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Deep Learning: Intelligence from Big Data
Deep Learning: Intelligence from Big Data Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Stanford Graduate School of Business Knight Management Center – Cemex Auditorium 641 Knight Way, Stanford, CA A machine learning approach inspired by the human brain, Deep Learning is taking many industries by storm. Empowered by the latest generation of commodity computing, Deep Learning begins to derive significant value from Big Data. It has already radically improved the computer’s ability to recognize speech and identify objects in images, two fundamental hallmarks of human intelligence. Industry giants such as Google, Facebook, and Baidu have acquired most of the dominant players in this space to improve their product offerings. At the same time, startup entrepreneurs are creating a new paradigm, Intelligence as a Service, by providing APIs that democratize access to Deep Learning algorithms. Join us on September 16, 2014 to learn more about this exciting new technology and be introduced to some of the new application domains, the business models, and the key players in this emerging field. Moderator Steve Jurvetson, Partner, DFJ Ventures Panelists Adam Berenzweig, Co-founder and CTO, Clarifai Naveen Rao, Co-founder and CEO, Nervana Systems Elliot Turner, Founder and CEO, AlchemyAPI Ilya Sutskever, Research Scientist, Google Brain Demo Companies**: Clarifai | SkyMind | Ersatz Labs | AlchemyAPI ** Follow (@VLAB) on Twitter and Event Hashtag #VLABdl
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Energy Harvesting - Power Everywhere
VLAB Presents: Energy Harvesting - Power Everywhere Three factors are reaching a tipping point to open up new vistas in Energy Harvesting: cheaper, smaller, long-lasting batteries; Super low power CPUs and digital signal processors; and innovations in the energy harvesting devices themselves. Benefits range from the convenience of eliminating wiring clutter and frequent battery replacement, to the enabling of new applications where prohibitive wiring or battery costs are avoided altogether. The cost of finding and replacing batteries at frequent intervals for small devices such as wireless sensors and building & industrial controls is a challenge. Scavenging energy from the environment is becoming more attractive. There are over 500 products based on perpetually powered technologies ranging from simple light switches, which are powered by simply pressing the switch, to more complex devices that measure the integrity of the rotating blades on military helicopters. It is estimated that this segment of the market alone will yield an approximate $1.2B opportunity by 2014. Growth in renewable energy itself will drive increased demand for energy storage capacity. Batteries represent about a $39B market, which will grow to $50B over the next five years; with rechargeable batteries leading the way. Energy harvesters are one approach in charging these batteries. The military, security and aerospace industries with a projected market potential of over $1B, heavily rely on electronics that require field power where there are no convenient outlets for recharging batteries. In the battlefield soldiers use portable electronic systems, which can include communications equipment, thermal sights, night-vision goggles, GPS and portable or laptop computers. All of this equipment needs a lightweight and long lasting source of power. Our featured presenter shares exactly such a solution with us, with a product that harvests ambient energy generated by human motion. Enhancing energy and power capacity in mobile and consumer devices may be the inflection point in guiding energy harvesting from a niche market into the mainstream "high volume" consumer market. Other possible use cases may include perpetually powered devices for monitoring traffic and road conditions, or sniffing out pesticides and other toxins. "Is there a new App for that?" Moderator and Panel: Rex Northen, Executive Director of the Cleantech Open (Moderator) Yad Garcha, CEO, BionicPower (Presenter) Robert Andosca, Founder & CTO, MicroGen Systems Dr. Cyril Vancura, Investment Director, Robert Bosch Venture Capital Dr. Ahmad Baghai Dowlatabadi, Founder & CEO, Aivaka Nicholas Fowler, Chairman & CEO, Perpetua Power Source Technologies Find out more at: http://www.vlab.org/article.html?aid=398
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Rewriting DNA: Big Returns from Gene Editing
https://www.vlab.org/events/gene-editing/ --------------------------------------- Date - Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location SRI International Conference Center -------------------- Moderator: *Ted Driscoll, Parther & Digital Healthcare Lead, Claremont Creek Ventures Panelists: *Riley Doyle, CEO & Technical Lead, Desktop Genetics *Edward Lanphier, President & CEO, Sangamo BioSciences *Jenny Rooke, PhD & Managing Director, 5 Prime Ventures --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Imagine cutting and pasting genes in DNA, just like editing words in a document on a computer. CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology does just that, making it possible to replace genetic material with a simpler, cheaper, more precise method than ever before. Dubbed “the biggest biotech discovery of the century” supporters of CRISPR call out benefits such as potential cures for diseases like cancer, malaria, and cystic fibrosis; increased crop yields; and correcting genetic defects. Opponents raise ethical concerns citing the law of unintended consequences, designer babies, and interspecies organ transplants. With the market for gene editing expected to reach $3.5 billion by 2019, the stakes for companies, scientists, and entrepreneurs are high with battles already being waged over patents. Notably, pharmaceutical companies are jumping in to protect their interests, too. Will the winner take all? Can CRISPR eradicate viruses like AIDS and Zika? Can science truly control genetics?
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Young Entrepreneurs: Under 30 and On Fire
Young Entrepreneurs: Under 30 and On Fire Stanford University LOCATION: Cemex Auditorium | Stanford University 655 Knight Way Stanford, CA Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Follow (@VLAB) on Twitter and Event Hashtag #VLABGenY VLAB is back with one of the most anticipated events of the year: Young Entrepreneurs - Under 30 and On Fire. We are tapping into the minds of some of the most successful innovators under 30 in the heart of Silicon Valley. They are doing it all: raising money, leading talented teams and steering their vision forward. Five young entrepreneurs, all under the age of 30 will share their stories as they inspire us with the power of their ideas and their relentless passion to execute. Moderated by Adam Draper, CEO and Founder of Boost Incubator, our panel will feature: Michael Carter, CEO at Game Closure, raised $12M to tackle the hardest problems in mobile gaming and is recognized by W3C for his initial design of the HTML5 WebSocket real-time technology that is used in all modern web browsers Melody McCloskey, CEO at StyleSeat, a woman entrepreneur recognized in 2010 by Business Insider as a Silicon Valley 100 James Tamplin, CEO & Co-Founder at Firebase, a co-founder of a realtime application platform that allows developers to synchronize data instantaneously Lat Ware, Founder at Crooked Tree Studios, a game developer who successfully launched a game with telekinesis like powers on Kickstarter Marcus Weller, Ph.D., CEO & Chairman of Skully Helmets, the CEO of a heads-up display motorcycle helmet which won the coveted DEMO God award at their 2013 launch
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Smart Buildings: Silicon Valley Delivers Data-Driven Office Space
https://www.vlab.org/events/smart-buildings/ Tue Feb 16, 2016 Location SRI International Moderator: Jim Young, Co-Founder & CEO, Realcomm Panelists: Andrew Krioukov, Co-Founder & CEO, Building Robotics Vladi Shunturov, Co-Founder & President, Lucid Design Group Barry Coflan, Senior VP & CTO, EcoBuilding Division, Schneider Electric Q Motiwala, Managing Director, Draper Nexus Demo Companies: Daintree Networks | Luxul Technology Inc | Amp Technologies | Paqet Systems | Building Robotics | Lucid Design Group | Cold Machines | Telesense Track and share this event on social media with hashtag #VLABsb ------------ Silicon Valley is driving how corporations operate and manage their commercial real estate more effectively using automation to make buildings smarter. As companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and LinkedIn expand their campuses, and small companies continue to grow, their need to accommodate employees increases. Smart Building technology using the Internet of Things and data analytics is allowing these companies to design and operate intelligent work environments that allow occupants as well as property managers to work more efficiently and minimize operation costs. Innovators in corporate real estate and building automation are working alongside Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs vying for a position in a market that is expected to grow by $200B by 2020. How will the rise of these data-driven, intelligent buildings change the occupant experience? What data is being collected and put to use? What will change in building management? How many jobs will be affected?
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Fintech: Silicon Valley Takes On Wall Street
Fintech: Silicon Valley Takes On Wall Street Date - Tue Apr 21, 2015 Stanford GSB: Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center ====== Moderator: Nick Shalek, Partner, Ribbit Capital Panelists: Baiju Prafulkumar Bhatt, Co-Founder, Robinhood Libor Michalek, CTO Affirm Jillian Manus, General Partner, Structure Capital Jake Fuentes, CEO, Level Money, acquired by Capital One Finance is no longer a game restricted to the professionals. Today’s lean, data-driven startups are moving financial services from Wall Street to Main Street. Using artificial intelligence and scalable web platforms, they are leveraging operational efficiencies to drive new business models. Changes to the regulatory environment following the financial crisis now make it possible for new entrants to offer financial services targeted to Millennials and the middle-class. Fintech startups are poised to disrupt this massive multi-trillion dollar market. Will Silicon Valley startups succeed at revolutionizing Wall-Street or will they be squashed by the massive power, deep pockets and Capitol Hill connections of centuries old financial behemoths?
