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

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

Where: YouTube Livestream

Audience: Open to the public

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Shellye Archambeau, Board of Directors, Verizon

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:30PM PT on Wednesday, September 23. Shellye Archambeau is an experienced CEO and board director with a track record of building brands, organizations and high-performance teams. She currently serves on the boards of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, and Okta, and is also a strategic advisor to Capital Markets Group, the Royal Bank of Canada, and Forbes Ignite. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based governance, risk, and compliance software company…

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Shellye Archambeau
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Delane Parnell, Founder & CEO, PlayVS

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:30PM PT on Wednesday, September 30. Delane Parnell is the founder and CEO of PlayVS, which is building the infrastructure for high school esports. Prior to starting PlayVS, Parnell worked at IncWell Venture Capital, where he became the youngest black venture capitalist in the United States. A lifelong entrepreneur, Parnell started his first job at 13, working 40-plus hours a week during the school year. At 17, he used the money he saved…

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Delane Parnell
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
George Scangos, CEO, Vir Biotechnology

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:30PM PT on Wednesday, October 7. George Scangos, PhD, has served as Vir Biotechnology’s president and CEO and as a member of its board of directors since January 2017. He previously served as CEO and as a member of the board of directors of Biogen, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on treating neurological diseases, and also held roles as president and CEO of Exelixis, president of Bayer Biotechnology, and professor of biology…

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George Scangos
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:30PM PT on Wednesday, October 14. An entrepreneur, investor, business leader, and rocket scientist, Sylvia Acevedo is the author of Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist, which tells the story of her journey from the Las Cruces, New Mexico to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and then onto executive positions at Apple, Dell, IBM and other leading tech companies. During the Obama administration, she was a Commissioner of…

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Sylvia Acevedo
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Eric Yuan, Founder & CEO, Zoom Video Communications Santiago Subotovsky, General Partner, Emergence Capital

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:30PM PT on Wednesday, October 21. Eric Yuan founded Zoom Video Communications in 2011. Prior to starting Zoom, he was Corporate Vice President of Engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. As one of the founding engineers and Vice President of Engineering at WebEx, Yuan grew the WebEx team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide, and contributed to revenue growth of $800M. He is a named…

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Eric Yuan

Eric Yuan

Santiago Subotovsky

Santiago Subotovsky

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Jessica Norwood, Founder, RUNWAY Rodney Sampson, Executive Chairman & CEO, Opportunity Hub (OHUB)

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:30PM PT on Wednesday, October 28. Jessica Norwood is the founder of RUNWAY, an organization that uses entrepreneurship to close the wealth gap in Black communities by providing pre-seed and friends-and-family capital to fund Black-owned companies. A financial activist and social entrepreneur, Norwood is a Center for Economic Democracy fellow, a lifelong fellow of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and Southern University College of Business, the Political Power Fellow…

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Jessica Norwood

Jessica Norwood

Rodney Sampson

Rodney Sampson

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Ravi Mhatre, Founding Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:30PM PT on Wednesday, November 4. In 1999, Ravi Mhatre founded Lightspeed Venture Partners, a VC firm that has focused on enterprise IT, mobile, and internet and cloud-based services and applications. The firm’s investments have since spurred more than a dozen companies to acquisition and five to IPO. Recently, Mhatre has broadened his horizons to invest in consumer businesses like Cheddar and Stitch Fix. Before entering venture capital, Mhatre ran a product management…

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Ravi Mhatre
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Sarah Friar, CEO, Nextdoor

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:30PM PT on Wednesday, November 11. In December 2018, Sarah Friar was named CEO of Nextdoor, the world’s largest private social network for neighborhoods. Prior to leading Nextdoor, she was CFO of Square and SVP of Finance & Strategy at Salesforce. She also held executive roles at Goldman Sachs, as well as leadership positions at McKinsey in both London and South Africa. She serves on the boards of Walmart and Slack, and is…

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Sarah Friar