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Bastian Lehmann (Postmates)
Tuesday, September 15

Bastian Lehmann

Postmates

Bastian Lehmann is Co-founder + CEO of Postmates, the on-demand logistics company he co-founded in 2011. With partnerships with Chipotle, Starbucks and 7-Eleven, Postmates now operates the largest on-demand delivery fleet.

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Ben Rubin (Meerkat)
Tuesday, October 13

Ben Rubin

Meerkat

Ben Rubin is the CEO and co-founder of Life on Air Inc., which most recently released the popular Meerkat app. Ben works with his team to pioneer "participatory media" through life-streaming communities.

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Gagan Biyani
Wednesday, November 4

Gagan Biyani

Sprig

Gagan Biyani is CEO and co-founder of Sprig, whose mission it is to make eating well simple. Open your phone when you're hungry, tap a button and get a healthy meal delivered in 15 minutes. Sprig has raised $57M from Greylock Partners and Social Capital Partnership and is available in San Francisco, Chicago and Palo Alto.

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Past Events

Kevin Gibbon

Kevin Gibbon

Summer Party

Summer Party

Marco Zappacosta; Bryan Schreier

Marco Zappacosta; Bryan Schreier

Mary Grove

Mary Grove

Hunter Walk

Hunter Walk

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Thomas Korte

Thomas Korte

Phil and Jacob Jaber

Phil and Jacob Jaber

Chris Wanstrath

Chris Wanstrath

Alfred Lin

Alfred Lin

Justin Kan

Justin Kan

Julia Hartz

Julia Hartz

Adora Cheung

Adora Cheung

Joshua Reeves

Joshua Reeves

Jennifer Dulski

Jennifer Dulski

Logan Green

Logan Green

Halle Tecco

Halle Tecco

Ali Partovi

Ali Partovi

Mikkel Svane

Mikkel Svane

Ali Pincus

Ali Pincus

Adam Goldstein

Adam Goldstein

Adam Pisoni

Adam Pisoni

George Zachary

George Zachary

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

Greg Tseng

Greg Tseng

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

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On 4/20, I woke up in Motel 6, my cat pacing back-and-forth on the bed and my anxiety level hovering just below panic. No, this wasn't an early start to a 420 weed infused bender, it was my first day of 500 Startups. As I prepped for the day, the words of "encouragement" my uncle gave me the night before echoed in my head, “Are you sure you want to do this? I'm really not sure your business is a good idea. Wouldn't it be easier to marry a rich guy or sell insurance? We’re all waiting for you to have kids.” Yes, I’m 31 and my eggs might be shriveling up. Noted. After blasting a bit of Kanye and snapping a quick selfie to capture the last of my Venice Beach babeness (before this program makes me look like Obama) - I headed to the Mountain View.

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