MIT Sloan Club of Northern California

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 9, 1999

Welcome to the Sloan Club of Northern California!

The Sloan Club is a non-profit alumni organization dedicated to providing professional and social resources to the MIT Sloan Alumni, current and prospective Sloan students in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as to the MIT Sloan School in Cambridge, MA.

That's just a short description of what the Sloan Club is about. Take a look below to see what's going on!

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WildCard Wednesday in San Francisco!

Monica Lee, SM'97, is holding WildCard Wednesday on the first Wednesday of each month in San Francisco with a gathering of 50-100 of the most outgoing B-school alumni in the city, including Sloanies! Contact Monica at to get on her mailing list.

Delphi Message Board

Robert has set up a Sloan Club Delphi Message Board at which will allow ANY and ALL Sloan alumni to freely post any messages that they want communicated to the rest of our alumni base. Feel free to use this for:

This Delphi Message Board is FREE and only requires a simple registration process to assign yourself a unique UserID. Check it out!

This page has been visited times since 9/97.

1999 Sloan Club Event Information


Summary of Upcoming Events for Northern California

Jun.9 WildCard Wednesday at Lucky 13

Jun.10 Financing an Emerging Enterprise

Jun.24 Brie, Bordeaux, and Brains - Bay Area Alumni Networking

Details of Upcoming Events & Announcements

Jun.9 WildCard Wednesday at Lucky 13


Summer time, Summer time...quit watching the stock prices and go to the beach!

Please join us TONIGHT at Lucky 13 in San Francisco.

Located on the same block as Cafe du Nord, the spacious Lucky 13 has that subtle local grit & grunge and a kick-back unpretentiousness. As they say, it "ain't no chic yuppie watering hole." Replete with pool table, an extensive Black Cat collection on display, rock memorabilia adorning the walls (many posters are by Alan Forbes), and a fab jukebox of punk & rock classics, Lucky 13 is a 6-year old gem of an SF bar. They even used to host White Trash Wednesday drink nights.

For the beer aficionado, Lucky 13 features over 25 beers, from Belgium, Brazil, and Norway, plus domestic microbrews, like Oregon's Black Butte Porter. Sparky, the owner, takes pride in his extensive German Wheat beer selections. Be sure to also check out the upstairs and the outdoor side patio (look for the door on the right).

Details & directions follow.

/----------------------------wcw details -----------------------------\

7:30pm ' get lucky : )
2140 Market St. (at Church & 14th sts.)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 487-1313



From 101 North, exit Mission Street ramp. At the light, go straight (on Duboce) through several lights until it veers left and dumps you on Market Street. Drive past the Safeway and Lucky 13 is on the next block on right, a few doors before Cafe du Nord. Do not park at Safeway. They will tag you.


Our favorite food destinations include Mecca, Thai House and Zodiac Club

For suggestions & reviews, see:



So, the Black & White Ball was the Black & the Bruised for some, after going mtb'ing. Sampling the Telegraph Hill party scene this weekend and meeting characters nicknamed "the Wipp" felt like a moment out of Melrose's amusing to witness the restlessness of the Valley...everyone "swinging" from company to company ...even b-school classmates who chose the safe world of management consulting for 2 long years are finally geting on the Internet start-up field....Wave after wave of Silicon Valley Swing Set types who are done with "vesting" in peace are buying up homes madly...real estate and private client services friends all say "Buy Now"...ah, the go-go Net 90s.


KABUTO - good to see that it's still one of the finest sushi places in town...THE ROOSTER -- after being around for 2 years, the Morrocan/Asian husband & wife team has finally found their groove. Everything was sublime, from appetizers right down to the Bailey's Irish Creme creme brulee.


A roving happy hour drinkfest for the Silicon Valley "swing" set (e.g. notorious job changers and deal swingers known as MBAs, VCs, and start-up types...with a sporting twist) and their friends, plus plenty who don't fit those pegholes. WCWs generally take place on the first Wednesday of the month at various new San Francisco venues. Job and housing postings are also distributed to the group.


Wild Card Wednesdays
Hosted by Monica A. Lee, Sashi Sabaratnam,
Sandra Chinoporos, Alex Jarotzky and Perla Ni
"'re afflicted, I'm addicted..."
- Bad Company

Mailing List Matters:

WCW TEAM PHOTOS so you can ID us:

- Sashi, ALEX, me, and Sandra (sans Perla) :

- Sashi, me, Sandra & Perla (L-R)

Jun.10 Financing an Emerging Enterprise


Featuring: Mario Rosati ---- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

If you want to learn about something, you go to an expert. When it comes to entrepreneurship and representing start-up companies, Mario Rosati, named partner of the premiere technology law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the expert. The New Enterprise Crucible is pleased to have Mr. Rosati help navigate some of the intricacies of financing new ventures.

Mr. Rosati received a Bachelor in Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1968 and a Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley in 1971. Since then, Mr. Rosati has represented numerous high-technology companies. Some of the companies he currently represents includes Abgenix, Inc.; Arcot Systems; ArrayComm, Inc.; Beyond Software; Biovector Therapeutics; Cell Genesys; Citizen 1 Software; Digital Think, Inc.; Eloan, Inc.; Focal, Inc.; Intellipost Corporation; Interwave Communications; MediaTel Corporation; OnDisplay; Pangea Systems; Radiotherapeutics Corp.; Silicon Light Machines; Symyx Technologies; Urosurge Inc.; Verge Software; Visx, Incorporated; and Vivus, Inc.

Mr. Rosati is a director of Aehr Test Systems; C*ATS Software Inc.; Genus, Inc.; Meridian Data, Inc.; Ross Systems; and Sanmina Corporation; all publicly traded companies, as well as several privately held companies.

In 1981 Mario Rosati participated on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Task Force to the office of the President Elect, Ronald Reagan and in 1982-83 served as a Special Consultant to the Secretary, Drew Lewis, and Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Darrel Trent, and in this connection was a member of the Airport Access Task Force.

Mr. Rosati is an adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Mr. Rosati is also on the UC Berkeley Foundation Board of Trustees and is an advisor to the Technology Commercialization Office at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


Thursday, June 10, 1999
6:30 pm Registration
7:30 pm Presentation


Cafe Iris, Building 5
2025 Stierlen Court
Silicon Graphics
Mountain View



$15 prepaid members*
$20 Other / at the door


On-line --

Mail -- Anne-Can c/o MITCNC
6155 Almaden Expressway, Suite 230
San Jose, CA 95120

Organizer / More Info

Tom Darbonne
(408) 544-7169

Jun.24 Brie, Bordeaux, and Brains - Bay Area Alumni Networking

Please join us for a complementary wine and cheese reception with Bay-area alumni from various business schools. The fare (courtesy of Microsoft) includes a variety of appetizers and beverages designed to maximize engagement with your taste receptors. Or something like that. So stop by, have a glass of wine. See what your fellow alum have been up to. Do some networking. And no matter the reason, please bring your own brain.

"Brie, Bordeaux, and Brains"
June 24, 1999
Starting @ 6:30pm
The Santa Clara Westin
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Microsoft MBA alumni will be in attendance from the following schools.

University of Chicago
Harvard Business School


For questions or to register for this event, please email

For More Information

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