Saturday was our last day and we could not resist to attend an entrepreneur event in San Francisco and learn directly from a local initiative at the heart of Silicon Valley.
Attending BLOCK71 San Francisco is a US launchpad and gateway for start-ups striving to establish themselves in the US and Singapore tech ecosystems and facilitate that exchange. I was amazed to learn that the event was organised by our students from @NUS Overseas Colleges, in collaboration with UC Berkeley Sigma Eta Pi - Beta Chapter and NUS Entrepreneurs' Association -National University of Singapore Overseas Colleges Program (NOC) and DONUTcon (which provided lunch in exchange for the tilte of the event “The Do’s and Donuts of Startups!).
I enjoyed a number of talks topics which included Robotics for Retail stores, and Geli but specially the PechaKucha 20-20 pitches including Artificial Intelligence for Google Ads, Machine Learning, Women in Tech and marketing, affordable eBooks packages for College Students.
Was glad to meet Tom Kosnik, a Fenwick & West Consulting Professor at Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), Dept. of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University. Alongside Annabella Peng, Tom is co-founder of GELI, the Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute, a startup introduced on the day to help other startups.