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Apple product design engineer speaks about career experience

Iona Lee May 29, 2022

HW Venture hosted design engineer and alumnus Rhett Gentile ’13 to speak about his current job as a mechanical engineer at Apple during Conference Time on May 16. Gentile helped develop speakers for...

Andrew Lee ’09, Sam Kazemian and Blockchain Club leader Ryan Pinsker 23 stand in front of Lee and Kazemians presentation about Web3.

Venture organizes blockchain event

Averie Perrin March 18, 2022

Web3 Social Founder Andrew Lee ’09 and Frax Finance Founder Sam Kazemian joined the HW Venture and Blockchain Club to discuss the decentralization of cryptocurrency and Web3 during Community Flex Time...

Alumna and resume expert Evan Keare 18 explains what students should include in the profile section of their resumes.

Alumna presents resume creation workshop to Venture

Grant Park January 24, 2022

HW Venture hosted a resume creation workshop led by alumna and resume expert Evan Keare ’18 on Wednesday. The workshop provided students with strategies to write and strengthen resumes by focusing on...

Alumnus Alec Katz ’19 presents to students about his education company, Curious Cardinals.

Startup founder presents to HW Venture

Iona Lee and Tate Sheehy January 12, 2022

HW Venture invited alumnus Alec Katz ’19 to discuss entrepreneurship and his startup Curious Cardinals in Rugby Auditorium on Jan 11.   Curious Cardinals employs college students to help them pursue...

Jon Levine ’94 speaks to students about his nonprofit Minds Matter LA, outlining different potential logo designs and asking for their feedback as to which logos would best attract clients.

Venture hosts nonprofit founder

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff November 18, 2021

Matter Los Angeles Co-Founder and Board Chair Jon Levine ’94 on Nov. 10. Minds Matter is a non-profit organization seeking to provide educational opportunities to low-income high school students through...

HW Venture Teacher Anne Wellington displays the face shield she helped manufacture at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as part of a HW Venture presentation in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. While at Cedars-Sinai, she also helped produce hand sanitizer.

Venture teacher describes role at Cedars-Sinai

Abigail Hailu and Will Sherwood October 13, 2021

In its first in-person event of the 2021-22 year, HW Venture invited Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Managing Director and Directed Study: Venture teacher Anne Wellington to speak with club members in Ahmanson...

Mendocino Farms founder Ellen Chen shares her story with HW Venture

Lily Lee April 30, 2021

Mendocino Farms co-founder Ellen Chen (Joe '23) spoke to HW Venture students sharing her story of opening a restaurant and working in the food industry April 26. She discussed how to use the best ingredients...

Todd Jackson 99 smiles as he speaks to students in the Venture club about his work. Photo

Alumnus and former Google employee presents to Venture

Paul Kurgan February 26, 2021

HW Venture hosted First Round partner Todd Jackson '99 for a presentation about tech entrepreneurship and his advice on succeeding in the competitive industry Feb. 25. Jackson highlighted crucial decisions...

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Venture hosts M13 partner

Natasha Speiss February 11, 2021

HW Venture hosted M13 partner and head of Launchpad Anna Barber (P ’25) as a guest speaker Feb. 10 in continuation of their speaker series. Barber presented on how she got into entrepreneurship, the...

Zygo co-founder speaks to Venture members

Natasha Speiss February 4, 2021

HW Venture hosted Zygo co-founder Sheera Goren '05 as a guest speaker. Zygo makes headsets that utilize bone conduction technology, allowing swimmers to hear audio underwater. Goren said the company’s...

Venture hosts Building Extraordinary Partnerships workshop

Lucas Cohen-D'Arbeloff and Julia Im February 3, 2021

ByteDance employee Dawn Yang spoke to students about networking and building business relationships in an event sponsored by HW Venture on Jan. 21. HW Venture hosted Dawn Yang, who works for the parent...

Venture hosts Atom Tickets co-founder Matthew Bakal

Ava Fattahi January 19, 2021

Harvard-Westlake (HW) Venture hosted guest speaker Matthew Bakal, co-founder of Atom Tickets, for an entrepreneurship presentation explaining how he started Atom Tickets and how students can get involved...

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