United States of America

Fremont

Upcoming Event

Tuesday, August 29

Learn about Early Stage Funding from a Seasoned Investor & Entrepreneur

Fireside Chat

In this event, we would get inside peak into what an investor look for in an early stage venture. Ankur is Managing Partner at Emergent Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, who has worked with reputed VC firms in past and sit on many boards. Being a cofounder of eco-technology company, Ankur would also be able provide insight from an entrepreneurs point of view.

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How to Build an IoT Company with Mike Farley (Founder & CEO Tile)

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Learn How to Build Your Startup Story with Ritika Puri (StoryHackers)

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Bastin Gerald (Apptivo)

Prashant Shah (TiE Launchpad)

Prashant Shah (TiE Launchpad)

Andrew Dickson (Acre Designs)

Andrew Dickson (Acre Designs)

Amit Kumar (Trimian)

Amit Kumar (Trimian)

Andy Pandharikar (Tall Idea Labs)

Andy Pandharikar (Tall Idea Labs)

Saylee R, Niousha B, Yukte O (Female Founders Month)

Saylee R, Niousha B, Yukte O (Female Founders Month)

Donna Novitsky (Yiftee)

Donna Novitsky (Yiftee)

Aaron Carpenter (Hubnami)

Aaron Carpenter (Hubnami)

Andrew Ponec (Dragonfly Systems)

Andrew Ponec (Dragonfly Systems)

Preetish Nijhawan (Cervin Ventures)

Preetish Nijhawan (Cervin Ventures)

Micah Yairi (Tactus Technology)

Micah Yairi (Tactus Technology)

Steve Basta (AlterG)

Steve Basta (AlterG)

Karl Mehta (EdCast)

Karl Mehta (EdCast)

Manish Chandra (Poshmark)

Manish Chandra (Poshmark)

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Q&A With Andrew Ponec, CEO of Dragonfly Systems

Andrew Ponec is the co-founder and CEO of Dragonfly Systems, a solar technology company spun out from Stanford’s electrical engineering department. Dragonfly Systems develops small electronics devices that improve efficiency and reduce installation costs for large commercial and utility-scale solar power installations. In 2014, Dragonfly Systems was acquired by SunPower Corporation, a US-based solar company with the world’s most efficient commercial solar cells. Andrew was also named in Forbes’ 2014 “30 under 30” list for his work in solar energy, and is currently focusing on building efficient energy use and affordable housing technologies. In this Q&A, we dive into Andrew’s background and the circumstances that enabled him to launch a startup at 19, sell it at 20 and continue to make progress thereafter:
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