Spotted: the "Rider" at Whole Foods Palo Alto. May 7th at 4:45pm.
VC + E = IPO
Tomorrow HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray will be speaking at 4:30 in NVIDIA at Stanford. These talks are usually open to the public.
Mr. Murray led the development of worldwide growth initiatives including digital strategy and investment. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of HarperCollins General Books Group in New York. He joined HarperCollins in 1997 and played a key role in the division’s financial turnaround. Mr. Murray came to HarperCollins from Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he served as a Consultant in the Media Practice, working with a number of leading trade publishers. Mr. Murray worked for The Hearst Corporation’s New Media Group before taking on his role at Booz Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Murray has been Director of NewsStand, Inc. since January 2007.
Thomas Friedman visits Stanford Thursday! The three-time pulitzer prize winner will be speaking at the Stanford GSB at noon in the CEMEX building.
Tomorrow FailChat will host a discussion about UX.
On Thursday Silicon Valley Toastmasters is hosting an open meeting for entrepreneurs.
Fearless Female Founders will be talking about gender in Silicon Valley and the life of a founder: 6:30 p.m. in San Francisco: http://triadfearlessfemales.eventbrite.com/
The Microsoft Store in Mountain View is hosting a class on app development for the Windows Phone.
Stanford Product Design is hosting a happy hour tonight, to present smart networks of shared electric vehicles, likely to draw creative engineers:
- 5 p.m. Building 550 atrium
Next week Stanford Media X is hosting a symposium on “Empowering Digital Self-Determination.” Guests will be from Microsoft.