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2020 Stanford GSB BBSA Conference and Gala

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CEMEX Auditorium

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Stanford BBSA 2020 Conference and Gala

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The Stanford GSB Black Business Student Association invites you to join us for our annual conference and gala on Friday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th. Friday's Gala will feature our alumni Tapestry Award Winner, student speakers, a seated dinner and dancing. Saturday's conference will feature engaging keynotes, thought-provoking panels and a pitch competition.

We are excited to welcome Marc E. Jones, Chairman and CEO of Aeris Communications, as our keynote speaker this year. In addition to an amazing lineup of speakers, Ben Horowitz, Co-Founder and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will conduct a fireside chat on allyship. This year's speakers include -

  • Megan Holston-Alexander, Investor (formerly at Unusual Ventures)
  • Martin Nesbitt, Chairman of the Obama Foundation and CEO of Vistria
  • Lo Toney, Founding Managing Partner at Plexo Capital
  • Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton
  • Hamet Watt, Co-Founder of MoviePass
  • Kaiton Williams, Investor at Impact America Fund

Part of Saturday's conference will include the 2020 Stanford GSB Black Business Conference Pitch Showcase! The competition will provide a select number of Black early-stage entrepreneurs with the unique opportunity to pitch their startups to top Silicon Valley venture capitalists. This panel of VCs will offer specific feedback and direction on each pitch presentation. Finalists will also get to meet top Stanford MBA and undergraduate talent, and network with other exceptional entrepreneurs of color. Apply here by Friday, March 13th at 5:00pm PST to be considered.

Learn more about last year's event and learn about this year's speakers and panelists on our website. If you're an admitted student, please check your digest for information on how to attend the conference for free.

Thank you to our sponsors Eli Lilly and Ripple.

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