Mike Ghaffary, General Partner at Canvas Ventures, will join us for a talk around Strategic Advantage & Defensibility for Startups.
He will discuss the following:
- The importance of strategic advantage and defensibility
- How to identify your source of defensibility as a founder
Pouyan Salehi, CEO and Co-founder of Scratchpad, will discuss outbound sales and cover the following:
- Why outbound (more than just sales)
- Three key components to effective outbound strategy
- Tactical tips
Dennis Woodside, President of Impossible Foods and former COO of Dropbox, is a tech industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience at both startups and major multinationals. During his time at Dropbox, he helped increase global revenue to nearly $1.4 billion and was part of the company’s IPO in early 2018.
Join us for a fireside chat to learn how Dennis Woodside scales disruptive companies.
Learn about SBIR grants and other non-dilutive government funding for early-stage startups, through a discussion panel of founders, investors, and SBIR experts.
On our panel:
- Steve Weinstein, Stanford Lecturer "Hacking for Defense"
- Paige Brown, Founder of Windborne
- Will Dickson, Principal at FedTech
Matthew Prince founded CloudFlare after graduating from HBS during the last downturn in 2009, and led the company to IPO in 2019. He will share his experience of:
Gain insight on what to expect from customers, investors, acquirers and others from CEOs and Investors who’ve gone through previous downturns. Mar Hershenson, Founding Managing Partner of Pear will moderate a panel discussion with:
Mar Hershenson, the founding managing partner of Pear VC, speaks to Stanford students about how to beat imposter syndrome and build confidence by learning from failure, facing the hard questions, and always “playing up.”