This half-a-day workshop for CEOs of companies that have some momentum on product, revenue and a clearly large market need that they are addressing.
It will be held on Friday the 16th of November from 9 am to 12 noon at the Judge Business School.
The aims of these sessions are to
- Provide first-hand support on all aspects of running a business
- Demonstrate the quality of UK entrepreneurs to senior Silicon Valley executives and entrepreneurs, offer insight and thought leadership.
- Stimulate connections and engagement between entrepreneurs and organisations based in the UK and Silicon Valley.
The nomination process for participating CEOs is based on people nominating you, but you can also nominate.
We are delighted that Anil Hansjee, from our advisory board, has volunteered to lead this event.
Mentors for this event include the following:
Adam Nash (Linkedin). One of the early employees who was responsible for apps and marketing. Currnently EIR at Greylock.
Christopher Lukezic (Airbnb). One of the founders of Airbnb one of the fastest growing companies in the world that have just set up in London. Prior experience was as a professional runner.
Cystal Hutter (Edmodo). Founder and COO of Edmodo. Previously with Omidyar as investment manager and Oracle as an engineer. Went to Columbia University.
Jason Stoffer (Maveron). Managing Partner at Maveron, a vc that specialises in education. Prior to that he founded IADT online, worked at Spinnaker ventures, and attended University of Michigan and U of Pennsylvania.
John Katzman (2Tor & Noodle Education). John founded 2tor which helps great universities like USC, Georgetown, and the UNC/Chapel Hill create and run high-quality, large-scale online graduate programs. He also founded Noodle which has developed the first and only online recommendation engine and social network for lifelong learning. Their users get personalized recommendations for a range of formal and informal education opportunities, from pre-schools to grad schools, from local tutors to study abroad programs, from fine arts to fitness, and more.
Jose Ferreira (CEO & Founder of Knewton). Founder and CEO of Knewton, the educational testing disruptor. Prior to this he was at Kaplin and Draper and studied at Carleton College and HBS.
Kris Duggan (Founder and CEO of Badgeville). Badgeville was Founded by Kris in September 2010, Badgeville's client roster includes over 200 Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to this, Kris founded a number of other companies and he attended the University of CA.
Megan Smith (VP of Google [x] Lab). Megan has been with Google a very long time and is an engineer from MIT, amongst many other things.
Marc Nager (Founder of Startup Weekend). Marc founded Startup Weekend which is an amazing community building event for entrepreneurs around the world. Prior to this Marc founded a number of companies and he started out as an engineer at Chapman University.
Mary Lou Jepsen (pixelqi and 1 laptop per child). Mary Lou Jepsen is the CEO and Founder of the Pixel Qi Corporation and co-founder of One Laptop per Child. She holds a Sc.B. in Electrical Engineering (with honors), an A.B. (req) in Art and a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences all from Brown University, and a S.M. in Visual Studies from the MIT Media Lab.
Rahul Vohra (Founder and CEO of Rapportive). Rahul founded Rapportive which shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox, recently acquired by Linkedin. Prior experience included several startups and running the entrepreneurship society while studying comp sci at Cambridge University.
Raj Kapoor (Managing Partner of Mayfield). Founded Snapfish as CEO 1999. It's now one of the largest online photo services in the world with over 16M members. We sold Snapfish to HP in April 2005 for a great return to our employees and owners. Became a Managing Director at Mayfield Fund in August 2005 - a top silicon valley venture capital fund with over $2B under management. Focus is internet, software, e-commerce tools, and interactive media.
Rob Hutter (Learncapital.com). Rob is Managing Partner at Learn Capital which invests in educational companies. Prior to that he founded Gazillion Entertainment the developer, publisher and operator of massively multiplayer online games and services for wide audiences and studied at Harvard.
Sam Chaudhary (Founder and CEO of Class Dojo). Co-founder of Class Dojo, the classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily and captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators. Previously picked up a few things at onefinestay, mckinsey and Cambridge University.
Sheila Marcelo (Founder and CEO, Care.com). Sheila founded Care.com which is the largest and fastest-growing service connecting families to high-quality caregivers from childcare to senior care to pet care and to household services. Prior to Care.com, Sheila served as an executive at Upromise, a service helping families save for college; and TheLadders.com, an executive job search engine. she studied at HBS
Suranga Chandratillake (Founder and CEO of Blinkx). Suranga is founder and CEO of blinkx.com, an Internet search engine for video and audio content. He is also Chairman of Pinball Corporation, a firm which acquired some of the assets of Zango. Prior to founding blinkx, Chandratillake held a variety of roles in technology, sales and marketing at Morgan Stanley, netdecisions and anondesign. He was also the US Chief Technology Officer of Autonomy Corporation, responsible for growing Autonomy's research and development division in the United States. He studied at Cambridge University.
When & Where
Silicon Valley Comes 2 the UK
Please contact Janet Coyle if you have any questions..