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Best Practices for Entrepreneurs with Vodafone xone CEO, Fay Arjomandi

Best Practices for Entrepreneurs from the Executive Team of
Vodafone xone, Led by Fay Arjomandi

Vodafone is a major global telecoms player, and works with startups around the world to create and develop disruptive solutions to long-standing market problems 

The Vodafone xone team is very excited to welcome you to the Silicon Valley Startups and Entrepreneurs Event.

The Executive Team has created a panel that will place the presenters in the hot seat!  Together, they’ll engage the audience in a lively discussion around innovation and launching products globally.

Event hashtag: #SVE

  === Agenda ===

6:00 Networking & drinks (First in first serve)

6:40 Welcome and Introduction

6: 45 Remarks by Fay Arjomandi

6:55 App Demos

7:30 Vodafone xone Executive Panel team 

8:00 Questions & Answers

=== Presenter Details ===

1.) Ben Park

CEO and Founder, Fosmo Med.

Ben is a serial entrepreneur with two successful exits in the past. He has been successful at targeting the right products to the right customers for various companies in the past. He has held various management positions in Product and Marketing management for startups to Fortune 500 companies. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and an MBA in Marketing from Golden Gate University."

"Fosmo Med is solving the biggest problem in the Intravenous (IV) solutions market: water. Since the logistical cost of shipping an IV bag can be 10-15 times the product cost, reducing the shipping cost by 75% or more can significantly increase the chance of providing this critical medical device to remote areas of the world where it's needed most.  Fosmo Med's first product, Maji™, is an one-liter saline IV product which is shipped sans water and filled with local water, clean or dirty, to create sterile solution for patient use. If more products like Maji can be shipped to remote areas, they can help save over 2 million people dying each year from Cholera and other diarrhea related diseases."

Fosfomed Story

How Fosfo Med's product works

2.) Robert Yearsley

Founder, Collusion

A major innovation for the iPad – think of it as google docs for pens – free-form, cloud-based, real-time collaboration.

Nobody has stepped up to own the problem of digital writing and drawing on the iPad – to find a solution that is compelling in the everyday sense – so we’re doing it. Collusion’s purpose is to be ‘the’ tool you reach for first for creativity and collaboration.

3.) Kartik Tiwari

Software Engineer, Roboticist & Co-founder, Alphalem

At Alphalem, we build advanced robot hardware and software for hobbyist and enthusiast projects. Our products are cleverly designed to be simple and modular.

I have a deep passion for designing robots that solve our day-to-day problems. I also have a keen interest in Machine Learning algorithms that form the basis of intelligent systems. My dream is to create robots that are ubiquitous and available to everyone.

About Alphalem

4.) Nihal Fares

Co-Founder, eventtus

eventtus is a social network for events.  We help you find interesting events, share your plans with friends, socialize during events and meet new people.  We help you express and introduce yourself at events. 

As an organizer, we help you connect more with your attendees, promote and manage your events.  We give you tools to deliver successful events whether it's a small friends outing, musical concert or a big professional conference.

eventtus on Twitter

Past demo from eventtus 

5.) Dmitry Smetanin & Mikhail Asavkin

Founders, Photozeen

Become a better photographer and have fun! Be inspired to create beautiful photos!

Photozeen improves your photos even before you take them, suggesting better way to improve your photo skills.  With the right balance of continued game-like practice and simple tips with samples, you will learn how to create memorable shots by completing photo quests and understand main photo techniques.

Photozeen on Twitter

Recent demo from Votozeen

6.) Sheng Yeo

CEO, Orion VM

Orion VM is the world’s best performing and most trusted Pure Cloud Infrastructure provider.

Orion VM on Twitter

Orion VM demo video

=== Organizer Details ===

SVE Logo

Co-organized by the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs, the Bay Area's largest and most active Meetup for entrepreneurs, startups, and software developers.

=== Host Details ===


Vodafone is one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 404 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as of 31 March 2013. Vodafone currently has equity interests in 30 countries across five continents and around 50 partner networks worldwide. Please visit here for more information.

Vodafone xone is the global incubation initiative of Vodafone and is designed to accelerate the delivery of new products and services to Vodafone customers and solve unmet customers’ needs. Vodafone xone generates disruptive solutions through a mixture of partnerships, incubation and strategic investments in start-ups from around the world. By operating in Egypt, Italy, Germany and Spain, Vodafone xone provides unique beta testing of products and services with real Vodafone customers, ensuring an evidence-based, iterative, and incremental approach to product development and fast paths to market.

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  • Gauri V.

    Especially loved Collusion's demo and a number of other interesting things that I learned at this event. I managed to ask the panelists a wonderful question that I think really captured the essence of what I wanted to achieve by attending this event, and I feel truly honored that I was extended this opportunity by the SV Entrepreneurs! CEO wasn't there, though. ):

    October 21, 2013

  • KB

    Amateurish but encouraging.

    October 4, 2013

  • Shashi K.

    Vodafone thank you for getting us all together; Fulya great arrangements. Joe good anchoring and putting us together. Roshni your smile kept the startups encouraging, Milan thanks for sharing your experiences, Mark brilliant comments and I missed one other panel person who was very focused and made encouraging comments. Look forward to the next one.

    October 4, 2013

  • MP D.

    For all those interested in how the mobile communication infrastructure is morphing the broadcast industry, take a look at an upcoming event at SCU Campus this saturday, 5-th Oct.

    IEEE Comsoc - Consumer Electronics Society SCV Workshop: The Screen in the Home

    Costs are $10 for IEEE members and $20 for others, ALL day event; more info at:

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • Shashi K.

    I offer account management as a service. For startups to keep existing customers engaged and grow business can be a challenge - that is where I come in. I also act as a business analyst for large RFPs and help you create a ecosystem with partners; specialize in telecom including mobile apps. I will be around and look forward to connect. Shashi@4itgroup

    October 3, 2013

  • Fulya

    Thanks for all your comments! The team has been reviewing all your comments and will be happy to respond to them personally at the event tonight. Please note, we have LIMITED SPACE and will have to go with first come and first serve basis. Thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to Vodafone xone!

    1 · October 3, 2013

  • Hugo L.

    Hi Raj:

    Do you and or Vodafone want to diversify into disruotive clean tech products. We monetized the sun, wind, and hydro, why not monetize absolutely free energy universal gravity!!!


    let me ave your Email address and I will send you our executive summary...

    October 2, 2013

  • Shreesh H.

    Any details on the executive panel team? Specifically anyone on the wireless/infrastructure end coming there from the Vodafone team?

    October 2, 2013

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    October 1, 2013

  • Helena

    Guys and Gals, if you are entrepreneurs, you might also enjoy this event tomorrow about marketing hacks for startups

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Hugo L.

    Are there any investors interested in game changing clean tech products? Huge investments needed even greater returns...
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    September 28, 2013

  • Virginia

    [masked] Thank you for making the event possible. Cordially, Virginia P.S.: Until then, be well and happy.

    1 · September 21, 2013

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