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Practically AI - Growth Hacking Influence

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We are honored to have Google Launchpad sponsor our meetup. Welcome & thank you!

Harness the power of videos, images and social media to reach the masses by leveraging AI.

Discover & connect with innovators that built the marketing intelligence platform that reveals influencers’ full cycle insights on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter. To efficiently improve influencer marketing performance using data-driven solutions to reach over 350K of the most engaged influencers on social media.

Tickets Prices:

Online: $12 + eventbrite fee (Early Registration)

$15 + eventbrite fees (General Registration)

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6:30pm - 7:00pm – Check In, Food, Networking

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Presentation, Q&A

8:00m - 9:00pm – Closing & Networking


Heidi Yu is the founder and CEO of Boostinsider, one of the Silicon Valley’s hottest startups that focuses on using advanced technology to help games and brands to boost on social media through influencer marketing. She is a fashionable nerd, a passionate business woman, and a serial entrepreneur. Prior to Boostinsider, she founded Pocomaru, the one stop e-commerce shop for all the coolest gadgets. She holds an MBA from Seattle University, and is a well-connected real-life influencer.

Leverage Influencer marketing intelligence platform to reveal influencers’ full cycle insights on Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter. To efficiently improve influencer marketing performance, Boostinsider has created data-driven solutions of over 350K of the most engaged influencers on social media.

Li Jiang is a venture capital specialist, Vice President at GSV Asset Management and the chief evangelist at GSVlabs. Prior to GSV, Li served as an analyst at William Blair, a growth-focused investment banking firm where he completed both mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financing for clients in the healthcare, consumer goods and business services sectors. He has also held roles at Morgan Stanley in global capital markets and Goldman Sachs in investment management. Li founded a student storage and shipping company and grew it into Northwestern University’s largest student company.

Li invests and works with founders who have dedicated their lives to building enduring companies. At GSV, he’s invested in growth companies including Facebook, Dropbox, Palantir, Lyft, Spotify, Coursera, all building global platforms that have significantly changed the way the world works. As an angel investor, he’s backed startups ranging from consumer to AI to healthcare, with the most capable founding teams. Li is a frequent speaker and moderator at technology and innovation events. At Northwestern University, Li founded and built a student services company and has been working closely with entrepreneurial companies ever since.

NOTICE: Mariya Yao will not be able to join us on this meetup. She's extended her business tour in Europe and is unable to return in time. We will invite her to speak on a different occassion.

Mariya Yao is CTO and Head of Research & Design at TOPBOTS, a strategy & research firm in applied artificial intelligence and machine learning. TOPBOTS guides Fortune 500 clients such as L’Oreal, WPP, PayPal, LinkedIn, and LVMH on AI strategy and implementation. As a researcher and “AI designer”, Mariya helps executives gain mastery and a deep understanding of how to apply emerging technologies for consumer and enterprise innovation.

TOPBOTS ( educates business leaders on high-impact applications of modern machine learning and A.I. techniques and helps leading organizations adopt and implement emerging technologies. We provide design, development, and infrastructure solutions for enterprise-scale machine learning systems, with a special focus on natural language processing and chatbots for customer experience automation.

Through strategic advisory and technical execution, we inspire you to think creatively about how A.I. can be used to save lives, democratize education, and revolutionize industries – but only if we use it wisely.

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