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Nuclear Fusion: Reacting To Commercialization
https://www.vlab.org/events/nuclear-fusion/ NOVEMBER 14, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST LOCATION: William R. Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 200 370 Serra Mall, Stanford University Stanford, CA ------------------- In Partnership with US ASIA TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT CENTER *Moderator: Rachel Slaybaugh, APRA-E Program Director and Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley *Panelists: Michel Laberge, Founder and Chief Scientist, General Fusion Matthew Thompson, Director of Physics, Tri Alpha Energy Tom McGuire, Research Engineer and Scientist, Lockheed Martin Ray Rothrock, Former General Partner, Venrock, Chair of NVCA, and CEO of Redseal *Event Team: Chairs: Walter Mok, Ed Abramczyk, Jerry Fuqua, Glen Speckert, Michelle Tsing Team Members: Dan Brehmer, Briana Burrows, Avid Farhoodfar, David Hamm, Giulia Lanza, Edmond Macaluso, KY Narasimhan, Alessandro Ratti, Elle Rustique, Tony San, John Silvestro --------------------- Successful entrepreneurs including Peter Thiel, Paul Allen, and Jeff Bezos are investing in innovative nuclear fusion startup companies, such as Helion Energy, Tri-Alpha, and General Fusion. Lockheed Martin is building a compact fusion reactor prototype, looking at future markets. These approaches are leaner and evolve faster than large government or international fusion projects. Startups may now apply AI to accelerate nuclear fusion. Innovative physics and AI technology provide nuclear fusion moon shots an opportunity to change the world, disrupting future markets with cost-effective abundant energy. The race to commercialization is accelerating, as investors make socially responsible long-term commitments. While each machine is modest compared to government or international efforts, their results point to multiple paths for commercialization of nuclear fusion. Come listen to a panel drawn from the frontier of commercialization of nuclear fusion. Learn innovative commercial approaches to Nuclear Fusion Understand Socially Responsible Investing Options Ask your questions of the Pioneers! Join the conversation on social media. Use hashtag #NuclearFusion
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Launching Longevity: Funding the Fountain of Youth
https://www.vlab.org/events/human-longevity/ Date - Tue Jun 21, 2016 Location - SRI International Conference Center --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special Presenter: Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer and Co-founder, SENS Moderator: Sonia Arrison, author, “100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything…” Panelists: Dr. Brian Kennedy, CEO, Buck Institute for Research on Aging Dr. Daniel Kraft, Founder of RegenMed Systems and Chair of Medicine, Singularity University Will Eden, Vice President, Thiel Capital Joe McCracken, VP of Business Development, Alkahest Dr. Thomas Rando, Director of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, Stanford University ------------------------------------------- Can technology make human longevity a reality? As the pace of discovery accelerates, scientists and entrepreneurs are closing in on the Fountain of Youth. Disrupting the aging process by hacking the code of life, promises better health and longer maximum lifespans. With many layers of complexity from science to ethics, there are still skeptics placing odds against human longevity. Venture capitalists are betting on success; putting big money on the table to fund longevity startups. Google/Alphabet and drugmaker AbbVie have invested $1.5 billion on Calico, while Human Longevity Inc. recently raised $220 million from their Series B funding round. Complementing traditional venture investment, VCs like Peter Thiel and Joon Yun have established foundations and prizes to accelerate the end of aging. Why are VCs suddenly investing heavily in longevity startups? Will extended lifespan be a privilege of the wealthy or will the benefits be accessible to all? How long before these well-funded startups bring viable products to market? Join us to hear our panel of leading experts discuss the science and business of human longevity.
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Crowdfunding: Disrupting Traditional Funding Models
Can your $1 contribution create a Big Business? YES, with crowdfunding. $1.5 billion in 2011, crowdfunding is set to double this year [1]. Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunded 60,000 projects: Half of the cash came as donations, while the other half came as an exchange for creative rewards or future product. Now that the JOBS Act lets startups exchange Equity-for-Cash up to $1M per year, implementation will prove interesting. Crowdfunding has vined its way through informal social networking sites, and these continue to fuel the rapid growth of this new economic engine... Learn more at: http://www.vlab.org/article.html?aid=446 Moderator Carl Esposti, Founder at Crowdsourcing.org Presenter: Slava Rubin, CEO & Co-Founder at Indiegogo Panelists: Ryan Caldbeck, CEO, CircleUp Daniel Zimmermann, Partner, WilmerHale Don Ross, Managing Director/Founder and Board Member, HealthTech Capital and Sand Hill Angels
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Human Augmentation: Blurring the Line Between Biology & Technology
The true age of the bionic man is upon us. Innovative new technologies are restoring and enhancing human sensory and motor functions like never before. Setting a new standard for quality of life and physiological enhancement, their creators enrich human capacities in ways only imagination could promise in the past. Entrepreneurs and private investors are innovating with low cost materials, sensors, and computation, to quickly replace the clumsy solutions of the past. What will the glasses, hearing aids, prosthetic, and wheelchairs of today look like in the near future? How will new ventures and entrepreneurs change the meaning of “disability”? What new industries will spawn to meet new customers demands? Join us as we hear from entrepreneurs to discover how innovation blurs the lines between biology and technology, and explore the implications of what some call Human 2.0. Moderator: Corinna E. Lathan, Ph.D., P.E., Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AnthroTronix Panelists: Peter Hadrovic, President, Sonitus Technologies Inc Nathaniel McCaffrey, Vice President of Engineering, Ekso Bionics Shahin Farshchi,Partner, Lux Capital Jeremy Crowell, Director of Central Fabrication, Hosmer, a Fillauer Company Demo companies: Ekso Bionics – http://www.eksobionics.com/ Sonitus Medical – http://www.sonitusmedical.com/ FIXED The Movie – http://www.fixedthemovie.com/ VisionCare Opthalmic Technologies – http://www.visioncareinc.net/ Syn-Touch LLC – http://www.syntouchllc.com/ Two Six Industries – http://www.twosixindustries.com Emotiv – http://emotiv.com ** Follow (@VLAB) on Twitter and Event Hashtag #VLABha
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Grid Energy Storage: Beyond Batteries
Investment in renewable energy infrastructure was higher than in fossil fuel infrastructure. With grid-scale energy storage, intermittent sources of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, become viable for the grid. VLAB will examine the technology and economics to make this transformation possible. The global market for energy storage services could be worth as much as $31.5 billion in 2017, according to Lux Research. Additionally, Pike Research forecasts that $122 billion will be invested in energy storage projects between 2011 and 2021. Today, 99% of the global energy storage is pumped hydro, which is geographically constrained. Now entrepreneurs free us from this constraint with fundamentally new technology challenging conventional expectations of capacity, efficiency and product life. Where are the best business opportunities for these start-ups -- at green energy farms? on the grid? or at the consumer's home or business? What are key metrics to make this economically viable, without subsidies? Efficiency, life-time costs, Capex? Will advances in traditional pumped hydro and compressed air prevail over battery/chemical technologies? Which countries are leading in Energy Storage on/off the grid? When will these new technologies become profitable? How and when will US utility companies get on-board? Join us to Learn More. Moderator: Eric Wesoff, Editor-in-Chief, Greentech Media Panelists: Professor Jay Whitacre, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Aquion Energy Dr. Steve Crane, Co-Founder and CEO, LightSail Energy Haresh Kamath, Strategic Program Manager, Energy Storage at EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) Abe Yokell, Partner,Rockport Capital
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Programming Nature - Entrepreneurs are Transforming Synthetic Biology into Real Dollars
When: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Where: Cemex Auditorium at Knight Management Center (Parking and Directions) Event Description: Synthetic biology was once-upon-a-time reserved for big pharma and the multimillion dollar chemical manufacturing industry. But today, startups and hackers in their garages and basements are using cloud based services and low cost labs, tools, and equipment to manipulate organisms to produce materials and products of economic value. Startups like Lygos are altering the DNA of yeast and e-coli to produce nylon, polyester, and polypropylene for clothing. RefactoredMaterials is transforming proteins to create materials that mimic spider silk. All of this is possible because cloud-based services and low cost tools are enabling these companies to quickly and cheaply build and iterate through multiple DNA blueprints to discover the right formula to produce these materials. Come to our event on January 22, 2013 at the Stanford Graduate School of Business to learn: What are the tools and cloud services that enable synthetic biology for startups? What are the keys to low cost innovation that will democratize synthetic biology and create profitable ventures? How do movements like Biohacking and Biocurious help shape this new movement? Can backyard biologists have the same impact that the homebrew computer clubs did in the 1980s? Is there a Moore's law equivalent for this space and what do investors see as the next big opportunities? Join us to Learn More. Moderator: Megan Palmer, Deputy Director, Stanford University, Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC) Panelists: Dan Widmaier, CEO, Refactored Materials Nathan J. Hillson, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Teselagen Warren Hogarth, Partner, Sequoia Capital Sasha Kamb, Senior Vice President, Amgen
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Affective Computing: The Power of Emotion Analytics
May 21, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Stanford GSB: Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center ----------------- Moderator: Zavain Dar, Senior Associate, Lux Capital Panelists: Yuval Mor, Co-founder and CEO, Beyond Verbal Rana el Kaliouby, Co-founder and Chief Strategy & Science Officer, Affectiva Ken Denman, President and CEO, Emotient Mary Czerwinski, Research Manager, Microsoft Research Demo Companies: Beyond Verbal, Affectiva, Emotient, Gestigon, Eyeris, SAILORS-Stanford AI Lab ------------------------- Affective Computing — technology that knows how you feel, can now read human emotion in real time. By combining sensor technology, big data and machine intelligence, Emotion Analytics engines will engage consumers more effectively, propelling a new Emotion Economy. This controversial development will affect all areas of industry from advertising and market research to consumer products. Facial expressions and even the spoken word can be observed and analyzed in real time to detect physical response to stimuli, identify emotion and transform measurable results into actionable insights. Companies using Affective Computing will create a whole new level of brand and product experiences for users, disrupting the $32B Consumer Market Research industry. How will Affective Computing allow companies to influence your day-to-day behavior? Will people sacrifice emotional privacy for affective computing enabled enriched experiences? Can built-in affective computing agents be used to upsell consumers?
