Events

SVCE Event Calendar - Fall 2018


When: October 22, 2018
Topic:  VC101: Where & Why I'd Invest 
Where: SJSU Student Union Theater (Ground Floor)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Angela Tran Kingyens
Registration: Register Here

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Angela Tran Kingyens is General Partner at Version One. She is a native Torontonian and newly naturalized US citizen who calls San Francisco home. Investing in the US and Canada, she has a unique perspective on both ecosystems. An engineer by training, Angela’s desire to help others and work with people who are bringing about positive transformational change led her to the world of VC, where she has quickly made a big impact.

Angela focuses on health/bio, AI/ML, social platforms and other startups leveraging network effects. While she loves data, she believes that good investing is both value- and data-driven.

Prior to Version One, Angela co-launched Insight Data Science, a YC-backed startup designed to help PhDs transition from academic research to careers in industry via a six-week training program. With this experience, she is uniquely poised to help startups accelerate data science as a key differentiator. She helps founders hire data scientists and grow their teams, and can be found as a data scientist in residence, working onsite at portfolio companies.

Angela received her PhD in Operations Research & Financial Engineering from the University of Toronto. She also leads the Computer History Museum’s NextGen advisory board and is involved with the Creative Destruction Lab in Vancouver.


 

When: September 17, 2018
Topic:  Startups that Change People’s Lives
Where: SJSU Student Union Theater (Ground Floor)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speakers: Atiq Raza and Nandini Saraiya Raza  
Registration:https://svce_sept17.eventbrite.com

Speakers’ bios: 

Atiq Raza is Chairman & CEO of Virsec, a next generation cybersecurity company, Chairman of the board at Peernova, a company using Blockchain technology for banking applications, and is on the board of ArterisIP, a company in the Network-on-a-Chip IP business.

Atiq is a semiconductor industry veteran, who has held senior management and leadership positions in numerous companies over the past 37 years. He founded Raza Microelectronics, which was acquired by NetLogic. He served as CTO of NetLogic, which was later acquired by Broadcom. Prior to that, he was President & COO of AMD, and served on its Board of Directors. Atiq has been on the boards of several successful startups including Magma and Mellanox (now both public companies), and Siara (acquired by Redback for $4 billion), SiByte (acquired by Broadcom for $2.2 billion), and VxTel (acquired by Intel for $500 million). He served on Stanford University’s School of Engineering Advisory Board for eight years until 2016. He holds a Master's degree in Material Sciences & Engineering from Stanford University, and Bachelor's degrees in Physics & Philosophy from Punjab University, Pakistan and a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from University of London, UK.

Nandini Saraiya is a jewelry designer and founder/owner of Reveti Jewelry. She studied at the Shriram College of Commerce, a prestigious college in Delhi University, India, before moving to the USA because of an arranged marriage. Nandini broke the shackles of an arranged marriage to gain a degree in Computer Science from San Jose State University against overwhelming odds. Upon successfully graduating from SJSU, she joined Hewlett Packard. While building her career at HP, Nandini realized that her true passion was jewelry design. Under the guidance of her mother, who had recently retired from a long career in jewelry design at a famous European design store, Nandini began to explore her creative artistry in designing jewelry. She studied the jewelry designs of royal families in India as well as European traditions and the modern fashions of the US. Her designs earned her international acclaim. She went on to start Reveti Jewelry, which has become a trademark of taste and prestige.


 

SVCE Event Calendar - Spring 2018


 

Inclusive Innovation Summit @SJSU in partnership with Rutgers University
When: Friday, April 13, 2018
Where: SJSU Student Union Theater (Ground Floor)
Time: 8:30am -1 pm
For Details & Registrationhttps://inclusiveinnovationsummit.eventbrite.com


When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Topic:  Start Early and Don't Stop
Where: SJSU Student Union Theater (Ground Floor)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Blaine Vess

Registration:  https://blainevess_3_21_18.eventbrite.com

Speaker bio: 

