Tufts Entrepreneurship Network presents: Radical Innovation – audacious entrepreneurial thinking

Featuring David Jen, A02, Julie Schoenfeld, E79 and Lou Pelosi, E85

Location: Online Webinar

Date: August 24, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sponsor: Tufts Entrepreneurship Network

Cost: Free, but please register

Alumni Speakers

Join Tufts alumni for a talk about the role of mindset, risk and technology in addressing huge problems and market opportunities. Hear how widely successful companies marry complex research with the speed of a startup…and review the skills, relationships and tools needed to build a minimal viable product (MVP), acquire customers and scale. 

X, the moonshot factory (formerly Google X), Strobe, OEWaves and Caltech represent a huge entrepreneurial landscape, ground-breaking products & services, and the promise of an even more exciting future in agriculture, internet access, robots, transportation and communications.

The one-hour event is produced by Tufts Entrepreneurship Network (TEN) in connection with the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center.

What to Expect: A fast paced, exciting discussion featuring Tufts community members who continue to play ground-breaking roles in bringing world-changing solutions to market.

David Jen, A02, Head of Finance & Investments for X, the moonshot factory (formerly Google X) where radical new technologies are created to solve some of the world’s hardest problems. At X, David focuses on evaluating and growing innovative companies while building Alphabet's innovation "factory." Before joining Google/Alphabet, David worked in finance and management consulting. He earned an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a BA from Tufts. 

Julie Schoenfeld, E79, Serial entrepreneur, founder, CEO and Board Member of innovation-driven companies including Strobe (3D vision systems for self-driving cars acquired by GM), Perfect Market (publishing software acquired by Taboola), Net Effect (chat software acquired by Ask) and OEwaves (microwave photonics). Julie is currently an Entrepreneur-In Residence at CalTech and sits on the boards of OEwaves, Prodege and Startek.  She earned an MBA from Harvard and a BSME from Tufts University.

Lou Pelosi, E85, VP Business Development & Partnerships at ON24, has held leadership roles with high growth, category-creating companies including Marketo (acquired by Vista Equity), GoRemote (acquired by iPass), Covad Communications (IPO) and ON24 (venture-funded). Lou is on the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center (TEC) board of advisors and an early stage investor. He earned an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BS ME from Tufts.