Hosted by MSTV & VentureBridge
This relaxing and fun event is a celebration for our incoming Master of Technology Ventures cohort and VentureBridge teams. Join Sheryl Root (Program Director of MSTV), Robb Myer (VentureBridge Entrepreneur in Residence), and the Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley staff as we welcome our new students to campus.
We invite you to mix and mingle with fellow CMU-SV students and alumni, faculty and staff, and business associates. Enjoy drinks and appetizers while our VentureBridge entrepreneurs share their projects with the CMU-SV community.
When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (6PM - 8PM)
Where: 227 (Open Space), Building 23
23 Nasa Ames Research Park, Moffett Field, CA 94035
RSVP Here by June 7th: CMU-SV Welcome Mixer
Join fellow CMU alumni for a hike along the Sequoia Trail. All are welcome!
This event is organized by CMU TEBA and Hike alumni groups.
Sequoia Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder Creek, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
What to Bring:
The usual: water, lunch, and a snack. Rain gear and warm clothes, and/or a sunhat may be advisable depending on the weather.
We are going to be outside Big Basin Grocery Store. The organizers will reach at least 15 minutes before the event starts.
If it's forecast to rain significantly, the hike is off and we will email you no later than 24 hours before the hike to all persons who have RSVP'ed as well as update this event page.
Expand your Tartan professional network at CMUConnect Networking Dinners. Held periodically in areas around the world, these dinners bring together small groups of alumni for food and conversation around a shared professional interest.
Pre-registration is required for all networking dinners. Walk-in registrations are not accepted. Limited seats are available, and dinners may sell out before the registration deadline. Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 5. Please sign-up here!
Product and User Experience in Enterprise Software (**At Capacity)
Mid-Career Transitions and Planning (Sacramento)
Cybersecurity (** At Capacity)
Future of Product Design (**At Capacity)
Developing Professional Gravitas (**At Capacity)
Tartan Women Entrepreneurs (**At Capacity)
Promise and Peril of Quantum Computing
Join us to a fireside chat at CMU SV Campus with Jean Yang, founder and CEO of Akita Software. Akita is a software company based on Jean's academic research that helps enterprises take control of their data privacy. Jean was an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University prior to founding Akita. She received a PhD from MIT and a bachelor's degree from Harvard. We will discuss her transition from academia to industry, talk about fundraising and data privacy trends.
Boris is co-founder and CEO of Anki, an artificial intelligence and robotics company based in San Francisco focused on using these technologies to reinvent everyday consumer experiences. With an initial focus on entertainment, Anki's first two product lines, Overdrive and Cozmo, bring to life levels of physical gameplay, interaction and character depth previously not possible outside of video games and movies. Anki has shipped over 1.5 million robots to date and is now pushing into Home Robotics with a broader pipeline starting with the release of Vector this fall.
Ankur is the CEO of Impira, a Series-A company backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners and General Catalyst, and an angel investor/advisor to several startups. He specializes in technology-driven enterprise software, especially products that enable enterprises to use data in new ways. He was previously Employee #2 and Vice President of Engineering at MemSQL. He studied computer science at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science.
Most recently, Adam Gross was CEO of Heroku, one of the leading PaaS (platform-as-a-service) providers. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (Dietrich / H&SS 1994), Adam has founded two companies (Personify and Cloud Connect) and was an early employee at two others — Salesforce and Dropbox — where he had a variety of product management and marketing leadership roles. In addition, Adam is an active angel investor in a variety of startups in the infrastructure and apps space (including Pantheon, Docker, Depict and MileIQ.)
Eugene Marinelli is co-founder and the chief technology officer of Blend. Blend has raised $160 M dollars from Founders Fund, Greylock, 8VC, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Prior to Blend, he was a software engineer at Palantir Technologies from 2009 to 2012. Marinelli holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Justin Zhu is co-founder and CEO of Iterable. Iterable has raised $32 M dollars from Index Ventures and CRV. Prior to Iterable, Justin was a software engineer at Twitter where he built User Growth systems. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Join us for a Q&A on Eugene’s and Justin's experience starting a company and what they've learned so far.