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Big Data from Space: Actionable Intelligence on Earth
Big Data from Space: Actionable Intelligence on Earth Date(s) - Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location Stanford GSB: Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center Dramatic disruptions to Earth observation are being delivered by ambitious startups that are launching large fleets of small, interconnected satellites and developing cutting-edge analytics. The number of earth-gazing satellites has nearly doubled in 2014 alone. With views into daily global activity being refreshed at a faster rate than ever before, selling raw pixels and signals is not enough to satisfy industry demands. It is these startups that are changing how we use Big Data in business here on earth. Responding to ever-expanding industry demands by delivering “near real-time” data and developing cutting-edge analytics at a lower cost, these startups are providing actionable insights for many industries. Finance, insurance, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mapping, manufacturing, shipping, mining, sustainable industries, and energy enterprises are using eyes and ears in the sky to make better decisions and improve operational efficiency with actionable data sent ultimately from space. As funding moves rapidly from government to commercial, the global market for satellite-sourced intelligence is predicted to grow by over $5 billion by 2019. Venture capital firms such as DFJ Venture and Khosla Ventures are investing in innovative startups, with successful exits like the recent acquisitions of satellite operator Skybox Imaging by Google for $500 million and climatology Big Data analytics venture The Climate Corporation by Monsanto for nearly $1 billion. Why are industry giants eager to consume data from the sky? Which markets will be transformed using Big Data from Space? Join us on Wednesday October 22, 2014 to find out. Moderator: Amaresh Kollipara, Principal, Space Angels Network, and Managing Partner, Earth2Orbit Panelists: Pavel Machalek, CEO, Spaceknow Theresa Condor, Vice-President Sales & Business Development, Spire Robbie Schingler, Co-Founder, President and COO, Planet Labs Shay Har-Noy, Ph.D, Senior Director – Geo-spatial Big Data, DigitalGlobe Julian Mann, Co-Founder and Vice-President Product Management, Skybox Imaging (acquired by Google) Demo Companies**: Mapbox | Spaceknow | DauriaGEO | UrtheCast | Alanax | Silicon Valley Space Center | SETI ** Follow (@VLAB) on Twitter and Event Hashtag #VLABsi
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Immunotherapy: Hacking How the Body Fights Disease
https://www.vlab.org/events/immunotherapy-hacking-body-fights-disease/ -- March 21, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. SRI International, Menlo Park, CA -- Moderator: Tito Serafini, President and CEO, Founder, Atreca Panelists: Jonathan MacQuitty, CEO, Forty Seven Inc. Karin Jooss, Executive Vice President of Research & Chief Scientific Officer, Gritstone Oncology Edgar Engleman, Professor of Pathology and of Medicine, Stanford University Jackie Benson, Vice President, Immunology Scientific Innovation, Johnson & Johnson -- PLATINUM SPONSORS: Panasonic Sidley Austin pwc SRI International GOLD SPONSORS: TechCode Orrick Sheppard Mullin Morrison Foerster E&J Gallo Winery SILVER SPONSORS: Intel Software ================= Immunotherapy researchers are applying new insights into how the immune system works to unleash its power on cancer and fight autoimmune diseases like diabetes, MS and rheumatoid arthritis. Private investors, VCs, and pharmaceutical companies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars into groundbreaking immunotherapies, and clinicians are scrambling to identify and test the most promising treatments. In spite of the huge expense, time-consuming research, rigorous clinical testing, and FDA approval requirements, startups, non-profit organizations, and established companies alike are racing to bring the next immunotherapy to market. Radically different approaches will stand alone, be combined, or fail in crunch time. According to market research firm MarketsandMarkets, the global immunotherapy market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.5%, reaching $201B by 2021, promising huge returns. Biopharma companies like Merck, Novartis, Roche and BMS are all-in. With high barriers to entry, are startups able to compete? What strategies are companies taking to be the first to market? Will cancer, allergies, and autoimmune disease someday be a thing of the past? #ImmunoTherapy
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Guy Kawasaki on Entrepreneurship
VLAB Presents: Hiroshi Wald in conversation with Guy Kawasaki. Learn more about VLAB: www.vlab.org
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AgTech: Sand Hill Bets on Precision Agriculture
Date - Tue Sep 15, 2015 Location Stanford GSB: Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center ----------- Moderator: Rob Leclerc, CEO, AgFunder Panelists: Lance Donny, Founder and CEO, OnFarm Systems Jorge Heraud, CEO, Blue River Technology Brook Porter, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Ron Zink, Director, On-Board Applications, John Deere ----------------------- Agriculture is now one of the hottest high-tech sectors. With Precision Agriculture, farmers can collect timely data about their crops at the plant level to optimize how they cultivate each plant and possibly affect each fruit. Data-driven precision is replacing massive mechanization. Startups with advanced automation and control components, farm management software, remote sensing and monitoring, robots and drones, offer solutions that improve efficiency and increase yields, while making better use of land resources. A $3 trillion industry, Agriculture was until recently largely ignored by venture capitalists. Now Khosla, Kleiner Perkins and others are aggressively targeting the agricultural value chain. According to AgFunder, agriculture technology raised a total of $2.36 billion in 2014. The industry took on $1.04 billion in Q1 2015 alone. Will technology make agriculture more sustainable? Will the small organic farmers be able to compete? Will Precision Agriculture allow California to maintain its leading position in high-value crops such as almonds and grapes in spite of water shortages? Join us on September 15 to find out. Questions, comments or suggestions? Contact [email protected]
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Silicon Valley's Youngest and Brightest Entrepreneurs...2012
Silicon Valley's Youngest and Brightest Entrepreneurs... ...who are they and what endeavors are they pursuing? Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Stanford Graduate School of Business Oberndorf Event Center, 3rd Floor, North Building 641 Knight Way, Stanford, CA Event Description Each iteration of the Silicon Valley cycle begets a new generation of ideas and challenges; among them are the young and the bold. For example, Peter Thiel's "stop going to college and create a business" program has taken off early in 2011 with 24 fellows announced. These young minds are offered $100,000 and 2 years of freedom to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Join us for a discussion with some of the youngest and most promising minds to reveal their perspectives on the latest technology trends, building startups in the economic turmoil, and the challenges and opportunities associated with being a young entrepreneur. Some of the key questions we'll explore include: How are today's youngest entrepreneurs thinking about the current environment and where are they focusing their talents? How can youth and "inexperience" be turned from a liability into an asset? Isn't there a risk in starting too young? Our past panels on Young Entrepreneurs in 2009 and 2007 include knock-out, homerun startups.
