Lessons Learned from Starting an AI "Artificial Intelligence" Company in Silicon Valley (Featuring Ben Nader of Butterflye, Inc.)

October 25th, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm, Johnson 102

Leadership Academy Pillar: PROFESSIONAL


The Launch-U Speaker Series is open to students of all majors who have a desire to explore and pursue entrepreneurship. Launch-U is co-sponsored by InnovationX, the Entrepreneurship Student Club, and the College of Engineering. Visit http://entrepreneurship.oregonstate.edu/ for more details and resources to help you move your ideas forward.


About our featured guest speaker:  

Ben Nader, VP and General Manager, The Butterflye Group

Ben is vice president and general manager of the Butterfleye group at Ooma. Previously Ben was the founder and CEO of Butterfleye, which introduced a smart video camera for home monitoring, built on a platform of innovative imaging, video, and audio technology powered by machine learning and advanced cloud-based intelligence. He led Butterfleye from the start, through shipment of thousands of products globally, securing multiple round of funding from notable Silicon Valley institutions and angel investors, through the acquisition by Ooma in December 2017.

Prior to Ooma and Butterfleye, Ben held various engineering and product management roles at Texas Instruments, Maxim Integrated Products, Intel and InFocus. He has been recognized as a “Change Agent” by USA Today, and has written and published technical articles on audio and video engineering throughout his career. 

Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University, where he was recently the graduation speaker for the college of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and was previously named to OSU’s Councilof Outstanding Early Career Engineers.


Members of the Leadership Academy are encouraged to participate. Those who participate can complete one requirement for the Academy. Mr. Nader will speak with students from 6-7 pm, followed by a networking reception from 7-8 pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Members who are interested need to: 
1. RSVP for this event by visiting this link (NOT the Academy Portal)

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(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing are eligible to apply)