We’re excited to host our first BUILDUP Event, May 22nd, 6:30pm at Tagged in San Francisco. The panel topic is “Panel: Building Innovation: Hardware and Patents ”
As we embark on an innovation boom, more startups are launching in the hardware, wearables, and digital currency space. While investors are keeping an eye on current trends, along with recent changes to the patent laws, it’s time have a new conversation on innovation. Our panelist features experienced thought leaders such as:
Kyle Ellicott, Founder at Wearable World
Kyle Ellicott, is the Founder of Wearable World, a Media and Ventures companies focused on Wearables and Internet of Things. With over 10 years of technical and product experience with such companies as Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Eventup, TechZulu
Paola Santana, Co-Founder, Chief Regulatory & Strategic Officer
Paola Santana is the Co-founder and Chief Regulatory and Strategic Officer at Matternet, a Silicon Valley startup creating the world’s next generation transportation systems using networks of UAVs. Her current work includes engaging with The White House, U.S. Congress, FAA, NASA, and other key actors to enact comprehensive regulatory frameworks and build an ecosystem for the nascent commercial UAV industry, allowing the first-ever commercial operations of UAV networks for transportation worldwide.
Marlon Nichols, Equity investor and Kauffman Fellow at Intel Capital.
Marlon Nichols is an equity investor and Kauffman Fellow at Intel Capital. In this role, Marlon champions the seed stage investment program for the Ultrabook and Perceptual Computing investment sector. Specifically, Marlon works closely with the startup ecosystem to source, invest in, and advise early stage high growth technology companies that produce cloud services, internet, and mobility solutions with an emphasis on new user experiences and perceptual computing. Marlon spent his first two years with Intel Capital focusing on enterprise software investments. During that time he was involved with the MongoDB, Mirantis, elastic box, and Yottaa investments to name a few.
Chris Kim, Twitter: @marloncnichols
Chris Kim is the head of product at August, an early-stage startup building smart locks for the home and office. Chris has managed security and consumer e-commerce products at Bank of America, eBay and other startups. He most recently founded a company in the mobile payments space, building a secure one-click commerce solution for display advertising.
TD Lowe, founder and CEO of EnovationNation
TD Lowe is the founder and CEO of EnovationNation, TD spent 10 years working in Technology, Strategy and Finance at Fortune 100 and small companies alike. TD holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from the University of Alabama and holds a Stanford University Computer Science Masters Certificate.
Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and general partner at BUILDUP. Wayne has over 14 years experience in technology, design and business development. Wayne was recently recognized as one of the Silicon Valley 100 coolest people in tech, one of the 52 hottest new stars in Silicon Valley, one of the 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology by Business Insider and one of the Top 100 most influential black people on social media in 2014.
Agenda – #BUILDUPVC
6:30pm- Networking and Food
7:00pm – Panel
848 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA
You can RSVP Below.