SF Networking Event at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC, a Xerox company)

Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Join StartOut SF at our first networking event of 2013 at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC, a Xerox company). PARC provides custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries.

Take advantage of this special opportunity to meet LGBT entrepreneurs at this unique location. Network with entreprenuers at all stages; from aspiring to seasoned, start-up to serial, and the people who help make them successful (investors, lawyers, bankers and other service professionals). It will be a terrific opportunity to socialize and exchange ideas and interests with others who share a passion for entrepreneurship.

Whether you’ve built a great company, are in the process of building one, or are an investor in great people and ideas, come and meet other like-minded people and get a headstart in your entrepreneurial journey.

Special Guest:

Sophie V. Vandebroek, Ph.D.

Dr. Sophie Vandebroek has been Xerox’s Chief Technology Officer and the President of the Xerox Innovation Group since 2006. She is responsible for overseeing Xerox’s worldwide research centers in France, Canada, India and the US (incl. Palo Alto Research Center, PARC). Previously, she had been Chief Engineer for Xerox and Vice President of the Xerox Engineering Center. Dr. Vandebroek is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers and holds 12 US patents. Recently Dr. Vandebroek was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and elected into the Royal Flemish Academy for Arts & Sciences. She is the corporate champion for GALAXe Pride at Work, the Xerox caucus group for LGBT employees and their allies, and in 2011 she received the Out & Equal Champion for Workplace Equality Award. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Analogic Corporation and Nypro Corporation, and serves on The US National Academies Committee on Science, Technology & Law, and the advisory council of the dean of Engineering at MIT. Sophie earned a Master’s Degree in electro-mechanical engineering from Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium and a PhD in electrical engineering from Cornell University.

Event Details:

When: Wednesday, February 27th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Where: Palo Alto Research Center (PARC, a Xerox company), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

This event is open to adults, aged 21+.