The Automobile of the Future. Keynote by Paul Jacobs, Chairman, QUALCOMM

 Presenting a collaborative event on September 21, 2016

   
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Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm Inc.
Topic: “The Automobile of the Future: The Connected Car,  Autonomous Vehicles and Shared Mobility”
Followed by:
Dr. Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UCSD leading a panel of industry experts on
“Disruption in the Automotive Value Chain: What the Future Holds”

Panelists:

Brandon Nixon, Chairman & CEO, Lytx.Inc.
Patrick Little, SVP and GM, Qualcomm Automotive Solutions
John Wall, CEO, QNX Software Systems
                        Come early to see Qualcomm’s automotive demonstrations!  
Plus two cars onsite:  Cadillac with Infotainment and BMW M8 Electric with Halo
Event Overview:
Our mobility and transportation is poised for more change in the next five to ten years than it’s seen in the past 100 years.  The most basic paradigm of “Will you be driving the car?” or “Will the car be driving you?” is going to change.  We are on the verge of realizing Hollywood’s imagination of the cars from Total Recall or Back to the Future movies.
The vehicles and its ecosystems of the future will be smarter. They will be increasingly intelligent, inter-connected and instrumented. They will ultimately communicate, socialize and collaborate with each other, including other vehicles, traffic lights, parking bays and retailers, thereby becoming an entirely new platform to change the paradigm of how we transport ourselves and everything else.
This new platform will bring forth an array of digital services created out of the vast amounts of data this connectivity will unleash, just as smartphones changed the world in the last 10 years.  They will reinvent existing business models, create new models, change the entire ecosystem and redesign customer engagement and expectations.
Please join us and find out where the future is going with a keynote from Dr. Paul Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm Corporation, and a renowned panel of industry experts from the automotive industry led by Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UCSD.
 4:30 pm – Qualcomm Automotive Demonstrations; Cash Bar, light appetizers
 5:30 pm – Welcome note by Naresh Soni, TiE Southcoast President & Nakul Duggal, VP Product Management – Automotive, Qualcomm
 5:45 pm – Keynote: Dr. Paul Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm Inc.
 6:15 pmChancellor Pradeep Khosla, UCSD, leads an industry experts panel
 7:30 pm – Networking; Cash Bar
 8:00 pm – Event ends
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Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is executive chairman and chairman of the board of Qualcomm Incorporated, where he is responsible for helping guide the development of new technologies and Qualcomm’s long-term opportunities.  A leader in the field of mobile communications for more than 25 years and a key architect of Qualcomm’s strategic vision, Dr. Jacobs spearheaded Qualcomm’s efforts to develop and commercialize mobile technology breakthroughs that have significantly contributed to the growth of both the Company and the industry. Important developments which began under Dr. Jacobs include: the first smartphone based on Palm OS®; inclusion of GPS capabilities in mobile phones (which led to the acquisition of SnapTrack™ GPS and Qualcomm’s development of gpsOne™ position-location technology); the Brew® platform, which enables over-the-air downloading of applications; QChat™ platform, a Voice over IP, push-to-talk system; Qualcomm® Mirasol™ display technology, a novel reflective display technology; and the Qualcomm® Toq™ smartwatch.   Click here for full bio.

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Pradeep K. Khosla, an internationally renowned electrical and computer engineer, is the eighth Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, and a Distinguished Professor.  At UC San Diego, he initiated and led a comprehensive, all-inclusive strategic planning process to unify the campus and define UC San Diego’s future.  The initiative resulted in a Strategic Plan that outlines five overarching goals, four grand research themes, and 13 strategies to fulfill our sharpened mission and vision as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.
Before his current appointment, Khosla served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. There, he set the strategic direction for undergraduate and graduate education and research, and initiated undergraduate curriculum reform, successful diversity efforts, multidisciplinary research centers and graduate offerings, and international programs. Khosla spent the majority of his career at Carnegie Mellon, rising through the ranks from his first position as Assistant Professor in 1986 to his appointment as Dean in 2004. From 1994 to 1996, he also served as a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Program Manager in the Software and Intelligent Systems Technology Office, Defense Sciences Office and Tactical Technology Office, where he managed advanced research and development programs.  Click here for full bio.

