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

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

Where: NVIDIA Auditorium, Stanford University

Audience: Open to the public

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner, Backstage Capital

Arlan Hamilton is a remarkable entrepreneur who built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT. Started in 2015, Backstage has now invested nearly $5M into 100 startups led by underestimated founders and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, Wall Street Journal,…

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Arlan Hamilton
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Laura Gomez, Founder & CEO, Atipica

“Always ask, when you’re using a tool with AI, ‘Who’s the founder, who’s the data scientist?’” advises Atipica CEO and co-founder Laura Gomez in an interview she did for VMWare earlier this year. Concerned with the ways that AI and machine learning often reveal biases against already marginalized groups, Gomez created a platform that uses those same tools to remove rather than exacerbate bias in the hiring process. Atipica offers companies applicant tracking and recruitment tools, visual diversity dashboards, and…

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Laura Gomez