Tuesday, February 18, 2020 — 6:00 PM PST

Sam Altman

Join your fellow Waterloo Engineering classmates for Sam Altman (DEng ’17) in conversation with Eric Migicovsky (BASc ’09). In addition to hearing the talk with Sam and Eric, you can personally connect with leading engineering researchers, share insights with your Waterloo Engineering classmates and be introduced to engineering co-op students working in your city while enjoying light refreshments.

Sam Altman
Chairman of Y Combinator
Co-Chairman & CEO of OpenAI

Sam Altman (DEng 2017) is a serial entrepreneur, investor and programmer, and he is currently the co-chairman and CEO of OpenAI, a research company that is focused on advancing digital intelligence to benefit humanity as a whole. Prior to OpenAI, he served as the CEO of Y Combinator from 2014 to 2019, and then as partner from 2011 to 2014. At a young age of 19, in 2005 he co-founded Loopt, a location-based social networking mobile application which he sold in 2012. 

Eric Migicovsky
Partner at Y Combinator

Eric Migicovsky (BASc 2009) is an entrepreneur and engineer, and he is currently partner at YCombinator. He co-founded Pebble in 2012, which became the most successful project in Kickstarter's history and was then acquired by Fitbit in 2016. The Pebble smartwatch came out of an idea Migicovsky had with a group of friends while studying engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2008. 


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Please note: There are no physical tickets for this event. Once your registration is completed, you will be added to the guest list. Please check in at the door when you arrive at the event.

Cost 
Complimentary
Location 
Instacart
Suite 600
50 Beale St

San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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