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Student Union Theater, San Jose State University

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San Jose, CA 95192

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Join us to hear from a panel of successful entrepreneurial women, how they started, and how they got to where they are today.

Led by our panel moderator, Melissa Dyrdahl, these creative and talented women will share their stories, challenges, successes, and tips about getting started and breaking into their respective industries.

Afterwards we'll open up the floor for Q&A with the speakers.

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SJSU Alumna, Annette Finsterbusch, is President & CEO of EnPower Inc, an early stage startup developing next generation Lithium-ion batteries. She has 25 years of experience of operating, management, and venture capital, and extensive global corporate board experience.

SJSU Alumna, BJ Hardman, is Chairman of the Board of Sanarus Technologies, an invasive breast therapy system helping women tackle breast cancer, where she was previously CEO. Her industry experience ranges from biomedical devices, financial services, manufacturing to distribution.

SJSU Alumna, Gwen Nguyen, is the founder & CEO of Maven’s Creamery, a macaron ice cream sandwich company that she started alongside her sister in 2014. She recently appeared on Shark Tank where she was able to land a deal with Barbara Corcoran!

Neda Blocho has guided and mentored numerous startup founders, and has valuable insights into the startup ecosystem. She also spent a few years as a venture capitalist. Today, she is the Program Manager at WeWork Labs, WeWork’s global innovation platform powering the next generation of transformative startups create the future.

Moderator: SJSU Alumna, Melissa Dyrdahl, is an accomplished entrepreneur, board member, and business adviser. Previously, Melissa was CEO of Ella Health and CMO of Adobe Systems. She currently sits on the board of the Dignity Health Foundation along with two early stage healthcare startups.



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