Sandra Miller is CEO of Foundry 415 Innovation Group in San Francisco. Foundry 415 was founded to provide the connections, services, and community high-quality tech startups and innovation ecosystem players need to succeed, providing Corporate Innovation Services and Executive Education Services.
Sandra speaks to multinational corporations, governments, entrepreneurs, investors, and universities on myriad aspects of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. She brings a grounded and practical Silicon Valley perspective to exploring the promise and potential perils of technology innovation and disruption in our increasingly digital world, providing practical examples of how innovation impacts how we live, learn and work – today, and in the future.
Sandra co-founded Stanford University’s Biodesign Program and led Accenture Venture’s Open Innovation initiatives with Silicon Valley’s top accelerators. She was the first Managing Director of the Singularity University startup accelerator and is emeritus Chair of Singularity’s Entrepreneurship Track. Sandra co-founded the Kauffman Foundation’s Labs for Enterprise Creation accelerator and was Managing Director of The Angels’ Forum (now Mighty Capital), one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firms.
An Advisor to post seed-stage and venture capital-backed startups, Sandra continues to be in awe of the transformations that occur in startup founders throughout their entrepreneurial journeys. She has nearly 20 years of experience advising and educating more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and startups in many industry sectors as they develop technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology, virtual reality and Internet of Things.
Best Practices for Corporate-Startup Engagement
Approaches to Effectively Navigating Startup Ecosystems
Introduction to Exponential Technologies
How to Create an Engine for Fundraising
Drivers of Technological Change and Disruption