Bret Waters has been immersed in the innovation culture of Silicon Valley for his entire career.
He’s founded and run three successful software companies, raising both angel capital and venture capital, and most recently grew Tivix from zero into a thriving global organization with five offices around the world.
He has also run two educational non-profits, helping to bring their fundraising and impact to record new levels, and spent six years on the board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.
Today his academic work is at Stanford University, teaching entrepreneurship and innovation.
His volunteer work is at the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, helping social entrepreneurs to develop, refine, and scale successful ventures that can have a positive impact in the developing world – with a particular focus on environmental sustainability and women’s economic empowerment.
Bret has served as Chief Mentor with the European Innovation Academy, teaching Silicon Valley innovation methodology to engineering students from around the world.
You can follow him on all the socials (he’s kinda disappointing on the tweeter, but is pretty active everywhere else).