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We host the VIP: Very Impactful People Speaker Series every Fall and Spring quarter, bringing social entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries from every industry and every corner of the globe to Stanford.  We hear about both their experiences as social entrepreneurs and the challenges they face building their social enterprises.  Check out our content on iTunes.

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Below you'll find a curated collection of our past talks

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Below you'll find a curated collection of our past talks

Very Impactful People, Spring Quarter 2016

Current Speakers


Current Speakers


Fall 2017

 
  • Kola Masha, Managing Director of Babban Gona

  • Christa Gannon, Founder of Fresh Lifelines for Youth 

  • Anne Moses, Head of IGNITE National 

  • Marcello Palazzi, B Corporations 

  • Nick Tilsen, Founder of Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation 

  • Doniece Sandoval, CEO of Lava Mae

  • Steve Davis, President and CEO of Path

  • Lesley Silverthorn, Founder and CEO of Angaza Design

 
 

Previous Speakers


Previous Speakers


Fall 2016: 

  • JAMES BILDNER, CEO, DRAPER RICHARDS KAPLAN FOUNDATION

  • XAVIER HELGESEN, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, OFF GRID ELECTRIC

  • ZAC BOOKMAN,  CEO, OPENGOV

  • ALEXANDRA BERNADOTTE, FOUNDER AND CEO, BEYOND 12

  • JINI KIM, FOUNDER AND CEO, NUNA HEALTH

  • MATT FLANNERY, CO-FOUNDER, KIVA; FOUNDER AND CEO, BRANCH.CO

  • LAURA STACHEL, CO-FOUNDER AND EXEC. DIRECTOR

  • WE CARE SOLAR AND SARU JAYARAMAN, CO-FOUNDER AND CO-DIRECTOR. ROC UNITED.

Spring 2017: 

  • LAURA ARRILLAGA-ANDREESSEN, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE LAURA ARRILLAGA-ANDREESSEN FOUNDATION (LAAF)

  • CHRIS ATEGEKA, FOUNDER AND CEO OF RIDES FOR LIVES

  • LUCY SANDERS, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR WOMEN & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (NCWIT)

  • EREN BALI, SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR WHO CO-FOUNDED UDEMY

  • CHRISTOPHER GRAY, FOUNDER OF SCHOLLY

  • SUSAN N. HERMAN, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

  • MARC FREEDMAN, FOUNDER AND CEO OF ENCORE.ORG

  • LARRY KRAMER, PRESIDENT OF THE WILLIAM AND FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION AND THE FORMER DEAN OF STANFORD LAW SCHOOL 

  • VINCE SICILIANO, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF NEW RESOURCE BANK

  • ANN MEI CHANG, EXECUTIVE LEADER AT THE INTERSECTION OF INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT. PREVIOUSLY, CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER AND THE FIRST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE U.S. GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT LAB AT USAID.

Team


Team