SSEF Speaker Series

April 3rd, 2019

Salman “Sal” Khan - Founder of Khan Academy

Salman “Sal” Khan is an American educator and entrepreneur who founded Khan Academy, a free online education platform and an organization with which he has produced over 6,500 video lessons teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects, originally focusing on mathematics and sciences. He is also the founder of Khan Lab School, a brick-and-mortar school associated with Khan Academy.

As of December 2018, the Khan Academy channel on YouTube has more than 4.5 million subscribers and the Khan Academy videos have been viewed more than 1.6 billion times. In 2012, Time named Salman Khan in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Forbes magazine featured Khan on its cover, with the story "$1 Trillion Opportunity.”


February 27th, 2019

Bringing Leading Young Entrepreneurs Together to Share Insights

Moderated by Lisa Yokana, SHS Steam Coordinator

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A Peek Into What Makes Entrepreneurs Tick

Lindsay Kaplan

Co-Founder and CEO of Chief

Chief is a "real-life" and digital private network for women working at the VP level and above. Chief took its inspiration from Your Presidents' Organization, a global network of 25,000 CEO's, that just over 90% male. Chief has a founding class of 200 women and offers workshops, fireside conversations and networking for members.

Before starting Chief, Lindsay was the head of marketing and communications at Casper, the mattress company.  She shared her experience growing Casper from $0 - $750M as a part of a Harvard Business School case study.  Lindsay's work with Casper lead to her being voted to the PR Week's 2017 "40 Under 40" and Business Insider's "Most Innovative CMO's in the Word" list.

Michael Duda

Founder, Bullish; Founder, Consigliere Brand Capital

Bullish is an Accelerator Agency for businesses living early in an S-curve. Born out of Consigliere Brand Capital, Bullish is one part Strategic Creative Agency and one part Consumer Investment Firm that deploys capabilities from both worlds to help brands speed the transformation of opportunities into outcomes. Mike has worked on a wide range of brands, including Birchbox, Casper, TripAdvisor and Under Armour. Named one of Crain New York’s “Top 40 under 40,” Business Insider’s “Top Investors” and ADWEEK’s, “Best Advertising Voices on Twitter.”

Poppy Jamie

Founder, Happy Not Perfect; Co-Founder, Pop & Suki

After launching “Pillow Talk with Poppy,” Snapchat’s first chat show, Poppy received hundreds of messages from viewers about their stress and anxiety. Happy Not Perfect was born out of this need to help manage mental well-being. She delivered the TEDx Talk “Addicted to Likes,” which focused on the harmful effect social media has on mental health. Poppy also co-founded accessories brand Pop & Suki with actress Suki Waterhouse. In 2017, Forbes named Poppy to its “30 under 30” list.

Christina Liva

Founder, Yay Lunch

Yay Lunch’s mission is to make it easy to give kids healthy lunches they’ll love in the freshest and least wasteful way. It means no food boxes shipped around the country, no unnecessary packaging to throw out, and no gases or film to keep food from spoiling. Yay Lunch delivers healthy meals made fresh daily by vendors and delivered directly to where kids learn and play.