July Founder Fridays

On July 9th, Google's Developer Ecosystems invites you to join a digital Founder Fridays co-hosted with Google Cloud focused on Intelligence & Insights: How Data and ML Power Startup Growth.

Creating delightful customer experiences relies on understanding user needs and behavior as you build and scale your startup. In this month's Founder Fridays session, learn how Google Cloud's powerful data analytics and ML tools help startups achieve market growth while managing scarce resources. 

Join Google Cloud experts, technology leaders and startups on July 9th, for lightning talks and 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 data and ML tools on Google Cloud.


  • Founder Fridays lightning talks will go live on Friday, July 9 at 12:00pm EST
  • The live Q&A will begin right after the content at 12:45pm EST so be sure to stay tuned!  



Ishita Matharu

Startup Marketing Lead
Google Cloud 

Ishita is the Startup Marketing Lead at Google Cloud. She's a returning Googler who quit the first time to build her own startup and then was at Yahoo Small Business as Head of Digital Marketing. Outside work, she's a Krav Maga instructor, a dog mom and mentor for multiple startups.


Dave Elliott

AI Advocacy
Google Cloud

Dave Elliott leads AI and Machine Learning advocacy for developers at Google Cloud. His team engages communities to inspire them to try new products and technologies, embrace new ideas, and they are the voice of those communities to product development. Prior to Google, Elliott was the Chief Cloud Evangelist at Symantec where he advocated for new architectures in data and storage. Mr. Elliott was an early advocate of cloud computing while at Sun Microsystems in the 1990s and has spent his career helping companies understand and embrace emerging technologies. 


Leigha Jarrett

Developer Advocate
Google Cloud 

As a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud, I help developers and data practitioners be successful with tools like BigQuery, Looker, Dataflow, and more. I'm passionate about acting as the voice of the customer, solving tricky technical problems and am always interested in new data-for-good initiatives! Outside of work, I help build and advise tech startups. I am currently working with beet & pear to build a comprehensive solution for connecting individuals with their local farmers and growers. Connect with me on Twitter, Medium, Github and ClubHouse: @leighajarett

Questions? Contact us at founder-fridays@google.com