BlaineSJSU alumnus, Blaine Vess, is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Blaine founded Student Brands as a freshman in college in 1999, when he saw an opportunity to create a way for students
 to share study materials online. Student Brands evolved from a dorm room project to a multinational company that serves more than 90 million visitors a month. The company was acquired by Barnes & Noble Education for $58.5 million in August 2017. He co-founded another company called Solve, which was an airport concierge business. Solve was backed by Y-Combinator (YC) and Blaine and his co-founders participated in YC’s Summer 2017 batch. Solve was acquired by Blacklane, a global chauffeur service in October 2017. In addition to being a founder, Blaine invests in late-stage startups and films. He also serves as the chairman of Liberty in North Korea, a nonprofit that helps rescue and resettle North Korean refugees. Blaine graduated from SJSU with a degree in marketing.


 

When: Monday, February 26, 2018
Topic:  My 5 steps to starting a business career after college, and reaching financial freedom
Where: BBC 032
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Rahim Fazal
Registration: https://goo.gl/X9AF9N

Speaker bio: Rahim Fazal

Rahim Fazal is a 4-time entrepreneur, and co-founder of SVAcademy, a career accelerator for students looking for business development jobs after college. Prior to that, Rahim was the co-founder of Involver (acquired by Oracle), a social media marketing platform used by more than one million companies and many Fortune 500 brands. Rahim was honored at The White House with an Empact 100 Award by Startup America and The Kauffman Foundation. He's been named one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in America by Inc Magazine, one of the Top 40 Under 40 by the San Francisco Business Times, and one of the Top 25 Digital Thought-Leaders by iMedia. 


When: Monday, February 19, 2018
Topic:  Turning your product into a successful company: the importance of great UX Design
Where: SJSU Student Union Theater (Ground Floor)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Alfonso de la Nuez

Registration: https://19feb.eventbrite.com

Speaker bio: 
Alfonso de la Nuez
SJSU alumnus, Alfonso de la Nuez, is Founder and CEO of UserZoom. He has over 20 years experience in the Digital Marketing industry, including Ecommerce, Web Design and Development, Web Project Management, User Experience Design, and Usability Testing. He has worked for leading brands such as Dell Computers and Icon Medialab. After 5 years with hands on experience in the Digital Marketing industry, he co-founded a User Experience consultancy (Xperience Consulting) and in parallel, a SaaS business (UserZoom) where he currently serves as CEO. UserZoom was bootstrapped out of Spain 10 years ago, received $34M in funding in 2015, and is targeting $25M in revenue in 2018.

Alfonso is passionate about his family, Entrepreneurship, Go-to-Market Strategy, beautifully designed products, Basketball and Formula 1 racing.

Alfonso was born in Milan, Italy, and grew up in Madrid, Spain. He earned a Bachelors degree in International Business from San Jose State University.


 

SVCE Event Calendar - Fall 2017


When: October 16, 2017
Topic: Innovating digital education: The simple habits that make math and science “geniuses”
Where: SJSU Student Union Theater (Ground Floor)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Sue Khim

Registration: https://svce_oct16.eventbrite.com

Speaker bio: 

Sue KhimSue Khim is the Founder and CEO of Brilliant (brilliant.org). Brilliant helps you excel in math and science. On Brilliant, you can master concepts through examples and problems contributed by a community of mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. Over 1 million people use Brilliant every month. In 2012, Sue was named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in education. In 2013, she gave a TEDx talk about how Brilliant can change the world. 

 


When: September 18, 2017

Topic:  Innovation, Disruption, and Groundbreaking
Where: SJSU Student Union Theater (Ground Floor)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Raymond D. “Ray” Zinn

Registration: https://rayzinn_sept18.eventbrite.com

Speaker Bio: 
Zinn
SJSU alumnus Raymond D. "Ray" Zinn is an inventor, entrepreneur, and Silicon Valley's longest serving CEO.

Ray is best known for conceptualizing and inventing the Wafer Stepper and co-founding Micrel Corporation (acquired by Microchip in 2015). He served as Micrel's Chief Executive Officer, Chairman & President between 1978-2015. Ray holds over 20 patents for semiconductor design. He is a prolific writer of blog posts and journal articles, and author of Tough Things First, published by McGraw Hill Education in 2015.

