Special SCS/Swartz Center Presentation

  • Gates Hillman Centers
  • Blelloch-Skees Conference Room 8115
  • Angel Investor, HAND Capital
  • Co-Founder and President, HAND Foundation
  • Founder and CEO, January, Inc.

How Startups Can Change the World

Insights for SCS Entrepreneurs and Hackers from an Angel Investor, Philanthropist and Health Data Science CEO

Note: REGISTER as space is limited.  This talk is for PhD/MS students in CompBio, HCII, ML students by invitation.

Noosheen Hashemi is a business builder, angel investor, and advisor with a focus on disruptive ideas and platforms. Noosheen has more than three decades of experience building the leadership and execution capabilities of early stage companies to deliver growth and profitability on a global scale.  Earlier this year, she founded January, Inc., a stealth consumer health data science company where she now serves as CEO.

Noosheen and her husband, Zod Nazem, together have invested in more than 90 start-up companies including Solvvy and Comprehend Systems, both founded by SCS grads.

A seasoned veteran of high growth, technology-driven, founder-led companies, Noosheen spent the early part of her career at Oracle Corporation where, as Vice President of Finance and Administration. She built the critical sales and administrative capacity that allowed the company to scale revenue from $26 million in 1985, to $3 billion in 1995 and a market cap of $19 billion.   A philanthropist and outspoken advocate on behalf of the vulnerable and disenfranchised, Noosheen is also the co-founder and President of HAND, a family foundation that provides financial, advisory, and advocacy support to hundreds of organizations and dozens of scholars and social entrepreneurs dedicated to protecting the young, and promoting the socioeconomic growth and advancement of individuals.

Born in Iran, Noosheen emigrated to the United States as a teenager in 1977. She holds a B.S. in Economics from San Jose State University and an M.S. in Management from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Co-Sponsored by the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship and the School of Computer Science

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