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The Invasion 2020

VetsinTech’s National Conference:

The Invasion in Silicon Valley

Education – Employment – Entrepreneurship

April 2-4, 2021
San Francisco, CA

We invite veterans and veteran spouses 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

2020 Invasion Speakers

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Steve Blank

Lean Startup Creator and Professor
Stanford & Berkeley

Zoe Dunning

Zoe Dunning

Consulting Portfolio Director

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Lt. General Alan Lynn

VP Engineering, Technology Office

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Danny Chung

Chief of Staff, Military Affairs

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X Eyee

Responsible Innovation

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Nicola Corzine

Executive Director
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

Craigslist and CNP

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Sumit Agarwal

Shape Security

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George Ploss

Veteran Recruiting

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Liz Louis

Product Management, Android Security

Chris Galy

Chris Galy

Chief People Officer

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Derek Blumke

Student Veterans of America 

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Ikram Mansori

Veteran Affairs Commissioner
City and County of San Francisco

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Jake Price

Veteran Advocate

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Steve Mayer

SD Mayer and Associates

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Erica Standfield-McLoed

Talent Acquisition

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Sean Sheppard


Andrew McClure

Andrew McClure

ForgePoint Capital

Tom Anderson

Thomas Anderson

VLP Law Group

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Carita Marrow

Diversity and Inclusion

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Sophia Panuthos Buell

Software Engineer

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Gena Pirtle

Military and Workforce Programs

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Mike McNerney

Cyber Threat Intelligence
Arbor Networks

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Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado

Co-founder & CEO
Guide On Education Consulting

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Scott Bailey

Vice President
Mandel Communications

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Randy Crader

Public Affairs

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Craig Hanson

General Partner
NextWorld Capital

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Leif Rosenquist

Enterprise Account Executive

Katherine Webster

Katherine Webster

Founder & CEO

Donald Coolidge

Donald Coolidge

Co-founder & CEO
Elemental Path

Corporate Partners

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Participating Companies

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Tracks and Sessions

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

Who is Attending?

The Invasion merges two worlds of military and technology.
  1. Veterans and veteran spouses 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 and their spouses
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.

A note about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of our veterans, speakers, mentors, partners, staff and their families is a top priority. With recent reports on the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to let you know that VetsinTech is actively monitoring the situation. We will continue to follow the CDC and World Health Organization’s updates as this situation evolves.

It’s going to take work from all of us to protect ourselves and our community by practicing good habits. We will have plenty of hand sanitizers and hand washing stations throughout the conference. As always, we encourage everyone to strongly consider staying home if you feel ill during The Invasion.