Frontier Tech Event: Growth Marketing and Growth Hacking

Explore themes of entrepreneurship, innovation and investing

Innovation Panel with awesm ventures, Manos via Google Launchpad, PayPal and Slack with a special focus on growth marketing and growth hacking

Come join fellow augmented-reality and computer vision/machine learning folks for this fun-filled event! We're taking a breather from AR this month and exploring the broader themes of entrepreneurship, innovation and investing with a special focus on digital marketing, growth marketing and growth hacking.


Thursday, July 11
6:30–9 pm
UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus


  • 6:30–7 pm: Registration and networking
  • 7–7:10 pm: Opening remarks
  • 7:10–8 pm: Innovation fireside chat and panel
  • 8–9 pm: Networking


Tommaso Di Bartolo wearing gray sports jacket over black t-shirt

Tommaso Di Bartolo

Founding Partner, awesm ventures; lead instructor, UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology; mentor, Google Launchpad; mentor, Alchemist Accelerator; mentor, Draper University Entrepreneurship Programs. 

Tommaso is a serial entrepreneur with two exits and a founding partner at awesm Ventures, a Silicon Valley–based early stage investment firm. He is a UC Berkeley faculty member and author of How to Growth Hack Your Startup. Tommaso speaks six languages and is a frequent keynote speaker. 

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Juan Campos 

VP of Technology and Partner, Manos Acceleratorvia Google Launchpad; Former Head of Growth, Admix ($2 million VC-funded startup)

Juan Felipe Campos serves as Partner and VP of Technology at Manos Accelerator via Google Launchpad in San Francisco. He graduated his company, NomadApp, from the largest accelerator in the world, Plug and Play Tech Center, and the Go Silicon Valley program. Juan helps run the digital marketing community in Silicon Valley with more than 20,000 members. He teaches Growth Hacking at UC Berkeley Extension and serves on Argentina’s Examining Board of Tech Accelerators (+$34 multi-million USD fund). Venture-backed clients include Admix and Fiverr. His companies have been featured in major publications including Entrepreneur, Huffington Post Magazine and Forbes.

Rinoti Amin wearing a blue shirt

Rinoti Amin

Director of Digital Marketing, PayPal; former Director of Growth Marketing & Strategy, PayPal

Rinoti Amin is a senior marketing professional with a deep passion for growing marketing functions to drive new acquisition and lifecycle engagement for consumer and SMB merchants across 150-plus countries. Her experience includes spearheading PayPal’s digital marketing and strategy function for the Latin America region, where she has implemented growth-hacking techniques for acquisition and engagement. As a growth marketer with a talent for creating experiences that focus on delighting the customer, she enjoys partnering with product, analytics and engineering to bring an Agile hypothesis-driven testing mindset to the marketing function.

Holly Chen wearing a light-green scarf over a white shirt

Holly Chen

Head of Digital Marketing, Senior Group Manager, Growth Marketing, Slack

Holly drives growth via digital marketing globally at Slack. Previously, she led growth at Google Store, taking Google’s e-commerce flagship for hardware devices from stealth mode to global launch in 24 countries. She has also advised on go-to-market and innovation strategies for Fortune 500 companies at Deloitte Consulting and A.T. Kearney.


headshot of Sheng Huang

Sheng Huang

Head of Business Operations and Partnerships, Sturfee

Sheng Huang is the Head of Business Operations at Sturfee, a computer-vision company that created the world’s first city-scale visual positioning service (VPS). Prior to Sturfee, he was an early member of Niantic Labs, helping the company scale user operations to support millions on Ingress. Before Niantic, Sheng was part of the strategy team at Google’s internal incubator for local products such as Wallet, Offers and indoor maps. Sheng received his M.B.A. at the London Business School and undergraduate business and legal degrees from UC Berkeley.

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