Garrett Smallwood
Moving Fast in Silicon Valley
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Garrett Smallwood, VP of Product for the acclaimed dog-walking app Wag, stops by Draper University to provide is insights on the importance of moving fast in Silicon Valley startups and how to do it right.

Andy Tang
Blockchain: Internet ²
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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.

Kara Goldin
Creating a Multi Million Dollar Product
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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.

Jesse Damiani
XR, VR, and AR with Jesse Damiani
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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
Fireside Chat with Jason Calacanis
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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.

Joe Lonsdale
Fireside Chat with Joe Lonsdale
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Joe Lonsdale, General Partner of 8VC and a co-founder of the famous business-to-government software company, Palantir Technologies, stops by Draper University to chat PayPal, founding Palantir, and the many new areas where value is being created in Silicon Valley.

Garrett Smallwood
Moving Fast in Silicon Valley
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Garrett Smallwood, VP of Product for the acclaimed dog-walking app Wag, stops by Draper University to provide is insights on the importance of moving fast in Silicon Valley startups and how to do it right.

Amanda Bradford
Pre-Gaming Your Launch
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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
Picking the Right Investment Partners
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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
Fireside Chat with Jay Fulcher
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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.

454 days ago
Live Your Legacy
Chairman of VaynerX, CEO of VaynerMedia
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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.

454 days ago
Space Tech Summit
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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.

833 days ago
Robert Scoble
Entrepreneur in Residence at Upload VR
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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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895 days ago
Draper University Pitch Day
Fall 2016
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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.

909 days ago
Women in Tech Panel
Angie Chang, Caroline Ghosn, Jory De Jarnis, Sabeen Ali
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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.