November 5, 2020

We are excited to announce that this year’s second SEBA networking lunch will be with Chris Metcalfe, president and co-founder of Korvata Inc. and co-founder of data analytics startup Versive. The lunch will take place next week on Thursday, November 5th, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm via Zoom.

Please let us know by Thursday, November 5th at 10 am if you would like to attend by emailing with your full name, updated resume, and two to three sentences detailing why this networking lunch would be interesting and valuable to you.


Chris Metcalfe (shown on left, with a large bag of cream) is president and co-founder of Korvata Inc., which he co-founded while he was a graduate student at the Foster School of Business.  Prior to that he co-founded a data analytics startup Versive (acquired by eSentire), and served as an associate at Atlas Venture and a senior product marketing manager at Isilon Systems (now part of Dell EMC). Chris holds bachelor degrees in economics and computer science from UPENN, a Masters in Media Technology from the MIT Media Lab, and an MBA from the University of Washington.  Chris is a SCUBA instructor, was a member of the science team for the 1999 Mt. Everest Millennium Expedition and lives with his family in the amazing Pacific Northwest where they share their home with 2 dogs, 3 cats, six chickens and (one of his kid’s) hamster.

SEBA Networking Lunches: SEBA holds lunch and/or happy hour sessions twice a month at locations near the UW campus. These events are open to science and engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Participants gain exposure to new industries, get information on specific career paths, make valuable connections, and practice networking in a casual setting. Events are limited to a small group (around 5-7 participants). Active SEBA members are given event priority.