesses. Rand Fishkin - SparkToro (Founder + CEO) Rand Fishkin is the founder of SparkToro and previous co-founder of Moz and Inbound.org. He’s dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through the Whiteboard Friday video series, his blog, and his book, Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World. Jyoti Bansal - Unusual Ventures, AppDynamics (Founder) Jyoti Bansal is a serial entrepreneur and a silicon valley technology visionary. Jyoti believes passionately in software’s ability to change the world for the better. Adora Cheung - Y Combinator (Partner) Adora Cheung was co-founder and CEO of Homejoy, which was funded by Y Combinator in 2010. Before that, she ran product at Slide. She has a bachelor's in computer science from Clemson University and is an economics PhD dropout at the University of Rochester. Eoghan McCabe - Intercom (CEO) As CEO and co-founder of Intercom, Eoghan is changing the way businesses engage with their customers and drive growth. Intercom builds a suite of messaging-first products that all modern internet businesses can use to accelerate growth across the customer lifecycle, from acquisition, to engagement, and support. T Jason McCann - Varidesk (Co-founder + CEO) As a founder and the CEO of VARIDESK, Jason McCann’s mission is to help companies reimagine a more Active Workspace — one with happier and more productive people. A lifelong entrepreneur, Jason has more than 20 years of experience building and running successful companies. Steven Sinofsky - Andreessen Horowitz (Board Partner) A respected technologist and business leader, Steven Sinofsky is an investor, adviser, as well as a Board Partner at the Andreessen Horowitz venture capital firm. He began his career at Microsoft in 1989. He started as a software design engineer in development tools. Emily Glassberg Sands - Coursera (Head of Data Science) Emily Glassberg Sands is Head of Data Science at Coursera, the world’s leading platform for higher education where over 35 million global learners come to advance their skills in courses and degrees offered by more than 170 university and industry partners including Yale, Stanford, and Google. Kobie Fuller - Upfront Ventures (General Partner) Kobie is a Partner at Upfront. He joined the firm in June 2016 after having previously worked at Silicon Valley­ based Accel, where he was involved in investments including Campaign Monitor, UserTesting, AdRoll, Emergent VR and Invoca (also an Upfront portfolio company). Sameer Dholakia - SendGrid (CEO) Sameer Dholakia has over 20 years of experience in successfully bringing high growth, disruptive cloud and enterprise software solutions to market. Prior to joining SendGrid, he served as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix, driving the company’s product strategy for cloud infrastructure and server virtualization. Nicole Sanchez - Vaya Consulting (Founder + Managing Partner) Nicole is the Managing Partner + Founder of Vaya Consulting, a leader in workplace culture, diversity, and inclusion. Prior to Vaya, Nicole served as VP of Social Impact at GitHub, Managing Partner of the Kapor Center for Social Impact, and she helped build one of the first AmeriCorps programs in the US. Steve Blank - The Four Steps to the Epiphany (Author) Entrepreneur-turned-educator Steve Blank is the Father of Modern Entrepreneurship. Credited with launching the Lean Startup movement, he’s changed how startups are built; how entrepreneurship is taught; how science is commercialized, and how companies and the government innovate. Charles Hudson - Precursor Ventures (Managing Partner) Charles Hudson is the Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures, a classic seed stage investment firm based out of San Francisco, CA. Precursor seeks to invest in a company’s first round of institutional investment and focuses on investments in B2B software applications, B2C software and services, and connected hardware. Alex Chriss - Intuit QuickBooks (General Manager) Alex Chriss is EVP & General Manager of the Small Business and Self-Employed Group at Intuit. He focuses on powering prosperity around the world for small businesses and the self-employed by unlocking the power of millions of customers for the prosperity of each and every one. Cathy Polinsky - Stitch Fix (Chief Technology Officer) An industry veteran with nearly two decades of experience, Cathy leads the engineering team at Stitch Fix as Chief Technology Officer and supports the company’s efforts to deliver services that meet client needs and expand the business. Ian Siegel - ZipRecruiter (Co-founder + CEO) Ian Siegel is CEO and co-founder of ZipRecruiter, a leading online employment marketplace, using AI-driven matching technology to connect millions of businesses and job seekers. Since its inception in 2010, over 300M job seekers have applied on the ZipRecruiter site while the company has helped more than 1.5M employers find their next great talent. Edith Yeung - 500 Mobile Collective, 500 Startups (China) (Partner) Selected by Inc's Magazine as one of the Silicon Valley investors you must know, Edith Yeung is the head of 500 Startups Greater China and partner of 500 Mobile Collective Fund. She has invested in over 40 mobile, VR, AR, AI and ML startups including Hooked, DayDayCook, Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), among others. Matt Rissell - TSheets (Co-founder) Matt Rissell is the co-founder of TSheets, an Idaho-based tech startup that went from the brink of failure to selling for $340M. Matt is that rare entrepreneur who is willing to open his playbook and reveal his unfair competitive advantages and how he grew his company triple digits year-over-year for the last decade. Why? He loves helping small businesses win -- especially the underdogs. Manish Chandra - Poshmark (CEO + Co-founder) Manish Chandra is the Founder & CEO of Poshmark and drives the vision, strategy, and growth for the company. Under Manish’s leadership, the company has grown to become the leading social commerce platform for the next generation of retailers and shoppers. Emily Melton - DFJ (Partner) Emily Melton is a partner at DFJ where she focuses on consumer and mobile technology, healthcare technologies and marketplaces. Her current investments include BetterUp, Elation Health, Livongo, Shift, Vineti, and Wellframe. Brad Bao - Lime (Co-founder + Executive Chairman) Brad co-founded Lime after months of researching bike-sharing programs globally and seeing the potential positive impact that smarter, modern bike-sharing could have on urban mobility and sustainability. Elad Gil - Coinbase, Pinterest, Square (Angel/Advisor) Entrepreneur, operating executive, and investor or advisor to private companies such as AirBnB, Coinbase, Gusto, Instacart, Optimizely, Pinterest, Square, Stripe, Wish, Zenefits. Marlon Nichols - Cross Culture Ventures (Founding Managing Partner) Marlon Nichols is a founding managing partner at Cross Culture Ventures (CCV), which finds the entrepreneurs who are building the future for the rest of America. He’s a former Kauffman Fellow and Investment Director at Intel Capital and a current adjunct professor in entrepreneurship and venture capital at the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. Sara Mauskopf - Winnie (Co-founder + CEO) Sara Mauskopf is the CEO and co-founder of Winnie, an app that helps parents alleviate pain points such as finding quality child care, getting advice in a difficult moment, or choosing the right products for their child. Niko Bonatsos - General Catalyst (Managing Director) Niko Bonatsos, managing director at General Catalyst, focuses on finding first-time technology founders with strong product instincts, robust appetites for learning, and a desire to create innovations with potential to benefit millions. He has been instrumental in GC’s investments in Snap (NYSE: SNAP), RealtyShares, ClassDojo and Paribus (acquired by CapitalOne). Alice Bentinck - Entrepreneur First (Co-founder) Alice Bentinck MBE is cofounder at Entrepreneur First. EF supports the world’s most ambitious technologists to build their own tech startups from scratch - they have more investments in AI than any other fund in Europe. EF has £70m under management and has built more than 100 startups in London and Singapore. David Mandelbrot - Indiegogo (CEO) David Mandelbrot became the CEO of Indiegogo in early 2016 after spending over two years as COO and SVP of Operations at the company. David has been an executive at high-growth online businesses for over 20 years, at both small start-ups and larger companies. Mike Volpi - Index Ventures (General Partner) Mike joined Index in 2009 to help establish the firm's San Francisco office with Danny Rimer. Previously, Mike held a number of executive positions including Chief Strategy Officer and SVP/GM of the routing business at Cisco. During his 13-year tenure there, he and his team were responsible for the acquisition of over 70 companies, including several multi-billion deals. Holly Liu - Kabam (Co-founder) Holly Liu is co-founder of the mobile gaming company, Kabam, a world leader in AAA mobile games. Daniel Gross - Pioneer (Founder) Daniel Gross is an entrepreneur and investor. Daniel was born in Israel. When he was 18, he was accepted into Y-Combinator, being the youngest founder ever at the time. He founded a company called Cue, an AI-powered search engine. Cue raised multiple rounds of financing from Sequoia Capital, Index and others. In 2013, Cue was acquired by Apple. Iris Choi - Floodgate (Partner) Iris Choi is a Partner at Floodgate. She drives corporate relationships and works closely with portfolio companies on a range of strategic areas, including business development and financings. Paul Martino - Bullpen​ Capital​ (Founding Partner) Paul is the founder of four companies including Ahpah Software (a computer security firm acquired by InterTrust); Tribe (one of the world’s first social networks), and Aggregate Knowledge (a big data advertising attribution company acquired in 2014 by Neustar). Henrique Dubugras - Brex (Co-founder + CEO) Henrique Dubugras is cofounder & CEO of Brex — the first of its kind credit card for startups. A Brazilian entrepreneur, Henrique built payments company Pagar.me — the Stripe of Brazil — when he was 16 years old before moving to San Francisco to co-found Brex. Katherine Boyle - General Catalyst (Principal) Katherine Boyle is a principal at General Catalyst, where she focuses on early-stage investments in frontier technology and highly-regulated industries, including defense, aerospace, computational biology and autonomous systems. Jake Brukhman - CoinFund (CEO + Managing Director) Jake is CEO + Managing Director of CoinFund, a blockchain-focused cryptofund founded