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Adrian Rodriguez, Co-Founder & CEO, Dreamlinks
In Conversation with Ravi Belani, Adjunct Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

Adrian Rodriguez is the co-founder and CEO of Dreamlinks, a startup developing AI-powered building blocks that make creating virtual 3D worlds as fun as playing with LEGO bricks.

Prior to founding Dreamlinks, Rodriguez taught game design at StreetCode Academy, created a web design course for blind programmers, and worked as the CTO of AMPAworks, a company that uses computer vision to automate inventory tracking in hospitals.

Rodriguez’s entrepreneurial journey follows from his own experiences with technology and creativity. Born legally blind, he struggled to write legibly, let alone make visual art. Then rapid advancements in computing made it possible for him to learn graphic design and ultimately work as a UX engineer. This experience inspired Rodriguez, and he resolved to further unlock the blind community’s creative potential by developing inclusive design tools.

Rodriguez earned a BS in computer science at Stanford, and he is pursuing a PhD in human centered design and engineering at the University of Washington. He has shared his work at such venues as The Atlantic LIVE and TEDxStanford.

This appearance by Adrian Rodriquez is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us virtually at youtube.com/ecorner as we bring founders, investors and industry influencers to center stage and invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor.

When: Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 4:30 - 5:20 pm

Where: NVIDIA Auditorium, Stanford University (In-Person Speaker)

Audience: General Public

Type of Event: Interview