eWEAR/Golden Seeds International Women’s Day Event

We welcome you to join us in-person for an International Women’s Day Event jointly hosted with Golden Seeds.

Date: Friday, March 8th from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm PST with reception to follow (Add to calendar)

Location: Stanford University (Beckman Center, Munzer Auditorium Room B060, parking details below)

Registration Required: (This event is at the maximum capacity for the room. If there are seats open when the seminar starts you can register at the door.)

Agenda & Speakers:

Invited Talk, “From foldable displays to skin-inspired electronics: Innovation and entrepreneurship”:
Professor Zhenan Bao, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

VC Insights, “How investors assess venture opportunities”:
Connie Chan, Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Michele Colucci, JD, Founder and Managing Partner, DigitalDx Ventures

Entrepreneur Discussion, “Journeys of women entrepreneurs”:
Xina Quan, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, PyrAmes Inc.
Madhu Stemmermann, Co-Founder and CEO, SunRay Scientific Inc.

Networking Reception to follow in the courtyard


Zhenan Bao

Zhenan Bao

K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering
Stanford University


Bao is K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by courtesy, a Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Material Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Bao directs the Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiate (eWEAR) and the Taiwan Science and Technology Hub @ Stanford. She is a CZ Biohub investigator since 2022 and an Arc Institute Innovation Investigator since 2023.

Prior to joining Stanford in 2004, she was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies from 1995-2004. She received her Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1995.  She has more than 700 refereed publications and over 80 US patents with a Google Scholar H-Index 206 and is one of the world’s most highly cited scholars in the fields of chemistry and material science. She is one of the Clarivate Citation Laureates in Chemistry for her pioneering work on skin-inspired electronics.

Bao is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. She a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Science. She has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation and scientific affair committee from 2022. She is an advisor for the Science for America, a solutions incubator to address urgent challenges, driven by an unprecedented alliance of leading philanthropic organizations.

Bao is a recipient of the VinFuture Prize Female Innovator 2022, the ACS Chemistry of Materials Award 2022, MRS Mid-Career Award in 2021, AICHE Alpha Chi Sigma Award 2021, ACS Central Science Disruptor and Innovator Prize in 2020, Gibbs Medal 2020, Wilhelm Exner Medal 2018, ACS Award on Applied Polymer Science 2017, L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award 2017.

Bao is a co-founder and on the Board of Directors for C3 Nano and PyrAmes, both are silicon-valley venture funded start-ups. Research inventions from her group have been licensed and are foundational technologies of multiple start-ups founded by her students. Bao serves as an advisor for Fusion Venture

Connie Chan

Connie Chan

Board Partner
Andreessen Horowitz


Connie Chan is a Board Partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she focuses on investing in consumer technology. Connie joined the firm in 2011 as a deal partner on the investment team before becoming a general partner in 2018. She serves on the boards of Cider, Whatnot, and KoBold.

Before joining Andreessen Horowitz, Connie worked at HP leading its webOS efforts in China. She started her career as a private equity investor at Elevation Partners, investing in media and entertainment. Connie is well-known across Silicon Valley for her deep knowledge of the Chinese consumer technology landscape and is often tapped as an expert to translate how trends may move from Asia to the west.

Connie won a Sidney award for her writing on WeChat and is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum. She received her B.A. in Economics and M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Michele Colucci

Founder and Managing Partner
DigitalDx Ventures

Michele Colucci is a thought leader in venture capital, a lawyer, an investor, a serial entrepreneur, and a philanthropist. She holds five patents in technology and has established companies across legal, technology, retail, and entertainment sectors. Her vast experience in highly regulated industries has addressed various issues from management to legal matters. As a venture capitalist specializing in medical technology, Colucci is dedicated to influencing the healthcare field by investing in companies that enhance diagnostic decisions for doctors through AI and big data applications. She has served on the board of directors for public and private companies such as Global Indemnity Group, Nephrosant, Optina Diagnostics, NOWDiagnostics, GLX Analytix, Biotia, and Delphi Diagnostics. Colucci has been a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University’s School of Engineering. In 2017, she was appointed West Coast Ambassador by the Nobel Laureate Foundation and recognized as one of ‘Women of Influence’ by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. In 2023, Silicon Valley Magazine honored her as the ‘Top MedTech Investor.’ Colucci obtained her B.A. and J.D. from Georgetown University and an M.F.A from the AFI.