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Young Women Entrepreneurs Under 30
VLAB’s annual Young Entrepreneurs Event hosts a panel of women founders under 30. These extraordinary visionaries are impacting businesses, changing the perception of women. They will share their stories about building products, leading teams, raising capital, and bouncing back from every setback. Beyond gender, beyond their words, beyond the products and even beyond their visions and teams, we connect with their passion. Join us in January 2015 as we hear their drive to leave this world a better place; to show upcoming generations of women that they, too, can succeed. The question was never “why?” or “why not?” – it has always been, “how?” Moderator Fran Maier, Founder, TRUSTe Panelists Brienne Ghafourifar, Co-Founder, Entefy Lisa Falzone, CEO, Revel Alex Meliones, Co-Founder & Chief Creative and Marketing, BitWall Nanxi Liu, Co-Founder and CEO, Enplug Yunha Kim, Co-Founder and CEO, Locket ** Follow (@VLAB) on Twitter and Event Hashtag #VLABywe
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Gut-Feeling — Ventures into the Microbiome
Tue Feb 17, 2015 Stanford: Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center ------- Moderator: Mark Bünger, Sr. Research Director, Lux Research Panelists: Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D., Co-founder & CEO, Whole Biome Karim Dabbagh, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Second Genome Jackie Papkoff, Ph.D., Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Douglas Crawford, Ph.D., Managing Director, Mission Bay Capital, Associate Director, QB3 Demo Companies: AOBiome, Nubiome, Stanford Relman Lab, PacBio --------------------------------------------------------------------- Will bacteria enable personalized medicine? Bacteria are no longer the enemy. Scientists and entrepreneurs have entered a race to develop tools and datasets that uncover the role microbes play in human health. The human body contains a complex environment of bacteria that live on the skin, and in the mouth and gut — the microbiome. Genetic information in the microbiome outnumbers genetic information in human cells by 40:1 Advances in DNA sequencing and big data allow us to analyze bacteria like never before. Companies that focus on the microbiome could transform multi-billion dollar concerns like weight loss ($60B), probiotics ($30B), cosmetics, dental health, and even chronic diseases like diabetes.Will microbiome analysis change modern medicine? How are entrepreneurs involved? Is the money in sequencing, analytics, or drug development? Our panelists and demo companies seek to answer these questions.
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Drone Swarms: The Buzz of the Future
Date - Thu Oct 15, 2015 7 - 8:30 pm Location - Stanford GSB: Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center --- Moderator: Timothy Chung, Assistant Professor, Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School Panelists: James Gosling, ‎Chief Software Architect, Liquid Robotics William Santana Li, Chairman and CEO , Knightscope, Inc. Corey Ippolito, Research Scientist, NASA Jonathan Downey, Founder and CEO, Airware Commercial Drone Fund --- Imagine ubiquitous, intelligent robots collectively performing complex tasks. By combining intricate algorithms, defined rules, and continuous sensor data, swarm behavior can emerge. Entrepreneurs are using this collaborative intelligence to develop applications for drone swarms in the air, on land, and by sea. Watch out, Drone Swarms are coming! Startups are developing applications for shipping, security, search and rescue, environmental monitoring, and agriculture to name a few. Industry experts predict the creation of more than 100,000 new jobs in the U.S. alone. With the market potential estimated at over $82 billion for airborne drones, venture capitalists and corporations are flocking to invest. What types of new jobs will be created? Will government regulation limit the potential applications for drone swarms? Which application will emerge the fastest?
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Drones - The commercial era takes off
Tuesday March 19th, 2013 Stanford School of Business Stanford University – Oberndorf Event Center ----------------------------------- Panelists: Moderator: Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drone Helen Greiner, CEO of CyPhyWorks Zack Schildhorn, Lux Capital Matthew Pobloske, Director Unmanned Aircraft Programs at BAE Systems Jonathan Downey, CEO of Airware ---------------------------------------------------- OVERVIEW: Imagine delivering pizza by flying drone. Impossible Dream or Innovative Business Plan? Drones aren't just coming soon, they are already here. While military drone technology is a hot topic these days, commercial applications of drone technology are poised to make a big impact across a number of diverse industries. The commercial implications are virtually endless - drones can be used by journalists to record aerial video and photos, by law enforcement to see without putting officers at risk, by farmers to keep an eye on crops, or by civil organizations to inspect infrastructure for safety. In the US, commercial applications of flying drones are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The drone commercial era will begin with the announcement of the FAA's rules for integrating drones into the National Air Space by 2015. Much like the 1889 Oklahoma Land Rush, an avalanche of disruptive commercial drone applications and services is bound to emerge. VLAB is excited to host a panel of innovative entrepreneurs and experts to discuss commercial drone technology, its potential for the future, and implications on daily life. Join us in March for a robust discussion by a diverse set of panelist. Learn what your opportunities are as the commercial era of drones takes off.
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Ambient IQ: Intelligence Anywhere and Everywhere
Ambient IQ: Intelligence Anywhere and Everywhere Tuesday, March 18, 2014 LOCATION: Stanford Graduate School of Business Knight Management Ctr - Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall 641 Knight Way Stanford, CA 6:00pm -- 7:00pm: Registration & Reception 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Event Program Ambient data, collected through sensor networks and mobile devices, is transforming our physical environment into aubiquitous experience which is personalized, context-aware, and responsive to the presence of people and vice versa. With Google's recent acquisition of smart thermostat maker, Nest, for $3.2B dollars, and the integration of Apple's CarPlay into the automotive industry, we will see the potential for new platforms to emerge as venture capital firms including Greylock, Highland Capital and Box group are investing nearly $468 million in automation startups. Companies from GE to Yahoo to Intel to Mobile Service Providers are seeking to be play a critical role in this business. Cisco estimates 50 billion networked devices by 2020. This network of devices is expected to help individuals carry out their day-to-day activities seamlessly and with greater efficiency. As we enter the era of the smart environment, what will it take for startups including Electric Imp and Automatic to succeed in this new, dynamic environment where the abundance of data creates both tremendous opportunities and challenges? Join us onTuesday, March 18th as we discover the possibilities and feature startups who are redesigning our everyday experiences. Moderator Bill Ferrell, Founder, Weld Inc. Panelists Hugo Fiennes, Co-Founder and CEO, Electric Imp Thejo Kote, Co-Founder and CEO, Automatic Savitha Srinivasan, Partner, IBM Venture Capital Group & Director, IBM Corporate Strategy Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
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NoSQL & Big Data: Scaling the Enterprise into the New Age
0 to 50 million users in 50 days? Disruptive scaling is painless with NoSQL. Even enterprises have taken notice. They are using the same technology that propelled Google, Facebook and Amazon to massive success by analyzing petabytes of data from sensors, social media and commerce demographics. NoSQL ("Not only SQL") enables queries and analytics against "unstructured" data, which allows for rapid prototyping and agile development of business intelligence applications. This is in stark contrast to the case where IT has to approve, fund, and develop every change to their "structured" database applications, and where scaling up requires a lengthy budgeting process. Imagine: If power companies had real-time analytics from all the log files in the grid to improve response time in emergencies. Or if the sales team had insightful analytics about trouble tickets or other call center issues... before they got an escalation from their customer's executives. Worth of this 'Big Data' market is projected to reach $53 billion in five years, and NoSQL is open-source. How can startups cash in, and how will incumbents respond? Big Data and Open Source Software powered the massive disruption we call Web2.0, and continues to power most of the big name IPOs of 2012. We are just getting started. Moderator: Robert Scoble - Startup Liaison Officer at Rackspace Hosting Panelists James Phillips - Director, Co-Founder & SVP of Products at Couchbase Max Schireson - President at 10gen, the company that develops and supports MongoDB Doug Cutting - Chairman of the Board of Directors, Apache Software Foundation, Creator of Hadoop Andrew Mendelsohn, SVP, Database Server Technologies, Oracle Ravi Mohan, Managing Director of Shasta Ventures
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Virtual Currencies: Gold Rush or Fools' Gold, The Rise of Bitcoin in a Digital Economy
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Munger Bldg 4, Paul Brest Hall, 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford Univ Introduction Susan Athey, Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business Moderator Kashmir Hill, Senior Online Editor, Forbes Panelists Fred Ehrsam, Co-founder, Coinbase Chris Larsen, CEO and Co-Founder, OpenCoin, the company developing the Ripple protocol Wendy Cheung, Director of Compliance and BSA Officer, Silicon Valley Bank Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Principals, Winklevoss Capital Event Description What if currency wasn't something that exchanged hands physically, but moved instantaneously between networks, countries, and continents? What if it wasn't regulated by a government, system of banks, or any entity at all? And, what if it was completely open source? This disruption of what we view as currency isn't just theory, it is already a $1.5 billion dollar movement. Leading the charge is Bitcoin. Launched in 2009, Bitcoin moved to decentralize currency in a big way by leveraging cryptography (instead of government authority) to digitally coin and transfer money. Users can choose to use the currency veiled in anonymity while steadily gaining ground as a valuable, peer-to-peer currency. With over 11M bitcoins in circulation, the virtual currency is gaining significant traction. Thousands of companies and online retailers, and as many as 140 non-profits currently accept payment in bitcoins. The market value of a single bitcoin was as low as pennies at the outset, has risen as high as $266 and now hovers in the $100-120 range. The emergence of an alternative currency has had a domino effect. As more people "mine" (create) new bitcoins, more retailers and organizations scramble to adopt the infrastructure to accept this new form of payment. Non-profits have also been early adopters and virtual currencies have provided new ways to fund and extend their work. The spike in consumer interest has also lead to new currency exchange systems like Mt. Gox---the current most popular online exchange, and Ripple--an emerging platform that calls itself the world's first open transaction network to facilitate exchanges between all kinds of currencies, including Bitcoin. And the rise of Bitcoin has also spurred new similar virtual currencies such as Litecoin. The interest has not gone unnoticed by VC's. Andreessen Horowitz recently completed an angel round for an undisclosed amount to fund OpenCoin, the developer of Ripple. This fascinating area is also fraught with its own concerns. The characteristic potential anonymity of Bitcoin has led to virtually untraceable funding of illicit activities. The government, which has been slow to recognize virtual currencies, is starting to take notice considering the booming growth of this largely untaxed, unregulated currency. Whether you are bitcoiner yourself or are brand new to virtual currencies, join a panel of experts on June 18th 2013, to learn about the past and future potential of virtual currencies.
