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Bret Waters


Bret Waters has spent his whole career in Silicon Valley, helping to drive digital innovation in various roles as an entrepreneur, investor, and academic. 

He regularly says that running Tivix is the most fun he's ever had, working with a ridiculously smart team to help clients to develop, launch, and scale innovative new digital platforms.

Bret also teaches at Stanford University twice a year, delivering a popular open-enrollment course on entrepreneurship, design thinking, and innovation methodology.

Additionally, he serves as a mentor for the Global Social Benefit Institute program at Santa Clara University, helping social entrepreneurs create innovation that makes the world a better place. This summer he will be serving as a mentor with the European Innovation Academy.

Bret has a deep passion for bringing innovation to the field of K-12 education, having served as interim CEO for Stanford New Schools at Stanford University, and six years on the board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.

But nothing will ever exceed his passion for fish tacos.

Bret holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.