StartOut SF and Stanford Pride are proud to present "Entrepreneurship 101: Five Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets For Building A Successful Business". This special evening devoted to entrepreneurship will cover the phases of starting and building a business from the viewpoint of five successful entrepreneurs. Our expert panel will discuss how they turned their ideas and passions into... [read more]
StartOut SF and Stanford Pride are proud to present "Entrepreneurship 101: Five Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets For Building A Successful Business". This special evening devoted to entrepreneurship will cover the phases of starting and building a business from the viewpoint of five successful entrepreneurs. Our expert panel will discuss how they turned their ideas and passions into great businesses, from their initial concepts to their present-day business operations. Whether you're just thinking of starting a business or you're an experienced entrepreneur looking for new perspectives, join us for an insightful evening of conversation with inspiring entrepreneurs sharing their secrets of how they started and built successful business ventures. The event will be on Stanford campus in the Oak West Room, on the second floor of Tresidder Union. Here are directions and parking information. The evening agenda is as follows: 6:00-6:30pm - Networking 6:30-7:30pm - Entrepreneurship Panel 7:30-8:00pm - After-Panel Reception We are excited to have a diverse group of highly accomplished entrepreneurs on this panel: Sam Altman Sam Altman is a co-founder and CEO of Loopt, a location-based social networking mobile application. Loopt was founded during Altman's sophomore year at Stanford University where he studied computer science with a focus on security and machine learning. Altman sold Loopt to Green Dot Corporation in 2012 for $43.4 million. At Stanford, he helped build an autonomous helicopter navigation system. Altman is also a part-time partner at Y Combinator. Altman was named one of the "Best Young Entrepreneurs in Technology" by BusinessWeek. Paul Graham lists Altman as one of the most interesting five startup founders in the last 30 years. Patrick Chung Patrick is co-head of NEA’s Seed-stage investing practice and a founding partner of NEA and Harvard’s Experiment Fund (www.xfund.com). He is a director of 23andMe, Euclid, GoodGuide, Lytro, Mapply, and Pulse, and is actively involved with Carezone, Curalate, Fantasy Shopper, Fanhattan, IFTTT, Rock Health, Subtext, and Tivli. In 2011, Patrick was named one of AlwaysOn’s “VC Power Players.” Prior to joining NEA, Patrick helped to grow ZEFER, an Internet services firm (acquired by NEC) to more than $100 million in annual revenues and more than 700 people across six global offices. Prior to ZEFER, Patrick was with McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in hardware, software, and services companies. Patrick received a joint JD-MBA degree from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Patrick was a Commonwealth Scholar at Oxford University, where he earned a Master of Science degree. Patrick earned his A.B. degree at Harvard University in Environmental Science. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars, and a member of the Committee to Visit Harvard College. Carrie Farrell Carrie is a member of the Google Ventures team and previously was a Principal at Google.org Joe DiPasquale Joe DiPasquale is a founder of StartOut and a venture investor at HighBAR Partners, the leading early stage and structured growth capital firm founded by Bill Joy, Andreas Bechtolsheim, and Roy Sardina. He is also the founder of Regroup, a powerful group communications platform for organizations. Previously, he worked in Strategy Consulting for Bain, IBM, and McKinsey, and in investment banking at Deutsche Bank. He has a passion for media and technology, and was a member of the pre-launch team at Logo TV and a member of MTV Networks’ Online Business Development group. Joe grew up in Connecticut and Alabama, completed his BA at Harvard and MBA at Stanford, and worked in Amsterdam and Berlin before moving back to NYC in 2002. He now splits his time between SF and NYC.Joe is a member of the New York Tech Community Committee, and heads up StartOut’s Tech Committe. He has a passion for media, technology, and sports and is a judge and official for the US Figure Skating Association. Dan Ha Dan Ha is an entrepreneur with interests in education, human psychology, and user experience design. He studied Computer Science at Stanford, focusing on systems architecture. Most recently he co-founded StartX, the Stanford Student Startup Accelerator. He led the team in operations, building the mentorship network, and developing the brand from launch until the Fall of 2011. He is currently working on his own startup as an EIR at StartX.