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Mentorship Breakfast with Naeem Zafar

  • Jan 31, 2014 · 8:30 AM

This OPEN-SV Mentorship Breakfast event is hosted by Naeem Zafar, serial entrepreneur and educator, and recently co-founder and CEO of Bitzer Mobile.

Location: To be announced to registered attendees only — San Jose, CA

Registration: Required

OPEN-SV members – Free

Non-members – $30

Click here to register : https://www.123signup.com/register?id=dsttj

Naeem Zafar is a faculty member at the University of California Berkeley, Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology. He has taught entrepreneurship and New Venture Finance at Haas Business School since 2005. He is also a serial entrepreneur and he co-founded and served as the CEO of Bitzer Mobile, an enterprise security and mobility company that was acquired by Oracle in November 2013.

Naeem started his own business at the age of 26 and subsequently went on to start, or work at, six startups. His first job out of Brown University with a degree in electrical engineering was to design chips and electronic systems. Twenty years, two kids, one IPO and three CEO stints later, he founded Startup-Advisor, a company focused on educating and advising entrepreneurs on all aspects of starting and running a business (www.Startup-Advsior.com ).

Naeem works frequently with the US State Department in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship across the world and was invited to the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC to participate in a dialogue about starting an entrepreneurial ecosystem worldwide. He is on the International advisory board for the North African initiative at the Aspen Institute. He has travelled to 76 countries to understand cultures and how business is done and considers himself a global citizen.

Naeem has authored five books on entrepreneurship on topics ranging from conducting market research to seeking the right funding to successful ways to start a business. Information can be found on www.NaeemZafar.com. His books including “7-Steps to a Successful Startup” are also available on Amazon.com, Kindle and on the iTunes App store.

OPEN Silicon Valley Monthly Mentorship Breakfasts provide a terrific opportunity for entrepreneurs and industry professionals to meet with experts in their respective field, in a relaxed, informal setting, to build relationships and get valuable business and career feedback. Participants deliver an elevator pitch for 30 to 60 seconds, and the guest mentor provides immediate feedback, enabling fast, effective, accessible mentoring and relationship development.

Please read coverage of previously held such OPEN-SV Mentorship breakfasts at: http://www.opensiliconvalley.org/

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