Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum
September 6, 2019

Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens Street | San Francisco

Registration and Breakfast | 8 - 9 am
Program | 9 am - 5 pm
Networking Happy Hour 5 - 7 pm

Get ready to network with more than 500 members of the Dartmouth entrepreneurial community.

Register now to tap into Dartmouth's thriving entrepreneurial network and hear from some of the biggest names from across the business spectrum. You'll enjoy a day of interactive panels and breakout discussions, breakfast and lunch, and a networking happy hour all in the company of more than 500 Dartmouth entrepreneurs, executives, and investors.

The DEF is open to the entire Dartmouth community. If you are a current student or graduated between 2014 – 2019 please email for a discount code.

A special Office Hours Workshop for pre-launch and seed stage startups will be held at the offices of Norwest Venture Partners and NEA in San Francisco on Thursday, September 5. If you have an idea for a startup sign up now.

See you in September!

Jeff Crowe ’78 and the 2019 DEF Organizers

Special thanks to our sponsors!

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Interested in sponsoring 2019 DEF? Please email


8 to 9 am

Registration & Breakfast

9 to 915

Opening Remarks

Jeff Crowe ’78 Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners; Trustee, Dartmouth College

915 to 10

Fireside Chat

Roger McNamee TU’82 Co-Founder, Silver Lake Partners and Elevation Partners; Author of New York Times Best Seller, Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe

Moderator: Erica Ruliffson Schultz ’95 Chief Revenue Officer, New Relic; Trustee, Dartmouth College

10 to 1045

Change in The Nature of Change

Jim Coulter ’82 Founding Partner and Co-CEO, TPG Capital

1045 to 11


11 to 1145

Panel: Healthcare in 2030

Irene Dankwa-Mullan MED’97 Deputy Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health

Jon Duane P’15 ’18 ’19 Executive Chairman, Nashville Biosciences; Former Director, McKinsey Biotech Practice

Ross Jaffe ’80 Managing Director, Versant Ventures; Venture Advisor, New Enterprise Associates

Moderator: Chris Ehrlich ’92 Managing Director and Global Head of Biopharma,  Locust Walk

Discussion Group: It's Never Too Late to Start a Company

Errik Anderson ’00 TH’06 TU’07 Founder, CEO, and Chairman, Alloy Therapeutics, LLC

Jeremy Katz ’95 Entrepreneur and Investor

Sherri Oberg ’82 TU’86 Co-Founder, CEO, President, and Director, Particles for Humanity, PBC

Bernardine Wu ’90 Founder and CEO, FitForCommerce

Discussion Group: Best Moves and Fatal Mistakes Scaling Start-Ups

Chris Brouwer ’09 VP Marketing, Faire

Andrew Housser ’95 Founder and Co-CEO, Freedom Financial Networks &

Angela Shulman TU’08 Director of Engineering, MongoDB

Discussion Group: Investors Reveal Secrets About Raising Venture Capital


Mark Bernfeld ’78 Co-Founder, MentorWorks Education Capital

Brian Moon ’12 Venture Investor, Norwest Venture Partners

Erik Moore ’89 Managing Director, BASE Ventures

Allen Morgan ’76 Vice Chairman, The Trillions Company

Jeremy Schneider ’07 Managing Director, Webb Investment Network


Doug Pepper ’95 General Partner, ICONIQ Capital

Laura Rippy ’89 Managing Partner, Green D Ventures

David Silverman ’93 Partner, Crosslink Capital

Ed Yip ’04 Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

1145 to 1


1 to 145

Fireside Chat

Opening Remarks - Rick Magnuson ’79, Executive Managing Director, GI Partners

Alexis Abramson (new!) Dean, Thayer School of Engineering

Jamie Coughlin Director, Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship

Joseph Helble ’82a Provost, Dartmouth College

Moderator: Jeff Crowe ’78 Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners; Trustee, Dartmouth College

145 to 230

Panel: The Future of Energy is Now

Alexis Abramson Dean, Thayer School of Engineering

Andrew Beebe ’93 Managing Director, Obvious Ventures

Julie Blunden ’88 Chief Commercial Officer, EVgo

Moderator: Dan Reicher ’78 Lecturer and Fellow, Stanford University

Start-up Showcase for Dartmouth Angels

Mark Bernfeld ’78 Co-Founder, MentorWorks Education Capital

Claire Harnett ’19 Incoming Associate, SVB

Gail Hoffman P’16’19  Managing Director, Golden Seeds

Discussion Group: Ever Wonder What It Is Like to Work at a Start-up?

Jeff Kolovson ’09 COO, Faire

Adam Tong ’15 Chief of Staff, Komodo Health

David Villagra ’08 Co-Founder and CTO, Sighten, Inc.