Scott Dietzen is Chairman of the Board of Pure Storage and served as the Company’s CEO from 2010 to 2017. Under his leadership as CEO, Pure grew to thousands of employees and completed an IPO in 2015. Dietzen is a four-time successful entrepreneur with WebLogic, Zimbra, and Transarc. Before Pure, he was President and CTO of Zimbra, a vendor of open source messaging and collaboration software. Zimbra (now part of VMware) was a pioneer of the Web 2.0 and Open Core paradigms. Zimbra was originally acquired by Yahoo!, where Dietzen served as interim SVP of Communications and Communities. Prior to Zimbra, Dietzen was CTO of BEA Systems, where he helped craft the technology and business strategy for WebLogic that drove BEA from $61m in annual revenues prior to the WebLogic acquisition to over $1B.
Dietzen came to BEA in 1998 via the acquisition of WebLogic, an innovator in Java and web application server technology. Prior to WebLogic, Dietzen was Principal Technologist of Transarc (acquired by IBM), a developer of distributed transaction and file sharing systems. Dietzen has made appearances on Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business and NBC’s Press:Here, among others. He has also been a contributor to Harvard Business Reviewand Forbes. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Patrick was formally the VP of Product & GM Messaging at Twilio. He enjoyed a little more than 7 years at the company helping it grow significantly during that time. Before Twilio, he spent time at Microsoft and Bose Corporation. He is a graduated of CMU with a double major in Cognitive Science and HCI, with a MS in HCI.
Rick was CEO and Founder at Comprehend Systems, where he is responsible for the overall direction and management of the company. In 2012, Rick was named to the PharmaVOICE 100, which recognizes the 100 most influential people in the life sciences industry.
Prior to Comprehend Systems, Rick spent nearly a decade developing clinical analytics tools, including tools used by the FDA and top pharmaceutical companies.
Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Shanna Tellerman ('03, '05) Eric Daimler ('94, '10', 14) discuss AI, Computer Vision, and Entrepreneurship
Eric Daimler was a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow at the Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Obama administration and is a Partner at The Robotics Hub. His career began as a developer at the Software Engineering Institute. He spent more than a decade as financier, investor and entrepreneur in New York, London, and the San Francisco Bay area. Formerly as Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor of Software Engineering program and lectured broadly on Engineered Innovation, launching the Entrepreneurship program in 2003. He also founded the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association in 1987, co-founded the Computer Science College's Alumni Advisory Board in 1998 and was one of the founders of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley in 2002. For Merrill Lynch, and later Morgan Stanley, Mr. Daimler worked on complex financial transactions for companies such as Cisco and Netscape, and for sovereign countries such as Colombia and Lebanon. He worked as the first non-founder executive in a NEA/KPCB (Vinod Khosla)-backed storage software and systems company developing dynamically scalable storage. In addition, he has founded or co-founded six companies. Mr. Daimler's track record in research, investing and consulting has tended toward complex issues, especially around the concepts of influence networks, modeling socio-economic systems and recently the behavior or central banks.
Shanna Tellerman is currently CEO of Modsy and previously at Google Ventures where she was focused on the future of the retail experience, 3D technologies and SaaS platforms. In her spare time, she launched a new program at GV to connect the Fortune 500 with relevant startups. She founded her first technology company, Sim Ops Studios, acquired by Autodesk, out of graduate school at Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center. At Sim Ops, they launched a cloud based 3D game platform called Wild Pockets with a mission to democratize the creation process of 3D content. Following the Autodesk acquisition, she was the Product Line Manager responsible for the initial launch of Autodesk Cloud which we launched within nine months after joining.
Ryan Walsh, previously Co-founded Pulselocker, worked as VP of Product at Beats Music, and he was a Senior Product Manager at Apple for iTunes. Ryan is now a Partner at Floodgate.
Jack Krawczyk (‘05) is now VP of Product Management at WeWork. He was previously was a Product Marketing Manager at Google, Head of Monetization & Publisher Products at StumbleUpon and most recently was VP of Product Management of Pandora. Jack is now at EIR at Accel Partners.
Aditya Agarwal previously was the CTO of Dropbox. Previously, he was VP of Engineering at Dropbox, overseeing the different engineering teams including new product development, infrastructure, platform and operations.
Aditya came to Dropbox via the acquisition of Cove, a company he co-founded that was focused on improving group collaboration and communication.
Prior to Cove, Aditya Agarwal was the Director of Product Engineering at Facebook where he oversaw the development of core products such as News Feed, Search, Photos, Profile and Applications. Aditya was one of the first engineers at Facebook and played an important role in helping to design and build core parts of the Facebook engineering infrastructure. He also wrote the initial Facebook search engine and co-authored Thrift, a popular open-source RPC framework. Before that, Aditya worked at Oracle on the Server Manageability team, which was responsible for creating a self-healing database.
Aditya has a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.