2024 San Jose Sharks Backstage! SOLD OUT

The Harvard Business School Association of Northern California, Harvard Club of SF, Kellogg and Wharton Alumni Club are pleased to offer an opportunity to cheer on their local Ice Hockey team - the San Jose Sharks.

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024

  • 5:00 pm-5:30 pm: Check-In Opens and Networking Begins
  • 5:30 pm-6:30 pm: Reception in the Frank Jirik Room with Jonathan Becher, President of Sharks Sports & Entertainment
  • 6:45 pm: Buffet-style dinner will be provided in the Penthouse Plaza. Two drink tickets will be provided to each guest to redeem at the Plaza Bar.
  • 7:30 pm: Puck Drop against the Anaheim Ducks

Post-game: Group Picture on the Ice

**All ticket sales are final and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. No refunds and no assigned seats.
**Registration ends February 26th, 2024 at 5pm PST or when sells out. Often this event sells out 2+ weeks in advance.
**Questions: Sean Jacobsohn (sjacobsohn@gmail.com) Tickets will be issued 1-2 days prior to the event date through email.

SAP Center at San Jose
525 W Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95113, USA

Ticket Prices:

$165 for HCSF members (limit 3)
$190 for Non-Members (limit 2)

Not a member? Register here for membership!
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Event Registration (Harvard Alumni):
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HCSF Guidelines for attending in-person events
If you are showing COVID-19 or Flu symptoms, please stay home. This is critical to the health and safety of our staff and communities.

More Details on the Event:

Jonathan Becher, President of Sharks Sports & Entertainment, will join us to talk about the intersection of technology, business, and hockey. He’ll host a vibrant Q&A session with our group.

Jonathan Becher  

Jonathan Becher

Jonathan Becher is president of Sharks Sports Entertainment, the parent organization for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda, three Sharks Ice recreational facilities, and the non-profit Sharks Foundation. A long-time Sharks fan and season ticket holder, Becher is responsible for the organization’s overall strategy with a particular focus.on the end-to-end experience.
Prior to joining Sharks Sports & Entertainment, Becher spent a decade at SAP in a variety of senior roles, including Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Digital Officer.
A three-time technology company CEO, Becher is an advisor to several early stage companies and is on the Board of Directors of multiple organizations. He is a frequent speaker at events and a published author on a variety of topics – including his own popula. blog, Manage By Walking Around (http://jonathanbecher.com). Becher holds a master’s degree in computer science from Duke University in North Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Virginia.

Event Disclaimer:
Because this event is in person, you acknowledge the below by coming to this event.

I acknowledge and understand that: (i) I am not required to participate in this event; (ii) my participation is voluntary and at my sole risk; and (iii) I am responsible for my own protection against Covid-19, including, without limitation, following all health and safety protocols communicated to me or posted at the event venue.

About Our Sports Events:

From the organizer, Sean Jacobsohn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanjacobsohn)

For the past several years we have hosted exclusive events with the Kings, Warriors, Giants, Earthquakes, A's, Sharks, and 49ers. I am a venture capitalist at Norwest Venture Partners focusing on business software, but started my career in the sports industry. While at HBS, I worked for the NFL and Major League Baseball and then also began organizing events for both sports beginners and old sports fans. It was during this time that I realized the power of the sports industry from a business standpoint, but from a social perspective as well. My events have included dyed-in-the wool sports fans, but also those who are interested in visionary leadership, crowd-watching or simply spending time with a dynamic group of people and making lasting friendships here in the Bay Area. Today, we host about six events each year. Our group of HBS alumni and their friends and family from across the world, have made a positive impression on the teams. Each season, we are welcomed back and get to enjoy a collegial friendship that would not be available to us otherwise. Many consider our group a highlight of the being an HBS alumnus here in the Bay Area. If you haven't attended our events in the past, we hope you do this sometime soon. Feel free to email me at sjacobsohn@gmail.com and I'll add you to our email list to give you early access to sign-up for upcoming sports events prior to promotion.

Quotes from past attendees:

"These are my favorite HBS alumni events. Meeting sports team execs is like an active HBS case study, and I get to have a great time with alumni in a casual setting. For example, I learned the true story about the Oakland A's effort to build a new stadium. Then, there was witnessing Warriors as they were building a championship team and business machine. It's fun doing this while bringing a family member, friend or business contact." (Rajiv Parikh)

"A truly memorable experience for several reasons - not only was I able to connect with HBS alumni from several decades at a networking event that felt like anything but that - it also gave me an opportunity to bring friends who share my love of sports and business." (Dileepan Siva)

"Sports-related events organized by HBSANC are unique, can't miss experiences which bring you up close and personal with the executives who run local sports franchises and provide the full luxury box treatment." (Dan Rosen)

"We had a wonderful time at the HBS event at the Giants game at Oracle park. It was great to catch up with HBS friends, make some new ones, and get some "behind the scenes scoop" from the Giants' GM and management team. All around, it was a great evening." (Chris Bates)

"I find the quality of the HBS sports events to be top notch. They are always well-run, valuable and fun. It is great to have the networking and the insider perspective from a speaker while watching one of our beloved Bay Area teams play." (Steffan Haithcox)

"The HBSNC Sports Events prove why the HBS MBA is so valuable. They offer an incredible opportunity that isn't available elsewhere to hear directly from the management of the teams. The HBSNC Sports Events are a highlight of my year. Attendees receive unparalleled access to the management of the teams while also getting to catch up with lifelong friends." (Eric Newhouse)