Brittany Yoon ’13 VP of Company Operations, Ethos

Discussion Group: Calling All Founders

Lauren Farleigh ’09 Founder and CEO, Dote

Joe Fraiman ’01 Founder and President, Lyric

Tim Harsch ’11 Co-Founder and CEO, Owler

Jacqueline Loeb ’08 Co-Founder, Scouted

Matt Martin ’06 Co-Founder, Clockwise

Conlan O'Leary ’09 Co-Founder and CEO, Sighten

230 to 245


245 to 330

Panel: A Decade of Entrepreneurial Explosion in China

Bonnie Cheung ’98 Venture Partner, 500 Startups

Hans Tung Managing Partner, GGV Capital

Moderator: Jeff Richards ’94 Managing Partner, GGV Capital

Panel: How to Start a Company Before You Turn 30

Terren Klein ’17 CEO, College Pulse

Greg Poulin GR’16 Founder and CEO, Goodly

Ambika Singh ’07 CEO, Armoire

Elise Smith ’13 CEO, Praxis Labs

Moderator: Geoff Ralston ’82 President, Y Combinator

330 to 345


345 to 430

Panel: Successful Exits and the Stories Behind Them

Fouad ElNaggar ’98 Co-Founder and CEO, Sapho

Angela Shulman TU’08 Director of Engineering, MongoDB

Jake Winebaum ’81 Founder and CEO,

Moderator: Doug Pepper ’95 General Partner, ICONIQ Capital

Panel: Chief Marketing Officers and the Engines of Growth

Chris Brouwer ’09  VP Marketing, Faire

Micah Moreau ’04a TU’10 VP Growth Marketing, DoorDash

Leela Srinivasan TU’06 CMO, SurveyMonkey

Moderator: Maia Josebachvili ’05 Head of People, Stripe

430 to 5

Closing Remarks

Jeff Crowe ’78 Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners; Trustee, Dartmouth College

5 to 7



alexis abramson

Alexis Abramson
Thayer School of Engineering

Errik Anderson

Errik Anderson ’00 TH’06 TU’07
Founder, CEO, and Chairman
Alloy Therapeutics, LLC

Andrew Beebe

Andrew Beebe ’93
Managing Director
Obvious Ventures


Mark Bernfeld ’78
MentorWorks Education Capital

Julie Blunden

Julie Blunden ’88
Chief Commercial Officer

Chris Brouwer

Chris Brouwer ’09
VP Marketing

Bonnie Cheung

Bonnie Cheung ’98
Venture Partner
500 Startups

Jamie Coughlin

Jamie Coughlin
Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship

Jim Coulter

Jim Coulter ’82
Founding Partner and Co-CEO
TPG Capital


Jeff Crowe ’78
Managing Partner
Norwest Venture Partners;
Dartmouth College

Irene Dankwa Mullan

Irene Dankwa-Mullan MED’97
Deputy Chief Health Officer
IBM Watson Health

Jon Duane

Jon Duane P’15 ’18 ’19
Executive Chairman
Nashville Biosciences;
Former Director
McKinsey Biotech Practice


Chris Ehrlich ’92
Managing Director and  Global Head of Biopharma
Locust Walk


Fouad ElNaggar ’98
Co-Founder and CEO

Lauren Farleigh

Lauren Farleigh ’09
Founder and CEO

Joe Fraiman

Joe Fraiman ’01
Founder and President

tim harsch

Tim Harsch ’11
Co-Founder and CEO

joseph helble

Joseph Helble ’82a
Dartmouth College

gail hoffman

Gail Hoffman P’16 ’19 
Managing Director
Golden Seeds

andrew housser

Andrew Housser ’95
Founder and Co-CEO
Freedom Financial Network and

ross jaffe

Ross Jaffe ’80
Managing Director
Versant Ventures;
Venture Advisor
New Enterprise Associates


Maia Josebachvili ’05
Head of People

jeremy katz

Jeremy Katz ’95
Entrepreneur and Investor

terren klein

Terren Klein ’17
College Pulse

Jeff Kolovson

Jeff Kolovson ’09

jacqueline loeb

Jacqueline Loeb ’08


Rick Magnuson ’79
Executive Managing Director
GI Partners

matt martin

Matt Martin ’06

Roger MgNamee

Roger McNamee TU’82
Silver Lake Partners and Elevation Partners
Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe

Brian Moon

Brian Moon ’12
Venture Investor
Norwest Venture Partners

erik moore

Erik Moore ’89
Managing Director
BASE Ventures

micah moreau

Micah Moreau ’04a TU’10
VP Growth Marketing

allen morgan

Allen Morgan ’76
Vice Chairman
The Trillions Company

Sherri Oberg

Sherri Oberg ’82 TU’86
Co-Founder, CEO, President, and Director
Particles for Humanity, PBC


Conlan O'Leary ’09
Co-Founder and CEO

doug pepper

Doug Pepper ’95
General Partner
ICONIQ Capital

Greg Poulin

Greg Poulin GR’16
Founder and CEO

geoff ralston

Geoff Ralston ’82
Y Combinator

Dan Reicher

Dan Reicher ’78
Lecturer and Fellow
Stanford University

jeff richards

Jeff Richards ’94
Managing Partner
GGV Capital

laura rippy

Laura Rippy ’89
Managing Partner
Green D Ventures

jeremy schneider

Jeremy Schneider ’07
Managing Director
Webb Investment Network

erica schultz

Erica Ruliffson Schultz ’95
Chief Revenue Officer
New Relic;
Dartmouth College

angela shulman

Angela Shulman TU’08
Director of Engineering

david silverman

David Silverman ’93
Crosslink Capital

ambika singh

Ambika Singh ’07

elise smith

Elise Smith ’13
Praxis Labs

leela srinivasan

Leela Srinivasan TU’06

Adam Tong

Adam Tong ’15
Chief of Staff
Komodo Health

hans tung

Hans Tung
Managing Partner
GGV Capital

david villagra

David Villagra ’08
Co-Founder and CTO
Sighten, Inc.

jake winebaum

Jake Winebaum ’81
Founder and CEO

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Bernardine Wu ’90
Founder and CEO

ed yip

Ed Yip ’04
Norwest Venture Partners

Brittany Yoon

Brittany Yoon ’13
VP of Company Operations