Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT
Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA 94027 | map

Note: The event schedule below is not yet finalized. Additional panelists will be added as they are confirmed.

Event Schedule

9 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

10 a.m. Breakout Sessions, Round I

  • Session 1: “Recruiting and Retaining Talent in Today’s Market: Aligning Employee and Employer Needs”

    Courtney Masterson, AB ’00, assistant professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management

    Briana Belfiore, AB ’18, associate business consultant at Slalom
    David Kaminsky, BS ’08, MS ’08, director of engineering at StubHub
    Annie Marggraff, AB ’17, leader of talent sourcing and psychiatry at Foresight Mental Health
    Madeleine Nguyen, JD ’12, co-founder and CEO at Talentdrop
  • Session 2: “Entrepreneurship in the Design and Creativity Community”

    Marcy Tivol, BFA ’93, co-founder at Solving Fun


    Bryn Wears-Fitipaldi, MArch ’09, owner/designer at Namavari and owner/designer at Archipelago
    Adam Weiss, BFA ’05, founder and creative director at Landscape
  • Session 3: “How Today’s Financial Market Impacts Early-Stage Startups”

    Peter Walker, head of insights at Carta

10:50 a.m. Break/Passing Time

11 a.m. Keynote Panel Discussion ­— “Countering the Growing Cybersecurity Threat: Is U.S. Innovation Enough?”

Ray Gobberg, AB ’08, major in the U.S. Air Force and head of commercial tech and venture partnerships at the Defense Innovation Unit


Fengmin Gong, MS ’88, PhD ’92, co-founder and CEO at Metafoodx and co-founder of Palo Alto Networks
Joe Scherrer, executive director of professional education and director of cybersecurity strategic initiatives at the McKelvey School of Engineering
Haiyan Song, WashU parent and executive vice president of security at F5
David Tennenhouse, WashU parent, independent researcher and strategic advisor

12 p.m. Break/Passing Time

12:10 p.m. Breakout Sessions, Round II

  • Session 4: “Social Impact Innovation”

    Rachel Flynn, AB ’04, director of funder alliances at the Skoll Foundation

    Allison Brenner, AB ’13, lead project engineer at Glacier
    Ari Eisenstadt, AB ’14, senior researcher at Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies
    Karl Skare, AB ’09, managing director of global partnerships and strategy at d.light
    Jin Tran, AB ’09, MSW ’11, product manager for workforce solutions at Meta
  • Session 5: “Legal Issues Faced By Founders in Silicon Valley”

    Earl Mah, BS ’05, JD ’13, counsel, Epic Games
    Doug Mandell, AB ’91, partner and global head of the founder practice, Withers Bergman LLP
    Shaalu Mehra, WashU parent, partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Madeleine Nguyen, JD ’12, co-founder and CEO, Talentdrop
  • Session 6: “Evolving as a Leader in a High Growth Company”

    Rajesh Bhat, co-founder and CEO at Roostify
    Cole Goeppinger, senior vice president of engineering at HackerRank

    Peter Walker, head of insights at Carta
  • Session 7: “Accelerating Adoption of Commercial Tech Inside the Department of Defense”

    Moderator: Ray Gobberg, AB ’08, major in the U.S. Air Force and head of commercial tech and venture partnerships in the Defense Innovation Unit

1–3 p.m. Networking Lunch


View the current attendee list (as of June 15).


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