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Collaborative Consumption
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Oberndorf Event Center at Knight Management Center, Stanford Campus Event Description A new economic model is emerging as the millennials are thinking smart about ways to make money on everything they own. As the "sharing economy" proliferates, p2p and point-to-point luxury cars are being used by the minute and sophisticated car owners are earning cash for their cars while at work. Instead of paying retail prices for top fashion, folks are using online platforms to choose and swap with others. Vacationers are staying at personal townhouses, mansions and even pitching tents in people's gardens while homeowners turn a profit on their assets. Time and space limitations, uneasy economic times and increasing sustainability and community values have triggered a shift in behavior, a new business philosophy. While "sharing" has been around for some time, mobile applications, advances in payment technologies and connected social networks are putting in place an infrastructure that supports trust and accessibility for community sharing -- pushing this movement to a whole new level. The impact is in the numbers. Car-sharing revenue is expected to reach over $3B by 2016 and peer-to-peer rentals are expected to expand to become a $26B industry. Perhaps most telling is $110B--the estimated total market for the sharing economy over the next few years. This market is emerging and expanding at a rapid pace. · What made Airbnb such a commodity, will this work for others startups and in which verticals? · How do the changes in auto sharing impact auto manufacturing? · How do insurance models work in the "sharing economy"? · What barriers are inhibiting this movement to scale? · Should you trust just anybody with your home, car, dress or power saw? · What is the regulatory environment like around this movement? Moderator: Kanyi Maqubela, Venture Partner, Collaborative Fund Panelists: Andre Haddad, CEO, Relay Rides Andy Ruben, Co-Founder, yerdle Ronny Conway, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz Peter Dempster, Advanced Technologies Engineer - Energy Topics, BMW Group
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Guy Kawasaki on His Brand
VLAB Presents: Hiroshi Wald in Conversation with Guy Kawasaki
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Blockchain: Transforming the Future of Global Business
https://www.vlab.org/pastevents/ ------------------------------------ Tue Mar 15, 2016 7pm SRI International Conference Center, Menlo Park, CA ---------------------- Moderator: Naveed Sherwani, President & CEO, PeerNova Panelists: David Aho, Co-Founder, Chronicled Zaki Manian, Founder, Skuchain John Wolpert, Global Blockchain Offering Director, IBM W. Bradford Stephens, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Blockchain Capital Demo Companies: SkuchainNetworks | IBM | Chronicled | PeerNova | Hedgy | Tendermint | Blockseer | ManifoldTechnology | Ledger | BitSE Track and share this event on social media with hashtag #VLABblockchain ------------------------------ We are on the verge a massive, global change, much like the early days of the Internet. Blockchain technology, extremely secure distributed ledgers, will soon displace legacy databases and their bloated infrastructure in dozens of industries from Wall Street to supply chain management. Secure, running records of verified transactions get chained together and replicated in nodes across blockchain networks. Blockchains will speed up the global economy by allowing companies to complete global transactions faster across borders while guaranteeing data integrity. Physical, legal, and financial transactions are tied together in a Blockchain, a series of transactions recorded in a distributed ledger without the need for a centralized authority. The economic impact is enormous; Blockchains will account for trillions of dollars in transactions across key industries including healthcare, insurance, real estate, government, banking, and financial markets by 2020. Is Blockchain all that it is cracked up to be? Which companies stand to lose the most from Blockchain adoption? Will Blockchain save businesses and consumers save billions of dollars by reducing losses from theft and fraud?
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The Future of Transportation: Freeways or Flyways?
Date: Tue Nov 15, 2016 7pm Location: SRI International Conference Center Moderator: Dr. Ilan Kroo, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University and Principal Scientist & Founding CEO, Zee Aero Panelists: Zach Lovering, Chief Engineer, A3 – Airbus Aleksey Matushev. CEO / Co-founder, Natilus Carl Dietrich. CEO/CTO and Co-Founder, Terrafugia Jeffrey Schox, Partner, Trucks Venture Capital and Founder, Schox.com Nikhil Goel, Head of Product, Advanced Programs, Uber Technologies Demonstrations by: Natilus, Terrafugia, Monday Motorbikes, CITRIS Aviation, Airbus, and rLoop Overview: Each day more and more commuters are affected by traffic jams in major metropolitan areas. Aging infrastructure, population increases, and demand for space on the road are all having a negative effect on commutes. As traffic congestion continues to grow, so does the level of commuters’ frustration. Finally, technological advances are catching up to visionary ideas that will solve commuters’ woes around the world — defining the future of transportation. Innovative startups, established companies, and transit authorities are in a race to bring new breakthroughs in transportation technology to market that could move us from freeways to flyways. Despite technical challenges and regulatory hurdles, their ambitions have not been throttled. Which technology will lead — Hyperloop, pilotless drones, or flying cars? Venture capitalists are investing heavily in technology that they believe will disrupt the $1.7 trillion automotive industry, which according to Scotiabank will sell over 75M vehicles this year alone. Which innovation will become the de facto mode of transportation in the future? Where are investors putting their money? Will the technology be accessible to all or just the wealthy?
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3D Printing: Personalized Production for the Mass Market
3D Printing is poised to become a part of our daily lives, allowing consumers to make things in a new era of mass customization. Once an expensive technology used by engineers, 3D printers today print car bodies, medical and dental prosthetics, high-fashion shoes and much more. Layer by layer, 3D printers deposit material to build up one-of-a-kind products, even with complex internal shapes. Virtual marketplaces, cheaper printers and cloud-based consumer software are transforming the 3D Printing ecosystem, bringing the technology within the reach of everyone. With a current market size of $1.3 billion, the 3D printing industry is set to explode to $3.1 billion by 2016, according to industry consulting firm Wohlers Associates. Join us and our industry leading panelists to understand business models and see the technology in action.
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2013 Young Entrepreneurs - Highlights from the Panel
Condensed version (ScrapVid) of VLab's Young Entrepreneurs annual series held at Stanford. For full version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn2trCRRTSI Follow #VLABGenY for next Young Entrepreneurs event!
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IoT Security: High Stakes for Billions of Devices
Event Flyer: https://www.vlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/VLAB-IoT-Security.pdf February 21, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. SRI International Conference Center ---------------------------------- Moderator: Mark Weatherford, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, vArmour Panelists: May Wang, Co-Founder and CTO, ZingBox Lasse Andresen, CTO and Founder, ForgeRock Mallik Tatipamula, Vice President of Service Provider and IoT Solutions, F5 Networks Carl Ledbetter, Managing Partner, Pelion Venture Partners ------------------------------------ The speed of Internet of Things (IoT) adoption is creating opportunities for startups developing IoT security solutions. Many industries such as healthcare, energy, automotive, and consumer products are being transformed using insights gained from the real-time data that IoT provides. As new online devices continue to be added at exponential rates, the frequency of sophisticated cyber attacks targeting consumers, businesses, and public services is also increasing. Startups are competing against large corporations to establish themselves as leaders in IoT security. And the rewards leading the charge to protect against security breaches, hijacking, and individual privacy concerns is enormous. According to KBV Research, the IoT Security market expected to reach $29.2B by 2022. Is the Internet of Things making us more vulnerable to attacks? Given the anticipated growth in connected devices, will security solutions be able to keep pace? What are the biggest challenges for startups working on IoT Security? PLATINUM SPONSORS Panasonic Sidley Austin pwc SRI International GOLD SPONSORS TechCode Orrick Sheppard Mullin Morrison Foerster E&J Gallo Winery SILVER SPONSORS intel Software
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Open-Source Processors: Bringing Silicon Back to Silicon Valley?
