||The Co-Founders of Cloudflare
Founders Series with Cloudflare & HBS Professor Noam Wasserman
HBS Professor Noam Wasserman will interview the three Co-Founders of Cloudflare on their startup experience
Tuesday, March 27th
50 Fremont, San Francisco
HCSF Member $25 / HCSF Non-Members $40
No refunds after Tuesday, March 20th
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The Harvard Founders Series will feature Professor Noam Wasserman, the award-winning Entrepreneurship Professor at HBS and author of the upcoming book The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup, who will interview the three Co-Founders of Cloudflare on their experience and lessons learned in starting Silicon Valley's hottest startup. The perfect talk for any aspiring entpreneurs and technologists looking to learn from those who have taken the startup plunge before them.
CloudFlare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) makes sites twice as fast, protects them from attacks, ensures they are always online, and makes it simple to add web apps with a single click. CloudFlare supercharges websites regardless of size or platform with no need to add hardware, install software, or change a line of code. The CloudFlare community gets stronger as it grows; every new site makes the network smarter. Thanks to our awesome sauce technology, every month hundreds of millions of people experience a faster, safer, better Internet. CloudFlare is recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and was named the 2011 Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company of the Year by the Wall Street Journal. CloudFlare is based in San Francisco, California, USA.
Matthew Prince is the co-founder & CEO of CloudFlare. Matthew wrote his first computer program when he was 7, and hasn't been able to shake the bug since. After attending the University of Chicago Law School, he worked as an attorney for one day before jumping at the opportunity to be a founding member of a tech startup. He hasn't looked back. CloudFlare is Matthew's third entrepreneurial venture. On the side, Matthew teaches Internet law as an adjunct professor, is a certified ski instructor and regular attendee of the Sundance Film Festival.
Michelle is the co-founder and Head of User Experience at CloudFlare, Inc. Michelle creates products people love. Growing up in Canada, she earned a degree in Chemistry and now applies the scientific method to improving businesses. Prior to CloudFlare, she worked at Google and Toshiba, launched two successful startups and got her MBA from Harvard Business School. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a minor in Management, with Distinction, from McGill University. She also holds her MBA from Harvard Business School and was awarded the Dubliner Prize for Entrepreneurship. Michelle is an experienced public speaker and frequent panelist. She was named as one of the 2011 Top Women to Watch in Technology by the Huffington Post.
Lee is the lead software engineer, and has his hands in everything we do. Before co-founding CloudFlare, Lee built other amazing high-availability, high-volume database platforms including Project Honey Pot. In his spare free time, Lee is learning Russian and teaching his son Linux. Lee holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Santa Cruz. He is a software architect specializing in high-availability, high-volume databases including RegistryCompliance.com, Michigan’s Children’s Protection Registry and Walmart.com. He is
also the co-founder of Project Honey Pot.
Noam Wasserman is a professor at Harvard Business School. For more than a decade, his research has focused on early decisions that can make or break a startup and its team. At HBS, he developed and teaches an MBA elective, "Founders' Dilemmas" for which he was awarded the HBS Faculty Teaching Award and the Academy of Management's 2012 Innovation in Pedagogy Award. In 2011, the course was also named one of the top entrepreneurship courses in the country by Inc. Magazine.
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