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Kenzie Innovation Series III

Hosted by Kenzie Academy

Event Details

Thursday, June 28, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kenzie Academy
47 South Meridian Street Suite 302, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Event Description

In Silicon Valley, there are intimate speaker sessions hosted by top startup accelerators like, Y-Combinator. They bring together speakers including tech leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Ben Silberman of Pinterest, and Joe Gebbia and Nate Blecharczyk of Airbnb.

Kenzie Academy is proud to bring the spirit of the Y-Combinator Tuesday Night Dinners to Indy, with our Kenzie Innovation Series. Our monthly series feature a high-caliber group of technologists from both Silicon Valley and Indiana. This intimate event is an opportunity for the Indy tech community, or anyone interested in tech to listen to talks on a range of topics, from design, entrepreneurship, to venture capital and funding. Participants will also get the opportunity to network with the speakers and the Indy tech community. This is also an opportunity for technologists from Silicon Valley to travel to and discover the talent and opportunities Indiana has to offer. Come join us for this exclusive event.

We are brining in the brightest and most talented innovators from the Valley to Indianapolis for a very intimate series.

Keep reading to learn more about who we are bringing to Indianapolis.

Haley Altman | CEO | Doxly Haley Altman is the Founder & CEO of Doxly, Inc. She has over a decade of experience working on complicated transactions in the corporate, private equity, and venture capital verticals. Her practice has extended from the Midwest at Ice Miller to the West Coast at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Over the years, she has completed thousands of transactions from small debt transactions to $800M public-private mergers opposite attorneys from around the world. Haley translated her knowledge and intimate understanding of the processes and workflows required to successfully complete transactions into a secure platform that helps attorneys get deals done with less stress and risk while maximizing client satisfaction.

Mike Prasad | Managing Director | VentureLab Mike is the Managing Director and Founding Partner of ventureLab, a cross-market VC that helps entrepreneurs build startups around the world by providing seed funds, hands-on business resources and strategic relationships. Prior to ventureLab, he has played key roles in various startup ecosystems around the world as both an entrepreneur and investor. Mike has worked with startups from Y Combinator, Idealab, 500 Startups, Yetizen, Supermassive, HAXLR8R, SOSventures and more. In 2008, as the digital strategist on the founding team at Kogi BBQ, he started the worldwide twittering food truck trend that is now a billion dollar industry. In 2003, he was one of the youngest CTO’s of a publicly traded company which paved the way for wireless and digital technologies in Las Vegas. With his diverse background, Mike has spoken around the world on digital strategy, startups, and investing in emerging global ecosystems and his work has been covered by most major news outlets.

Lahini Arunachalam | Project Manager | duetto, Salesforce, DocuSign Lahini Arunachalam is the Director of Product Management at a software startup called Duetto in San Francisco. She studied EE/CS at UC Berkeley and started her career as a developer, then moved into sales engineering, and finally ended up in product management (which is her true passion!). She has experience in enterprise B2B software and has worked at large companies such as Salesforce and DocuSign. Lahini currently lives in San Francisco with her husband Mike and enjoys long distance running and frequenting local coffee shops in her free time.

The Agenda
6:00 PM: Join us at Kenzie Academy on the 3rd floor of the Speak Easy. Network with the community.
6:30 PM: Haley Altman: CEO of Doxly
7:00 PM: Mike Prasad | Managing Director | VentureLab
7:30 PM: Lahini Arunachalam | Director of Product Management Duetto
8:00 PM: Go home with new innovative ideas!