Spring CIE Speaker Series Welcomes John Denniston
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
CIE Speaker Series
Wednesday, May 7, 20146:30-7:00 pm Check In/Registration & Complimentary Desserts7:00-8:30 pm ProgramRecital HallParking available in the Parking Structure (permits required on campus until 8 pm)
John Denniston is President of the Board of Directors of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Mateo County. He is a former partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, where he ran the KPCB Green Growth Fund, which invests in and supports growth-stage greentech sustainability companies.
Prior to joining KPCB, John was a managing director and head of technology investment banking for the Western United States at Salomon Smith Barney. He also served on the investment committees for Salomon's venture capital direct investment fund and CitiGroup's venture capital fund of funds. Earlier in his career, John was a partner at the law firm Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, where he was head of the firms' venture capital practice group and co-head of its information technology practice group. He also served on the investment committee for the firm's venture capital fund.
John is actively involved in public policy issues, having testified before Congressional committees on numerous occasions. He serves on the board of advisors of the National Renewable Energy Labs and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. John holds a BA in Economics and a JD from the University of Michigan.
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Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is at the global nexus of high-technology industry, venture capital, and entrepreneurial talent. Santa Clara's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) strives to foster, promote, and strengthen this talent locally and globally by leveraging a unique combination of strengths and advantages: our ideal location; a 450-year Jesuit educational tradition; state-of-the-art facilities; and distinguished faculty, staff, alumni and friends.
The CIE helps prepare students for entrepreneurial leadership through a variety of opportunities within diverse organizational settings.
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The California Program for Entrepreneurship is an initiative of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. The CAPE accelerator provides education and mentoring to emerging entrepreneurs to help them develop and grow businesses that will contribute to the growth and well-being of the California economy. During CAPE's first five years, 2010-2014:
-1,200+ Applications Received
-216 Accepted to the Program
-163 Participants Enrolled in CAPE
-141 Entrepreneurs Representing 117 Ventures Have Graduated from CAPE