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Some of our 2022 speakers:

Taylor is a SWE engineering manager at Spotify (and a Twitter influencer!). She led a session for our SWE interns discussing her path in software engineering and gave lots of career tips about how to prepare for a career in SWE and tips on technical interviews, getting a job, and impressing your first manager.

Taylor Poindexter, Spotify
SWE Manager
Spotify

Joel is the founder and CEO of one of the world's most popular apps: VSCO. We had a large group tune in to our 45min live chat with Joel to hear about his fascinating story founding VSCO and his advice to new grads who are interested in startups, tech, and generally being a high-performer in the workplace.

Joel Flory, VSCO
Founder & CEO
VSCO (Series B, $90m)

Maria is a Vice-President at CCS Fundraising in New York City. We were privileged to have Maria speak to our students about the nonprofit and consulting career pathways, and her prior experience in TFA. Maria discussed the pros/cons of various consulting careers, and gave tips to students interested in these paths.

Maria Griffin, CCS
Vice-president
CCS Fundraising

Katie is the founder and CEO of Maev, which is a social commerce company for dogs. Maev makes researched and thoughtfully designed wellness products for dogs like daily vitamins and raw food. Katie shared her story of starting Maev at Harvard Business School with a friend, surviving and thriving during COVID, and where she plans to take the business next.

Katie Spies, Maev
Founder & CEO
Maev (Seed, $9m)

Brandon is an investor at Spero Ventures in SF and he has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Stanford. Brandon invests in early stage ventures particularly in bioengineering. Brandon did a Q&A with our students focused on the world of venture capital: how it works, what it's like behind the scenes, and how to break in after college.

Brandon Walker, Spero VC
Investor
Spero Ventures

Andrew is the CEO and co-founder of Learn to Win, a SF-based ed-tech startup. We had Andrew and his co-founder Sasha on a call with our students to discuss entrepreneurship, VC, and business school (both are Stanford GSB grads). The students loved the practical career advice from Andrew and Sasha and left inspired by their startup journey.

Andrew Powell, LearntoWin
Founder & CEO
Learn to Win (Seed, $4m)

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Business Development
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