Phi Kappa Psi house staff has officially cancelled an event with Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale that was scheduled to be held at the Phi Psi house on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Miriam Haart ’22 is the 19-year-old co-teacher of CS11: How to Make VR, a class on designing virtual reality applications using the Unity game engine, a platform for developing applications.
The 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list recognized 54 Stanford affiliates — more than from any other university — for outstanding entrepreneurial accomplishments in a variety of industries. Stanford honorees included Dhruvik Parikh ’22, who developed a cheap alternative to costly membranes in redox flow batteries, as well as Vivian Shen ’14 and Ruby Lee…
Stanford’s close ties with Silicon Valley have had a unique effect on students’ relationships with professors and their overall Stanford experience through engagement in the local startup culture.
The Cool Product Expo is an annual exposition of innovative products, hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business. This year, more than two dozen entrepreneurs came from Silicon Valley and beyond to demonstrate groundbreaking hardware, software, consumer tech, wearables and more!
Jean Case is a philanthropist who is the CEO of the Case Foundation and chairman of the National Geographic Society. Prior to her work in the non-profit sector, Case worked in the technology, focusing specifically on the Internet in companies such as AOL. Case also serves on several boards focusing on social impact, such as the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS).
Seven black alumni announced the creation of the $5 million Black Angel Technology Investment Fund (BATIF), which aims to combat the lack of diverse leadership in Silicon Valley’s tech industry. BATIF will support startups with at least one black co-founder who either attends or has graduated from Stanford.
“[Stanford] is the place that made nerd cool,” said President Barack Obama when he spoke at Stanford on Friday morning as part of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Obama highlighted diversity and accessibility in entrepreneurship in his address.
Following his speech, the president moderated a discussion with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and three young entrepreneurs from around the world.