Vlad Tenev is the CEO and co-founder of Robinhood, a fast-growing brokerage platform giving millions of people access to investment opportunities and financial tools. In 2013, Tenev co-founded Robinhood with Baiju Bhatt to democratize investing. Before Robinhood, Tenev started two finance companies in New York City. He earned his BS in mathematics at Stanford University and MS in mathematics at UCLA, and has been recognized on the Forbes “30 under 30”, Inc. “30 under 30”, and Fortune “40 under 40” lists.
Tony Mugavero is the co-founder and CEO of Rad (formerly known as Littlstar), a consumer streaming platform delivering live and on-demand Esports, music, comedy and sports from companies like NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia, Whistle, Showtime, New Form, Law & Crime and more. Rad’s unique brand of edgy content for Millennial and Gen Z audiences, coupled with the ability to watch your personal collection of movies and VR videos, makes it a hub for next-generation viewers.
Katrina Lake founded Stitch Fix in 2011 to help women everywhere discover and explore their style through a truly client-focused shopping experience. While attending Harvard Business School, Lake saw an opportunity to combine data science with human stylists to reinvent the retail space and deliver an unparalleled, personalized experience. Prior to founding Stitch Fix, she developed extensive experience at the intersection of fashion, retail and technology.
This workshop series is designed for Stanford graduate students who are interested in learning more about and developing skills in community-engaged scholarship and community-based research.
Alyssa Ravasio is the founder and CEO of Hipcamp, a comprehensive resource for outdoor stays, from national parks to blueberry farms. Hipcamp partners with private landowners to unlock more ways for people to get outside.
In this Faculty Seminar Series panel on "Debating Race Across Disciplines," CCSRE faculty affiliates Sarah Derbew (Classics), Ramón Martínez (GSE), Steven Roberts (Psych), and Shirin Sinnar (Law) will discuss race as theory and method, praxis and politics across time, space, and disciplines.
David Rogier is the founder and CEO of MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the best. Growing up, Rogier loved learning but struggled in school. Determined to reinvent the traditional learning model, he created MasterClass in 2015. MasterClass has since transformed the lifelong learning category by providing intimate access to the world’s best practitioners, from Stephen Curry (basketball) to Margaret Atwood (writing), Martin Scorcese (filmmaking), Sarah Blakely (entrepreneurship) and Serena Williams (tennis).
Hemant Taneja is a managing director at General Catalyst, and has been an early investor in market-leading companies like Digit, Grammarly, Gusto, Livongo, Mindstrong, Samsara, Snap, and Stripe. His 2018 book Unscaled articulates the need for accountability, transparency, and explainability in AI technologies as they permeate deeper into daily life, and his more recent Harvard Business Review article “The Era of Move Fast and Break Things is Over” encourages entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to adopt frameworks for responsible innovation and investing.