three years ago as one of the world’s first diversified portfolios of cryptoassets. He was an advisor to companies like Kik Interactive and YouNow, the first major VC-backed technology company to take on blockchain-based business models. Rob Coneybeer - Shasta Ventures (Co-founder + Managing Director) Rob is a founder of Shasta Ventures and a 20-year veteran of the Silicon Valley venture capital industry. At Shasta Ventures, Rob focuses on investing in emerging platforms – Robotics, Space, the Connected Home and AR/VR. His investments include Nest (acquired by Google), Eero, Fetch Robotics, Turo and Vector Space Systems. Megan Rose Dickey - TechCrunch (Senior Reporter) Megan Rose Dickey is a senior reporter at TechCrunch focused on transportation, the on-demand economy, diversity, inclusion and social justice. She previously spent two years at Business Insider covering tech startups focused on the shared economy, IoT and music industry. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011 with a degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. Daniel Yanisse - Checkr (CEO + Co-founder) Daniel co-founded Checkr in 2014 and has grown it from a background check API to a service used by thousands of companies and millions of jobseekers. As CEO, he likes to build great products and teams and is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the company. Cristina Scheau - Facebook (Senior Engineering Manager) Cristina is Senior Manager at Facebook leading multiple teams which build new product experiences powered by artificial intelligence. David Pakman - Venrock (Partner) David focuses on early stage consumer and enterprise internet companies. He’s led investments in Dollar Shave Club, Misty Robotics, Amino Apps, and oversaw Venrock’s investment in Nest. Prior to Venrock, David was Co-founder of MyPlay and Apple’s Music Group, Vice President of N2K, and CEO of eMusic. Roy Mann - Monday.com (Co-founder + CEO) Roy Mann is a career entrepreneur. Before co-founding monday.com, he was part of Wix’s senior management team. Prior to that, Roy founded the online social game Save an Alien. Roy obtained a Bachelor of Science focused in Computer Science from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC). Jason Nazar - Comparably (CEO + Co-founder) Jason Nazar is co-founder/CEO of Comparably, a workplace culture and compensation career site. The platform launched in 2016, and now boasts close to 10 million ratings across 45,000 companies in the U.S. and is one of the most used SaaS solutions for employer branding. SC Moatti - Mighty Capital (Founding Partner) SC Moatti is the Founding Partner of Mighty Capital—a Silicon Valley venture firm— Founder of Products That Count—a products community of over 200,000— and sits on the board of Opera Software. SC lectures at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she earned her MBA and has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Adam Markel - Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life (Author) Adam Markel is a speaker, author and entrepreneur, who inspires and empowers people to achieve massive and lasting personal and professional growth. Courtland Allen - Indie Hackers (Founder) Courtland Allen is the software engineer, designer, and entrepreneur behind Indie Hackers — an online community where founders help each other build profitable businesses. Indie Hackers was acquired by Stripe in 2017. Courtland holds a Computer Science degree from MIT and is an alum of the Y Combinator startup accelerator. Christina Sevilla - Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (Deputy Assistant, Small Business) Christina Sevilla is Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Small Business at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. She has represented the United States leading negotiations and outreach in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East North Africa. Jake Kassan - MVMT (President + Founder) As President and co-founder, Jake has scaled one of the fastest-growing watch and lifestyle brands in the world. His tenacity as a businessman and leader has since caught the attention of the The New York Times, Entrepreneur and Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list. Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon - Founder Gym (CEO) Mandela is currently the Founder & CEO of Founder Gym, the leading online training center for underrepresented founders. In the first 10 months of operations, Founder Gym has trained 170+ founders across 9 countries who have gone on to raise $35MM. Mandela is also a recent graduate of First Round Capital's prestigious Angel Track. Erik Huberman - Hawke Media (CEO + Founder) Named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Erik is a brand marketing expert and founder of Hawke Media. Ranked #110 on Inc. 5000, Hawke Media works with clients like Red Bull, Verizon and Eddie Bauer. Erik is an Inc. Top 25 Marketing Influencer, and recently joined XPRIZE as key marketing advisor. Jason Williamson - Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem (Vice President) Jason Williamson is vice president of the Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem, Oracle’s startup program for entrepreneurs worldwide. In this capacity, he leads the business development initiatives and strategies across the program’s key audiences, including