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free

Students with valid ID:  $5
Non-members: $45
​​On-Site: $50

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at midnight, the day prior to the event.  If you register online the day of the event, you will be charged $50, the on-site price.

PAYPAL is our payment processor and accepts ALL MAJOR Credit Cards.

May 11 The Investor Dating Game

The Investor Dating Game

Tired of traditional Pitch Fests? Bored with the Shark Tank? Join us for the Investor Dating Game!

Yes, just like the original TV Show, we’ll have an investor behind a partition asking questions of three tech companies all looking for funding. Each of the three companies will be asked questions in a fun and entertaining way to “win” the investor. And just like the TV Show, the winning company gets a date with the investor.

Moderator: Mike Krenn, President at San Diego Venture Group

Meet the Investors:

Eric Gasser, V.P. Hi-Tech Screening; a Tech Coast Angels Board Member; and co-founder of Seed San Diego.

Jay Kunin, Strategic Consulting, Health Technologies. Angel Investor. Entrepreneurship Educator. University Lecturer

A special thanks to our Community Partner, Jeanine Jacobson at The Founder Institute who vetted these companies.

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LooperLink is a mobile platform for caddie programs, both big and small. The mobile app allows caddies to act as independent contractors or employees. Golfers have access to a definable and flexible marketplace tailored to their individual type of caddie services, at any course. And, golf course operators are provided with an add value service and management tool at no additional cost. LooperLink was founded in January of 2014 through the leadership of the Founder Institute. Not only will LooperLink increase the efficiency of the existing caddie industry, our goal is to ultimately grow the game of golf by facilitating the development of youth caddie programs around the world.

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DonationMatch.com is an online platform helping nonprofits and companies promote supporter engagement and social impact with seamless handling of in-kind donations to events. Our unique, two-sided solution and built-in time-saving tools simplify how companies maximize the visibility and impact of their corporate philanthropy with minimal effort.

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Catalyst CTMS is a platform that integrates with other systems to help researchers accelerate the study process.  Using our platform, researchers can select and deploy modules they need to manage their trials. Catalyst modules are platform plugins that allow researchers to run their trials with the tools they need for success. Our goal is to create an ecosystem where researchers can find the best tools to meet the demands of their ever expanding clinical trial needs.

Sponsored by:

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AGENDA
5:00: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers, Networking
6:00: Welcome
6:10: Presentation
7:15: Audience Q & A
7:30: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at midnight, the day prior to the event.  If you register online the day of the event, you will be charged $75, the on-site price.

PAYPAL is our payment processor and accepts ALL MAJOR Credit Cards.

Cross Border Playbook: How innovative companies succeed in the ecosystem.

More than 565 companies from 20+ countries are integrated with and comprise the Tijuana Ecosystem. From global leaders to small companies, they access the world’s major markets by seaports, land and airports; recruit the best bicultural talent in the country; represent a workforce of over 185 000 people; enjoy of world-class industrial infrastructure, besides, they save between 19%-40% total cost to market.

Is your company considering the huge opportunities that the Mega region offers?  Wondering where to start? What resources are available?  What are the ins and outs?  Learn how your business can tap into the talent pool and manufacturing economies by hearing from companies who’ve actually made it happen.

Ask our experts!  Submit a question to our panel to be answered at the program.  Email questions to:Anita.Rusch@gmail.com

MODERATOR:  Paola Avila, Vice President, International Affairs, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Opening Remarks by Kenn Morris President/CEO  of Crossborder Group.