event page: https://vlab.org/events/open-source-processors/ brochure: https://vlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/VLAB-Flyer-Open-Source-Processors.pdf Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Stanford Faculty Club - Stanford University 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 ------------------------------- Moderator Linley Gwennap, President, The Linley Group Panelists Krste Asanovic, Co-Founder and Chief Architect, SiFive Art Swift, VP Marketing and Business Development, Esperanto Technologies John Heinlein, Vice President, Chief of Staff to the CEO, ARM Stefan Dyckerhoff, Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures ------------------------------- The open-source approach to developing new technologies is entering a new realm, with the potential to change an entire industry. For years, open-source has lived exclusively in the software domain. From Linux to GitHub, open-source software has become a powerful way to bring new products and solutions to market. This open-source transformation in software is now making its way to silicon, with far-reaching implications. Open-source has the potential to be as big a game-changer in silicon as it has been in software. Companies like Sifive and Esperanto are already commercializing new architectures based on the open-source approach, and new open-source communities like the RISC V consortium are having a huge impact. In this event, our panel will discuss the promise of open-source CPU architectures and the challenges faced in building complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) products around an open-source Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). What will motivate chip companies and customers to embrace open-source hardware? What ecosystem components are needed for successful commercialization? Which domains will benefit by embedding an open-architecture? What business models can succeed in this new ecosystem?
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Next-Generation Networking: Disaggregating the Data Center
https://www.vlab.org/events/open-data-center-networking/ Event Location: SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA Moderator: Roy Chua, Co-Founder and Partner, SDxCentral Panelists: Mansour Karam, Co-Founder and CEO, Apstra JR Rivers, Co-Founder and CTO, Cumulus Networks Amit Sanyal, VP of Product Management, Innovium Sudip Chakrabarti, Partner, LightSpeed Venture Partners -------------------------------------------------------- Data centers, the last bastions of proprietary Internet infrastructure solutions, are facing a new challenger, one that promises to break down walls by providing standardization, flexibility, and increased control over data center operations — Open Data Center Networking. For decades, networking giants like Cisco, Juniper, and Brocade dominated the industry. Later, Google, Facebook, and Amazon built extensive data centers using proprietary hardware and software, emerging as leading hyper-scale operators. Today, the Open Compute Project is disaggregating hardware and software in the data center to provide greater flexibility, scalability, and efficiency with software doing more heavy lifting. This next generation of networking is driving disruption in the IT infrastructure market, which IDC predicts will maintain a 24% CAGR to reach over $140B by 2019. With the adoption of open data center networking, who will come out ahead? Will IT infrastructure startups be able to challenge the infrastructure giants that currently dominate the market? Which companies are the venture capitalists watching? Join us on April 25, 2017, to find out. Tell your friends about it on social media using #DataCenter. ------------------------------------------------------- Event Team Chair: David Fudenberg Members: Subrata Goswami, Raj Jakkampudi, Vivek Joshi, Christos Kolias, Fred Stein, Lu Wen-Pai
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Young Investors: Venture Capital Millennial-Style
https://www.vlab.org/vlabcontent/ Tuesday January 17, 2017 Location: SRI International Conference Center Moderator: Mark Bunger, VP of Research, Lux Research Panelists: Bucky Moore, Principal, Costanoa Ventures Josh Nussbaum, Principal, Compound Venture Capital Lu Zhang, Founding and Managing Partner, NewGen Capital Shruti Gandhi, Managing Partner, Array Ventures William Ichioka, Self-employed, Investor --------------- The accelerated pace of product development is giving rise to young investors, who are shaping the technological landscape by providing venture capital in Millennial-style. With the average app startup moving from ideation to acquisition within 18 months, young entrepreneurs and fast-moving founders need investors that understand the technology and fund them faster than ever before. With more founders exiting and turning investors under 30 years of age, it is clear that Millennials are up for the challenge. While many established venture capital firms are hiring young investors right out of college, the Millennials are moving into other areas including accelerators, incubators, syndications, and Angelist to find the next promising investment. With the private equity market expected to grow to more than $70 billion by 2020, Millennial investors are ready to make their mark. But, who are these young investors? How is their track record? What types of investments attract their attention? Is this the birth of a new PayPal mafia?
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Privacy Startups: a Game Changer in a Connected World
Privacy Startups: a Game Changer in a Connected World Can entrepreneurs protect your privacy online? Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Stanford University Vidalakis Dining Hall | Schwab Residential Center (Directions) 680 Serra Street Stanford, CA Follow (@VLAB) on Twitter and Event Hashtag #VLABprivacy Everyone is mining your data. In the next minute, Google will receive over 2 million search queries, Facebook users will share nearly 1 million updates, and over 200 million emails will be sent. Large scale data-mining and analytics have enabled data brokers, like Acxiom, Datalogix, and Epsilon, to build detailed profiles on you and over 700 million other consumers. According to the Wall Street Journal, privacy concerns are shaking up the $120B online advertising business, and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) reports that the lack of trust in U.S. networks may cost us between $22 to $35 billion dollars. As the loss of privacy in the digital age becomes more rampant, entrepreneurs are fighting back - securing your data, protecting your web traffic, and encrypting your communications. Will they succeed, or do we live in the age where privacy is forever lost? Join us on Tuesday, October 15th to find out. Moderator Seth Rosenblatt, Senior Writer, CNET Panelists Casey Oppenheim, Co-Founder, Disconnect.me Nico Sell, Co-Founder & CEO, Wickr Jack Yang, Associate General Counsel - Global Privacy Office and Enterprise Risk, VISA Jacques Benkoski, Partner, US Venture Partners Phil Zimmermann, Creator, PGP, and Co-Founder, Silent Circle
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Cyber Security SmackDown: Organized Crime vs. Agile Start-ups
Organized Crime vs. Agile Start-ups Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Stanford Graduate School of Business Cemex Auditorium 641 Knight Way, Stanford, CA Event Description: Cyber security used to be as simple as protecting computers with an antivirus program and a firewall. These static protections defended against drive-by hackers and "script kiddies", similar to locking your doors to discourage opportunistic burglars. But today, the most dangerous cyber attacks originate from highly de-centralized and organized crime enterprises engaged in sophisticated and focused cyber attacks. Most organizations are unaware they have been hacked until it is too late. Just as the Mafia at the turn of 20th century changed the law enforcement landscape, black hat hacking has become a profitable, illegitimate business that harms individuals, companies, and national security. McAfee estimates that global cyber crime cost corporations and individuals over $1 trillion annually. As the cloud continues to expand from computers and mobile devices, to cars and smart homes, so do the opportunities for hackers to infiltrate even more aspects of our corporate and personal lives. Large security firms have not been able to keep up with the cyber crime-wave sweeping the internet, but agile startups bring dynamic self-adaptive tools to defend us against this emerging threat. Hear about opportunities and implications for entrepreneurs in this evolving ecosystem. Jeffrey Carr, Founder and CEO of Taia Global, Inc. Panelists: Mike Eynon, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Silver Tail Systems Ali Golshan, Co-founder & Chief Architect at Cyphort Inc Marc Goodman, Future Crimes, Founder and Chairman Jacques Benkoski, Ph.D. and Venture Partner at US Venture Partners
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The Impact of Technology on Clinical Trials: Will A.I. and Mobile Create Cures Faster?
