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SVC2Cambridge: Masterclasses

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In partnership with Cambridge Wireless and The Bradfield Centre, The Cambridge Science Park is home to our Cambridge Masterclass events this year where a line-up of inspirational speakers from Silicon Valley will address the topics taking over the world of technology. They will offer advice and tips for starting, financing and scaling a business in today's climate.

The themes of the panel masterclasses will be:

‘Tech for Good’

This masterclass will address how, in creating technologies for the good of others or in having a business model with a clear social mission, companies can remain competitive, scale and thrive.

‘Inclusive Innovation’

This masterclass will discuss how creating and building a diverse and representational workforce can help foster a more dynamic, innovative and successful technology business.

‘Access to the Valley’

This masterclass will attempt to demystify the idea of ‘making it in the Valley’, by discussing how tech businesses and entrepreneurs can create partnerships, engage with networks and access investment in both Silicon Valley and in the U.K.

Our lineup of wonderful speakers will include:

Karen Appleton Page

Karen Page is on the US Enterprise team, heading Strategic Partnerships (IBM, SAP, Deloitte) Channel and Industries, as well as the Mobility Partner Program at Apple. In her role, Karen leads the go-to-market team responsible for creating ecosystems of customers and partners, and developing transformational solutions that address major opportunities for enterprises. Karen’s was formerly Vice President of Business Development at Box where she was responsible for defining and leading Box's Industry GTM strategy. Previous to this she was an executive at Prosper, where she served as Head of Business Development at Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe. Karen earned a Master’s degree in Organisational Development from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Towson University.

Matt Glickman

Matthew Glickman works as chairman and advisor to early stage technology firms. He is currently Chairman of NovoEd, an online technology firm that was incubated and spun out of Stanford. He was Co-Founder and CEO of enterprise software company Merced Systems, and prior to that was Co-Founder and CEO of BabyCenter, Inc., a consumer internet site for new and expectant parents. In earlier years, Glickman held product management and executive positions at Intuit, Inc., and was CFO of Teach for America, Inc., when it was a start up with a staff of 60 and a $5M annual budget. Glickman will be a co-instructor for STRAMGT 356/366: Startup Garage, for which he has served as student advisor, panelist and judge.

Shiza Shahid

Shiza Shahid is a social entrepreneur, television personality, speaker and women’s rights advocate. She is passionate about leveraging philanthropy, venture capital, technology, and the media to drive scalable social impact. Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and Ziauddin Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO. She is Co-Founder of NOW.Ventures, the world's first funding platform dedicated to enabling early-stage companies with transformative solutions for a prosperous world. Shiza is the founder of The Collective a global community of influential entrepreneurs, investors, artists, business leaders, human rights advocates, thought-leaders united by a desire to collaborate and improve the world.

Hillary Mickell

Hillary is currently the Head of Global Partner Marketing at Udacity, the company allowing you to get a new job or advance your career with courses built by industry leaders like Google, Amazon and Facebook. Hillary was also the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Foodily Inc, founded in 2010 (acquired by IAC). Foodily is the world’s largest recipe search engine, offering a new way to search for recipes ‘from big name chefs to up and coming bloggers’. She has previously worked at PayPal, Yahoo!, Shutterfly, Netscape, and Microsoft. She holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Boston University.

Ellen Levy

Ellen is Co-Founder of SVC2UK and Managing Director of Silicon Valley Connect, working with organizations and entrepreneurs on opportunities for “networked innovation.” Additionally, she actively manages a portfolio of roughly 25 startups either as an angel investor or advisory board member. Ellen spent much of the last decade working with LinkedIn, including having served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, head of Corporate & Business Development and member of the Executive Team, and her original role as Advisory Board member when the company was first founded.

Rahul Vohra

An entrepreneur at heart, Rahul Vohra has been involved with a number of startups, headed up the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs while attending college there. Rahul founded Rapportive, which kickstarted the Gmail extension ecosystem and was acquired by LinkedIn. Rahul is founder of Superhuman, a lightning-fast gorgeous email for professionals & power users. They are rebuilding the inbox from the ground up specifically designing it for professionals and power users. Rahul is most well known as a computer scientist, gamer, and entrepreneur.

Patrick Chung

Patrick is a founding partner of Xfund. Prior to Xfund, Patrick was a partner at NEA and led the firm’s consumer and seed investment practices. He is a director of 23andMe, MeCommerce, Philo, and Ravel Law, and is actively involved with CrowdMed, Curalate, Guideline, Halo Neuro, IFTTT, Landit, Rock Health, Upworthy, and Zumper. Past investments include Pulse (acquired by LinkedIn), Loopt (acquired by Green Dot), GoodGuide (acquired by Underwriters Laboratories), Xfire (acquired by Viacom), and Xoom (NASDAQ: XOOM). Prior to joining NEA, Patrick helped to grow ZEFER, an Internet services firm (acquired by NEC) to more than $100 million in annual revenues and more than 700 people across six global offices. Prior to ZEFER, Patrick was with McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in hardware, software, and services companies. Patrick received a joint JD-MBA degree from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Renée LaLonde

Renée founded iTalent in 2005, is founder & CEO of iTalent Digital, a woman- and minority-owned global technology consulting and systems integration services company headquartered in San Jose, California. iTalent help customer-centric companies like Cisco, Veritas and Sephora do what they do better through digital transformation, Social (Enterprise Collaboration), Mobile, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud and Change Management. Renée was named one of Silicon Valley’s most influential women by Silicon Valley Business Journal, among many other accolades. She is co-author of the book, Social Knowledge: Organizational Currencies in the New Knowledge Economy.


More speakers to be announced.

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