Panel:

  1. Bryan Bear, Director of Finance, Taylor Guitars
  2. Adriana Eguia, Director,  Endeavor Tijuana and Cali Baja
  3. Derek Footer, CEO and Managing Partner, HardTech Labs

Community Partners and Exhibitors:

  1. San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation/World Trade Center San Diego
  2. San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  3. Tijuana Economic Development Council
  4. Mind Hub  –  business incubator
  5. Tuteli  — founded by former President of the EDC in Tijuana and is a digital health company.
  6. The Aerospace manufacturing cluster
  7. U.S. Department of Commerce/San Diego U.S. Export Assistance Center
  8. Export-Import Bank of the U.S.  | Western Region

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AGENDA
5:00: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers, Networking
6:00: Welcome
6:10: Presentation
7:15: Audience Q & A
7:30: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at midnight, the day prior to the event.  If you register online the day of the event, you will be charged $75, the on-site price.

PAYPAL is our payment processor and accepts ALL MAJOR Credit Cards.

Case Study: RxSafe Push One for Valium, Push Two for Viagra

RxSafe – Engineering the Future of Pharmacy Automation

Many of the issues encountered by start-ups are quite similar.  Learn new solutions for your business through our case study with RxSafe. You’ll hear the story  of a company of engineers that are putting automation to work to improve our local pharmacies and keep us safe.  This fast growing company faces two keys challenges.  Our  “mock” Board of Directors will suggest solutions to these challenges. But you can too — the audience often sees even better solutions!

Here’s how it works.

Director, Brian Kichler, will present RxSafe – the leader in automated, high-density robotic drug storage and retrieval technologies for pharmacies. They offer a full suite of pharmacy equipment designed to streamline operations, eliminate fulfillment errors, prohibit theft, manage inventory, reduce costs and increase productivity and profitability.

He’ll start with an Executive Overview and define their two key business challenges: Marketing/Branding and Operations/Scaling.

Then our assembled panel of experts takes over.

Confirmed “Mock Board”:

MODERATOR:  David  Titus Sr. V.P. Business Development, Cooley LLP.  Dave will draw from his rich background as Co-founder and managing partner of Windward Ventures which invested in 24 Southern California early stage companies. And, from 2011 to 2014, he served as the president of the San Diego Venture Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the venture capital ecosystem in San Diego.

Mark Bowles, Co-founder ecoATM and San Diego serial entrepreneur, can advise on all areas of start-ups from manufacturing to marketing to manpower.

Lynn Fulks, a senior marketing strategist with Upstart Group, has been developing and managing innovative high-tech strategic marketing plans, campaigns and product launches, as well as overseeing marketing departments, for over 25 years. She brings significant experience in delivering domestic and international marketing programs for Microsoft and other high-growth companies to identify growth drivers and design marketing strategies and tactics for small and medium sized businesses.

Dr. Sarah McBane, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, FCCP is an associate professor at University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the current president of the California Pharmacists Association. Dr. McBane co-chaired the task force that developed state legislation to recognize pharmacists as providers and expand the scope of practice for pharmacists in the state of California.

What’s a Case Study?
The MIT Enterprise Forum case study presentations welcome CEOs of local, up and coming, technology companies to present an executive overview, including current challenges facing their business. These presenting companies are privately held and have either completed a round of funding or are getting revenue to date. An expert panel of advisors lends their advice and draws upon their experiences to provide feedback and potential solutions to these challenges based on their own professional experiences and expertise. These business challenges are those encountered by most aspiring entrepreneurs and small growing enterprises-including financial, marketing, application of technology, operations, management, growth, diversification, and more-everyone walks away enlightened!

AGENDA
5:00: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers, Networking
6:00: Welcome
6:10: Presentation
7:15: Audience Q & A
7:30: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at midnight, the day prior to the event.  If you register online the day of the event, you will be charged $75, the on-site price.

PAYPAL is our payment processor and accepts ALL MAJOR Credit Cards.

