RiseUp from Home is a special edition digital event responding to COVID-19’s ecosystem impact. Under the banner of “Got Grit?” we’ll be exploring how to cultivate resilience in the face of hardship. We’ll hear from world-class speakers on the obstacles and setbacks they’ve had to overcome and their lessons learned on how to emerge stronger and more agile on the other side.

ES is so excited to be RiseUp's outreach partner and bring you this great opportunity. 


Highlighted Speakers: 

Ben Horowitz is a cofounder and general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Hard Thing About Hard Things and What You Do Is Who You Are. He also created the a16z Cultural Leadership Fund to connect the greatest cultural leaders to the best new technology companies, and enable more young African Americans to enter the technology industry. Prior to a16z, Ben was cofounder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by HP for $1.6 billion in 2007.

A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., is Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of the newly released book Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. A passionate advocate for humanizing technology, ethics in AI and diversity, Rana has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list and as one of Forbes' Top 50 Women in Tech. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate from MIT.

Amir Barsoum has pioneered the health-tech space in emerging markets as the Founder and CEO of Vezeeta, a digital healthcare powerhouse serving and empowering patients in every step of their health journey. Vezeeta holds a diversified product portfolio that spans from a doctors’ appointments booking platform to tele-health solutions, online medication ordering and delivery along with other digital healthcare services.

Mona Bijoor is the Founder and CEO of Holy.TV and a partner at King Circle Capital LLC, an investment and advisory firm, where she has holdings in real estate, franchises, start-ups, and online businesses. Mona is also the founder of JOOR, the premier online global B2B marketplace for wholesale buying that directly connects brands and retailers. She is the Amazon bestselling author of Startups and Downs, The Secrets of Resilient Entrepreneurs and a frequent contributor to TechCrunch.

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