The Invasion 2018

VetsinTech Presents:

The Invasion in Silicon Valley

January 13th-14th, 2018
Galvanize, 44 Tehama Street, San Francisco, CA

Education – Employment – Entrepreneurship

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

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, Cyber Security, CRM, Web Development, and beyond.

Tech Employment
Work with leaders in corporate hiring and culture through professional development workshops on LinkedIn profiles, elevator pitch, and networking.

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.


Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

Founder of Craigslist
Craig Newmark Foundation

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Dan Streetman

Executive Vice President
BMC Software


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Daniel Savage

Head of Veterans Program

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Chris Galy

Chief People Officer

Michael McNerney

Michael McNerney

Advanced Threats
Arbor Networks

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Maren Kate Donovan

Founder + Managing Partner

Donte Burney

Donte Burney

Software Engineer

Donald Coolidge

Donald Coolidge

Founder and CEO
Elemental Path

Scott Baily

Scott Bailey

VP, Global Accounts
Mandel Communications

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Riki Tate

Independent Salesforce Consultant
Dynamic Signal

Garrett Deese

Garrett Deese

People Programs Manager

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Zoe Dunning

Portfolio Lead
Future State, Inc.

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Brad Holst

Mandel Communication

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Loree Draude

Head of Ads Help and Education

Chad Bonner

Chad Bonner

Sales Executive

Tom Anderson

VLP Law Group

Chris Starling

Director of Operations

Vince Kohli

Chief  Program and Product Officer
Stanford Design Innovation

Raj Shah

Co-Founder and CPO

Mike Powers

Diversity Team

Jan Jedrzejowicz

Product Manager


January, 2018
12:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Resume, pitch, and personal branding workshop hosted at Galvanizet
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
VIP Happy Hour
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Welcome Reception with Special Video
January, 2018
8:00 AM- 9:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Event Welcome and Keynote Address
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Secretes Form the Inside (Chris Galay)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Galvanize - Web Development and Datascience
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Design Thinking and Customer Development with Vince Kohli, Product Designer
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Break - Sponsor Networking, Resume Workshop
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Linkedin - Presentation on creating your profile. Professional development workshop (Linkedin Profile and Resume Reviews)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Product Development: Tips for building a modern product efficiently - Jan Jedrzejowicz, Senior Product Manager, Google.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Break - Sponsor Networking, Resume Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mandel Communications (Elevator Pitch)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cyber Security
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lean Startup
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Break - Sponsor Networking, Resume Workshop
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Employer Panel - (Facebook, Linkedin, Salseforce) How to get your foot in the door
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Women Vets in Tech "Birds of a Feather"
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1300 * Business Plan Development: Is it a viable business? Jerome S. Engel -Senior Fellow at the Lester Center Founding Executive Director Emeritus, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship - Berkeley Haas School of Business
1400 * Business Law Basics - Tom Anderson - Counsel at VLP Law Group, LLC - Army Colonel (Ret)
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Break - Sponsor Networking, Resume Workshop
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
VetsinTech Success Story Panel
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
VetCap: Startup Financing - David Dubick - Principal at DFJ Growth, Will Bunker, GrowthX (Marine vet)Angel Investor, plus Indiegogo and more TBA.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Keynote Address (Steph Curry, Steve Blank, Rob Riggle, Barry Zito)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Happy Hour and Networking

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.


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.

Participating Companies

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Palo Alto Networks
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For more information about the conference, please contact Michael Seiler at