Engage is a platform to encourage conversations about faith.

Engage morning gatherings feature marketplace speakers sharing their authentic faith journey while working in Silicon Valley.

These quarterly breakfast networking events are open to all and intended to showcase inspiring talks and discussions about faith. We hope these gatherings spark new conversations and connections about the integration of faith and life.

Upcoming Event

Engage Breakfast

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
7:00 am to 9:00 am
Palo Alto Elks Club, Palo Alto

Cost: $20 – $25, includes continental breakfast

Doors open at 6:30 am
Walk in registration welcome.
Free parking and ample accessibility. 
 

Featured Speaker:

PEDRO DAVID ESPINOZA

Entrepreneur. Angel Investor. TED Speaker. Author.

Pedro will share his story of faith that makes a difference in the Silicon Valley marketplace.

About PEDRO DAVID ESPINOZA

At the age of 19, Pedro became the founder & CEO of SmileyGo, a platform that helps companies give smarter. The Voice of America claimed Pedro as The Robin Hood of Technology. In 2018, Pedro became the CEO of Alpaca Pan Peru, a social venture that empowers women to become entrepreneurs in Peru.

At the age of 24, Pedro co-wrote a book Differences That Make a Difference: How Organizations Succeed by Focusing on Innovation through Inclusion with Jorge Titinger, including contributions from Eric Schmidt, Reed Hastings, and Pat Gelsinger among others. He’s been a keynote speaker for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and others. Pedro has been profiled in Univision, Telemundo, Hispanic Shark Tank, Fox News, and Forbes. He has a degree from UC Berkeley.

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2020 Event Dates

Engage Breakfast Dates

January 29, 2020 & May 13, 2020
Palo Alto Elks Club, Palo Alto

Cost: $25, includes continental breakfast

Doors open at 6:30 am
Walk in registration welcome.
Free parking and ample accessibility. 
 

Featured Speakers:
To Be Announced Soon!

Past Speakers


Tolu Odulesi

Google


Michael Halloran

NES Financial


Carol Novello
President, Silicon Valley Humane Society & Founder, Mutual Rescue


Nicholas Brathwaite
Founder & Partner, Riverwood Capital


Olatunde “Tunde” Sobomehin
Co-CEO & Lead Servant, StreetCode Academy


Charlie Strouss
Senior Vice President, CBRE


Sue Warnke
Director of Infrastructure Documentation, Salesforce


Becky Pomerleau
Senior Finance Manager, PayPal


Jonathan Liao
Portfolio Manager, 500 Startups, Inc.


Brian Martin
Medical Device Engineer & Entrepreneur

2016 Speakers
  • November 9, 2016 — Andrew Laffoon, Co-Founder & CEO of Mixbook
  • September 21, 2016 — Robert Valiton, Officer at Atmel Corporation
  • May 18, 2016 — Ellen Luttrell, Global Marketing Executive
  • February 17, 2016 — Larry Grotte, Co-Founder/President of Rident Park, Inc.
2015 Speakers
  • September 30, 2015 — Ken Churchill, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley
  • April 15, 2015 — Bobby Evans, VP Assistant GM, SF Giants
  • January 21, 2015 — Ryon Paton, Trinitas Partners
2014 Speakers
  • November 5, 2014 — Isaac Sundarajan, Strategy & M&A Executive
  • September 17, 2014 — Michael Chang, Entrepreneur (former SVP, HP Autonomy)
  • May 7, 2014 — Jerry Shen, Silicon Valley software developer and entrepreneur
  • January 22, 2014 — Dave Evans, Co-Founder, Electronics Arts
2013 Speakers
  • November 14, 2013 — Brent Dusing, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Lightside
  • September 18, 2013 — Dr. John Dearborn, Co-founder, Dearborn-Sah Institute for Joint Restoration
  • May 1, 2013 — Kevin Compton, Venture Capitalist, Radar Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
  • January 30, 2013 — Sanjay Poonen, President and Corporate Officer, Technology Solutions and the Mobile Division at SAP
2012 Speakers
  • September, 2012 — Kirk Hoiberg, Principal, Trinitas Partners
  • May 24, 2012 — Michael Yang, Founder, Become, Inc., and Founder/CEO, mySimon.com
  • January, 2012 — Milo Medin, Vice President of Access Services, Google;  and Founder, @Home Network