San Francisco - CAMentrepreneurs - Fireside chats with Unicorns, their VC hunters and other creatures

San Francisco - CAMentrepreneurs - Fireside chats with Unicorns, their VC hunters and other creatures

San Francisco - CAMentrepreneurs - Fireside chats with Unicorns, their VC hunters and other creatures

event Thursday, July 11, 2024 schedule 5.30pm - 8.00pm PDT
Past event
Past event
event Thursday, July 11, 2024 schedule 5.30pm - 8.00pm PDT
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Hosted by CAMentrepreneurs
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Friends and supporters
Postgraduate students
University members
Orrick Events Space | View details

Join us for an evening in the "Fireside chats with Unicorns, their VC hunters and other creatures” series. This interactive event series is designed for Cambridge University alumni in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dive into the world of high-stakes entrepreneurship with the founders of unicorn companies - startups valued at over $1 billion - as they share their personal journeys, from initial sparks of innovation to the rigors of scaling their businesses. These sessions are not just about listening but engaging directly. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in the dialogue, ask probing questions, and gain firsthand insights into the challenges and triumphs of building a breakthrough venture. Alongside these luminaries, venture capitalists who back such ambitious projects will also join the conversations, offering their perspectives on what makes a venture worth the gamble. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, an industry veteran, or simply curious about the startup ecosystem, these fireside chats provide a platform to learn, exchange ideas, and connect with some of the most successful figures in the tech world.

Wildlife enthusiast Sebastian Donovan Founder and CEO at Arconex and Investor (LinkedIn) will host the fireside and facilitate audience interaction with the diverse and rare creatures in the menagerie, supported by the global CAMentrepreneurs network.

Richard Lucas l CAMentrepreneurs Founder LinkedIn

Peter Cowley Co-Founder LinkedIn

Peter Nolan Global Community Manager LinkedIn

Magdalena Błyskosz Global Network Support LinkedIn

Sebastian is looking for local support to build the SVBA CAMentrepreneurs Group. He is leading this event on the basis that he has enough support from alumni in the local community. If you want to help please use this form .

More info about CAMentrepreneurs here and in this video.

About the event

Expand your network in SF by meeting Cambridge alumni, students and others interested in entrepreneurship. There are 10,000 Cambridge and Oxford Alumni in the SF Bay Area, including over 1600 Cambridge alumni in SVBA with Entrepreneur, Founder, Co-Founder, CEO or Investor in their job titles.

Our inclusive network offers local connections and global reach for entrepreneurs as well as the opportunity to re-connect with the Cambridge eco-system.

We are targeted at:

Alumni of the University, Oxford and Stanford who are in business, want to invest in/start companies, make new connections, find clients, co-founders, team members. Students who are interested in entrepreneurship, finding investors, co-founders, jobs, internships, freelancing opportunities. While CAMentrepreneurs is centred on Cambridge University, we are open to co-operation with other people and organisations that are interested in supporting entrepreneurship. In London we have partnered with LSE, Imperial and LBS, in Boston we launched in the British Consulate General.

About CAMentrepreneurs

The purpose of CAMentrepreneurs is to support business and social entrepreneurship among Cambridge University alumni, current students and others. CAMentrepreneurs is global.

CAMentrepreneurs operates on a TED -> TEDx model, in that we only launch a group when there are people in the city concerned who want to take the lead in getting a group off the ground.

We aim to bring together positive minded alumni and others who want to work together on a voluntary basis to support enterprise, whether as entrepreneurs, investors, students or service providers.

Our official group is here 

Our private social network is here

Booking information

Booking for this event is now closed.


Orrick Events Space
405 Howard St
San Francisco 94105
United States