startups, customers, partners and Oracle. Annie Kadavy - Redpoint (General Partner) Annie is a General Partner at Redpoint where she focuses on early stage investments, primarily in the consumer space. Some of Annie's previous Seed/Series A investments include ClassPass, DoorDash, and Patreon as well as more recent investments in Atrium, Modern Fertility and Tonal. Kyle Lui - DCM Ventures (Principal) Kyle is Principal at DCM Ventures, where he helps entrepreneurs scale their companies and disrupt industries. With a focus on transportation, marketplaces, enterprise SaaS, and virtual & augmented reality, Kyle’s investments include Lime, Eaze, Shift, Tapingo, Wrike, and TravelBank. Anne VanderMey - Bloomberg (Venture Capital Editor) Anne VanderMey is a venture capital editor at Bloomberg in San Francisco, editing and writing stories about startups and technology companies. Previously, she was a senior editor at Fortune magazine in New York, where she oversaw the magazine's front of book, and edited its 40 Under 40 list, Best Companies to Work For rankings and book coverage. Vijay Balasubramaniyan - Pindrop (Co-Founder, CEO + CTO) Vijay Balasubramaniyan is Co-Founder, CEO & CTO of Pindrop. He’s held various engineering and research roles with Google, Siemens, IBM Research and Intel. Grace Francisco - Roblox (Vice President, Development) Grace Francisco is Vice President of Developer Relations at Roblox with more than 20 years of industry experience. She has taken the road less traveled in her career path, graduating high school early to leave a challenging home situation and completing college over the following ten years while working full time. Peter Sirota - Mapbox (SVP, Engineering) Currently, Peter leads Engineering and Product at Mapbox. Previously, Peter served as General Manager at AWS, where he was leading a new product - Elastic MapReduce (EMR). He oversaw the technical inception of the product, and also worked with the broader AWS team to take the product to market. Xuezhao Lan - Basis Set Ventures (Founding Partner) Lan is the founding partner of Basis Set Ventures, a ~$140M early stage venture firm focused on the Future of Work through artificial intelligence. Lan built the Corporate Development Strategy team at Dropbox, which was one of the most acquisitive private tech companies during her tenure with 30+ acquisitions. Tim Correia - Trulia (Sr. Vice President + General Manager) Tim leads the Trulia brand and business, overseeing all strategy, engineering, product, design, and marketing. As a product-driven leader, he is focused on achieving Trulia’s mission to help buyers and renters find the right home and neighborhood for them. Ting Cui - Uber Freight (Senior Product Manager) Ting Cui is a Senior Product Manager for Uber Freight, Uber’s logistics on demand business, connecting shippers and trucking companies across the US. Prior to Uber, she worked in various product roles including launching Amazon’s first 1-hour alcohol delivery product, Udacity’s Flying Car and AI for Trading Nanodegree programs, and Wealthfront’s new add funds experience. Frederico Lara - FedEx Cross Border (Managing Director of IT + Chief Technologist) Managing Director of IT and chief technologist at FedEx Cross Border — co-created Bongo International in 2007, which was acquired by FedEx in 2014. He continues to be responsible for the overall technology path and the overall cross border product vision. JD Schramm - Stanford University (Lecturer) JD Schramm loves working with entrepreneurs and executives to communicate more effectively. A TED speaker and coach he's worked with a wide range of individuals and teams on their pitches. Since 2007 he's been doing this at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. In 2018 he also accepted a faculty appointment with Columbia where he's leading their new effort to establish a West Coast presence. Lisa Wu - Norwest Venture Partners (Partner) Lisa focuses on seed to late stage venture companies with an emphasis on consumer Internet, digital commerce and next-generation marketplaces. She has been involved with the firm’s investments in Jet (acquired by Walmart), Opendoor, Plaid, Ritual and StellaService. Stuart Landesberg - Grove Collaborative (CEO + Founder) Stuart Landesberg is the Co-Founder & CEO of Grove Collaborative, the leading digital-first brand & ecommerce platform for natural home and personal care. Bob Quillin - Oracle (Vice President of Developer Relations for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)) As Vice President of Developer Relations for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), Bob Quillin leads the Cloud Native Labs team who are responsible for OCI cloud native developer relations, advocacy, engagement, solutions, and lighthouse adoption. Bob joined Oracle as part of the StackEngine acquisition by Oracle in December 2015, where he was co-founder and CEO. Alan Mc Glinchey - IDA Ireland (VP of Emerging Technologies) Alan Mc Glinchey is VP of Emerging Technologies, IDA Ireland. He works with high growth companies and start-ups advising them on European expansion, using Ireland as a base. Companies his team has assisted setting up European operations include Slack, Twilio, New Relic, Looker, NGINX, Malwarebytes, Qualtrics, Wrike, ThousandEyes, Segment, Asana and many more. 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