Steve Garrity is a co-founder and chief technology officer of Hearsay Social, which provides software and tools to help companies manage and measure their presence across Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
Prior to starting Hearsay, Garrity was a program manager and engineer at Microsoft in Seattle (working on mobile search, Live Mesh, and Azure .Net Services); and a product manager at Fortify Software. At Stanford, Steve was a Mayfield Fellow while studying computer science (BS '04, MS '05).
Kit Rodgers is responsible for Cryptography Research's business development and licensing activities. With an entrepreneurial background in building teams and businesses, his experiences include business development, technology licensing, operations, finance and corporate strategy.
Before joining Cryptography Research, Rodgers was Vice President of Operations at Acumen Sciences and also held positions at 12 Entrepreneuring, Scient, Real World Solutions and Stanford University.
Rodgers is involved with several non-profit organizations and is the President of the Board of Directors for the Blue Devils drum & bugle corps and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Stanford Athletics Buck/Cardinal Club. He holds B.S. and M.S. engineering degrees from Stanford University, where he was a Mayfield Fellow.
Divya Nag studied Human Biology as an undergraduate at Stanford University before leaving to pursue a passion in medical innovation. She has co-authored over 10 publications in the fields of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and has presented her research at top academic conferences.
Nag first became involved with medical entrepreneurship as one of the co-founders of Stem Cell Theranostics, a biotechnology company dedicated toward revolutionizing the drug discovery process through the use of patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells. Nag also founded StartX Med, an initiative to accelerate the development of high-impact medical entrepreneurs around the world.
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Entrepreneurial former Stanford students Kit Rodgers, Steve Garrity and Divya Nag discuss whether entrepreneurship can be taught or learned, and whether entrepreneurial skills come from innate qualities within an individual. Concepts explored include exposure to conducive environments, being entrepreneurially-minded as a member of a team, and the importance of pattern recognition.