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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 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 1, 2019
Payam Banazadeh, Founder & CEO, Capella Space

Join us for a conversation with Payam Banazadeh, the founder and CEO of Capella Space. Capella Space launched its first prototype satellite in December 2018 and aims to build a global satellite-based radar network to solve problems in areas like agriculture, infrastructure monitoring and disaster response. Before founding Capella Space in 2016, Banazadeh worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, where his work on two multi-million dollar missions earned him the NASA Mariner Award. In 2017, Payam was named to…

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Payam Banazadeh
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Toby Corey, Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

Join us for a conversation with Toby Corey, a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded several influential companies, including USWeb Corporation and Intend Change, and has also served in senior management roles at companies including SolarCity and Tesla. Corey is the president of global field operations at PlanGrid, which provides mobile software tools to the construction industry, and is the founder of Zentrepreneur.Life, a community of innovators centered on 22 ethical principles that integrate creativity and ambition with social and environmental…

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Toby Corey
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
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Matthew Sacks, Co-Founder and CEO, Luminary Media

Join us for a conversation with Matthew Sacks, the co-founder and CEO of Luminary Media. Sacks created Luminary Media in 2018 to make an impact on the growing podcast market, and the platform’s initial round of original content production includes podcasts with Lena Dunham, Guy Raz, Hannibal Buress and Russell Brand.   Formerly a principal at New Enterprise Associates, Sacks graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in history and later worked as an investment banking analyst at…

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Matthew Sacks
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Christine Yen, Co-Founder, Honeycomb.io

Join us for a conversation with Christine Yen, the co-founder of Honeycomb. Honeycomb’s core product is a tool that helps product development teams understand and debug complex software systems.   Prior to founding Honeycomb, Yen was an engineer at Parse both before and after its 2013 acquisition by Facebook. She also founded Venuetastic, an event space booking system that launched through Y Combinator in 2011, and holds a BS in computer science from MIT. The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is…

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Christine Yen