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Mentorship: A Conversation with John Simpson, Paul Yock and Kate Garrett

The venerable Oxford English Dictionary defines a mentor as “a person who offers support and guidance to another.” But what is mentorship exactly? What do mentors do, and how do they shape lives and careers?Please join us for the first in a series of conversations hosted by the Silicon Valley Archives. The topic is mentorship. Three distinguished leaders in the field of medical technology with interlinked mentoring relationships will speak.

Robinhood CEO and co-founder Vlad Tenev @ ETL

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. 

Rad.live co-founder and CEO Tony Mugavero @ ETL

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.

Stitch Fix founder and CEO Katrina Lake @ ETL

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.

General Catalyst managing director Hemant Taneja @ ETL

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.

View From The Top with Rosalind Brewer, COO of Starbucks

Join us for a fireside chat with Rosalind (Roz) Brewer, COO of Starbucks. Roz leads the company’s operating businesses across the Americas and Starbucks license stores as well as the global functions of marketing, technology, supply chain, product innovation, and store development organizations.Prior to joining Starbucks, Roz served as President and CEO of Sam’s Club, the members-only warehouse channel of Walmart, and the 8th largest U.S. retailer.

Quick Bytes: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life

Learn how to manage graduate life with a positive attitude and productive work habits from three campus experts. Whether you’re a new grad student or just want a refresher to start off the year, this fast-paced session is worth your time.

Anika Green, assistant vice provost for graduate education & director, DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program, VPGE

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Angie Hawkins, associate director of educational programs, VPGE

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