San Francisco, CA
Deanna Badizadegan is a San Francisco-based violist with two engineering degrees from Stanford and a diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As a violist, she has performed all around the world, from castles in Luxembourg to farmland in California to Carnegie Hall. She currently enjoys a busy freelance schedule in the Bay Area, performing with members of the San Francisco Conservatory, San Francisco Symphony, and Classical Revolution, among others. When not playing music, she works as a product manager with a small startup called Indie Co. Her personal mission is to bridge the gap between the arts and entrepreneurship worlds -- which she believes shouldn't exist to begin with -- in ways that bring meaningful impact to people's lives.
An unlikely pair: one's fueled by innovation, the other rooted in history. What do they have in common?
A lot, actually. Watch Deanna speak about how her entrepreneurship education changed her approach to classical music in a TEDxFargo talk with Stanford Professor Tom Byers.