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Network Updates, 12 September 2017

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We’ve made a change.  We’re including direct links to all stories, podcasts, blogs, and jobs below to allow quicker access to the original sources. Names continue to link to the Fellows Directory on the KF website.

If you have news stories that you would like to share, please email news@kfp.org.

Upcoming Events

Log into TENx for complete details and RSVP information for all KF events, unless noted.

  • Now: Applications open for Class 23 (see KF website for details)
  • September 14: KF Women’s Group breakfast. Hosted by Miriam Rivera (Class 15) at her private residence.
  • September 22: NY Regional Chapter breakfast
  • September 24 – November 13: Venture Deals online course (free)
  • October 5: Defy Ventures visit to California State Prison – Solano
  • October 22-27: Modules 2 & 5
    Intercontinental Hotel, San Francisco
  • December 8: NY Regional Chapter breakfast
  • January 21-26, 2018: Modules 3 & 6
    Convene, 101 Park Ave., NYC
  • International Summit, April 22-27, 2018: Tel Aviv & Jerusalem, ISRAEL

Can’t log into TENx? Contact Remi Morita or John McIntyre for assistance or event details.


Lexi Novitske (Class 22), Entrepreneur, co-authored “The Surprising Place That Promotes Women Entrepreneurs Better Than Silicon Valley

Francisco Coronel (Class 20), TechCrunch, authored “Copycats vs. Disruptors in Latin America

Andy McLoughlin (Class 22) named one of “The 100 Most Influential British Entrepreneurs” by Rise.global

Karen Kerr (Charter Class), Nasdaq, “Meet a VC: Karen Kerr

Vishal Harnal (Class 22), Bangkok Post, “True Incube Secures Allies in Startup Drive

Abdulaziz Alhargan (Class 16), Beaverton Valley Times (Oregon, US), “Beaverton Incubator Has Far Reach

Andrew Farquharson (Class 9), CNBC, “This Alphabet-Backed Startup Wants to Turn Injectable Drugs into Pills,” about Rani Therapeutics, founded by Andrew’s InCube Ventures


Jules Miller (Class 22): “Why You Should Invest in Veteran Entrepreneurs, According to Veteran Investors

Patrick Chung (Class 9) featured in “Why Xfund Loves ‘Liberal Arts’ Entrepreneurs

Lisa Marrone (Class 22): “Why I’m Excited to Join August Capital

Stephen Straus (Class 2):


Ewa Grzechnik Trietz (Class 19), Itxaso del Palacio (Class 18), and Gil Dibner (Class 13) will be speaking at PIRATE Summit 2017 in Cologne, Germany on September 6-7.

Michael Staton (Class 20) will speak at the ZEST Malta 2017 conference on September 19-20. Michael’s sessions are “The Future of Education” and a fireside chat on what makes a startup investable.

Patrick Sagisi (Class 17) was a speaker at “Banking & Investing with Intent—Making an Impact with Your Finances” on September 7 in San Francisco.

Lisa Skeete Tatum (Class 4) will speak at the New Jersey Conference for Women on October 27, presenting the session “How to Be an Excellent Negotiator.”

Shailendra Singh (Class 11) will be a speaker at Tech Sparks 2017 on September 22-23 in Bangalore, India.

Marlon Nichols (Class 18) will speak at the “Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall” on September 18 in Santa Monica, California.

Lexi Novitske (Class 22) will be facilitating TechCabal’s September 15 Office Hours in Lagos, Nigeria, focusing on the topic of fundraising.


(CONTINUING) Creandum is offering an internship. Interested parties should send their CV and cover letter to internship@creandum.com describing their connection to startups or the tech industry by September 30.

(CONTINUING) Live Oak VP seeks a Principal (on partner track), in conjunction with its 2nd fund. The firm is based in Austin, TX, and focuses on technology and technology-enabled startups. Read the press release.

(CONTINUING) Kauffman Foundation is looking for a Senior Program Officer “to manage research on how entrepreneurs learn, start, build, grow.” Read more online.

Do you have a news story to share? Please email us: news@kfp.org.

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