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Company Overview

sFoundation is a company focusing on startups.  We provide a startup ecosystem to ensure founders and entrepreneurs can find all their solutions within this ecosystem.

 

Our focus is on diversity and technology. We have a goal to include at least 20% women founders, 20% minority founders, and 20% founders over 40 in our Startup Accelerator Program.

 

We were established by a founder who envisioned that anyone — regardless of their background — can start a technology related company. We offer unparalleled acceleration programs, sessions, workshops, and advisory services. Fueled by a passion to offer excellent solutions for startup founders, sFoundation was conceptualized to identify and ease the pain points of entrepreneurs in founding and scaling their startups.

Who We Are

Ken is an entrepreneur who had two other startups before. Most recently he helped a small business increased its revenue by 329% in about two and a half years. His skill sets are operations, finance, FP&A, IT security, and advisory board.

 

Ken spent the past 11 years in finance and accounting. Before that, he was an IT professional for 15 years, including network infrastructure, programming, and project management. Ken's strength is in understanding all aspects of a business that affect its finances, operations, IT, HR and many more areas, and to apply that knowledge to grow a business from the idea stage to revenue stage.  Ken also has contacts in Singapore and Canada for those who want to establish a foothold in either country.

Co-founder | Managing Partner | Mentor

Ken Wong

Dianthe Skurko is a seasoned business development professional and startup veteran. With more than two decades ‘in the trenches’ with a number of cutting edge technology startups she brings real-world experience to the table where it matters the most. A true professional who can take a company from inception to revenue with a sense of urgency and eloquence in the digital era. Dianthe has 15+ years experience in marketing, communications and brand development with a diverse group of entrepreneurs and visionaries, high-growth Silicon Valley companies, and impact-driven not-for-profits and initiatives. She has led strategic planning of cross-functional marketing activities with founders, boards, and department leads.
 

When not empowering the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, you can find Dianthe trail running in the Santa Cruz Mts, or traveling the world with her husband.

Co-founder | Mentor

Dianthe Skurko

Linh is a recent graduate from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. She is currently attending the University of San Francisco to pursue her Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies with a Humanities Concentration. In her free time, Linh volunteers at the Asian Art Museum. She is knowledgable in the effects of mass media (e.g., television, including the nature of communication over new media (e.g., Facebook and Twitter); the norms and rules of communication in interpersonal and romantic relationships, including the dynamics of intercultural communication; the role of communication in politics and political outcomes; and the role of communication in healthcare (e.g., doctor-patient communication) and patients’ health outcomes.

In addition to this, she is well-informed in the knowledge and analysis of the societies, history, literature, economics, and politics of the Asia Pacific region. Linh is a very positive person with a strong work ethic, which makes interacting with other people from different backgrounds an ease. She is also passionate about making connections with other people in the workplace, especially those overseas. 

Social Media Editor

Linh Le

Harry is a Program Manager intern at sFoundation, who studies business at Santa Clara University. Harry is responsible for facilitating sFoundation's startup workshops and event promotion through online outreach.

From a very young age, Harry has always loved being a part of building something new and diverse. He created his own YouTube channel posting video game and short skit videos with his friends that grew in a year to boast over 600 views a day. As head coach for the Springer Elementary Flag Football team, he developed many techniques for evaluating achievement processes and intuitive problem-solving. He guided his diverse team of boys and girls from the bottom of the league to winning the championship after just one season.

 

Harry is always eager to explore new strategies for problem-solving and has a talent for applying technology. He is constantly on the lookout for ways to achieve more and make a positive social impact.

Program Manager - Intern

Harry Halvorsen

As a volunteer, Soorya helps in organizing the Pitch Night events at sFoundation. He is passionate about start-ups and believes that being part of an organization like sFoundation is the best way to get into the start-up community. 

 

Soorya has over 9 years of experience in product development from building prototypes to launching the product to market. At present, he is a Program manager of New Products at a clean-tech company and has been part of the journey taking the company to public.

Volunteer

Soorya Narayen AT

Board of Advisors

Brett Bunnell

  • Brett Bunnell

Attorney

Ella Li

  • Ella Li

Venture Capitalist | Scientist

Shriram Natarajan

  • Shriram Natarajan

CTO

Delia Sabau

  • Delida Sabau

Hedge Fund | Investment