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Live conversations from Stanford with tech innovators and changemakers that will inspire your inner-entrepreneur.

When: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm PT

Where: YouTube Livestream

Audience: Open to the public

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Josh Giegel, Co-founder, Virgin Hyperloop
In Conversation with Emily Ma, Adjunct Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:00 PM PT on Wednesday, January 26. Josh Giegel is the co-founder of Virgin Hyperloop, a company dedicated to making hyperloop transportation a reality. Giegel founded the company in 2014, when hyperloop was an idea drawn on a whiteboard in a garage. A little over two years later, Virgin Hyperloop built a full-scale prototype, and in November of 2020, Giegel became one of history’s first hyperloop passengers. Previously, at SpaceX, Giegel developed the…

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Josh Giegel
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Jessica McKellar, Founder and CTO, Pilot
In Conversation with Emily Ma, Adjunct Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:00 PM PT on Wednesday, February 2. Jessica McKellar is the founder and CTO of Pilot, an accounting firm powered by software that has raised more than $160 million in venture capital funding. She also founded Zulip, a group collaboration tool that was acquired by Dropbox in 2014, and holds bachelors and masters degrees in computer science from MIT. Working with The Last Mile, a job training and re-entry program that operates inside…

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Payal Kadakia, Founder, ClassPass
In Conversation with Ravi Belani, Adjunct Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:00 PM PT on Wednesday, February 9. Payal Kadakia is the founder of ClassPass, the health and wellness app that ​​connects users to fitness classes and other health-positive experiences in 30 countries worldwide. Kadakia is also the founder and artistic director of The Sa Dance Company. She has appeared on Fast Company’s list of the 100 Most Creative People and was also named to Fortune's 40 under 40 list. Kadakia’s first book, LifePass:…

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Payal Kadakia
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Chris Sacca, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Lowercarbon Capital
In Conversation with Ravi Belani, Adjunct Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:00 PM PT on Wednesday, February 16. Chris Sacca is the co-founder and managing partner of Lowercarbon Capital and an accomplished venture investor, company advisor, and entrepreneur, managing a portfolio of startups through his firm Lowercase Capital. Alongside his wife Crystal, Sacca built Lowercase around very early-stage investments in transformational technology companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, Docker, Optimizely, and Stripe. He retired in 2017 to focus on healing the climate, restoring American…

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Chris Sacca