We’re excited to announce our early line-up for the 2016 San Francisco Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum on Friday, September 9 at the Terra Gallery.
The DEF is open to the entire Dartmouth community. Fellow alumni will come in from across the country and across the business spectrum for fireside chats with speakers including President Philip Hanlon ‘77, John Donahoe ’82 (former CEO, eBay and current Director, PayPal), and Peter DeSantis ’98 (General Manager, Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon).
Panels of Dartmouth tech execs and investors will help answer entrepreneurs' questions regarding subjects such as Fundraising In Tough Times, Why You Don’t Have to Be a 20-Something to Start a Company!, How to Bootstrap Your Business to Success, Legal Tricks Every Startup Should Know, Building and Scaling a Development Team, and New Frontiers In Education. Thanks to previous success, we are bringing back The Next Big Thing panel, this year focused on Self-Driving Cars and Artificial Intelligence.
There will be numerous great networking opportunities, including the Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Leadership: Women Through the Decades Breakfast moderated by Provost Carolyn Dever '89a in the morning, an open lunch hour, and the happy hour at the end of the day.
More speakers will be announced as the event draws closer, but get your tickets now and check for updates here.
Additionally, founders or prospective founders within the Dartmouth network are invited to join us on Thursday, September 8 for DEF Office Hours the afternoon before the Forum. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with seasoned entrepreneurs, tech executives, developers, designers, lawyers, and venture investors from the Dartmouth network for sessions including Fundraising Advice, Achieving Product/Market Fit, Product Design, Legal Advice, Recruiting and Company Culture, and more.
All founders who participate in Thursday's Office Hours will receive free admission to the DEF on Friday if they contact firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, class year, company name and a brief summary of company or idea. Cofounders are invited to attend Office Hours as well.
Jeff Crowe '78, Ed Yip '04, Jared Hyatt '06, Taylor Holt '09, David Kellenberger '12, and the organizers of the San Francisco Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum.