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Mario founded the health insurer Oscar to 'make health care easy'. Oscar now helps over 400,000 members navigate their health care. He previously cofounded the largest social gaming company in LatAm, and worked at Bridgewater Associates and McKinsey. During his time as a Stanford visiting scholar, he authored 10 CS publications, including one of the most-cited CS papers published in the past decade. Mario CS degree from the University of Hannover and an MBA from HBS.
Oscar is a health insurance company offering telemedicine, modern UX, and transparent claims pricing systems.
Join us as Mario shares advice for aspiring and current entrepreneurs!
Fireside chat with Helmy Eltoukhy, the Guardant Health CEO founder. We will discuss his journey from lab research to a building category-defining company in cancer detection.
Join us for a special opportunity to speak with Doug Leone, Global Managing Partner at Sequoia Capital, for a conversation around the Do's & Don'ts of Company Building.
Since its' founding in 1972, Sequoia has and remains to be a pioneer in the VC industry and has invested in companies including Airbnb, Apple, Google, Youtube, Instagram, and Whatsapp. Sequoia has partnered at every stage of growth with the founders of companies that now have an aggregate, public market value of over $3.3 trillion.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain unique insight and learn from Doug Leone's 30+ years in the business.
Jason Susser is an Attorney at Siskind Susser PC, where his practice focuses exclusively on immigration and nationality law. Jason works extensively with entrepreneurs to find creative immigration solutions for startup companies in the US. Jason recently co-authored the book, Immigration for Startups: A Guide for Founders.
This talk will cover:
We will also have time for live Q&A.
Dr. Ronaghi started as a molecular biologist and became a serial entrepreneur, and he now leads Illumina's accelerator. He cofounded GRAIL, recently acquired by Illumina for $8 Billion.
In this talk, we will discuss:
Join us for a conversation with Cathy Polinsky, ex-CTO of Stitch Fix. We'll discuss her journey from software engineer to CTO of a public company.
Cathy will also speak about:
Join us for an exciting discussion with Pedram Keyani, who served as Director of Engineering for many years at both Uber & Facebook. Pedram has built world-class engineering teams from the ground up and at Uber, scaled the team from 20 to 250 engineers over the course of 2 years. He also was responsible for designing the organizational structure, establishing training & mentorship programs & creating the hiring process to efficiently onboard engineers to create effective teams.
Pedram will share thoughtful insight gained from his vast experience on the following:
We'll sit down with the following panel of Vituity leaders:
We will discuss the following with our panel:
Nikhyl Singhal, VP of Product at Facebook, will share his view on:
Bob Baxley, SVP of Design & Experience at ThoughtSpot, will join us for a talk on "Conditions, Constraints & Conviction."
He will discuss lessons in innovation from Dr. Seuss to Apollo and highlight case studies such as:
Mike Ghaffary, General Partner at Canvas Ventures, will join us for a talk around Strategic Advantage & Defensibility for Startups. He discusses:
Pouyan Salehi, CEO and Co-founder of Scratchpad, will discuss outbound sales and cover the following:
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.
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.”