7 Steps to a Successful Startup
TiE Brussels, is delighted to receive the visit of Naeem Zafar who teaches Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Description: Starting your own business is an exhilarating yet overwhelming experience. Entrepreneurs don¡¦t have the time to read a 400-page how-to guide, but they do need the fundamentals presented succinctly and directly. Based on instructor
Naeem Zafar¡¦s eBook, 7 Steps to a Successful Startup, this workshop is the product of the author¡¦s 20 years of experience in working with, teaching, and advising hundreds of
entrepreneurs. Short and to the point, the workshop offers practical, powerful information for anyone thinking about starting a business.
The event is very kindly hosted by imec
Date: Monday 5th July 2010
Time: starting at 2 pm sharp; duration: about two hours
Location: IMEC, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Heverlee
Registration: There is no charge for this event but places are limited. Please
confirm your attendance via email to Reza Zain Jaufeerally, Executive Director of
TiE Brussels. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , GSM: 0477 738 018
Naeem Zafar is a member of the faculty of the Haas School of Business at the University of California
Berkeley, where he teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation as part of the MBA program. He has also lectured on business, innovation or entrepreneurship in China, Japan, India, Turkey,
Pakistan, Colombia and Singapore.
Naeem is a serial entrepreneur, having started his own business at the age of 26 and going on to start or work at six startups. He has extensive experience in mentoring and coaching
entrepreneurs and founders. Naeem founded Concordia Ventures, a company focusing on educating and advising entrepreneurs and startups on all aspects of starting and running a
business (www.ConcordiaVentures.com ). Naeem was the president and CEO of Pyxis Technology Inc., a company specializing in advanced chip design software for nanometer
technology until 2007. He has also been president and CEO of two other technology startups, (Silicon Design Systems and Veridicom, a Bell Labs spin-off that invented the silicon fingerprint sensors today found on most laptops). Naeem has held senior marketing and engineering
positions at several companies, including Quickturn Design Systems which had an IPO in 1993.
Naeem obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Brown University (magna cum laude), Rhode Island, and he also has a Master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota.
His eBook ¡§7-Steps to a Successful Startup¡¨ and ¡§The Definitive Fast Start Guide to Lawyers¡¨ are
published by www.FiveMountainPress.com and are also available on Amazon.com.
Naeem is a charter member of TiE (www.TiE.org) and the president of OPEN www.OPENSiliconValley.org).
Naeem holds board positions at Numetrics Ltd., and Brainstorm Pvt. Ltd. and serves on the advisory boards of five other companies. As a part of his global entrepreneurial practice, Naeem is involved with microfinance ventures or social entrepreneurship in Pakistan (Rural Asia) and
Mexico (CREA). More information can be found on (www.NaeemZafar.com)
TiE - the world's largest not-for-profit organisation promoting
1. was founded in 1992 by successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs & professionals with roots in the
Indus region, thus leading to the creation of $200 billion of economic wealth;
2. has over 12,000 Members & over 1,800 Charter Members (including top Entrepreneurs, VCs,
Private Equity, Angels, Law Firms, Tech & Management professionals);
3. is spread over 53 chapters (15 in India) in 11 countries & expanding;
4. includes extraordinary individuals such as: Narayana Murthy (founder of Infosys), Vinod Khosla
(of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) & Arun Sarin (of Vodafone).
TiE aims to foster & advance entrepreneurship globally through networking, educating & mentoring.
TiE has no religious or political objectives. Its philosophical framework is to:
* Create an open, inclusive & transparent organization providing positive leadership role
* Emphasize value-creation through informed entrepreneurship
* Maintain high ethical standards & display rigorous, intellectually honest behaviour
* Pursue a modern, scientific & forward looking approach
* Remain socially responsible
* Do not tolerate pettiness, divisiveness & corruption
* Strive to remain an idea & value-driven organization
TiE Membership is open to anyone interested in entrepreneurship.
There are two membership types:
Chapter Charter Members are highly successful entrepreneurs & achievers willing to invest time &
energy in mentoring & sharing knowledge. It is strictly by invitation only.
Regular members are entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs & professionals.
TiE Brussels has recently been approved and is the first TiE chapter in mainland Europe.