Term: Spring 2014

SVCE Speaker Events


SVCE Speaker Event – April 21, 2014


Topic:

Making It Happen: After the Business Plan

Where:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 225/229, SJSU

Time:

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2014

Speakers:

Scott Marzano, Co-founder Bioready
Francisco Guerrero, Co-founder ShopIntoit
Michael Bayne, Co-Founder RotaMobility
*Winners of the Silicon Valley Business Plan Competition
Tracy Lee, Founder & CEO, Dishcrawl, and
Gadiel Morantes, Partner Early Growth Financial Services

Registration:

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Flyer:

Making It Happen: After the Business Plan (Flyer)

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Past Events - Spring 2014

SVCE Speaker Event – March 10, 2014


Topic:

The Convergence of IT & Marketing: opportunities for entrepreneurial companies

Where:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 225/229, SJSU

Time:

6-7:30 pm, Monday, March 10, 2014

Speaker:

Regis McKenna, Marketer, Consultant, Thought Leader

Registration:

Registration Form

Video Link: https://orgsync.com/74680/videos/27797

Vinod Dham

Guest Speaker's Bio:
Regis McKenna founded his own high tech marketing firm, Regis McKenna, Inc., in Silicon Valley in 1970, after working in the marketing departments of two early semiconductor pioneering companies. Over the past 30 years, his firm evolved from one focused on high tech start ups to a broad based marketing strategy firm servicing international clients in many different industries and countries. McKenna retired from consulting in 2000 and is concentrating his efforts on high tech entrepreneurial seed-ventures.

McKenna is included in the San Jose Mercury News' Millennium 100 as one of the 100 people who made Silicon Valley what it is today. McKenna has written and lectured extensively on the social and market effects of technological change advancing innovations in marketing theories and practices. McKenna and his firm worked with a number of entrepreneurial start-ups during their formation years including: America Online, Apple, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Intel, Linear Technology, Lotus, Microsoft, National Semiconductor, Silicon Graphics, 3COM, and many others. McKenna helped launch some of the most important technological innovations of the last thirty years including the first microprocessor (Intel Corporation), the first personal computer (Apple Computer), the first recombinant DNA genetically engineered product (Genentech, Inc.), and the first retail computer store (The Byte Shop). In the last decade, McKenna consulted on strategic marketing and business issues to industrial, consumer, transportation, healthcare, and financial firms in the United States, Japan, and Europe. McKenna continues to be involved in high tech start-up companies through his venture activities.

McKenna pioneered many of the theories and practices of technology marketing that have become integrated into the marketing mainstream. He has written five books on technology business strategies and marketing.
McKenna is Chairman of the Board of the Santa Clara University Center for Science, Technology and Society and was a founding board member of Smart Valley. He is a trustee at Santa Clara University, the Advisory Board of the Haas School of Business University of California Berkeley and the Economic Strategies Institute. He is president of the Board of Trustees for The Children's Shelter Fund of Silicon Valley, an investor and on the Board of Directors of a number of high technology companies as well. Formerly McKenna was on the International Advisory Board of Toyota Motor Company.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, McKenna attended Saint Vincent College and is a liberal arts graduate of Duquesne University. In 1962, he moved to Silicon Valley, and attended some classes at San Jose State University. In 1965, he joined the marketing department of General Micro Electronics, the first company to develop and market commercial MOS (metal oxide semiconductor) products, the basis for much of today's electronics technology. He joined another start-up, National Semiconductor, in 1967 where, as Marketing Services Manager, he helped direct National's marketing strategies in the early stages of the company's growth.

SVCE Speaker Event – February 17, 2014


Topic:

The Future of Technology & Entrepreneurship: how small groups can solve humanity’s grand challenges

Where:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 225/229, SJSU

Time:

6-7:30 pm, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Speaker:

Vivek Wadhwa, Entrepreneur; Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Distinguished Fellow, Singularity University

Registration:

Registration is Closed Now!

Flyer:

Vivek Wadhwa Event Flyer

Video Link: https://orgsync.com/74680/videos/27567

Vinod Dham

Guest Speaker's Bio:
Vivek Wadhwa is Vice President of Research and Innovation at Singularity University; Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and distinguished visiting scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning, Emory University. He is author of ”The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent”– which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012. He was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as Top 100 Global Thinker in 2012. In 2013, TIME Magazine listed him as one of The 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech.

Wadhwa oversees research at Singularity University, which educates a select group of leaders about the exponentially growing technologies that are soon going to change our world. These advances—in fields such as robotics, A.I., computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, and nanomaterials—are making it possible for small teams to do what was once possible only for governments and large corporations to do: solve the grand challenges in education, water, food, shelter, health, and security.

