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The Invasion 2019

VetsinTech Presents:

The Invasion in Silicon Valley

Education – Employment – Entrepreneurship

March 8th-9th, 2019
Galvanize, 44 Tehama Street
San Francisco, CA

We invite veterans from around the country into the heart of San Francisco for a weekend of panel discussions, workshops, and networking with leaders from Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies


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Steve Blank

Lean Startup Creator and Professor
Stanford & Berkeley

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Carol Eggert

SVP, Military and Veteran Affairs
Comcast NBCUniversal

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Michael Brown

Defense Innovation Unit

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Ned Desmond



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Nicola Corzine

Executive Director
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

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Trier Bryant

Diversity and Inclusion Leader
TLB Consulting

Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

Founder of Craigslist
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
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Zoe Dunning

Zoe Dunning

Consulting Portfolio Director

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Harris Morris

Sr. Director of Veterans Initiatives

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Beau Laskey

Managing Partner
SVB Capital

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Jessica Agnew

Talent Partner

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George Ploss

Sr. Manager, Veteran Recruiting

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X Eyee

Sr. Technical Manager

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Dr. Gery Gutnick

Product and AI

Andrew McClure

Andrew McClure

ForgePoint Capital

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Dr. Mark Cannice

Department Chair, Innovation
University of San Francisco

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Jake Price

Relationship Manager

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Corey Marshall


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Adrienne Sherk

VetForce Sr. Manager


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Leif Rosenquist

Enterprise Account Executive
InfoSec Institute

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Sumit Agarwal

Shape Security

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Ikram Mansori

Founder & CEO

Donald Coolidge

Donald Coolidge

Co-founder & CEO
Elemental Path

Chris Galy

Chris Galy

Chief People Officer

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Sebastian Beck

Diversity & Inclusion

Tom Anderson

Thomas Anderson

VLP Law Group

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Gerry Borja

Diversity & Inclusion

Katherine Webster

Katherine Webster

Founder & CEO

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Randy Crader

Public Affairs

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Ben Stein

Director of Digital Marketing

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Mike McNerney

Cyber Threat Intelligence
Arbor Networks


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Dan Leiter

Diversity & Inclusion

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Mansoor Bahramand

Lead Software Engineering Instructor

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Craig Hansen

General Partner
NextWorld Capital


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Kelly Perdew

Managing General Partner
Moonshots Capital

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Andrew Patton

Strategy & Growth Lead

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Sean Sheppard



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Monique Mosley

Organizational Strategy

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Garrett Smith


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Alex Bowling

Sr. Technical Executive Sourcer

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Michael Isom

Sr. Program Manager

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Amy Carle

Product Operations Manager

Tracks and Sessions

The Invasion features three distinct tracks, offering critical content to Veterans who are looking for an onramp into great careers in technology:

Tech Education
Uncover opportunities to learn the in-demand new skills of Data Science, Cybersecurity, CRM, Web Development, and beyond.


  • Cybersecurity: Why vets are best suited to work in the future of defense
  • Vet Training: Opportunities in Data Science and Web Development
  • Social Impact: Why for-profit business is the key to veteran success
  • CRM: Becoming a Salesforce Administrator
  • Women VetsinTech: Empowering our Sisters
Tech Employment
Work with leaders in corporate hiring and culture through professional development workshops on LinkedIn profiles, elevator pitch, and networking.


  • Secrets from the Inside: Hear from leaders in technology HR
  • Best Foot Forward: Telling your story through your Linkedin Profile
  • Tell Me Who You Are: Translating your military skills to nail your elevator pitch
  • Success Stories: How to get your foot in the door
  • Emerging Technologies: Tech in 5+ Years
Tech Entrepreneurship
Learn the critical steps to start and grow your business with content on securing VC financing, design thinking, business law, and lean methodologies.


  • Am I on the Right Track? Finding Product Market Fit
  • Product Management: A Veteran Perspective
  • Startup Lessons: Do as I Say, Not as I Did
  • VetCap: Choosing the Right Source of Funding for your startup
  • Getting Set For Success: Business Law Basics

Corporate Partners



Interested in partnering with VetsinTech?

Your generous support of VetsinTech will help ensure our first national conference- The Invasion in Silicon Valley – is the first of many. By participating in this event as a Partner, you’ll get exposure and access at a high-profile event drawing hundreds of veterans, technology leaders, influential supporters, and media attention.

Whatever level of assistance you choose to give, we sincerely thank you for supporting ViT, the veterans we help, and companies, organizations, and communities we impact.

Who is Attending?

The Invasion merges two worlds of military and technology.
  1. Veterans from around the country, in various levels of transition out of their military careers, will convene to receive opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship in the tech industry.
  2. Technology Leaders, Investors, HR & Recruiters, Engineers, and others representing a wide variety of industries with a high-tech focus and communities, will deliver content and lead workshops covering topics for our veterans
This cross-section of military and technology worlds is what makes VetsinTech unique, and makes its first conference – The Invasion in Silicon Valley – a first of it’s kind event that creates opportunities for our military heroes from around the country to gain access to 2 days of opportunities in technology education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

For more information about the conference, please contact Michael Seiler at mseiler@vetsintech.co.

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