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Accelerators and Incubators: Growing Innovative Ideas

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Event Date

Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center

Check in and a reception (with pizza and cupcakes) to begin at 5:30pm, talk to begin at 6:00pm. Admission and food will be free, but also first come first serve. An Eventbrite ticket isn't necessary for entrance, but would help us keep track of attendance - if you reserve a ticket on Eventbrite and bring a copy with you (physical or electronic), your name will be entered into a raffle (prize is a UC Davis Stores gift card).

Who is this talk meant for?

  • Students who are unsure of how to leverage their majors in the changing workforce.
  • Anyone - student or non-student - who is interested in the technical aspects of new industries as well as the non-technical aspects.
  • Students who are torn between academic/research-based and non-academic post-graduate paths.
  • Students who feel like this.

Each event in our series will center around a different topic - be that artificial intelligence policy, autonomous vehicles, food insecurity, education reform, biotechnology, automation, technology ethics and bioethics, new media, virtual and augmented reality, redefining how we think of “work” itself, etc. We encourage students from all majors to attend. Although some of the topics in our series will seem more STEM-oriented, students from the social sciences and humanities will always have a place.

Stick around for a student-led Q&A session! (Powered by anonymous digital polling)

Qasar Younis is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He was the co-founder and CEO of Talkbin (acquired by Google), and is the former COO of Y Combinator. He left Y Combinator to start Applied Intuition, a technology company that is building advanced softwares and infrastructure tools for self-driving vehicles. Younis was born on a farm in Pakistan, and emigrated to the United States in 1988. He grew up in the Detroit area. After graduating with an engineering degree from Kettering University, he went on to complete his MBA at Harvard Business School.

Rao Unnava is the Dean of the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis. He joined the GSM in June 2016 following 32 years at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, where he earned his Ph.D. and most recently served as the W. Arthur Cullman professor of marketing. Unnava is also one of the founders of Angie’s List. He is on the board of directors of the American Marketing Association, and serves on the board of the Bay Area Council, the largest business-centric public policy organization in the San Francisco region.