Cornell Club of Los Angeles – Cornell in Tech: Office Hours with Mentors
July 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Santa Monica, CA
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Have you started a company or are thinking about starting a company? Come network with other entrepreneurial alumni and get your questions answered from three successful Cornellians. This will be an intimate event to ensure everyone is able to get personalized advice, so space is limited. Pizza and beverages will be served.
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm; mentoring session runs from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: TBD, but in Santa Monica
Parking: Santa Monica has a number of garages in the downtown area
Sonya Sepahban’s career spans world-class aerospace organizations such as NASA and General Dynamics, where she’s held executive roles. She recently co-founded PropelWorks, which helps startup companies learn and connect. Sonya currently serves on the boards of two companies, is an angel investor, and serves on the five-member investment committee of the largest Angel Fund in Michigan (MAF). She advises and mentors entrepreneurs in her spare time and is also a private pilot. Sonya holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University.
Ari Evans has been an entrepreneur since the age of 12 when he started selling Pokemon cards on eBay and has started several companies since then. He was the Product Manager for Zynga’s Cityville when it was the #1 game on Facebook. He’s currently the founder and CEO of Maestro.io, a real-time engagement platform with customers like PlayStation, Microsoft, and EA. Ari has a B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences from Cornell and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
John Kent is a former US Army captain. He’s worked at SPADAC, an analytics company serving the defense and space industries, and at Box, a $2.4B document management company. He is currently a product manager at Synack, a cybersecurity startup. John is also a recent transplant to the Los Angeles area. He has a BA in Government from Cornell and an MBA from the London Business School.