Yale Women Innovators is a Tuesday morning series at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute that is designed to foster community discussion, idea sharing, best practices, business fundamentals, networking and team-building opportunities among Yale women students, alumni, faculty and staff interested in entrepreneurship and innovation at any level.
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Yale Women Innovators Breakfast Series is supported by YEI, OCR, Yale Center for Business and the Environment and Yale School of Management Program on Entrepreneurship.
Tues., Jan. 24, 8:30am: "How to use Big Data to Predict Disasters and Democratize Climate Resilience", Bessie Schwarz, Co-founder, Cloud to Street
Bessie Schwarz (FES’14) is the co-Counder, President, and CEO of Cloud To Street.
Cloud to Street equips governments with critical flood risk information and resilience planning, and empowers vulnerable communities that are left off traditional flood maps. Combining machine learning, satellite imagery, crowd-sourced science, citizen engagement, and new data platforms like the Google Earth Engine, Cloud To Street conducts faster, cheaper, and more integrated vulnerability assessments for flood-prone areas. With this technology, Cloud To Street dynamically identifies the 100-year floodplain for any community around the world within seconds and predicts who is most likely to be affected by it. In partnership with the World Bank, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), and local governments, we have identified 300,000 people at extreme social and physical risk to flooding and worked with their governments to prepare for the next disaster.
Bessie is an Echoing Green Fellow, has been featured in Forbes
Cloud to Street began at Yale when Google presented a new GIS tool and the founders –Bessie and her long time partner Beth Tellman – knew they could create tools for the communities they served before grad school as organizers and disaster relief managers. Bessie will discuss her journey as an entrepreneur, and the role she sees for women in entrepreneurship.
Learn more about Cloud to Street at CloudtoStreet.info
*CO-HOSTED WITH YALE ENVIRONMENTAL WOMEN*
Tues., Jan. 31, 8:30am: "Lean Startup: how to develop innovate businesses & products", Jennifer McFadden, Associate Director of Entrepreneurship, Yale School of Management
Jennifer McFadden is Associate Director & Lecturer in the Practice of Entrepreneurship at SOM. She will provide a crash course in Lean Startup, and describe how the methodology helps to develop new businesses and products. No matter what stage your idea is at, learning how to talk to your customers, test ideas and iterate on learnings is essential.
Tues., Feb. 7, 8:30am: Florence Hudson, Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Internet 2
Florence Hudson is Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2, a not for profit consortium of 315+ academic institutions and 150+ research organizations in industry, networking and government, developing innovations around the Internet. She works with the Research & Education community in the identification and development of new innovations in advanced networking and trust & identity for research and education through Innovation Working Groups in the Internet of Things, End-to-End Trust & Security, Distributed Big Data & Analytics, and Smart Campus, working with universities, industry, national labs, agencies, regional networks and international partners.
Tues., Feb. 14, 8:30am: TBD
Tues., Feb 21. 25, 8:30am: "What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?", Shana Schiener, Founder, ZoeFit
Shana Schneider is the Founder of ZoeFit and "Fitstyle Your Life" approach. As a fitness expert, Shana has been featured in national magazines, websites and fitness blogs including The Huffington Post, Redbook, Hella Wella, and MomTrends.com. Shana will host a discussion about different approaches to entrepreneurship and creating a startup, and how to work out what kind of entrepreneur style fits you best.
Tues., Feb. 28, 8:30am: "What is your Personal Brand?", Gilda Bonanno
Tues., March. 7, 8:30am: Susan Froshauer, President of CURE/Founder of Melinta (RIB-X)
Tues., March. 14 - Spring Break- No Breakfast Series
Tues., March. 21 - Spring Break- No Breakfast Series
Tues., March. 28, 8:30am: "Faculty & IP", Erika Smith, Director of Blavanik Fund, OCR
Tues., April. 4: Fran Pastor, Founder of WBDC
Tues., April. 11, 8:30am: TBD
Tues., April. 18, 8:30am: TBD
Tues., April. 25, 8:30am: TBD