CASE STUDY of Feetz, one of San Diego’s Cool Companies

It’s time to reinvent what we expect from our shoes.

The Feetz Story

“Our founder, Lucy, went shoe shopping but couldn’t find a pair that fit. We’ve all been there, looking for that perfect pair of shoes for our new outfit and 5 pairs in a row don’t fit, uuurgggh…why don’t they fit?? You try on the next pair, success! They fit! But, the color just isn’t right for the outfit you wanted to wear. Frustration is growing inside of you, you just want to go home and wear your new shoes with your new outfit!”

“Lucy, took a much needed break from this shopping ordeal and ordered a “grande mocha light with 2 pumps” from Starbucks. It dawned on her, why could she choose from over 87,000 customized combinations for that perfect comforting sip of coffee but couldn’t easily find a pair of shoes that FIT and have STYLE.  It was time to reinvent what we expect from our shoes.”

Feetz Was Born

“Feetz was born and went on a 2 year journey to build the technology to make custom fit shoes for every person a reality. We’ve brought in experts across the globe from New York fashion designers to Italian shoe cobblers. And we built amazing new technology from 3D printers to make shoes in hours, software to resize shoes designs in minutes to only you, and materials that are good for you and the planet.”

Now it’s time to step into the future with us and get what you deserve….shoes that fit!

Founder/CEO Lucy Beard will present her fascinating story and the well worn path to growing this business.  From her executive overview, she’ll present her two key challenges. Then our assembled “mock” board will take over and offer solutions.  You’ll find the whole process rewarding and learn new solutions for your everyday business challenges.

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Join us and our panel to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that await this mashup of technology and fashion.

Moderator:  Felena Hanson, Founder, Hera Hub.  Felena is a long-time entrepreneur, marketing maven and fashion leader. Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and community for female entrepreneurs who need a productive, professional place to work on a flexible basis.

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Merle Marting, Founder / Partner, GO Intellectual Capital. Merle started in the shoe business at age 12 and went on to achieve 25 years of success at premier consumer brands — NIKE, TaylorMade, adidas, Callaway —  specializing in achieving high-growth & profitability thru world-class Go-to-Market practices. He’s held numerous Senior Executive positions – Divisional President for a $300M business, GM with global P&L accountability for a $600M business, and serving as CMO for a global billion dollar company.

Vivian Sayward, Founder and President at Vivacity Sportswear.  Vivian has held positions in finance, marketing and business development at Fortune 500 high tech and healthcare companies.   She has also consulted for start-ups in the healthcare and fashion/beauty industries. Now at Vivacity Sportswear, Vivian is drawing on her business development and entrepreneurial experiences to introduce a classic and sophisticated women’s clothing line for the golf/tennis/resort market. Vivian is committed to supporting local businesses by maintaining all Vivacity-related design, development and manufacturing activities in Southern California.

John Vance, CEO, Surftech, has had a long and very successful career as an executive in the action sports industry.  In May 2016, he became CEO of Surftech, a global leader in the surf hardgoods business.  Prior to joining Surftech, Vance was President and CEO of Freewaters Footwear; he spent eight years at Sanuk where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and was part of the executive team who successfully sold Sanuk to Decker’s Outdoor. Prior to Sanuk, Vance served as a Vice President at Quiksilver as well as holding executive positions at OP and Airwalk earlier in his career.  He is also an equity holder and board member at Native Shoes, located in Vancouver Canada, Melin Headwear, located in Oceanside California, and Freewaters Footwear located in Laguna Hills, California.

 

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AGENDA
5:00: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers, Networking
6:00: Welcome
6:10: Presentation
7:15: Audience Q & A
7:30: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at midnight, the day prior to the event.  If you register online the day of the event, you will be charged $75, the on-site price.

PAYPAL is our payment processor and accepts ALL MAJOR Credit Cards.