Event Web Reference: https://vlab.org/events/impact-of-tech-on-clinical-trials/ Event Brochure: https://vlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/VLAB-Flyer-Clinical-Trials.pdf Event Date and Time: Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:00 – 8:30 P.M. Event Location: Stanford Faculty Club, Stanford University, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 ------------------------------ Moderator: Dr. Daniel Kraft, Founder and Chair, Exponential Medicine Panelists: Wout Brusselaers, Co-Founder and CEO, Deep 6 AI Dr. Michelle Longmire, Co-Founder and CEO, Medable Mohanad Fors, Global Head of BIOME – Digital Innovation Lab, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Ruchita Sinha, Senior Director of Investments, Sanofi Ventures ------------------------------ Event Description: Bringing a new medical treatment or drug to market often takes years and costs billions of dollars, and clinical trials usually present the biggest sinkhole — by some estimates, up to 20% of a $65B industry. As medical expenses skyrocket, several startups working on AI and other emerging technologies aim to revolutionize or, in some cases, even replace the clinical trial process. These new technologies promise to get the right cure to the right people at the right time, simply because they decrease the time to market and expenses involved in clinical trials — while also reducing the frustration that so many patients feel about their treatment options. Can these technologies find the right participants for clinical trials? Will these new innovations reverse the trend of rising health costs? How can AI provide a “shot in the arm” for the clinical trial industry? ------------------------------ Event Team: Event Chair- Avery Hamm Event Team Mambers- Olga Avramenko, Akash Choudhary, Mao Du, David Hamm, Jeanne Hsu, Walter Mok, Rebecca Organ, John Van Peborgh
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Sports Analytics: Changing The Game
https://www.vlab.org/events/sports-analytics-changing-the-game/ May 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at SRI International in Menlo Park PLATINUM SPONSORS Panasonic Sidley Austin PWC SRI International ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Moderator: Ted Ramey, Sports Broadcaster: KNBR 1050, Radio PXP voice of the SJ Earthquakes, AM sports anchor 107.7 The Bone Panelists: Michael Sharf, Founder and CEO, Bridge Athletic Steven Smith, Founder and CEO, Kitman Labs Howard G. Wright, Vice President, Intel Capital/Global Business Development, Intel Sports Group John Malloy, General Partner and Founder, Blue Run Ventures --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sports analytics is changing the game by providing insights that improve athletic performance, affect coaching decisions, and engage audiences in new ways. Using sensor technology, computer vision, and VR, startups and tech companies are developing state-of-the-art algorithms that reveal physiological details about the athletes as they train and compete. Now every professional sports team is investing in analytics. Precise data provides coaches and fans with intimate knowledge about each player on the field, allowing them to view the game like never before. As sports technology evolves, it gets relied on more and more each day. The sports analytics industry, according to Research and Markets analysts, is expected to reach $3.97B over the next five years — but is not without controversy. Athletes are concerned about who has the right to their personal data, and many have speculated that draft picks and player salaries could be determined by the data. Will sports analytics be available to all, or to only teams with the biggest budgets? Who stands to make the most money? Which sports are changing as a result of sports analytics technology? ---------------------- Event Chairs: Santosh Tatipamula, Esha Prasad Members: Ravi Prasad, Mallik Tatipamula, Monique Hodgkinson, David Fudenberg, Josh Bradshaw --------------------------------------------------------- GOLD SPONSORS TechCode McDonald's SILVER SPONSORS gallo Umunhum Brewing
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The Future of Storytelling: AR/VR Turns Its Gaze on TV and Cinema
March 20th, 2018 Stanford Faculty Club Stanford University Event Flyer: https://www.vlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/VLAB-Flyer-Future-of-Storytelling.pdf Event Link: https://www.vlab.org/events/future-of-storytelling/ ===Moderator Jesse Damiani, Founder and CEO, Galatea ===Panelists Robin Sho Moser, Founder and CEO, eyecandylab Larry Cutler, Founder and CTO, Baobab Studios Ted Schilowitz, Futurist in Residence, Paramount Pictures Maddie Callander, Director of Operations, Boost VC ===Description The way we tell stories is on the verge of a seismic shift in technology. Over the millennia, storytelling has evolved from oral traditions shared around the campfire to viral videos shared with millions around the globe — and it’s not stopping there. Technologies such as AR and VR are disrupting TV and film makers everywhere from Hollywood to Bollywood. As AR/VR shifts its gaze from gaming to cinema, familiar 2-D rectangular displays are being replaced with new experiences that are deeply immersive, interactive, and personalizable. And investment is hot, with more than $5B in VC investments. In a market projected to explode tenfold by 2020, multiple startups are vying for lead roles in this new production. Our panel of founders and industry insiders will explore these and other issues. How are startups raising capital and making money in mixed reality? What impact will AR/VR have on social media? How are TV and film studios adapting to these new opportunities? What technical and social challenges stand in the way of mass adoption?
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Education Technology Tsunami: Common Core Disrupts K-12
Education Technology Tsunami: Common Core Disrupts K-12 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 LOCATION: Stanford University Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall | Knight Management Center 641 Knight Way Stanford, CA Follow (@VLAB) on Twitter and Event Hashtag #VLABEdTech A massive wave of change is transforming education as personalized, data-driven, digital learning programs storm into K-12 classrooms. The Common Core, adopted by 45 US states, imposes learning and testing which adapts to a student's ability in real time. This may be the greatest driver ever of opportunity for EdTech entrepreneurs. Companies are innovating with new technologies, data platforms and tools to conform to the Common Core. Opportunities abound in curriculum design, testing and assessment tools. Based on research by GSV Asset Management and Candlestick Research, the 2013 US education industry at large is nearly $1.5 trillion, representing 10% of America's GDP, the largest category after healthcare. Education technology spending alone is predicted to hit $60 billion by 2018. California's governor has allocated $1.25 billion in the next two years just to transition to Common Core technologies. How can entrepreneurs best leverage this historic business opportunity? What are the most effective go-to-market strategies in creating a sustainable business model? Which companies are successfully integrating Common Core into their products and services? How can companies develop successful partnerships with key stakeholders, including parents, students, teachers and administrators, all of whom are trying to make best use of all these new technologies? How can entrepreneurs help unleash data, create new curriculums, and train teachers all the while inspiring students to achieve higher levels of learning? According to leading education investor, Tom Vander Ark, Partner and Founder of Learn Capital: "It's exciting to see 45 states voluntarily adopting common college and career ready expectations for students -- it makes the U.S. globally competitive, is embraced by teachers, and is unleashing an avalanche of innovation." Join us, as VLAB goes back-to-school, and Tina Barseghian, Editor of Mindshift and Senior Editor of KQED, moderates a dynamic panel about the historic moment for entrepreneurs to capitalize on the vast opportunities created by the Common Core. Moderator: Tina Barseghian, Editor, Mindshift and Senior Editor, KQED Panelists Mick Hewitt, CEO and Co-Founder, MasteryConnect Lane Rankin, CEO and President, Illuminate Education Scott Drossos, Senior Vice President 1:1 Learning, Pearson North America Karen Lien, Director and Partner, Imagine K12 David Reilly, Assistant Superintendent, Sequoia Union High School District Demo Exhibit Companies: Agnitus | Bloomboard | Duck Duck Moose | Front Row Classroom | Motion Math | Pathbrite Post Event Articles: * Online kindergarten? Tech bets on K-12 disruption | 2013-SEP-18 Silicon Valley Business Journal, Lauren Hepler * VLAB Presents: EdTech Tsunami | 2013-SEP-19 The Dish Daily, Janet Rae-Dupree * Can EdTech Ride the Common Core Waves | 2013-SEP-20 EdSurge, Christina Quattrocch
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Young Entrepreneurs with Big Ideas
Jan 26, 2016 Location: SRI International Moderator: Adam Draper, Founder & Chief, Boost VC Panelists: Anne Wootton, Co-Founder, Pop Up Archive Pelu Tran, President, CCO and Co-Founder, Augmedix Stanley Tang, Co-Founder, DoorDash Dylan Field, Founder and Thiel Fellow, Figma -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Millennials, the first generation of digital natives, have big ideas. They are spreading their wings, turning their ideas into reality, and changing the world. While many have already built successful, publicly-traded companies with valuations in the billions, there are many more young entrepreneurs, under 30, who are just now taking flight. The panelists for this event are on the startup runway, catching investors’ eyes. And venture capitalists believe these four founders have what it takes, investing over $101M in them collectively since 2013. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear their stories — the AHAs, the OMGs, and what they’ve learned along the way. What inspired our panelists to get started? Who backed them? How did they get funding? Kick off the new year with VLAB on January 26, 2016, at SRI International to get reinvigorated by Silicon Valley’s freshest entrepreneurs during Young Entrepreneurs with Big Ideas. Track and share this event on social media with hashtag #VLABye Download the event brochure here: https://goo.gl/OufYa5
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Where's the Beef? Startups Disrupting the Food Chain
Where's the Beef? Startups Disrupting the Food Chain Getting a taste for animal-free proteins of the future Tuesday, February 18, 2014 LOCATION: Stanford Graduate School of Business Knight Management Ctr - Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall | 641 Knight Way Stanford, CA 6:00 pm -- Registration, Networking Reception & Demos 7:00 pm -- Panel Discussion (Q&A) With recent advancements in tissue engineering and plant protein research, startups and food technologists are now engineering meat and other animal products to meet rising levels of global consumption. - Will startups like Modern Meadow and Beyond Meat be able to capture a large chunk of the $6 trillion food industry? - Will they revolutionize how we produce food? - Will they reduce GHG emissions and our overall carbon footprint? - What makes a food technology startup fundable? Join us on Tuesday, February 18th to discover how innovations in the biotech industry are disrupting conventional methods of food production. Find out if these technologies will provide a more sustainable food supply, reduce our carbon footprint, and steer us away from our carnivorous habits. Moderator Stacy Feld, Partner at Physic Ventures Panelists Andras Forgacs, Founder and CEO, Modern Meadow Ethan Brown, Founder and CEO, BeyondMeat Ken Plasse, VP Business Development, Nutritionals, Solazyme Rob Leclerc, Ph.D., CEO, AgFunder Demo Companies Six Food Insects | KuliKuli | Soylent
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The Future of Diagnostics: Consumer Driven Medicine
What if the first step diagnosing your health was done by you, in your home, at your convenience? What if you could leverage new technology to see your fertility cycles, determine whether you have the flu or just a cold, monitor a chronic condition, or update your eyeglass prescription? Point-of-consumer diagnostics is a rapidly expanding field that uses advanced sensing technologies, wireless monitoring, smartphones, big data, and affordable point-of-care biochemical processes to put diagnostic tools directly in the hands of the patient. Driven by the convergence of these technologies and healthcare cost pressures, a new direct-to-consumer healthcare market is emerging, in which we actively take ownership of our health by demanding new technology that empowers us and mitigates healthcare costs. According to a report published by BCC Research in January 2012, the point-of-care diagnostic space reached $13.4B in 2010 and is estimated to grow to over $16.0B in 2016, leveraging the one billion smartphones already in use globally. New venture opportunities for direct-to-consumer diagnostics are vast, yet challenges remain as entrepreneurs push the bounds of existing regulations, seek capital at the unmapped crossroads of high-tech and medicine, and identify the keys to monetization and market entry.
