Entrepreneurship Hour Boasts Impressive Guests for Winter ‘21
With a full semester of an all remote Entrepreneurship Hour in the books this fall, the Center for Entrepreneurship is excited for this winter’s lineup….
Technology, Silicon Valley, and the Go Blue Connection: Kleiner Perkins Fellowship Alumni
Imagine a fellowship that includes a summer internship at a company like Airbnb, Coursera, Doordash, Handshake, Nextdoor, Pinterest, Slack, Uber with Tally, or Robinhood (just…
E-Hour – Sara Jones
A Ross MBA ‘10, was one of the first people named to work on Boeing’s ambitious, future-looking HorizonX organization when it was announced in 2017. Now, her work with the company on creating the next generation of the aerospace industry is getting recognized in the press. Recently listed among the 40 Under 40 in Seattle by the Puget Sound Business Journal for her contributions to the future of business, Jones is a principal strategist for Boeing’s HorizonX and NeXt teams.
E-Hour – Wendell Brooks
As the senior vice president of Intel Corporation and president of Intel Capital, he is responsible for all areas of strategic growth, including equity investing, M&A, and new business incubation. As a natural extension of his inorganic growth efforts, in 2018 Brooks was asked to lead Intel’s New Technology Group, developing new technologies and businesses internally. He redefined the portfolio to align with the team’s core mission and changed the model to focus on nimble innovation as the Emerging Growth and Incubation Group.
E-Hour – Joseph DeSimone
An American chemist, inventor and entrepreneur, best known as the co-founder and CEO of Carbon, an American technology company. Carbon’s mission is to reinvent how polymer products are designed, engineered, manufactured, and delivered, towards a digital and sustainable future. Based in Silicon Valley, Carbon brings together innovations in software, hardware, and material science to deliver industry-leading digital manufacturing solutions.
E-Hour – Jonathan Kumar
Jonathan Kumar is a user experience designer by trade, founding several projects to solve social issues. After founding his first social enterprise, FoodCircles, Jonathan created Samaritan, enabling Seattle citygoers to invest directly and compassionately into individuals around them struggling through homelessness. Jonathan received a BS in Informatics and Economics from the University of Michigan and has also produced multiple short films.
E-Hour – Patrick Hunt
As the Strategy Director at Rivian Automotive (a company which develops vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation), three-time U-M Alum, Patrick Hunt seeks to highlight authentic experiences by humbling your ego when at the helm of a startup.
E-Hour – Bret Kugelmass
An American technology entrepreneur who’s turned his focus to climate and energy advocacy. One the early pioneers in commercializing drones (Airphrame – acq. 2017) for environmental surveys and emergency response he’s experienced first-hand market growth within complex technical, regulatory, and public opinion framework. Motivated by the climate crises he moved to DC to set up a research initiative (Energy Impact Center) focused on exploring nuclear power and its role in deep decarbonization.