You + Waterloo in The Bay: Alumni Networking Reception at Sentry

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT (GMT -07:00)
photo of alumni at event

Connect with University of Waterloo alumni and meet current students – MBET students who will be visiting from Waterloo and undergraduate co-op students currently on work terms in San Francisco and the Bay Area - for an exclusive evening of conversation, discussion and celebration. Throughout the night there will be the opportunity to meet and hear founder stories from University of Waterloo alumni from companies such as Imply and Tanda.  

You will also have an opportunity to meet and hear updates from the Deans of the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics and Science who will be at the reception.

This is your chance to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones when Waterloo comes to the Bay!

This event is hosted in partnership with Sentry. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided and are included in the registration fee.

Please note that you may be asked to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) before the event or when you arrive at the event.


Jesse Chor, Founder and CEO, TANDA


Jesse Chor (BCS 04) is a Toronto native and University of Waterloo Bachelor of Computer Science graduate from the class of 2004, a serial entrepreneur with three startups under his belt. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of TANDA, a fintech startup focused on ensuring financial security for SMB workers, boasting backing from notable firms like Sequoia and Initialized Capital. Residing in the Bay Area, Jesse has a career history, including pivotal roles at Expedia, Yahoo, and Splunk, and was the Founder of SPARQ, once the world's leading QR code company, which Yahoo acquired in 2014. A fervent advocate for the Waterloo Co-op program, Jesse has significantly contributed to hiring over a thousand Co-op students, demonstrating his commitment to fostering new talent in the tech industry.

Fangjin (FJ) Yang, Co-Founder and CEO, Imply

Fangjin Yang

Fangjin (FJ) Yang (BAS 07, MASc 09) is the co-founder and CEO of Imply, a Silicon Valley unicorn B2B tech startup. Imply has raised 215M+ in primary capital from leading firms such as Andreeseen Horowtiz, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Thoma Bravo. FJ began his career as a software developer and is the creator of Apache Druid, a popular analytics database used by many of the world's largest companies. He grew up in Calgary, Alberta and graduated from the University of Waterloo, where he is a distinguished alumnus.