Xina Quan, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and CEO
PyrAmes Inc.

Xina is the Co-founder & CEO of PyrAmes, a start-up based on Stanford Prof. Zhenan Bao’s research on electronic skin.  Over the past 40 years, she has led interdisciplinary teams that have transformed advanced materials research into innovative commercial products for photonics, telecommunications, optoelectronics, and consumer electronics applications, first at AT&T Bell Labs and then at several startups in Silicon Valley.  Xina has SB and SM degrees from MIT and a PhD from Princeton, all in Chemical Engineering. She is a registered patent agent with the US Patent Office and has more than 30 issued patents. 

Madhu Stemmermann

Madhu Stemmermann

Co-Founder and CEO
SunRay Scientific Inc.

Madhu has 25 years of experience in executive leadership roles across manufacturing, supply chain, sales and product management spanning various industries such as electronics packaging, conductive adhesives, medical devices, LED lighting and engineered plastics. She was the youngest and first female Plant Manager appointed at Philips Lighting. She has led and executed various company transformations and acquisitions. Madhu received her degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Loretta McCarthy

Loretta McCarthy, Co-Host

Co-CEO and Managing Partner, Golden Seeds LLC

Loretta McCarthy is Co-CEO and Managing Partner of Golden Seeds, an investment organization that invests in early-stage, women-led companies in the United States.  Now in its 20th year, Golden Seeds is one of the largest and most active angel investment networks in the country. It is recognized as a leader in the movement to change the investing landscape by investing in high potential women entrepreneurs. Since 2005, Golden Seeds has invested over $180 million in nearly 250 women-led companies. 

Loretta manages the national Golden Seeds angel network of 300 members, with eight chapters and members in 27 states and internationally.  She is a frequent speaker about early stage investing, women entrepreneurs and gender diversity. She lives in New York City.

Angela Mcintyre

Angela McIntyre, Co-Host

Executive Director of eWEAR
Stanford University

Angela McIntyre is the Executive Director of the Stanford Wearable Electronics (eWEAR) Initiative. She manages the eWEAR affiliates program and provides member companies opportunities to connect with research and events related to wearables at Stanford University. Before coming to Stanford, Angela was the lead analyst for industry research on wearables at Gartner. She advised companies bringing emerging wearable technology to market and was a frequent speaker at industry events. Her research included wearables as part of the Internet of Things, for artificial intelligence applications, for healthcare and as human-machine interfaces. Angela’s career in the tech industry also includes management of multi-company research programs at Intel and of R&D collaborations with semiconductor process equipment suppliers at Texas Instruments. Angela has an M.S. in Electronic Materials from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Management from MIT Sloan School and a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton.

Event Organizers:
Adriana Diener-Veinott, Managing Director, Golden Seeds
Katryna Dillard, eWEAR Program Manager, Stanford University
Jackie Magno, Managing Director, Golden Seeds

Parking Details:

Symposium Location: Beckman Center, Munzer Auditorium Room B060 (Beckman Center, 279 Campus Drive W, Stanford, CA 94305)

Garage/Lot Options (click here for more)
Pasteur Visitor Garage: 200 Pasteur Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (Map from Garage to event location)

Rates (click here for more, please note parking is FREE after 4:00pm)
Per hour = $4.46 & Day pass = $35.68 

The following three options are available to pay for parking

  1. Download the app and set up a Park Mobile account. It is recommended to do this before coming to campus. 
  2. Use ParkMobile’s Zone parking option: no app download or account needed. You can check out as a guest without setting up an account.
    1. Simply navigate to app.parkmobile.io/zone/start or text PARK to 77223
    2. Enter the zone number, and
    3. Follow the prompts. 
  3. Pay-By-Phone if you don’t have a smartphone or prefer an automated voice system, call ParkMobile at 877.727.5718 to start your parking session.

Safety Protocol:  Stanford University Covid-19 Policies. Stanford strongly recommends masking indoors and in crowded outdoor settings.