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Self-Driving Vehicles: Startups (Already) on the Road
Self-Driving Vehicles: Startups (Already) on the Road New inroads bring driverless cars to market LOCATION & SCHEDULE: Stanford University Cemex Auditorium, 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305-7298 Follow (@VLAB) on Twitter and Event Hashtag #VLABauto Advances in sensor technologies, robotics, and vehicle-to-vehicle communications are now converging to (finally) make driverless cars a reality. Sales of driverless vehicles are expected to surpass 95.4 million by 2035, representing 75% of all light-duty vehicle sales according to an August 2013 report by Navigant Research. Unfathomable? Think again! This radical shift in transportation is driving the old, established auto industry to a new frontier. Opportunities abound for leveraging technology and innovation to get driverless cars to market. These include connected cars, cars initially used for slower speed driving, networks of alternative fleets, traditional automakers, and even autonomous expertise from other industries. Autonomous Vehicles When self-driving, autonomous vehicles replace the ones we have today, it will impact an existing ecosystem of stakeholders from automobile manufacturers to dealers, servicers, insurers and car-for-hire providers. Those who remain complacent in the face of such disruptive change may find themselves left behind. When will today's passenger vehicles become the dinosaurs of tomorrow? Why will this happening in the near future instead of in 10+ years? Which technologies and customer needs have triggered the disruption in transportation? (Environment, Congestion, Safety, Rising costs of fuel?) Which business models are the most viable? What approach will garner the most funding to propel it forward? How will companies generate the most demand and traction for their route-to-market? Join VLAB and our panelists on Thursday, November 21st for a lively discussion on the reality and future potential for autonomous cars. PANELISTS Thilo Koslowski, Vice President & Automotive Practice Leader, Gartner Josh Switkes, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Peloton Technology Inc. Corey Clothier, President and COO, Induct Technologies USA Marteen Sierhuis, Director, Nissan Research Center - Silicon Valley Luca Delgrossi, Director, Driver Assistance & Chasis Systems NA, Mercedes-Benz R&D North America Sven Strohband, Partner and CTO, Khosla Ventures Special Appearance by Google Self-Driving Car Time: Thursday, November 21st - 5:30-6:15PM Please join us for the chance to speak with a Google operations driver and have an up close and personal opportunity to check out one of their self-driving cars equipped with video cameras, radar sensors and a laser range finder to "see" other traffic. Special thanks to our sponsor, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, for their support of this upcoming event. Panasonic Automotive Systems is the premier provider of innovative, environmentally responsible in-vehicle electrical systems and devices.
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Space Exploration: Not Just for Billionaires Anymore
Advances in payload and transport technology have made it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to launch into space - some for less than even $1M in capital. Entrepreneurs are now exploring opportunities with new rocket launchers, novel uses of affordable small satellites, space tourism, and even space-based power generation and extraterrestrial mining. The space market is already a $280B business. Space has always been a breeding ground for new technologies that later integrate into our everyday lives. Discover the latest developments and learn how private investors and businesses are providing new solutions for the Earth-bound. Moderator: Amaresh Kollipara, Founder and Managing Partner of Earth2Orbit Presenter: Rich Pournelle, Senior Vice President of Business Development, NanoRacks Panelists: William Pomerantz, Vice President, Special Projects, Virgin Galactic Bob Richards, Co-founder and CEO, Moon Express Al Tadros, Vice President, Civil and DoD Business, Space Systems/Loral
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Gamify Everything - from Monetization to Social Benefit
VLAB September 2012 - Gamify Everything - from Monetization to Social Benefit Moderator: Margaret Wallace, CEO and Co-Founder, Playmatics Panelists: Courtney Guertin, Co-Founder & CTO Kiip, Inc. Rajat Paharia, Founder & Chief Product Officer of Bunchball Amy Jo Kim, Founder & CEO of ShuffleBrain Joshua Williams, Senior Software Design Engineer at Microsoft Corporation Andrew Trader, Venture Partner at Maveron
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AR/VR: Where Virtual and Physical Worlds Converge
https://www.vlab.org/events/arvr/ #VLabARVR Date - Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: SRI International Conference Center --------------------------- Moderator: *William Hurley, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Panelists: *Dr. Yue Fei, Founder and CTO, uSens *Alberto Torres, CEO, Atheer *Eric Johnsen, Business Development, Augmented Reality & Tango, Google *Ebbe Altberg, CEO, Linden Lab / Project Sansar *Bilal Zuberi, Partner, Lux Capital Demo Companies: Atheer, Chirp Microsystems, Pantomime Corporation, Linden Lab / Project Sansa, Google Tango, Lucid VR, Scope AR -------------------------------- Augmented and virtual reality are bringing people together to share incredible experiences, even when spread across vast geographic distances. Imagine strolling through a museum, visiting the courts of kings and queens, or getting medical training — all from the comfort of your home. For nearly 50 years, computer scientists have been pioneering AR and VR to turn this vision into reality. Pokémon Go is a testimony to consumers’ appetite for tech-enhanced experiences. Advancements in computer vision, holographic rendering, gesture recognition, haptics, and media devices are inserting science fiction into daily life. The race is on to commercialize promising technology that will change our interactions with the world. According to MarketResearch.com, the augmented reality market is expected to outpace the $30 billion virtual reality market, growing to $120 billion by 2022. What opportunities exist for entrepreneurs on platforms under development by Microsoft, Facebook, and Google? Which applications will be the most lucrative for investors? Will social interaction change as these technologies move into the mainstream?
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Africa Rising: Entrepreneurship & Investment Networks Propelling the Continent
https://www.vlab.org/events/africa-rising/ A Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Stanford SEED Partner Event Date: June 23, 2016 Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Location: Zambrano Hall, 641 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305 --------------------- Panelists: Tim Draper, Founding Partner, DFJ Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital Maya Horgan-Famodu, Managing Director, Ingressive David van Dijk, Director General, African Business Angel Network -------------------------------- This event has been built to bring Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) Entrepreneurs together with Bay Area investors, entrepreneurs, and students interested in engaging with and learning about companies on the African Continent. We will feature a 30-minute panel discussion about the entrepreneurship and investment networks on the ground and finish with a 30-minute pitch session in which selected companies from GES will have the chance to share and discuss their companies with our panel. There are a growing number of unicorns in African markets, and many are led by African Entrepreneurs. Attendees will learn more details surrounding these stories and hear and/or receive live feedback on the business models that GES entrepreneurs are pursuing in multiple sectors.
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Vision Computing - The Eyes of the Machine
More than a third of the human brain's energy is dedicated to visual processing. Images are our primary medium for the perception of the world and our eyes have been the only means of interpreting these images. Today's search engines are incapable of searches using images instead they sift through mountains of text to recognize key terms. With the advent of computer vision algorithms, faster computing and prevalence of digital cameras, visual perception using computers is now possible. These technologies propel the search market into advanced image and video based searches enabling more meaningful discovery of rich content. Breakthroughs in the ability to recognize shapes such as faces, emotions and places from mere image pixels are becoming a reality in our modern lives. Microsoft's XBOX Kinect is a significant first step in that direction. The text based web search and aggregation is a multi-billion dollar industry, it is only a matter of time when the rich media search embarks on this wagon. Discover how entrepreneurs are leveraging their complex mathematical computer vision know-how into highly profitable business models that will bring about new ways to discover, organize information and bring about the next wave of advanced computing and machine learning. Learn more at: http://www.vlab.org/article.html?aid=380
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