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FLI in Entrepreneurship: Taking the Leap

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Are you a current Stanford student and identify as First-generation and/or Low Income (FLI) or a Stanford alum that identified during your time at Stanford as FLI? 
Are you thinking about taking the leap into starting your own business? 

If so, come check out the first event in our Stanford FLI Entrepreneurship series. In collaboration with FLAN, STVP and MS&E, panel style discussion with fellow Stanford entrepreneurs from FLI backgrounds about the basics of being an entrepreneur. If you are intrigued by entrepreneurship but don’t know where to start or if you want to know if entrepreneurship is right for you, this kick off event to our speaker series would be a great fit for you.

Guest FLI Entrepreneurs:

Marc Thompson Bio, Stanford BS STS '97
Independent Educational Consultant

Marc is a first-generation college student who grew up in Inglewood, California and graduated from Stanford with a B.S. in STS. A web developer long ago, he spent more than a decade working at PayPal, most recently in management roles that included software development, data analytics and program management. In 2018, he left his career in high-tech to pursue his passion for helping others find the path to their best life and is now an independent college counselor and professional life coach.

Angel Orrantia Bio, Stanford BSEE ‘96
President, i2i Corporate Strategies

Angel leverages his diverse educational and decades of industry experiences as an electrical engineer, executive and corporate attorney to be a force multiplier for executive teams.  Angel has a passion for systematizing organizational success, developing creative business models, building high functioning teams, and optimizing processes. 

Ritu Narayan, Stanford GSB ‘14
Founder and CEO, Zūm

Ritu Narayan is the founder and CEO of a modern student transportation company, Zūm. Ritu founded Zūm out of her firsthand experience of raising two active kids and managing a fast-paced tech career in Silicon Valley. Zūm today is funded by Sequoia, Softbank, and BMW Ventures and serves over 4000 schools in the country. Ritu is an alum of Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned an undergraduate degree in computer science at the Delhi Institute of Technology. Ritu has worked for more than 15 years at leading tech companies such as eBay, Yahoo!, Oracle.

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