Bay Area Events Bulletin - weekly digest

April 11, 2017

Keep the alumni network strong
Share your good news by submiting an alumni note for the summer BerkeleyHaas magazine by April 18.


NEW! Mon, 4/10 — Berkeley — 6:00-7:30pm
Startup Series: A Conversation with Adam Draper on Virtual & Augmented Reality
Please join us for a discussion on virtual and augmented reality with Deepak Gupta, Haas CMG Startup Industry Specialist and Adam Draper, founder and CEO of Boost VC. Deepak will ask Adam about trends he's seeing in this space, what is under hyped and what is over hyped, what are the opportunities for MBAs (and other students), any companies/startups in particular to keep an eye on…. and be sure to bring your questions as well. Register

Thu-Fri, 4/13-4/14 — Berkeley
Berkeley Law Sports & Society Conference 2017
Join the discussion on cutting-edge issues in sports with industry specialists — professional athletes and industry professionals like Paraag Marathe, BS 99, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive VP of Football Operations, San Francisco 49ers. Cost: $200 for corporate guests and $50 for government/nonprofit/academic guests. Register

NEW! Fri, 4/14 — Berkeley — 1:00-7:00pm
Bridge 2017 - Berkeley Asia Business Conference
“Asia: Unlocking Value and Impact". Bridge 2017 will explore business opportunity recognition and successful investment strategies that create financial and social returns. Register

NEW! Tue, 4/25 — Santa Rosa — 6:30-9:00pm
NORTH BAY ALUMNI: The Best of Cal: Reinventing Food Systems
Ann Thrupp, Executive Director of the Berkeley Food Institute (BFI), and Kristine Madsen, Professor of public health, discuss how the BFI is improving food systems to address health, environmental, economic, and social-justice crises. Register

NEW! Fri, 4/27 — Berkeley — 3:30-9:00pm
19th Annual Launch Startup Accelerator Demo Day
LAUNCH is the University of California’s startup accelerator, focused on transforming promising startups into scalable businesses. Register

NEW! Thu, 4/27 — Berkeley — 7:00-9:00pm
B-HAN EAST BAY: Socially Responsible Investing Panel Discussion
Join four experienced investment professionals for an interactive panel discussion about socially responsible investing that explores approaches well beyond pure financial returns. Register

NEW! Thu, 4/27 — Palo Alto — 6:30-8:30pm
B-HAN SILICON VALLEY: Monthly Happy Hour
Join us for our monthly casual evening of networking with fellow Haas alumni at Yucca de Lac Restaurant in Palo Alto. Register

Sat, 4/29 — Berkeley — 9:00am-6:00pm
All-Alumni Conference 2017
Reconnect with friends and re-experience the classroom with the brightest thinkers and most accomplished practitioners including Greg La Blanc, Andrew Rose, April Underwood, FTMBA 07, Nicole Sanchez, EWMBA 12, and more. Register

Sat, 4/29 — Berkeley— 8:30am-6:00pm
Africa Business Forum
The Forum will explore the dissemination of technology in Africa and its disruptive impact on just about every industry on the continent. Engage in conversations on FinTech, learn about the expansion of big tech companies in Africa, and peek into the lives and ambitions of African tech entrepreneurs. Register

Sat, 4/29 — Berkeley— 9:00am-4:30pm
The Science of Burnout: What It Is, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It
Explore the characteristics of burnout, its negative consequences, and the factors that make it more or less likely. Through practical activities, learn to boost your resilience and discover programs and approaches to organizational policy that can effectively guard against burnout. Use code "PERHAAS" and get 10% off. Register

Fri-Sun, 4/28-4/30 — Berkeley
Alumni Reunion 2017
For MBA alumni celebrating their 1st, 5th and 10th through 35th reunions (MBA classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2016 and EMBA 2015). Events include class socials, a luncheon with Dean Lyons, BS 82, a day long all-alumni conference, and a family picnic and beer garden. Register

NEW! Sun, 4/30 — Oakland — 6:00-9:00pm
CAA Chinese Chapter 2017 Spring Banquet
Come celebrate, network and learn as we honor student recipients of the CAA Chinese Chapter and UC Chinese Alumni Foundation scholarships, provide you an opportunity to professionally network with fellow Cal alumni and lastly, hold a frank discussion with Drs. Yan Chow and Francis Wong, two of the foremost thought leaders on the topic of, "Healthcare, Technology, and the Changing Landscape." Register


Mon, 5/8 — San Francisco — 8:00am-5:00pm
22nd Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference
This program addresses issues closer to the "transaction." Topics examine the changing face of the real estate business and the current trends and critical issues of concern to real estate professionals. Register

NEW! Wed, 5/10 — San Francisco — 6:00-8:30pm
Technology Collaboration & Strategic Alliance Agreements - George Willman
Come learn about Technology Collaboration as a vehicle for growing your business. A strategic alliance or development collaboration can catapult an innovative company forward by serving as an external validation to customers and investors. George Willman discusses the benefits and pitfalls of these potentially complex arrangements. Register early for significant discount! Register

NEW! Thu, 5/11 — Palo Alto — 6:00-9:00pm
B-HAN SILICON VALLEY: Real Estate and Mortgage Markets with Professor Nancy Wallace
A rare and important opportunity to benefit from Professor Wallace’s knowledge and insights on Real Estate & Mortgage Markets as well as on interest rates & the Fed. Register

Mon-Wed, 5/15-5/17 — Berkeley
Data Strategy for Business Leaders
Learn enough basic quantitative analytics so that you will be able to leverage data scientists and analytics experts to make your strategy better, more robust, more reliable, more profitable. Apply

NEW! Tue, 5/16 — Palo Alto — 5:30-8:00pm
Berkeley Angel Network Pitch Event
Opportunity to pitch before alumni angel investors. Audience is limited to accredited investor UC Berkeley alumni. See link for application. Deadline: April 20, 2017. Register

SOLD OUT! Tue, 5/16 — San Francisco — 5:30-9:30pm
B-HAN SAN FRANCISCO: Join B-HAN-SF at AT&T Park to See the SF Giants Beat the Dreaded Dodgers
BHAN-SF is heading to the ballpark for the 5th year in a row to watch the Giants take on the Dodgers. Join Waitlist

NEW! Tue, 5/17 — Sacramento — 5:30-8:30pm
B-HAN SACRAMENTO: Early Bird Tickets on sale NOW for Calpital Connections 2017
Exclusive invite for alumni to hear Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg's plans for the region at a fireside chat and networking reception. Prof Ben Hermalin will open the event with a formal introduction. Join us at the California Museum in downtown Sac. Register

Thu-Fri, 5/18-5/19 — Berkeley
Data Driven Marketing for Business Leaders
Learn to leverage the data collected from your consumers to get valuable insights and make effective marketing decisions. This course will help you to understand practical aspects of working with data, drive marketing objectives based on data analysis and acquire and retain consumers through data. Apply

Tue, 5/23 — San Francisco — 6:00-9:00pm
B-HAN SAN FRANCISCO: Women in Finance - Experiences Shared and Discussed
Wells Fargo Asset Management CEO Kristi Mitchem sees fewer women entering finance! What’s up with that? Join our not-to-be missed panel discussion, which includes Carrie Dolan, BS 87, EWMBA 97. Register


Mon, 6/19 — Palo Alto — 10:00am-8:00pm
Financial Executives International Silicon Valley Scholarship Golf Tournament
Like to play golf, build your network, and support future business leaders? Join us for the Financial Executives International Silicon Valley Scholarship Golf Tournament. For more info contact, Greg Overholtzer, FTMBA 81, Register