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San Francisco State University College of Business Entrepreneurship Symposium Thurs., Apr. 5, 2018

Join Keynote Speaker Ofer Ronen at the College of Business' first annual Entrepreneurship Symposium

Ofer Ronen

Ofer Ronen leads the Chatbase bot analytics team with Google’s startup incubator. Previously, he served as CEO and founder of Pulse.io, an app performance monitoring service, which he sold to Google. In addition, he was CEO and founder of Sendori, an ad network, which he sold to IAC. He is a startup mentor at Stanford and an Angel Investor in Lyft, Palantir and Klout. Ofer holds an MS in artificial intelligence from the University of Michigan, and received his MBA from Cornell University.


April 5, 2018, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


San Francisco State University Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, Suite 597, San Francisco, 94103



The fee is $95 per person ($45 for SF State alumni and staff; complimentary to SF State students).

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Who Should Attend

This program is designed for anyone who is interested in developing stronger entrepreneurial skills. Students should be resourceful, resilient and mature, as well as be open to feedback and adapting to change. Participants who are able to bring intellectual rigor, natural curiosity and drive to get out and apply what they learn in the program will see a successful transformation of themselves by the end of the program.

Program Objectives

  • create an understanding of how to create a business strategy, conduct market analysis, test a product or service and develop a financial plan
  • learn how to manage limited resources to bootstrap a new business that allows entrepreneurs to launch and grow through lean startup principals
  • develop higher self-awareness of your attributes, capabilities and behaviors as a leader
  • improve executive-level communication and decision making skills
  • create a “fundable” business plan or pitch


8–9 a.m.

Breakfast and networking

9–11:30 a.m.

Keynote speaker and other entrepreneurs

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch and networking

12:30–3 p.m.

Startup Pitch Competition

3–3:30 p.m.

Announcement of winners and award ceremony

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Refreshments and networking