Startup Grind Toronto


A chat with Daphne Kis (Golden Seeds) at OCAD U

 
DateThursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:30pm to Friday, January 17, 2014 - 2:00am

Cost

Free

Website

http://bit.ly/1a4j9t7

Location

Room 230, Central Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

A chat with Daphne Kis (Golden Seeds) at OCAD U

Daphne Kis is Managing Director of Golden Seeds, one of the largest and most active angel investing organizations in the US. Golden Seeds pursues above average returns through the empowerment of women and the people who invest in them. With nearly 25 years experience in the technology industry and world of startups, Kis serves on the board of directors of Applywise, Style for Hire, FilmBuff, HitFix, and iPerceptions, a publicly-traded Canadian web analytics company where she also chairs the compensation committee. She is especially interested in women and entrepreneurship and regularly mentors young women-led companies. Kis is a board director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, a national affiliate network that serves more than five million schoolchildren around the country. Prior to selling her company to CNET Networks, she was President & CEO of EDventure Holdings, publisher of Release 1.0, the information technology ‘s leading monthly report on emerging trends, and executive producer of PC Forum, the industry’s premier annual executive conference. She has been angel investing since the early 90′s when EDventure Ventures, an early stage fund in which she was a partner, funded the first internet provider in Hungary.

Agenda:
6:30 Networking
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking

DateThursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:30pm to Friday, January 17, 2014 - 2:00am

Cost

Free

Website

http://bit.ly/1a4j9t7

Location

Room 230, Central Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Toon Calders (University of Antwerp) presents Machine Learning: Bias In, Bias Out. Artificial intelligence is more and more responsible for decisions that have a huge impact on our lives. But predictions made using data mining and algorithms can affect population subgroups differently. Academic researchers and journalists have shown that decisions taken by predictive algorithms sometimes lead to biased outcomes, reproducing inequalities already present in society. Is it possible to make a fairness-aware data mining process? Are algorithms biased because people are too? Or is it how machine learning works at the most fundamental level?
The Startup Grind
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:30pm to Friday, January 17, 2014 - 2:00am

A chat with Daphne Kis (Golden Seeds) at OCAD U

Daphne Kis is Managing Director of Golden Seeds, one of the largest and most active angel investing organizations in the US. Golden Seeds pursues above average returns through the empowerment of women and the people who invest in them. With nearly 25 years experience in the technology industry and world of startups, Kis serves on the board of directors of Applywise, Style for Hire, FilmBuff, HitFix, and iPerceptions, a publicly-traded Canadian web analytics company where she also chairs the compensation committee. She is especially interested in women and entrepreneurship and regularly mentors young women-led companies. Kis is a board director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning, a national affiliate network that serves more than five million schoolchildren around the country. Prior to selling her company to CNET Networks, she was President & CEO of EDventure Holdings, publisher of Release 1.0, the information technology ‘s leading monthly report on emerging trends, and executive producer of PC Forum, the industry’s premier annual executive conference. She has been angel investing since the early 90′s when EDventure Ventures, an early stage fund in which she was a partner, funded the first internet provider in Hungary.

Agenda:
6:30 Networking
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking

Venue & Address: 
Room 230, Central Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://bit.ly/1a4j9t7
Cost: 
Free
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