Network Updates, 7 November 2017
Please note: Next April’s International Summit in Israel coincides with the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding, and as such, hotel space is very tight (already). To guarantee a room under the Kauffman Fellows room block and rate—in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem—attendees must register by November 17; visit the Summit’s Hotel page for booking information.
The PreMoney SF Investor Conference is has sweetened its offer for KF Network members planning to attend. To receive a 50% discount, use code KAUFFMAN when you register.
Log into TENx for details & RSVP info for all events, unless noted.
Now: Applications open for Class 23. See the KF website for details.
January 17, 8:30am PST: Impact SIG call
April 22-27, 2018:
Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
SF Bay Area
December 2: Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship 1-on-1s
December 5: PreMoney SF Investor Conference (50% discount; code: KAUFFMAN)
November 14, 5-8pm: Houston, TX Chapter meeting
January 8, 5:30-7pm: Austin, TX Chapter happy hour
November 10: Chicago Chapter breakfast
December 8, 8-10am: NY Regional Chapter breakfast
January 21-26, 2018:
Modules 3 & 6
Convene, 101 Park Ave., NYC (map)
December 18: MENA Chapter breakfast, Dubai
Ben Wirz‘s (Class 19) firm, Brighteye Ventures, has closed a new €50M fund. Brighteye is a new firm dedicated to the European EdTech sector. The firm has already made several investments. [TechCrunch article]
* See the Jobs section below; Brighteye is looking for an associate in their Paris, France office.
On the Move
Marlon Nichols (Class 18) and Trish Costello (KF CEO Emeritus) made the Forbes list “10 Investors Who Are Authentically Committed to Funding Female Founders”
Ernestine Fu (Class 17), The Stanford Daily, “Stanford Faculty Advise National Blockchain Projects in Papua New Guinea”
Dimple Sahni (Class 10):
- The National, “The Importance of Financial Literacy for Female Investors”
- Dimple spoke at the MENA VC Summit on October 31 in Dubai.
Ken Horne (Class 17), Markets Insider, “Symic Bio Announces Results from the Phase 1/2 SHIELD Trial of SB-030 in Peripheral Vascular Disease”
Eghosa Omoigui (Mentor Class 18) gave a two-part video interview with Bnkability, “In Conversation With Eghosa Omoigui, Echo VC,” sharing his thoughts on an array of topics pertaining to VC both in Africa and elsewhere. [Part 1] [Part 2]
Brad Feld (KF BOD & Mentor Class 21), “Techstars and The Nature Conservancy,” announcing a new partnership to create the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator.
Speakers & Presentations
Last week’s BOOSTMENA conference in Dubai featured a number of Kauffman Fellows speakers:
- Jeff Harbach (KF President & CEO, Class 16)
- Nico Berman (Class 21)
- Abdulrahman Tarabzouni (Class 22)