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Join us live as we bring industry influencers center stage to share what it takes to become a disruptor.

The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series is supported by DFJ.

When: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:20 pm

Where: NVIDIA Auditorium, Stanford University

Audience: Open to the public

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Freada Kapor Klein, Partner, Kapor Capital

Join us for a conversation with Freada Kapor Klein, a founding partner at Kapor Capital and a pioneer in the field of organizational and cultural diversity. At Kapor Capital, Kapor Klein focuses on providing seed-stage funding to technology startups that make a positive social impact on low income communities and communities of color. Through her work with the Kapor Center and the Level the Playing Field Institute, she spearheads efforts to make the technology ecosystem and entrepreneurship more diverse and…

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Freada Kapor Klein
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Ritu Narayan, Founder & CEO, Zūm

Join us for a conversation with Ritu Narayan, founder and CEO of Zūm, a rapidly growing ride and care company for children. Prior to founding Zūm, Narayan held senior product management roles at Oracle, Yahoo! and eBay, and also founded TechX, an organization that connected the Stanford community with founders, CEOs and technology thought leaders. Narayan studied computer engineering at the Delhi Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders…

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Ritu Narayan
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Nicole Hu, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, One Concern

Join us for a conversation with Nicole Hu, co-founder and chief technology officer of One Concern, which aims to help communities prepare for and mitigate natural disasters by harnessing the power of predictive AI. In 2016, Forbes named Hu one of the world’s top enterprise technology innovators in its “30 Under 30” list. Hu earned a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University and was a resident at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Venture Studio. The Entrepreneurial Thought…

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Nicole Hu
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Chip Conley, Founder, Modern Elder Academy

Join us for a conversation with Chip Conley, who founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality at age 26 and grew the company into the second largest boutique hotel brand in the United States. An author of five books, most recently Wisdom at Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, Conley has been named “Most Innovative CEO” by the San Francisco Business Times and is a strategic advisor for Airbnb. In 2018, he founded the Modern Elder Academy, a “midlife wisdom school”…

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Chip Conley