March 20, 2017: Fireside Chat with Liz Crawford: EIR at Genacast Ventures, former CTO at Birchbox

When: Monday, March 20, 2017 5:00-7:00pm
Where: AlphaLab, 6024 Broad St, Floor 3, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Space will be limited so if you’re interested, please RSVP here

AlphaLab Executive Director Jim Jen will be hosting a fireside chat with Liz Crawford, an EIR at Genacast Ventures. Liz is the former CTO of Birchbox and an AlphaLab alumna from the first class of companies in 2008 (which she participated in while completing her PhD at CMU).

Join us for the chat between Jim and Liz and an open Q and A to learn more about her startup experiences and Genacast’s investment interests.

5:00-5:30: Networking and light snacks
5:30-6:15: Chat with Liz and Jim
6:15-7:00: Open Q+A

Our afterparty networking will be at Invest in Her’s Spring Fundraiser at Wigle Whiskey. More info and registration here:

More about Liz

Liz is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Genacast Ventures. Genacast is a seed stage fund that invests in B2B technology startups in the Northeast. Liz’s responsibilities at Genacast include sourcing new deals, helping evaluate investment opportunities, and assisting existing portfolio companies.

Prior to Genacast, Liz was the CTO at Birchbox, a beauty startup. At Birchbox she built the engineering, product, and data science functions. She oversaw the scaling of Birchbox’s systems and consumer presence from supporting thousands of subscribers and shoppers to more than a million subscribers, across 6 countries, online and in store.

Liz has a long standing interest in developing personalized experiences. Liz earned a PhD in Computer Science at Carnegie Melon. She has published papers on topics ranging from Personal Assistants, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing, to Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Robotics.