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Startup Grind Fireside Chat w/ Elizabeth Gore: Recruit & Retain Talent—Find Your C-Suite / Cofounder

  • VenturePad 1020 B Street San Rafael United States (map)

Elizabeth Gore, President & Chairwoman, Alice

Recruiting and retaining talent, let alone your C-Suite or co-founders, is a challenge these days to say the least, especially in the SF Bay Area. Elizabeth Gore, a seasoned entrepreneur, investor, business advisor and named by People as one of the “Top 100 Extraordinary Women,” one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Women to Watch” will give a Fireside Chat on this topic Monday April 29 at VenturePad.


6-6:30 — Networking/reception,

6:30-7:15 — Discussion with Elizabeth

7:15-8 — reception, networking. 8pm close

Elizabeth Gore is President and Chairwoman of the Board for Alice, the 1st-ever AI platform for business owners. Elizabeth previously served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell, where she drove initiatives to support Dell's goals around helping small and medium businesses scale and prosper, fueling the expansion of global entrepreneurship. Elizabeth personally advises the growth of purpose-driven companies such as rideshare commuting company Scoop, and is an investing Limited Partner with the Portfolia fund. She is also part owner in Gore Family Vineyards in Sonoma County. Emeritus Chair of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, she previously served as the 1st-ever Entrepreneur in Residence for the UN Foundation and VP of Global Partnerships where she founded strategic grassroots efforts such as Nothing But Nets, Girl Up, and Shot@Life. A former US Peace Corps Volunteer, she served in Bolivia, South America. Elizabeth has also been a leader at organizations like the Points of Light Foundation, Share Our Strength and the Texas A&M Foundation. She has been featured by multiple media outlets including: ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX Business, Fast Company, Fortune, Glamour, Entrepreneur, People & Time. She is a World Champion Equestrian, a sprint triathlete and runner, and has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the global clean water crisis on behalf of the UN. Chairwoman of Rebuild North Bay, a nonprofit leading fire recovery and the rebuild of Northern California after the devastating 2017 fires, she resides in Sonoma County with husband James Gore, a California elected official and has 2 hilarious children.


6:00 PM: Fireside Chat
6-6:30 — Networking / reception, 6:30-7:15 — Fireside Chat with Elizabeth 7:15-8 — reception, networking. 8pm close
Elizabeth McKee Gore - United Nations Foundation

Alejandro Moreno S. - VenturePad (Co-founder / VP Marketing & Operations)
VenturePad Co-founder, a coworking space, meeting center and entrepreneurship hub. Organizer for the Marin Sustainable Enterprise Conference & advisory board member. Formerly managed Venture Greenhouse accelerator. Marin CleanTech Summit & Finance Your Business Summit co-chair. MBA in Sustainable Enterprise with a Wine Industry focu. Critical & Systemic Thinker. Marin resident since 1977.
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