In 2019, Spotlight just gets bigger, better, and more fun. Polish your brass rats and join us a memorable evening.
Spotlight 2019 keynote speaker - Patrick Collison, Co-Founder & CEO of Stripe.
Patrick Collison, the co-founder of Stripe, which he started with his younger brother John in 2011. While Stripe started as a company to make online payments easier, it’s morphed into an internet infrastructure company. Patrick is a well-read and thoughtful . After listening to this conversation, you’ll realize [that] his success is less about luck and more about thought.
Spotlight is an MIT tradition that combines a gala sit-down dinner with a presentation from a distinguished MIT alum, or member of the MIT community, who has truly embodied the MIT spirit “Mens et Manus” and made unparalleled contributions to make a Better World.
Interviewer: Hemant Taneja, General Catalyst Partners
Hosted by comedian, & MIT alum, Ira Summer
Receptions (5:30 – 7:00pm)
There will be two receptions – the General Reception with a no-host cocktail bar and hors d’oeuvres is included in the event price.
The VIP reception, available for $125 per person, will provide an opportunity to meet with Patrick Collison personally. It will include an open bar and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Registrations will be limited to 100 people.
Dinner & Keynote Speaker (7:00 – 9:30pm)
The sit-down dinner in the Ritz Carlton Ballroom will include wine, salad and a choice of entrees. Please choose your entrée during registration. After the entrée, Hemant Taneja of General Catalyst Partners, will interview Patrick about the early days of Stripe and what it’s like to lead a well-known “unicorn” company. A long Q&A session is planned, so feel free to ask questions when registering.
Dessert Reception & Entertainment (9:30 – midnight)
Still more fun and excitement to go! We’ll have a photo booth, dancing to DJ music and poker and other casino games. Dance until midnight or be the best poker player in the room. Or just enjoy some blackjack or roulette.
Date and Time
Saturday, October 12, 2019
05:30 PM - 11:59 PM PT
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Ritz Carlton San Francisco
600 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA, 94108
Anjuli Mehrotra '99
Phatty Arbuckle SM '15
Patrick Collison is the CEO of Stripe, an online payment processing platform, which he co-founded back in 2010. Stripe is a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for every size of business – from new startups to public companies – empowering millions of the world’s most innovative companies to scale faster and more efficiently by using software to help transform how modern businesses are built and run.
Founder & CEO
5:30 – 7:00 pm
- General Reception
The General Reception with a no-host cocktail bar and hors d’oeuvres will be held in the Hotel Lounge.
- VIP Reception
The VIP reception, available starting at $129 per person, will be held in the intimate VIP room and provide an opportunity to meet with Patrick personally. It will include an open bar and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Registrations will be limited to 75 people.
- General Reception
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Dinner & Keynote Speaker
- The sit-down dinner in the ballroom will include wine, salad and a choice of 4 entrees – chicken, fish, beef or vegetarian. Please choose your entrée during registration. An in-depth Q&A session is planned, so please ask questions when registering.
9:00 – midnight
Dessert Reception & Entertainment
- Still more fun and excitement to go! We’ll have plenty of entertainment options in the ballroom and adjacent rooms. Stick around after the talk and enjoy the games with your friends.
Valet parking at the hotel – $35. Nearby Parking Garages available
Formal dress is recommended (but optional) – suits or tuxedos for the men and cocktail dresses for the women. This is a special occasion, so why not dress up?
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