Kara Goldin is founder and CEO of hint inc., the San Francsico-based company which produces the leading unsweetened flavored water. hint® also recently launched a sunscreen spray that is oxybenzone and paraben-free and scented with hint fruit essence.
Kara has been named among Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes' 40 Women to Watch Over 40. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
Venture capitalist Tim Draper speaks to the USC Marshall School of Business undergraduate class of 2018.
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Andy Tang, CEO of Draper University and Managing Director of Dragon Draper Fund talks at the Blockchain Connect Conference in San Francisco. He talks about past trends similar to the blockchain and where he thinks blockchain will be in the future.
Jesse Damiani is Editor-at-Large of VRScout and the CEO of Galatea, a writing and project management tool for immersive storytelling. He's also Series Editor for Best American Experimental Writing (Wesleyan University Press) and the author of @endless$pectator: The Screens Suite #loliloquy (BlazeVOX, 2017). Other writing can be found on Quartz, IndieWire, and HuffPost.
Jason Calacanis is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster and writer. He sits down at Draper University to promote his new book Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups—Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.
Amanda Bradford is the Founder & CEO of The League, a dating app that combines data and social graphs from both Facebook and LinkedIn to offer more privacy (coworkers and connections are blocked), more context (LinkedIn and Facebook information is displayed), and a curated community of ambitious singles who want a partner that shares a similar drive. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon with an engineering degree, Amanda worked at both Salesforce and Google in a variety of technical and product roles before attending Stanford Graduate School of business, where the idea for The League was born. The League raised $2.1M in seed funding in January 2015 and is only available in New York and San Francisco at this time, but has over 100,000 people on their waitlist eagerly waiting for The League to launch in their city.
Ben Doherty shares his experiences throughout founding and operating two start-ups; Favor Delivery, an on-demand delivery service based in Austin, TX, and Sunroom Rentals, a service that makes it easier for prospective renters to find an apartment or home without the inconvenience of dealing with a landlord or property manager. Ben also imparts advice on finding the right investment partner for your team and how to fundraise for your business
Jay Fulcher sits down with Draper University Program Director, Juan Acosta, to talk about Jay's early days as an entrepreneur, why the "Move Fast & Break Things" attitude in Silicon Valley is reckless and how Zenefits is changing human resources and the insurance industry for the better.
Sam Zaid, Founder & CEO of the peer-to-peer car rental app, GetAround, sits down with Draper U alum Daniel Wiegand to discuss GetAround's success, Sam's early days as an entrepreneur, and how they convinced their users to trust the strangers that they rent their cars out to.
Determine what you want your legacy to be and live for it, every day. What do you want to be remembered for across all of the ventures you will undertake in your professional and personal lives? Join us for a half-day series where you’ll hear from some of the business world’s brightest and most diverse minds on what they are doing to live full out, unapologetically. This event is co-sponsored by VaynerX and Draper University.
The Space Tech Summit is a multi year initiative of Draper University, Global Startup Ecosystem and LightSpeed Innovations that brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and creatives under one roof to address humanity’s grandest challenges via space technology. The summit also serves to bring key stakeholders that will accelerate both the exploration and commercialization of the Space ecosystem.
Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. He later worked for Fast Company as a video blogger, and then Rackspace and the Rackspace sponsored community site Building 43 promoting breakthrough technology and startups. He currently works for Upload VR — a new media site covering virtual and augmented reality — as its entrepreneur in residence, where he develops new shows, events, and works with other entrepreneurs in the Upload Collective, a co-working space for virtual reality-focused startups.
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After 7 intense weeks in the Draper University program, students pitch their startups and business ideas to a panel of notable Silicon Valley VC judges. They will be scrutinized on their presentation, business model, product, potential, and grit. Let us know on Twitter your favourite pitches!
Disclaimer: Students are presenting and pitching to the panel of VC judges present at the event. This video is not a general solicitation for funds to online viewers, and is produced for educational and personal purposes only.
Draper University will feature trailblazing women in tech. We'll hear the stories of highly successful women from different fields within the tech industry, all finding solutions that work for getting more women into tech. Afterwards, we'll open up the floor for Q&A with the panelists and attendees.
The panel includes:
Angie Chang - Angie is the VP of Partnerships at Hackbright Academy and also runs their mentorship program.
Caroline Ghosn - Caroline is the founder and CEO of Levo, a network for millennials in the workplace.
Jory Des Jardinsm - Jory co-founded BlogHer, a category-defining women’s digital media company that was acquired by SheKnows Media in 2014.
Sabeen Ali - Sabeen is the founder and CEO of Angelhack, the world's largest and most diverse hacker community.
HyBoi smart kitchens are the dining solution for the future. Never be too far from your kitchen with our IOT appliances and mobile applications.
AiBird developed a handheld stabilizer for smartphones and GoPro devices. Cheap to produce and easy for average consumers to use; producing videos that rival a Hollywood professional.
Loo is a network of restrooms providing a comfortable, clean, future-facing bathroom experience in public. We represent the future of comfort in the restroom and beyond.
Roam helps the adventurous and brave save money by making mobile living fun, easy, and accessible through bringing the amenities of a home to those living mobile.
Telzek combines professional live call receptionists with the best mobile technology so that you can run your business and stop missing calls.