Events at UBC Sauder

Exploring Academia's Influence on the Bay Area Tech Sector

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In the Bay Area, a cluster of high profile academic institutions have contributed to the growth of a robust, world-leading innovation ecosystem. But how do these relationships work and how do they bridge the gaps from academia to industry? Join our panel for an important conversation about the strong influence of academia on innovation ecosystems, and their subsequent evolution. Presented in partnership with UBC Faculty of Applied Science and UBC Sauder School of Business. 

Missed the event? Listen to the Alumni UBC Podcast for the full panel discussion here

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7:00 - 9:30 PM

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
Reception Room 625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA - Map

Admission is complimentary. Guests are welcome but advance registration is required as space is limited. 

Savannah Peterson – Founder and Chief Unicorn, Savvy Millennial

Dr. Ossama Hassanein, MASc’74, MBA’76 - Entrepreneur, Mentor, and Venture Capitalist; General Partner, Newbury Ventures

Ray Kruck, MBA’92 - Founder, Nexgate and Pointgrey Partners; Associate, Creative Destruction Lab West

Dr. Marc-David Seidel - Director of the W. Maurice Young Centre for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Research; RBC Financial Group Professor of Entrepreneurship; Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources (OBHR) at UBC Sauder School of Business

Jennifer Vancini, MBA’93 - Managing Partner, Pointgrey Partners; Partner, The Angels Forum

Questions? Please contact Deanna Salituro at or 604 822 9454.