Ray earned a BS in Industrial Management from Brigham Young University and an MS in Business Administration from San Jose State University.


 

SVCE Event Calendar – SPRING 2017


Values-Driven Leadership in Entrepreneurial Success
Monday, April 24 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Student Union Ballroom SJSU Campus

Register Here

Speakers:

Ricahrd ConnittRichard Conniff, former President/CEO of Focus Business Bank, a community-based bank opened in 2007. Previously, Mr. Coniff was President/COO of Heritage Commerce Corporation, a bank holding company. He is a member of the Lucas College of Business Global Leadership Council and former member of the Business Alumni Association as well as College of Business Distinguished Alumnus, 2003. He received his BS in Business from CSU Long Beach and his MBA from San José State. He and is wife, Sandi, are the founders of the College of Business Alumni Association Speaker series.

Jay FulcherJay Fulcher, CEO of Zenefits. He has over 20 years of experience in leading both public and private technology companies where he has built dynamic, successful organizations and created new market segments. Previously, Jay served as President & CEO of Ooyala, President & CEO of Agile Software, EVP at Peoplesoft and VP at SAP. Jay has co-founded and launched many early stage start-ups. He is an alumnus of San Jose State University where he is a member of the Global Leadership Council for the Lucas Graduate School and College of Business.

 

 

 

 

Reshma NigamReshma Nigam, Founder & CEO, Markable Solutions, a digital marketing company. Prior to that, she was co-founder and CEO of aMarketForce, a leader in B2B sales, marketing and lead generation services. Ms. Nigam has worked with RightWorks Corporation, Xporta and nthOrbit, when they were startups. She was also VP of Medical Market Research for Frost and Sullivan. Ms. Nigam is an advisory board member of the Global Leadership Council at Lucas Graduate School of Business, SJSU. She is also the Chairperson of Art Forum at San Francisco, Bay Area. She holds MBA and BA degrees from San Jose State University.

Moderator:

Anu BasuDr. Anu Basu is Professor of Entrepreneurship in the School of Global Innovation & Leadership, Lucas College & Graduate School of Business, and Director, Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship, at SJSU. Her research interests include entrepreneurship education, immigrant and global entrepreneurship. She received MPhil and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK, an MBA from IIM Calcutta, India, and a BA (Honors) degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India. Before joining academia, Dr. Basu worked on the international management staff of Bank of America in India and the UK. 

 

 

 

 


Start Up Nation Logo

Startup Nation Tech Fair - Co-hosted by the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship

Tuesday March 14th
6:00pm-9:00pm
Student Union Ballroom

6:00pm-7:30pm: Panel discussion with Israeli entrepreneurs based in Silicon Valley.

Panelists include: 
Zohar Alon, Founder & CEO, Dome 9 Security, 
Lior Koriat, CEO, Quali 
Doron Reuveni, co-founder & CEO, Applause
Moshik Raccah, co-founder and CEO of Silo    

 7:30-9:00pm: Tech Fair to connect entrepreneurs with students seeking internship opportunities.

Free and open to the public for registration, please visit: http://bit.do/svce314

Company Bios (PDF)


When: February 20, 2017
Topic: Five Lessons for Launching Your First Startup in Silicon Valley
Where: SJSU Student Union Theater (Ground Floor)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Rahim Fazal, serial entrepreneur 
Registration: https://svceideas_feb20.eventbrite.com

Rahim Fazal

Speaker bio: 
Rahim Fazal is a 4-time entrepreneur, and co-founder of SVAcademy, a career accelerator for students looking for business development jobs after college. Prior to that, Rahim was the co-founder of Involver (acquired by Oracle), a social media marketing platform used by more than one million companies and many Fortune 500 brands. Rahim was honored at The White House with an Empact 100 Award by Startup America and The Kauffman Foundation. He's been named one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in America by Inc Magazine, one of the Top 40 Under 40 by the San Francisco Business Times, and one of the Top 25 Digital Thought-Leaders by iMedia.