On Sat., Oct. 22, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Harker will host TEDx Harker School, an independently organized TED event on the theme of youth entrepreneurship, at Nichols Hall on the upper school campus, located at 500 Saratoga Ave. in San Jose. The event’s keynote speaker will be Guy Kawasaki, a venture capitalist, former chief evangelist at Apple and the author of 10 books. His current project is the “online magazine rack” Alltop.com.
Other speakers include Serious Energy CEO Kevin Surace, named one of the top 15 innovators of the decade by CNBC, Sramana Mitra, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur since 1994, Rahim Fazal, who sold his first online business during his senior year of high school, and Karl Mehta, Ernst & Young’s 2010 Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year.
TEDx Harker School, organized by students Neeraj Baid and Neel Bhoopalam, both grade 11, is open only to high school students. Those who wish to attend can register at the TEDx Harker School website. The registration price includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day.