Sparks

Build entrepreneurial skills in evening workshops that are open to members of the Stanford community.

STVP Sparks are workshops on a variety of topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation. Led by Stanford alumni, industry leaders and academic experts, Sparks workshops offer a path to expanding your entrepreneurial mindset and professional network.

For registration questions, including disability-related accommodations and services, please email Lauren Crout.

Upcoming Spring 2019 Sparks

Tuesday, April 16
6:30 - 8:00p.m.

Sustainable Impact Series: Discovering Opportunities

with Bushra Bataineh

Founder & CEO of Mawa Modular

and Grayson Zulauf

Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University and Co-Founder, Resonant Link

Grayson Zulauf and Bushra Bataineh will lead a 90-minute hands-on skills-building workshop. Grayson is working to develop the next generation of power electronics to power electric transportation at Resonant Link. With Mawa Modular, Bushra focuses on building sustainable, easy-to-transport shelters for refugees and displaced populations. Bushra and Grayson are both graduates of the Accel Innovation Scholars Fellowship Program.

Tuesday, April 30
6:30 - 8:00p.m.

Sustainable Impact Series: Seeking Funding

with Ami Naik

Director, Radicle Impact

and Corey Vernon

Senior Associate, Radicle Impact

Ami Naik and Corey Vernon will lead a 90-minute hands-on skills-building workshop. Naik and Vernon are associates at Radicle Impact, an investment firm committed to helping early-stage companies create meaningful social and environmental impact and value. Radicle actively invests in responsible finance, clean energy and healthy food systems.

Monday, May 13
6:30 - 8:00p.m.

Sustainable Impact Series: Bringing Your Product to Market

with Nick Azpiroz

Co-Founder & CEO, Kukua Labs

and Eric Reynolds Brubaker

Co-Founder, Kukua Labs

and Will Harvey

Co-Founder & Head of Technology, ClearMetal

and Diego Canales

Co-Founder & Head of Engineering, ClearMetal

Nick Azpiroz, Eric Reynolds Brubaker, Will Harvey and Diego Canales will lead a 90-minute hands-on skills-building workshop. Azpiroz and Brubaker are co-founders of Kukua Labs, which is developing at-home energy efficient chicken incubators designed to work with home-solar systems in Tanzania. Harvey and Canales co-founded ClearMetal, a predictive intelligence platform that helps streamline the global shipping industry while reducing fossil fuel emissions.

Acknowledgements

STVP generously thanks Accel Partners for supporting the Sparks program, offering entrepreneurial skills and training to students and other members of the Stanford community.
Accel Partners
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