SVCE Event Calendar – SPRING 2017
Values-Driven Leadership in Entrepreneurial Success
Monday, April 24 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Student Union Ballroom SJSU Campus
Richard 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 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 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.
Dr. 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.
Startup Nation Tech Fair - Co-hosted by the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship
Tuesday March 14th
Student Union Ballroom
6:00pm-7:30pm: Panel discussion with Israeli entrepreneurs based in Silicon Valley.
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
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.