Mark Bowles and Eric Otterson: How to leverage San Diego resources to launch successful companies

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Meet Mark Bowles, a serial entrepreneur and investor who’s made millions in tech, and kept it in San Diego. Learn more about why Bowles maintains a strict, San Diego-only philosophy when it comes to investing in startups.

“I get a lot of opportunities to invest in deals in Silicon Valley … but I restrict all of my investing to San Diego startups, which may not be the best financial choice,” Bowles said. “But I do believe in recycling capital.”

Bowles was the brains behind ecoATM, the local electronics recycling kiosk-maker acquired in 2013 by Coinstar’s parent company, Outerwall, for $350 million in cash. The acquisition represented a landmark moment for San Diego’s tech scene, which unlike Silicon Valley, isn’t famous for its behemoth buyouts.

Now Bowles, along with a few of his ecoATM co-founders, will take another stab at greatness with a health care startup he can only talk about in terms so vague that they would sound ludicrous coming from anyone else.

“If successful, (this idea) is the biggest and most noble in terms of its impact yet,” he said. “This one is really powerful if it works.”

Mark will be interviewed by Eric Otterson.

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Eric is managing director at Silicon Valley Bank, leading the San Diego-based technology banking team. This includes a variety of lending, investment and global treasury management solutions tailored to private, venture-backed firms as well as small-cap, publicly traded firms.

Eric has 18 years experience in marketing and business development working with high growth technology and life science companies. As former VP of Business Development at venture law firm Cooley, LLP, he managed the national business practice groups, and locally built relationships between San Diego entrepreneurs and capital provider clients.

Being a former entrepreneur himself helps drive Eric’s passion for helping grow his clients’ and prospects’ businesses. He served as Director of Client Operations at startup eAssist, delivering a CRM suite to clients like Fiserv, Countrywide, AT&T and British Telecom.

Eric is Chairman of the Board at the San Diego French-American School, and on the boards of an EvoNexus and the San Diego Venture Group. He is co-founder of Start Up San Diego, an entrepreneur-run mentor, advisor and investor network.

 

AGENDA
5:00: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers, Networking
6:00: Welcome
6:10: Presentation
7:15: Audience Q & A
7:30: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at midnight, the day prior to the event.  If you register online the day of the event, you will be charged $75, the on-site price.

PAYPAL is our payment processor and accepts ALL MAJOR Credit Cards.

Aug 20 New Energy Program

Save the Date!

“Navigating a New Energy Future”

Co-Hosts: Orison, Cleantech San Diego, and MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego
Sponsor: UCSD’s von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center.

Event Description:

Solving the critical and complex problems we face involves changing
the way we generate and access energy, now and in the future. We must
embrace promising new technologies to power the planet.  This is a
free public panel discussion, providing an opportunity for anyone who
uses electricity to learn more about the next generation of energy
from energy storage, renewable energy and utility industry leaders.
We’re on the cusp of a new energy future, and everyone is invited to
participate and benefit!  Light refreshments will be served.

 Agenda:

Check In: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Panel and Q&A: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Networking: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

REGISTER HERE

Memory, Medicine, Machines… Leveraging advances in Neuroscience

Memory, Medicine, Machines…

Leveraging advances in Neuroscience.

Join us for a powerful, sophisticated discussion on what the latest advances in neuroscience mean for our lives, our health, our brains – and the business opportunities and growth in San Diego.

Topics covered in this event have the potential for tremendous impact on your business and your life – it is a must for anyone related to the technology community and wanting to learn about and stay up-to-date on the effect that the latest advances in neuroscience will have on technology, life sciences, robotics and pharmaceuticals.

Along with business opportunities and growth, we all need to grasp the potential and issues surrounding these advances. Roger will be asking questions such as:

  • What happens to physician/patient relations when new personal health monitoring devices enter what was once privileged terrain?
  • What are the social implications of a memory enhancing product that goes beyond remedial uses?
  • At what point is an artificial intelligence deserving of empathy and ethical treatment?
  • Will your privacy be invaded by increasingly sophisticated robots?

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Moderator:

Roger Bingham, is a science educator, author, and television presenter, writer and director. He is Co-founder and Director of The Science Network (TSN), a virtual forum with over 1100 videos dedicated to science and its impact on society (http://thesciencenetwork.org/), the Founding Director of The Science Collaboratory at UC San Diego, and a member of the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute and of the Institute for Neural Computation, UC San Diego. He is the co-author of The Origin of Minds: Evolution, Uniqueness, and the New Science of the Self, and an Emmy award-winning creator and host of PBS science programs, including the critically acclaimed series The Human Quest. Bingham is a member of the Board of Advisers of Scientific American.

 

Participants in the discussion are true pioneers on the cutting edge of neuroscience that is changing the world.

Tim Tully, Chief Science Officer and Executive Vice President of R&D, Dart Neuroscience,  a global leader in developing genetically-based pharmacological solutions to improve brain health in areas related to memory and cognition. These drugs have the potential not only to enhance memory function but to treat a range of disorders from dyslexia to dementia, bringing human brain capability to new levels and unleashing intelligence into our communities that has previously been held captive by dysfunction in the brain.

Eugene Izhikevich, CEO & Co-Founder, Brain Corporation, has been developing artificial nervous systems in robots to mimic mammalian brain function. In September his company released BrainOS, a robotic operating system that enables robots to learn about their environment through experiences, allowing to learn, respond and act on their own.

Erik ViirreDirector, Technical & Industry Relations, Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE and Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, who is leading the global competition to develop tricorder devices that can diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians, with continued long distance monitoring and customized treatment guidance at your fingertips. The implications of minimizing the time and cost of healthcare this way will have a profound effect on health care as we know it today.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY

AGENDA
5:00: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers, Networking
6:00: Welcome
6:10: Presentation
7:15: Audience Q & A
7:30: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at midnight, the day prior to the event.  If you register online the day of the event, you will be charged $75, the on-site price.

PAYPAL is our payment processor and accepts ALL MAJOR Credit Cards.

Student Entrepreneurs: Are you smarter than a 10th grader?

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Join us for an evening devoted to student entrepreneurs and how education is changing to meet the future needs of our local companies.  This two-part program is a must for parents and STEM students.

Hosted by Reo Carr, Executive Editor of the San Diego Business Journal.

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Part One:  Reo Carr will interview a group of our student entrepreneurs.   Our panel of students include: a semi-finalist of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology; winners in the areas of engineering and technology of the Science Olympiad; and finalists in the San Diego Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. You’ll hear first-hand what it’s like to compete in these prestigious events and how their teachers and school helped along the way.

Part Two: We shift to a panel of experts to discuss what teachers and local companies are doing to educate our future workforce. Plus, what more should be done to encourage and keep talent in San Diego

Ed Hidalgo, Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™

Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ is the combination of a lab, makerspace, and classroom for 6-8th grade students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. By combining mini-lectures with team interactions, students are encouraged to innovate, partner and achieve beyond what exists today and elevate the 21st century classroom.

Katie Rast, FabLab San Diego

FabLab is a non-profit community fabrication and laboratory center that empowers individuals to give form to their ideas.  Started by the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms in 2007, Fab Lab now calls Makers Quarter in East Village home.  Fab Lab San Diego is one part of a large network of Labs across the world.  These labs are production workshops and small-scale innovation hubs equipped with digital fabrication machines and technologies for the production of objects, tools and electronics.