In his roles at Stanford, Duke, and Emory universities, Wadhwa lectures in class on subjects such as entrepreneurship and public policy, helps prepare students for the real world, and leads groundbreaking research projects. He is an advisor to several governments; mentors entrepreneurs; and is a regular columnist for The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal Accelerators, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, LinkedIn Influencers blog, and the American Society of Engineering Education’s Prism magazine. Prior to joining academia in 2005, Wadhwa founded two software companies.

Wadhwa holds a B.A. in Computing Studies from the University of Canberra, in Australia, and an MBA from New York University. He is founding president of the Carolinas chapter of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TIE), a non-profit global network intended to foster entrepreneurship. He has been featured in thousands of articles in worldwide publications, and has made many appearances on U.S. and international TV stations, including CBS/60 Minutes, PBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC, and the BBC.


Fall 2013

1.SVCE Speaker Event – Nov 12, 2013


Topic:

User Acquisition Strategies for Startup

Where:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 225/229, SJSU

Time:

6-7:30 pm, Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013

Speaker:

Yousuf Bhaijee, Head of Mobile User Acquisition, Disney Mobile; co-founder, Fellowship of Mobile UA Professionals

Flyer:

Yousuf Bhaijee Event Flyer


Vinod Dham

Guest Speaker's Bio:
Yousuf Bhaijee is Head of Mobile User Acquisition at Disney Mobile (formerly, Tapulous) and Disney Interactive. He is Co-Founder at Fellowship of Mobile UA Professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, he was Head of Platform Services at AppDirect, Associate Consultant, Bain & Company, and Strategic Advisor and Product Development Lead, Life360.

Yousuf has two undergraduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley – in Business Administration from the Walter Haas School of Business and in Molecular and Cell Biology.

2. SVCE Speaker Event – Sept 16, 2013

Where:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 225/229, SJSU

Time:

6-7:30 pm, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

Speaker:

Vinod Dham, Founder-MD, IndoUS Venture Partners


VinodDham flyer.pdf


Vinod Dham

Guest Speaker's Bio: Vinod Dham is an inventor, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is popularly known as the Father of the Pentium chip, for his contribution to the development of highly successful Pentium Processors from Intel. He is a mentor, advisor and investor; and sits on the boards of many companies including promising startups funded through his India based fund – Indo US Venture Partners where he is the founding Managing Director.

After graduation in Electrical Engineering (with an emphasis in Electronics) from the prestigious Delhi College of Engineering (now known as Delhi Technological University) in 1971, he joined a Delhi-based semiconductor company called Continental Devices. In 1975, he left this job and joined University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, to pursue a master's degree in Electrical Engineering, where he specialized in Solid State Science. After completing his master’s degree in 1977, he joined NCR Corporation at Dayton, Ohio, where he did cutting edge work in developing advanced Non-Volatile Memories. He then joined Intel, where he led the development of the world famous Pentium processor. He is called the "Father of Pentium" for his role in the development of the Pentium processor. He is also one of the co-inventors of Intel’s first Flash memory technology (ETOX). He rose to the position of vice-president of the Microprocessor Group at Intel.

He left Intel in 1995, and joined a startup NexGen, which was subsequently acquired by AMD. Dham played an instrumental role in the launch of K6 – the "Pentium killer" processor at rival AMD. He held vice president position of AMD's Computation Products Group. He then went on to lead a nascent startup, Silicon Spicein April 1998, which he redirected to build a VOIP Chip and later sold it to Broadcom in 2000. He then launched an incubator NewPath Ventures, where he co – founded companies with an objective of using India’s emerging talent in chip design for R&D. He is currently a Managing Director and founder of Indo US Venture Partners, an early stage India focused fund that he founded after NewPath. Dham has over the years been a Board member and an advisor to dozens of private and public companies.


3. SVCE Speaker Event – Oct 7, 2013


Topic:

Creating a Successful and Vibrant Company

Where:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 225/229, SJSU

Time:

6-7:30 pm, Monday, Oct 7, 2013

Speaker:

Gino Blefari, Founder, President and CEO, Intero Real Estate Services; SJSU alumnus

Flyer:

Gino Blefari Event Flyer

Guest Speaker's Bio:
Gino Blefari is the Founder, President and CEO of Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a leading U.S. real estate brokerage headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley. With more than a quarter-century of real estate experience in sales, development and management - from his branch offices to regional and U.S. national operations.

Mr. Blefari has led Intero, through constant innovation, to become one of the fastest growing companies in the history of real estate. Today Intero is the #1 real estate company in Silicon Valley and has extended their reach across the U.S. and around the globe. Mr. Blefari possesses a passion for mentoring and continues to share his cornerstones of success with fellow real estate professionals. Mr. Blefari graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.


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