Bay Area Events Bulletin - weekly digest

September 16, 2014


Th-Sun, Sep 25-28 — Napa
Napa Valley Rocks!
Four days of earthquake relief supporting Napa Valley's low & middle income residents & small businesses. Weekend events include wine & food tastings, multiple concerts, and more. Coordinated by Dave Graham, MBA 04. More info/Register


Tu, 09/16 — 5:00pm — San Francisco
Berkeley-Haas MFE Info Session
Discussion on admissions & career paths in finance. Pass the word on to those in your network(colleagues/rising stars in your org) who are interested switching to, or taking next step in finance careers. Refreshments served. Register

NEW! Fall 2014 (multiple dates) — Virtual
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Career Skills Boot Camp Webinar Series
Haas Alumni Relations & the MBA Career Management Group have enlisted Beyond B-School to offer a Career Skills Boot Camp webinar series to alumni during Fall 2014. MBA alumni register via CareerNet. All other alumni register here

Wed, 09/17 — 5:00pm-8:00pm — San Francisco
Berkeley Angel Network Pitch Event
Window has closed for applications to present for this session (next session November 3, 2014). Angel investors interested in getting involved with the group see Audience is limited to accredited investor UC Berkeley alumni.

Wed, 09/17 — 5:00pm-7:00pm — Petaluma
HAN NORTH BAY: Mixer at Lagunitas Tap Room
See for yourself what all the brewery buzz is about, support a great local business, and catch up with fellow alums. Brewery tour starts at 5PM. RSVP:

NEW! Th, 09/18 — 9:00am-10:00am — Belmont
Scaling Up Technical Excellence: How to Attract, Retain, and Grow Your Talent
Hosted by Chicago Booth: Expand your knowledge of how start-up and major companies manage their talent and build technical leadership for their core products. Register

Sat, 09/20 — 9:00am — Newark
HAN EAST BAY: Newark Mile 4k (2.5 mi) Fun Run and Walk
For just $18, join the Haas Alumni Network Team in this local 4k race. Registration includes a free t-shirt and entry into the race raffle. Register

Sun, 09/21 — 11:00am-4:00pm — Oakland
BERKELEY-COLUMBIA ALUMNI: Afternoon at Ballpark with Oakland A's
Afternoon with fellow BCEMBA alum & Berkeley MBA for Executive students! Food & beverages at Westside Club Bay starting at 11:00 am, then game at 1:05pm (vs. Phillies). Questions, contact Jason Teller ( or Leigh Flores ( Register or view information on seats and costs.

NEW! Th, 09/25 — 6:30pm-8:30pm — Berkeley
The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs with Guy Kawasaki
Learn about what not to do when building your company—from inception to exit - from this celebrated entrepreneur, innovator, VC and author. Reg. $25 before 9/23/14; $30 on-site. Register

NEW! Th-Sun, Sep 25-28 — Napa
Napa Valley Rocks!
Four days of earthquake relief supporting Napa Valley's low & middle income residents & small businesses. Weekend events include wine & food tastings, multiple concerts, and more. Coordinated by Dave Graham, MBA 04. More info/Register

Th, 09/25 — 6:30pm-10:45pm — San Francisco
HAN EAST BAY: Motown The Musical
Join us at the Orpheum Theater for a celebration of music that transformed America! With a live orchestra, marvelous dancing, and over 40 classic songs, it's a Broadway experience you'll never forget! Register

Sun, 09/28 — 10:00am-12:00pm — Berkeley
HAN EAST BAY: Mountain Bike Ride
Come and join fellow Haas alums on a mountain bike ride at Inspiration Point (Tilden Park) — approximately 10 miles and about 1.5 hours; all levels welcome (bring your own mountain bike). Register

NEW! Tu, 09/30 — 6:30pm-8:00pm — Berkeley
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: For Haas alumnae: Get Gravitas -- Project Excellence Without Saying a Word
Career strategist Beena Kavalam, MBA, CPCC will teach you to use positive body language, vocal intonation, and content to get what you want from your career and life! Priority registration for alumnae. Register

Tu-Th, 09/30-10/02 — Berkeley
DataLEAD Conference
Join the Berkeley MFE and leading French university ENSAE ParisTech at the Clark Kerr Campus Conference Center for an international discussion on the application of big data to a variety of fields. Register


Th, 10/02 — 6:30pm-8:00pm — San Francisco
World Affairs Council: Online Education: Preparing the Labor Force
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Udacity Co-Founder and CEO, Sebastian Thrun discuss online education's potential role in preparing a global labor force for the knowledge economy of the 21st century. Discount for Haas alumni. Use promotional code Calbusinessforum when registering. Register

Sat, 10/11 — 10:30am — Berkeley
Haas Homecoming
Homecoming at Haas - presentations from Haas lecturers Kurt Beyer (Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?) & Diane Dwyer (News Media vs. Social Media — can Journalism Survive?), pre-game party with music, food, face painting, & Cal vs. Washington. Register

NEW! Th, 10/16 — 6:00pm-9:00pm — Palo Alto
HAN SILICON VALLEY: Save the Date — VC Panel Discussion
HAN Silicon Valley will be hosting a VC Panel Discussion and networking event on Thursday, October 16, at WSGR in Palo Alto. More details

NEW! Wed, 10/22 — 6:30pm-9:00pm — Palo Alto
HAN SILICON VALLEY: Save the Date — Dinner Connect
HAN Silicon Valley will be hosting a Dinner Connect Event with a Google Sales Director at a restaurant in Palo Alto. More details and registration link to come.

NEW! Fri, 10/24 — 9:00am-5:00pm — San Francisco
>play Digital Media Conference
Annual >play Conference at Fort Mason. Keynotes: Tilt, Cloudera, & GoDaddy. Panelists: Facebook, TubeMogul, Andreesen Horowitz, Box, AT&T, Box, & more. Support Haas & enjoy this year's incredible event. Early bird tickets for alumni available until October 10:


NEW! Mon-Fri, 11/03-11/07 — 8:30am-5:00pm — Sunnyvale
EXECUTIVE EDUCATION: Product Management Training
The PM Certificate Program teaches the latest business model and product design skills needed to develop profitable products customers will love. 15% discount for Haas alumni (code CEE15). Register

NEW! Mon-Wed, 11/17-11/19 — 8:30am-5:00pm — Berkeley
EXECUTIVE EDUCATION: Negotiations and Influence
Join Holly Schroth for an intensive & interactive workshop. Three days of tough exercises & peer feedback will perfect your negotiation abilities. 15% discount for alumni (code CEE15). Register

Traveling this fall?
Dozens of events are scheduled these next few months by Haas Alumni Network Chapters throughout the world. You can attend any event of any chapter. Pre-registration is sometimes required, so visit our calendar now.

If you wish to contact a chapter leader, view our chapter contact page.