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When: Thursday, Oct 2nd 2:00-6:00PM
Please note this is an advance sign-up event with limited capacity.
Our tech trek will visit a mix of startups, emerging companies and large companies to get a taste of what the technology industry in San Francisco offers LGBT MBAs.
Interactive Session: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
When: Friday, Oct 3rd 9:00-10:15AM
Location: Seacliff C
Interactive roundtable sessions for anyone interested in starting a business, joining a start-up or heading their company's innovation efforts. Discussion topics will cover a wide spectrum of entrepreneurial pursuits from ideation and piloting, to raising capital and hiring as well as career and opportunities at start-ups.
Learning Session: Disruptive Technology - Creative Destruction in Today's World
In cases across the spectrum, from the emergence of products like the iPhone to services like Uber, today’s familiar industries have been confronted with possibilities of change. This session will engage a number of disruptive technologies at various stages of development to understand what changes are taking place and how those changes will impact our world. Ultimately, this session will shed light on how technology is disrupting the fields we know today and how we can prepare ourselves to be active, engaged and knowledgeable participants.
Learning Session: Big Data in the 21st Century
Data has been described as the “great new natural resource for the 21st century... [and] that competitive advantage will go to those who use data to discover new, meaningful, and impactful ‘knowledge.’” This panel brings together thought- and practice-leaders: American Express, EMC2, IBM and Walmart eCommerce to discuss big data on the macro- and individual levels. On the macro-level, our discussion will include insights into the evolution of big data in the 21st century, issues of privacy and security, and leveraging data in non-traditional departments. On the individual level, we will discuss the intersections of big data, LGBT-, and other identities, outside of traditionally LGBT-friendly departments.
Students with “pitch ready” new venture ideas will be pairedwith mentors who will help them construct a tangible roadmap of next-steps and tackle pressing issues.
Participants will not only walk away with a clearer vision for their venture, but also solid business contacts for the future. Ideally, the mentor-mentee relationship will continue beyond the duration of the conference.
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Entrepreneurship Networking Reception
Following a day of meetings, ideation, and startup development this is your opportunity to get together with fellow peer entrepreneurs and LGBT startup professionals in a more relaxed setting.