Santa Clara University

Bret Waters

CEO at Tivix, Inc.

I'm good at helping others to start companies and launch products. I've founded three Silicon Valley companies, and currently run Tivix, a software consultancy which helps companies to incubate and launch new ideas on web, social, and mobile platforms.

I teach an entrepreneurship course at Stanford University called "Getting from an Early Idea to a Real Business", where we have fun and launch great companies.

I serve as a CEO mentor with the Global Social Benefit Incubator at the Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business, where we help social entrepreneurs from around the world to develop, refine, and scale successful business models focused on "base of the pyramid" markets.

Finally, I have a deep passion for the importance of K-12 education improvement, and am very proud to serve on the board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.