Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
These are opt-in groups for Fellows who are interested in a particular topic / sector to get together and learn with one another and build connections with others in the network who are similarly interested in the space.
We are working with SIG Leaders to finalize the exact dates and topics for each session, but below you are able to explore the group descriptions, Fellows who lead the SIG, and tentative dates. In return, we ask that you use the form at the bottom of the page to indicate which SIG you are interested in attending so we can get a sense of how many anticipate being able to attend.
You are only able to attend one SIG, and we will not be recording the sessions.
NOTE: We will be releasing 1-2 more sessions over the next few months so if these dates below don't work for you, stay tuned.
Climate & Sustainability
Wednesday, November 30 at 7:50am - 9:00am PT
Schedule is tentative, but below is what is confirmed and past topics are shared below
15 min. – SIG debriefs/Asks
30 min. – TBD
15 min. – Startup Pitch: Ivy Energy https://www.ivy-energy.com/
Firesideand Q&A on the current climate-tech landscape with Don Wood, PIVA
Global Plastics Issue and Sustainable Alternatives with Pierre Paslier, Notpla
Updates at the Federal Level: Climate policy and implications for climate and sustainability venture investors
Managing Director, Closed Loop Partners
Principal, MMC Ventures
Blockchain / Crypto SIG [tentatively confirmed, may change]
Wednesday, November 30 at 8:00 - 9:00am PST
Whether you're investing in Blockchain or just interested in learning more about the space, this is the SIG for you. Topic is TBD, but below are past topics that have been discussed.
Partner, Mindset Ventures
NFT Panel and Q&A
Blockchain Startup Pitches
Attend a KF Module Session
Thursday, December 8 at 7:50am - 9:15am PST
Economic Levers - Hacks and Facts that Every GP Should Know
Managing Director, Ulu Ventures
Join us for a portion of a Kauffman Fellows virtual module!
If you’re raising your own fund, or thinking about it, you’ll learn a lot from this session. Learn about the economic levers for VC funds, diving into the hacks and facts that every GP should know around making your process more efficient. From GP contributions, management fees, management company expenses, and fund economics… join the conversation (and bring you questions)!
Women's Group SIG
Tuesday, December 13 at 7:50 - 9:00am PST
Tax Considerations for the New Year (US Focused)
Colleen Fay and Kristen Stinson from Withum will join us to share info about the upcoming tax year and answer your questions. For those of you outside of the US (and/or who don't have tax questions), we'll have a breakout room available for general networking with other KF women.
Principal, HealthQuest Ventures