OPEN California is holding a workshop titled The Top Ten Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make. Following in the email text from it:
The workshop will discuss the top 10 mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them. A panel comprised of Silicon Valley veterans will impart words of wisdom while drawing upon personal experiences.
This panel will be moderated by Naeem Zafar.
Mr. Kareemi co-founded Canesta Inc. in 1999 and was its CEO from inception to 2004, and Chairman of the Board until 2006. Prior to Canesta, Mr. Kareemi founded PenWare in 1992. PenWare acquired another company to successfully enter retail point of sale terminal market and completed its IPO in 1996. PenWare changed its name to Atpos and was eventually acquired by Symbol Technologies, Inc. Mr. Kareemi has a SB in EE from MIT and an MSEE and Engineer’s degrees from Stanford University.
Amra is the founder and CEO of Allvoices. Prior to Allvoices, Amra was a Partner at Sevin Rosen Funds from 2000-2006 to focus on investment opportunities in communications infrastructure and next generation carriers. Prior to Sevin Rosen, Amra was the product marketing director at Ascend Communications and held sales and business development positions at Lucent Technologies. Amra began her career in Telecom working as an engineer and a C programmer for Telstra Australia. Amra has an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of New South Wales, Australia.
Shoieb is an entrepreneur with over eighteen years of experience with an emphasis on digital media. In August 2005, Shoieb co-founded Precept Global Access. Precept’s focus is to produce high-quality entertainment content for the Asian sub-continent market. Prior to this, Shoieb founded DreamzNet (later known as EzValidation) in December 2001. Shoieb attended University of California at Santa Cruz to learn about scriptwriting, earned a diploma from The Hollywood Film Institute in Feature Film Production and Cinema Direction, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky.
Registration: Free for OPEN members, $10 for non-members. Please register today.
When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, January 24th
Where: Cisco Systems, Sunken Treasure Conference Room, Building 15, 3750 Cisco Way, San Jose, California 95134 [Map]