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Rosie Mangiarotti graduated from Brown University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations. She was a four-year member of Brown University’s Women’s Varsity Lacrosse team, captaining it her senior year. As the Founder & CEO of Perkies, she’s managed to accomplish quite a bit already:

  • Named one of “2020’s Startups to Watch” by Rhode Island Inno
  • Participant in Brown University’s Breakthrough-Lab; intensive & selective…


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WorkClout is enabling deskless workers to perform to their highest potential while on the job. WorkClout is a mobile and web application designed to help industrial companies build and execute safety/quality inspections, incidents, corrective actions, and visual work instructions. WorkClout is a Y Combinator company and ventured backed by the top VCs and Angels in the world.

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Katie Yara Diasti is the founder & CEO of Viv for your V. Katie grew up in Tampa, Florida with a big Egyptian-American family. She graduated from Boston College where she studied Marketing and Managing Social Impact. Katie combined her passion for womxn empowerment and sustainability to create Viv for your V. Katie’s experiences in marketing, creative strategy, and nonprofit work have shaped her to build this mission-driven brand.

When she’s not working on Viv, you can catch Katie playing tennis or teaching tennis lessons. She loves boxing…


Francois Gouelo is the CEO and Cofounder of Enso Connect. After graduating from the University of Toronto in Computer Science and Cognitive Science, Francois brought onboard Peter Sorbo, CTO and cofounder, to build a home management system that leverages smart home devices and AI communication for hosts, property managers, and guests in the short term rental industry. Francois is also pursuing his studies in parallel building Enso, at the University of Cambridge, pursuing a master’s of Entrepreneurship. Francois’ passions include scuba diving, traveling, and listening or playing jazz piano.

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Enso Connect cofounder and CEO Francois Gouelo.

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Lee serves as the Founder and CEO of Datasaur.ai. Datasaur builds data labeling software for ML teams working on NLP. After graduating from Stanford with a Computer Science degree, he has spent his career working in the machine learning, search and gaming industries. Lee’s driven by building cohesive teams and crafting technological breakthroughs into meaningful user experiences.

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Datasaur founder Ivan Lee.

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Ivan Lee: When I attended Stanford, I attended a few talks by startup founders and VCs. What surprised me…


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Hikari Senju is the founder of Omneky, which uses the latest deep learning algorithms to generate personalized ads and manage advertising accounts for a small monthly subscription. The Harvard Computer Science graduate sold his previous startup, Quickhelp, to Yup.com.

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Omneky founder Hikari Senju.

Frederick Daso: When did you first gain interest in being a founder?

Hikari Senju: If I had to pinpoint to an exact moment that I realized I wanted to be a technology founder, it would be in high school when I interned for my uncle, who ran a small…


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Kerry is the CEO and co-founder of Searchlight. Growing up as a twin with her co-founder Anna taught her firsthand how easily people get judged by appearances. At Searchlight, she helps companies build the best teams by hiring the people beyond their resumes. Kerry graduated from Stanford with a B.S. with distinction in Human Biology — Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Human Behavior and a M.S. in Computer Science — Human Computer Interaction. …


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Anna is the CTO and co-founder of Searchlight. She focuses on the product, design, and engineering behind the Searchlight platform that helps companies get the best signal on candidate behavioral fit from the people who know them best. Before graduating from YC’s W19 batch and raising funding from investors like Accel and Founders Fund, she spent time as a software engineer at Uber, product manager at Google, and management consultant at McKinsey. She got her B.S. and M.S…


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Tucker is the CEO and co-founder of Quo Finance. Growing up in a household burdened with medical debt, he saw firsthand the hardships that the American credit system causes and the real impact that misaligned incentives have on everyday people. While attending Stanford University, where he received a B.S. in Computer Science, Haas started two startups and worked at Facebook in production engineering. …


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Neel is the CTO and cofounder of Quo Finance. After previously working at Facebook and N26 (Europe’s largest mobile bank), he joined Tucker more than a year ago to start Quo while they were still at Stanford. At school, he completed his Bachelor’s in Mathematical and Computational Science and his Master’s in Computer Science in 4 years where he focused on Artificial Intelligence and Decision Theory. He was also a peer advisor for his undergraduate department and president…

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