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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, September 29, 2021
Justin Kan, Co-founder, Twitch
In Conversation with Ravi Belani, Adjunct Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:00PM PT on Wednesday, September 29. Justin Kan is an internet entrepreneur and investor best known as the cofounder of Twitch. In 2006, Kan launched the live video service Justin.tv, a company that started when he strapped a camera to his head and streamed his life to the internet 24/7. Over the next 8 years, he and his cofounders turned the business into Twitch, and the live video streaming platform ultimately sold to…

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Justin Kan
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
James Reinhart, Co-founder and CEO, thredUP

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:00 PM PT on Wednesday, October 13. James Reinhart is the co-founder and CEO of thredUP, one of the world's largest online resale platforms. thredUP designed a digital resale experience that aims to take the work and risk out of thrift in an effort to make used clothes the new normal and create a more sustainable future for fashion. Prior to thredUP, Reinhart helped develop one of the nation’s premier public schools, Pacific…

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James Reinhart
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:00 PM PT on Wednesday, October 20. Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code and the Marshall Plan for Moms, as well as the author of the forthcoming book Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (and Why It's Different Than You Think). Saujani has spent more than a decade building movements to fight for women and girls’ economic empowerment, working to close the gender gap in the tech sector,…

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Reshma Saujani
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Patrick Schmitt, Co-founder and co-CEO, FreeWill and Jenny Xia Spradling, Co-founder and co-CEO, FreeWill

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:00 PM PT on Wednesday, October 27. Patrick Schmitt and Jenny Xia Spradling are the co-founders and co-CEOs of FreeWill, a social venture that has helped charitable organizations generate more than $3.7 billion in new planned gifts, stock gifts, and qualified charitable distributions. They were recently named two of the Top 50 Philanthropists in the World by Town & Country. Schmitt previously served as Head of Innovation at Change.org, helping to grow that…

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Patrick Schmitt

Patrick Schmitt

Jenny Xia Spradling

Jenny Xia Spradling

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Daphne Koller, Founder and CEO, insitro

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:00PM PT on Wednesday, November 3. Daphne Koller is CEO and Founder of insitro, a machine learning-enabled drug discovery company. She is also co-founder of Engageli, a digital learning platform for higher education. Previously, she was the Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where she served on the faculty for 18 years. She also held positions as the co-CEO and President of Coursera, and as the Chief Computing Officer of…

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Daphne Koller
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Juliet Anammah, Chairwoman, Jumia Nigeria

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 12:00 NOON PT on Wednesday, November 10. Juliet Anammah is the Chairwoman of Jumia Nigeria and the Chief Sustainability Officer of Jumia Group, the largest e-commerce platform in Africa and the first African tech startup to be listed on the NYSE. Anammah oversees institutional relationships, corporate communications and ESG for Jumia across 11 countries in Africa. She previously served as the CEO of Jumia Nigeria for more than 4 years, overseeing the growth…

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Juliet Anammah
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
James Joaquin, Co-founder and Managing Director, Obvious Ventures

View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:00 PM PT on Wednesday, November 17. James Joaquin is the co-founder and managing director of Obvious Ventures, leading the team’s investments focused on plant-forward approaches to food (like Beyond Meat and Miyoko’s Creamery), “good for you” consumer goods (like Olly and Welly), and companies at the forefront of how we find and do our best work (like Incredible Health and Gusto). Joaquin has been working in venture capital since 2007, and has…

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James Joaquin