Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum
2020

 

 

Virtual Experience
Sept 9 - Oct 1, 2020

The Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum, originally scheduled for September 17, 2020 in San Francisco, instead took place throughout September as a series of virtual events. There were multiple sessions each week including fireside chats, panels, discussion groups, and office hours. *There was no charge for these events.
Here are some links to updates on some of our sessions.

Read about the DEF Kick-off fireside chat with John Donahoe '82, CEO & President of Nike and Laurel Richie '81, Chair of Dartmouth Trustees, former President of the WNBA

Read what the Energy Panel had to say about the future

Is a Startup a good place to work during a pandemic?   Our discussion group thinks so. Read what some had to say.

What's next for Education?   Learn what is being said.

Fireside Chat with Dartmouth Provost Joe Helble and Trustee, Erica Schultz '95. An overview of the discussion is Here

Black Dartmouth Entrepreneurs: Lets Take This From A Moment, To A Movement"  Read  what the panel had to say.

SPEAKERS

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Week 1      COMPLETED!

Wednesday | September 9, 2020

9 –10 am PDT | Fireside Chat
John Donahoe ’82 | President & CEO, NIKE, Inc.
Laurel Richie ’81 | Board Chair, Dartmouth College

10:30 am PDT | Panel — The Explosion of Telehealth in a COVID World
Casper de Clercq ’84 | General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners (Moderator)
Patrick Carroll M’84 | Chief Medical Officer, hims & hers
Robbie Cape P’22 | Co-Founder & CEO, 98point6 Inc.
Michaela Yule ’10 | Chief of Staff, Talkspace - online Therapy

Thursday | September 10, 2020

4 – 5 pm PDT | Discussion Group - Calling All Founders
Sarah Hoit ’88 | Co-Founder & CEO, Connected Living
Jacqueline Loeb ’08 | Co-Founder & CEO, Scouted
Matt Marcus ’16 | Co-Founder & CPO, Modern Treasury
Michael Saltzman ’14 | Co-Founder & COO, EvolutionIQ

Lucy Stonehill '10 | Co-Founder & CEO, BridgeU

Tim Harsch ’11 | Co-Founder & CEO, Owler
Darren Cheng ’11 | Co-Founder & CTO, Thanx
Jeff Maling | Founder, Arundel Tackle

Hannah Kim '05 | Co-Founder, Mifiel

John Ling '17 | Co-Founder at Encarte

Friday | September 11, 2020

9 – 11 am PDT | Startup Office Hours

Week 2       COMPLETED!

Tuesday | September 15, 2020

10:30 am PDT | Panel — Every Tool In the Toolbox: Energy Technology, Policy and Finance to Save the Planet.
Dan Reicher '79 |  Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment (Moderator)
Tom Arnold '98 | CEO & Co-Founder, Gridium
Stina Brock ’01 TH’02 | SVP North America, Electron - Blockchain Systems for the Energy Sector
Scott Jacobs ' 99  | CEO & Co-Founder, Generate
Andrew McAllister '87 | Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Wednesday | September 16, 2020

9 am PDT | Panel — Has the Pandemic Changed Online Education Forever?
Adam Medros ’96 | President & Co-CEO, edX (Moderator)
Brian Greenberg ’95 | CEO, Silicon Schools Fund
Ariana Dugan ’09 | VP of Product, Enterprise at General Assembly
Eliza Kahn ’05 | Business Development at Outschool
Laura Zado ’08 | Dean of Instruction and Culture, Summit Public Schools

11:30 am PDT | Panel — The Year 2030 Just Happened in 2020: Did Covid-19 Kill or Remake Retail?
Bernardine Wu ’90 | Founder & CEO, FitForCommerce; Global Chair, Women of Dartmouth (Moderator)
Tom Molnar ’88 | Co-Founder & CEO, GAILs Artisan Bakery
Jon Slavet ’90 | CEO, daydream
Tom Slosberg ’90 T’99 | Brand Director, Asia Pacific at Saucony
Zia Daniell Wigder ’91 | SVP of Content, Insider Intelligence

Thursday | September 17, 2020

9 – 11 am PDT | Startup Office Hours

1 pm PDT | Discussion Group — Why a Startup is a Good Place to be in a Pandemic and Recession

Week 3          COMPLETED!