Leanne Abraham, Premierehire 

Premierehire is an Executive Search & Staffing company delivering flexible & innovative solutions in just about every important industry, especially technology.  Their purpose and passion is to create mutually rewarding career placements for the individual and the organization; helping each party find the right fit and follow a specialized SmartStart hiring and on-boarding process to maximize individual potential, team synergy, organizational return, and employee retention. Premierehire’s founders have more than 20 years of experience, and are a certified Women Owned and Small Business within the State of California

Amy HernandezResMed

ResMed is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices. As a Lead Talent Acquisition Partner, Amy provides comprehensive full-life cycle recruiting for senior level organizational needs, leveraging innovative talent acquisition techniques and specialized programs to pipeline, attract and retain top notch talent to ResMed. In this exciting role. she also has an intense focus on building and cultivating ResMed’s employment brand and employment value proposition, while creating and maintaining targeted talent pipelines to accommodate for ResMed’s dynamic growth.

Will Haase, High Tech High, San Diego

High Tech High began in 2000 as a single charter high school launched by a coalition of San Diego business leaders and educators. It has evolved into an integrated network of schools spanning grades K-12, housing a comprehensive teacher certification program and a new, innovative Graduate School of Education. Will Haase teaches math at the school.

This program is a MUST for all parents of children with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

AGENDA
5:00: Registration, Appetizers and Networking
6:00: Welcome
6:10: Presentation
7:15: Audience Q & A
7:30: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65      Students with ID: $15
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at midnight, the day prior to the event.  If you register online the day of the event, you will be charged $75, the on-site price.

PAYPAL is our payment processor and accepts ALL MAJOR Credit Cards.

Waking Sleeping Giants: Using Innovation to Disrupt an Industry

 Announcing our first program of the Fall season Wednesday, September 9th,

Waking Sleeping Giants:  Using Innovation to Disrupt an Industry

Join us for an intimate and lively discussion with San Diego-based serial entrepreneur Christian Braemer, who continues to create innovative business models and conquer naysayers. Braemer, cofounder and CEO of Benefunder, will share his secret to successful scalability, as well as his entrepreneurial tribulations.  Find out how he and his team are matching researchers with companies in need of expertise through consulting contracts, building a monopoly on research data in the U.S.., eliminating  the innovation deficit, and maintaining a leadership role  in health, tech, the environment, and the arts and humanities.

The event, moderated by veteran VC David Titus, is sure to be an engaging evening.

Christian Braemer, CEO & Cofounder of Benefunder

Christian Braemer, a seasoned entrepreneur, is CEO & cofounder of Benefunder, a nonprofit that is disrupting the philanthropy landscape by matching donors with top researchers across the nation.  Before launching Benefunder in 2013, he held C-level positions with various digital media and tech companies, such as OpenEye and Joe Media. He also served as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. During his professional career, Braemer has always served in a leadership/volunteer capacity in non-profits, including president of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – San Diego, and co-founder/board member of Hunger at Home. He was previously a sergeant/section commander in the Danish Army.

Moderator:  David Titus, Sr. V.P. Business Development, Cooley LLP

David Titus is Senior Vice President, Business Development in San Diego with the international law firm of Cooley LLP.    Mr. Titus is also co-founder and managing partner of Windward Ventures. The firm invested in 24 Southern California early stage companies.  From 2011 to 2014, he served as the president of the San Diego Venture Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the venture capital ecosystem in San Diego.  He is currently Chairman of PerfectForms, Inc.

David Titus has served as an advisor to numerous business organizations including the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Corporate Directors Forum and Alliance Healthcare Foundation.  Titus was a founder and senior vice president of his own start-up, Silicon Valley Bank, where he led the technology division. Mr. Titus has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

 

AGENDA
5:00: Registration, Drinks and Appetizers, Networking
6:00: Welcome
6:10: Presentation
7:15: Audience Q & A
7:30: Program Concludes, Networking, Coffee & Dessert until 8:30

REGISTRATION & COST
MITEF Members and MITEF Sponsors: Free
Non-members: $65
MIT Alums:  $50
​​On-Site: $75

NOTE:  Online Registration ends at midnight, the day prior to the event.  If you register online the day of the event, you will be charged $75, the on-site price.

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