November Founder Fridays

On November 5th, join Google’s Developer Ecosystems and Google Cloud for Startups to learn from high-growth startups across three industries : Conversation Intelligence, FinTech, and Computer Vision, on how they overcame challenges and grew their business on Google Cloud.

We invite you to hear from startup founders of, Physna, and Moov Financial as they share their insights and takeaways on growth. This session will equip you with strategies on building your company and tackling these universal barriers.

Join Google Cloud experts, technology leaders and startups on November 5th, for lightning talks and a live Q&A panel.  


Who Should Attend

Founders, CTOs and developers of early-stage to series A funded startups who are interested in learning more about big data and ML tools on Google Cloud.


  • Founder Fridays lightning talks will go live on Friday, November 5 at 12:00pm ET
  • The live Q&A will begin right after the content at 12:45pm ET so be sure to stay tuned!  



Alison Goldstein Norup

Head of AMER, VC & Startup Ecosystem
Google Cloud

Ali is the Head of Americas, VC & Startup Ecosystem, Google Cloud, and she joined Google after being the EIR in FinTech at Techstars. She is also a two-time founder, and it was during her time as a founder, that she mentored over 15 accelerator programs, in multiple early-stage startup programs nationwide and to over 300 companies globally, focusing on their OKRs, KPIs, and startup narratives/visions. Before spending the last six years in startups in technology, Ali started her career in relationship management/business development strategy in the non- and for-profit fields and joined JPMorgan Asset Management after getting her MBA for NYU Stern. 


Wade Arnold

Founder & CEO 
Moov Financial

Serial entrepreneur Wade Arnold is the Co-Founder and CEO of Moov Financial, responsible for rebuilding banking infrastructure for modern, cloud-native applications without dependence on legacy technology. As a visionary leader, Wade is instrumental in establishing Moov’s renowned open source libraries and creating Moov’s rapidly expanding developer community. Throughout his career, he's served in various high-profile roles at banking and fintech organizations, most notably as the founder and CEO of Banno, a white-label digital banking platform that was acquired by Jack Henry. Previously, Wade served as Executive Vice President of Technology at BillGO, an all-in-one platform for managing and paying bills. Wade has also served as a member of several boards, including the President of the Association for Financial Technology (AFT), and is a mentor at Techstars. Wade holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Northern Iowa, an MBA from the University of Iowa, and completed the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking. 


Paul Powers

Founder & CEO

Paul Powers is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Physna, Inc. In 2019, Powers was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the brightest young entrepreneurs in the United States as a Forbes 30 Under 30 winner. Powers has been featured in publications around the world including Forbes and Fortune, various news programs such as Lou Dobbs of Fox Business and dozens of others. Paul Powers has presented on the TED Talk stage, at various tech summits and at various tech conferences such as PLMx, Startup Grind and Startup of the Year at SXSW. Powers co-founded Physna in 2015, creating industry-leading software to bridge the gap between software and the physical world by normalizing 3D data and applying machine learning. Physna's proprietary technology is patent-pending in over 120 countries and is increasingly used as an industry default for cybersecurity, protecting the integrity of 3D designs in aerospace, automotive, medical devices, etc. from otherwise untraceable manipulations from cyber attacks. Physna is also used to increase efficiency with CAD design, reduce supply chain/procurement costs, optimize inventory, and make quality control predictions immediately upon design. Physna technology can compare and analyze millions of 3D models in seconds. 


Surbhi Rathore

Founder & CEO

Surbhi Rathore is the CEO and co-founder of Symbl is bringing to life her vision for a programmable platform that empowers developers and businesses to monitor, act, and comply with voice, video conversations at scale in their products and workflows without building their in-house data science expertise.

This Techstars alum co-founded Symbl almost 3 years ago and is now backed by Amazon and has raised an early-stage venture round of $6.5M which deployed capital to grow a global team of tech enthusiasts to more than 40 people. She comes with experience from technical and customer-obsessed roles in both startups and enterprises such as Nevis Networks and Amdocs. Before co-founding Symbl, she worked in the Conversational AI space with a focus on delivering value to Telecommunication users.

Surbhi is an international tech leader who advocates for Women in AI with a personal mission to inspire more women to work in Data Science. She is a national speaker, an accessibility equity champion, and the ultimate adventure capitalist.

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