Tuesday | September 22, 2020

9 am PDT | Fireside Chat
Joe Helble| Provost, Dartmouth College
Erica Ruliffson Schultz ’95 | President, Field Operations at Confluent

10:30 am PDT | Panel — Real Talk: Women of Dartmouth Entrepreneurs
Bernardine Wu '90| Founder & CEO, FitForCommerce; Global Chair, Women of Dartmouth (Moderator)
Gayle Gilman | CEO, Snarled Entertainment
Diksha (Dee) Gautham ’15 | CEO & Head Coach, The Boss Body Revolution health coaching company
Amy Peller ’96 | Owner, Wag & Shine

1 pm PDT | Fireside Chat — In Conversation with Katherine Milligan ’98 and Andrea Johnson ‘91 – Social Entrepreneurship in Uncertain Times.

Wednesday | September 23, 2020

1 pm PST | Panel —The Journey of Black Entrepreneurs and Investors
Alexandra Bernadotte ’92 | Founder & CEO, Beyond 12 (Moderator)
Jude Chiy ’10 | Founder, Flamingo
Erik Moore ’89 | Managing Director, Base Ventures
Kimmy Paluch ’04 | Managing Partner, Beta Boom
Elise Smith ’13 | Co-Founder & CEO, Praxis Labs

2:30 pm PST | Discussion Group — Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the 2020 Work Environment

Thursday | September 24, 2020

1:30 pm PDT | Panel — Future of Work After COVID

Maia Josebachvili ’05 | Head of People, Stripe
Robin Joy ’88 | SVP and GM Docusign
Paul Rosania ’05 | frmr Sr. Director of Product, Slack

4 – 6 pm PDT | Startup Office Hours
*Special session for current Dartmouth students

Week 4          COMPLETED!

Tuesday | September 29, 2020

9 am PDT | Panel — Dartmouth Angels Debt and Equity: Covid-19 Solutions
Jeff Crowe ’78 | Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Claire Harnett ’19 | Associate, Silicon Valley Bank
Peter Kidder '83 | Head of Loan Administration, Silicon Valley Bank
Mark Bernfeld ’78 | Co-Founder, MentorWorks Education Capital

10:30 am PDT | Showcase — Dartmouth Angels Startup Showcase - 6 Startups will Pitch to a panel of Judges

Expert Panel: Mark Bernfeld D '78, Co-Founder, MentorWorks Education Capital, Jeff Crowe D '78, Managing Partner at Norwest Venture Partners, Jenieri Cyrus D '14, Venture Advisor, Green D Ventures, Daniella Reichstetter, T'07, Tuck Center for Entrpreneurship Moderated by Mark Bernfeld D'78, Claire Harnett D'19, Associate at Silicon Valley Bank. , Matthew Kenney, D'21 Magnuson Center Student Leadership Board Leader

12 pm PDT | Discussion Group — Investor Secrets About Raising Venture Capital

Wednesday | September 30 , 2020

9 am PDT | Panel – Social Contracts: Crossing the Divide from Ideas to Innovation

Kim Rosenfield, JD, Director, Technology Transfer, Dartmouth Office of Entrepreneurship & Tech Transfer

Charles Sentman, Ph.D, Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine, Director, Center for Synthetic Immunity, founder of OnCyte LLC (Celdara Medical)

Bernie Lyons, Ph.D, senior healthcare executive and medtech industry consultant, Director, Insight Surgical, LLC, previous Director CairnSurgical Inc., Executive in Residence Partners Healthcare Innovations,

Cheryl Junker, JD, Senior Business Development and Licensing Manager, Dartmouth Tech Transfer Office

Thursday | October 1 , 2020

9 – 11 am PDT | Startup Office Hours

12:30 pm PDT | Panel — Best Practices for Accelerating Research to Product
Barry Schweitzer '82 | Dartmouth Technology Transfer Office
Lidia Schoonenberg '14, Th'15 | Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship
Katya Vert-Wong Th’02 | Co-Founder,  Nostopharma
Lee Cooper ’09 | Director, Venture Investments at Leaps by Bayer
John Ho T’88 | Chief Strategy Office, Charles River Laboratories

2 pm PDT | Panel — The Coronavirus Vaccine and the Greatest Entrepreneurial Race of Our Era
Odette Harris '91 | Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford
Nell Beattie '09, Tu'15 | Chief Business Office, VBI
Tillman Gerngross | Professor of Bioengineering, Thayer School
Rich Lindahl ’85 | Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Emergent BioSolutions
David Mott '86 | Private Investor, Mott Family Capital

 

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