Gil Rosen is the President of the Stanford Blockchain Accelerator, co-teacher of CEE246A Blockchain Entrepreneurship with over 300 enrolled students, and co-lead of the Blockchain Application Stanford Summit with over 800 attendees. Gil is also Managing Partner at Blockchain Builders Fund and a prolific angel investor in data driven disruption. A serial exited founder, Gil’s ventures won Forbes top 50 places to work and his team of 100 across NY, London, and Mumbai, built data infrastructure for the IRS, Veteran Affairs, Franklin Templeton, JPMorgan, BP, and VW among others. A computer and electrical engineer from UCLA, Gil graduated as a 2016 Sloan Fellow in Stanford GSB’s MSx program, and completed his second Masters at Stanford in Public Policy in 2023. He’s been an active investor, advisor, miner, yield farmer, and everything crypto since 2016.
Kun Peng founded the Accelerator in January 2022 to build community for crypto native founders at Stanford. He's a a prolific interviewer of Blockchain’s thought leaders and helped revive the Stanford Blockchain Club in 2021. Kun also spearheaded the CEE246 Blockchain Entrepreneurship course with over 300 enrolled students, and founded the Blockchain Applications Stanford Summit with a marquee lineup of thought leaders and over 800 attendees. Kun is a Partner at Blockchain Builders Fund. A former Co-Founder and VP of Product at Convex Labs, Kun is completing his master’s degree Management Science & Engineering at Stanford. Kun previously worked on a decentralized crypto index management platform, launched several NFT projects, and worked as a part-time product manager in Layer 1 projects in 2018. Kun was born in China and raised in Argentina. He is knowledgeable and well-connected in both the Latin American and Asian crypto ecosystems. Kun is interested to help and mentor students who want to launch startups in web3.
Steven Willinger is the Alumni Chair and co-lead of the Stanford Blockchain Accelerator. He's also co-lead of the Blockchain Application Stanford Summit and a Partner at Blockchain Builders Fund. Prior to joining, Steven led investments at Coinbase Ventures where he had deep exposure into all aspect of the crypto ecosystem and supported hundreds of founders. Prior to Coinbase, Steven was an investor at Capital One, Product Manager at Blockstream, and wore many hats during his time at Google. Steven is also a prolific investor, advisor, miner, yield farmer, and everything else crypto. He graduated from Stanford GSB in 2017.