We are excited to have you join the 2017 San Francisco Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF) on Friday, September 8 at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco.
The DEF is open to the entire Dartmouth community. Alumni/ae are coming from across the business spectrum and around the world to hear fireside chats from Dartmouth leaders at Tesla and Facebook, and to see panels of Dartmouth entrepreneurs and investors discussing subjects as The Secrets of Y Combinator, When to Jump to a New Career, How to Build a World Class Team, and Leveraging the Dartmouth Network for Your Start-up. Beyond the world of tech, this year’s Forum will also have panels on Social Entrepreneurship and Finding Fame and Fortune in the Wine Business.
Dean Matt Slaughter from Tuck, Dean Joe Helble from Thayer, and Chair of Computer Science Hany Farid will together present Dartmouth’s exciting vision for the “West End” – a new and unique collaboration between the undergraduate and graduate programs to advance Dartmouth in the world of engineering, computer science and business. Associate Provost Eric Fossum will discuss how the West End project will incorporate the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) to ensure that that entrepreneurship is front and center to the College’s plans.
NEW FORUM SESSIONS ANNOUNCED!!
We are thrilled to add two high impact sessions to the DEF agenda:
Last year, Thayer’s graduating class was over 50% women, the highest of any major engineering program in the country. Joe Helble and Hany Farid are going to lead a discussion on “How Dartmouth Leads the Nation With Women in Engineering – Lessons for Everyone”. Together on the main stage with recent alumnae who are Engineering and Computer Science grads, Joe and Hany are going to explore how and why Dartmouth has a leadership position in the number of women in Engineering and CS, how Dartmouth can make further progress on these fronts, and how Dartmouth’s lessons can apply to other organizations. Given the multiple controversies currently swirling around Silicon Valley, this discussion could not be more timely.
Also, we will have Enrique Salem ’87 join us for a fireside chat on the main stage. Enrique was the CEO of high profile company Symantec for many years and is now a partner at Bain Capital Ventures. Enrique also sits on the boards of companies such as Docusign and Atlassian, and has a unique perspective across the entrepreneurial ecosystem as an executive, investor and board member.
As with every Forum, networking opportunities among the Dartmouth community will abound again this year, including over breakfast, lunch and a happy hour at the end of the day.
Please get your tickets now, as space at UCSF is limited.
The Office Hours Workshop will be held on Thursday afternoon, September 7 from 2:30pm - 5pm with a Happy Hour from 5:00pm - 7:00pm after in SF for pre-launch and seed stage start-ups in the Dartmouth network. Entrepreneurs will be connected one-on-one with seasoned entrepreneurs, tech execs, developers, designers, lawyers and investors from the Dartmouth community.
Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, class year, company name and a brief summary of your company or idea if you are interested to meet with Dartmouth mentors. Co-founders are invited to come to Office Hours as well. Office Hours are free of charge, and all Dartmouth founders who participate in Thursday’s Office Hours will receive free admission to the Forum on Friday.
Jeff Crowe '78, Ed Yip '04, Jared Hyatt '06, David Kellenberger '12, and the organizers of the San Francisco Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum.