I have enjoyed getting to know Poornima Vijayashanker over the past couple of months. She is the founding engineer at Mint.com, which was acquired by Intuit 4 years ago for $170 million.
I got introduced to her by the folks at Andreessen Horowitz months before she moved here for a position as an Adjunct Instructor at Duke.
Since I met her, I sucked her in. I introduced her to some of our companies and lined her up to speak at Internet Summit and Startup Summit next month. I also asked her to speak to students at NC State next week and NC State agreed to open up the event (for free) to the entrepreneurial community.
I think it will be good to hear her story for a couple of reasons. First, I always think it is important for entrepreneurs to hear successful stories from folks outside of our region. Second and unfortunately, a woman in the engineering world is rare. I hope listening to her story is inspiring to others.
Here are the details:
- Monday, October 21st, 6p
- Engineering Building II (EBII)
- Room 1231
Parking is free on campus after 6p. So you can park in nearby lots or the parking garage.
Hope to see you then.