A Day of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
On April 26, 2013, Silicon Valley met Seattle in an all-day conference hosted at the Foster School. Ken Denman, visiting Edward V. Fritzky Leadership Chair, assembled a stellar line up of speakers. Throughout the day we heard from a series of panelists at the leading edge of venture capital and start-ups.

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Chasing the Inevitable: How VCs apply framework to identify and assess potential opportunities

Moderator: Emily Cox Pahnke, Assistant Professor of Management

Panelists: Ghia Griarte, Saints Capital; Andrew Tweed, Thomvest Ventures; and Michelle Goldberg, Ignition Partners

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Changing the Non-Profit Landscape: What does it take for social entrepreneurs to achieve leading innovation and long term success

Moderator: Zaw Thet, Co-Founder and Chairman, plyfe.me and HaulerDeals

Panelists: Kushal Chakrabarti, Founder, Vittana; Doug Plank, Founder and CEO, Mobilecause; and James Gutierrez, Co-Founder and Partner, Insikt Ventures

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Social 2018: Where does social media go from here and what principles can we apply to the future?

Introduction: Ken Denman, President and CEO, Machine Perception Technologies

Nilofer Merchant, Author, Corporate Director and Speaker, NiloferMerchant.com

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Assembling Nimble and Functionally Diverse Teams: Where and how to spot the top talent to booster your team

Moderator: Rebecca Lovell, Interim CEO, Vittana

Panelists: Zaw Thet, Co-Founder and Chairman, plyfe.me and HaulerDeals;  Donna Wells, President and CEO, Mindflash Technologies; and Marc Barros, Co-Founder and former CEO, Contour, Inc.

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The Next Big Themes: What’s next, why it matters, and how you can spot big ideas before anybody else

Moderator: Ken Denman, President and CEO, Machine Perception Technologies

Panelists: Seth Neiman, Crosspoint Venture Partners; Tim Porter, Madrona Ventures; and Jason Stoffer, Maveron

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The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the future, invest in yourself, and transform your career

Introduction: Ken Denman, President and CEO, Machine Perception Technologies

Ben Casnocha, Entrepreneur, Author and Chief of Staff for Reid Hoffman