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Bret Waters Bret Waters

Lecturer | Stanford University

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, UNITED STATES

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, Executive, and Dad



I'm good at helping to start companies and launch products. I've founded three Silicon Valley companies, and currently run Tivix, a software consultancy which helps other companies to incubate and launch new ideas on web, social, and mobile platforms.

I teach an entrepreneurship course at Stanford University called "Getting from an Early Idea to a Real Business", and I serve as a mentor with the Global Social Benefit Incubator at the Santa Clara University Graduate School of Business, where we help social entrepreneurs from around the world to develop, refine, and launch successful business models focused on "bottom of the pyramid" markets.

I've raised venture capital as well as angel investments for my companies, and love working to get good ideas funded.

Finally, I have a deep passion for the importance of K-12 education improvement, and am proud to serve on the board of the Stanford University School of Education.

Industry Expertise (3)

Information Technology and Services

VC and Private Equity


Areas of Expertise (3)



Business Strategy

Education (1)

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management: MBA, International Economics

Affiliations (2)

  • Member of the board of the Stanford University School of Education
  • Stanford University



  • Keynote
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  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader


0 to 6000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee