On Tuesday May 1st, the San Francisco chapter of the Haas Alumni Network will be hosting its premiere Undergraduate/Alumni networking event. The event, An Evening With Doug Leone Of Sequoia Capital, will be a chance for current students and alumni to gain valuable insight from a partner at Sequoia Capital, celebrate the HAN-SF Undergraduate Leadership Award’s inaugural year, welcome graduating seniors into the alumni community and meet exciting industry professionals.
The event will be held at the stunning Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco where food, drinks and fun will be served throughout the night. So if you’re looking for an unrivaled networking opportunity or just a way to relax during RRR week, I encourage you to read on and discover all the great reasons to attend this gala event.
Insight From Doug Leone of Sequoia Capital
For those of you who haven’t heard of Mr. Leone, he is a distinguished venture capitalist and partner at Sequoia Capital, the preeminent venture firm in the country. Sequoia Capital has invested in innovative companies such as Apple Computer, Cisco, Yahoo!, Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Dropbox, Square, Eventbrite, YouTube, Zappos and countless other ventures that have shaped how the world does business. Mr. Leone will present the evolution of Sequoia Capital, what he and his partners look for when investing and what students and alumni should think about if they want to work for innovative companies or be venture capitalists themselves. Following the presentation Mr. Leone will also be available for answering questions for those that wish to ask them.
A great article on Mr. Leone can be found here.
Great Food and Wine
If hearing from Doug Leone whetted your appetite, the food and wine at this event will certainly satiate it. Vendors from across California will be providing the delectable edibles. Vendors include Ghirardelli, St. Clement Vineyards, Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Foods, St. Supery, Five and many more. The event is under-21 friendly, so even if you can’t legally enjoy all of what these amazing vendors have to offer, you definitely won’t leave disappointed.
Unparalleled Networking Opportunities
In addition to great food and wine, students will have a chance to rub shoulders with Haas Alumni, share experiences and maybe even learn a thing or two. Nowhere else will you find this much exposure to industry professionals who understand the mission statement of the Haas School and hold reverence for Haas undergraduates.
Honoring The Haas Undergraduate Leadership Award Scholars
This event will also be a chance to meet and hear from the first class of HULA Scholars. For those who don’t know, the HAN-SF Undergraduate Leadership Award is a merit-based award given to incoming and continuing Haas students who have demonstrated their capacity for leadership now and as future members of the Alumni community. The award is unique in that enlists an entire legion of alumni to score applications and interview student finalists.
There are plenty of reasons to attend this event and at $15 per ticket (available to Haas students for a limited time) it’s a tremendous return on investment. So on May 1st, take a break from studying and make your way down to the Autodesk Gallery for an evening of education and excitement.
Tickets can be purchased here.