153 Townsend Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, California 94107

SVASE Event: 'Startup-U SFO: Attracting & Selecting The Best Service Providers - With Chris Keene & Radu Barsan'

Event: 'Startup-U SFO: Attracting & Selecting The Best Service Providers - With Chris Keene & Radu Barsan'

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2007 At 12:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
Location: DLA Piper 153 Townsend Street, Suite 800 San Francisco, CA 94107 Contact Name: Anne Donker Contact No: 415.378.3966 Email: [email protected]

Panel Speaker:

Christopher Keene is an entrepreneur, executive and educator. He is currently the CEO of Active Grid Software, a San Francisco-based company focused on Web 2.0 enterprise development tools. In 2006, he was an adjunct professor at INSEAD, living in Paris. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Nasdaq-listed Persistence Software, which was sold to Progress Software. Chris has consistently been recognized as a visionary software executive, securing him a place in Intelligent Enterprise's Top Ten Technology Leaders. Prior to founding Persistence, Chris was an engagement manager with McKinsey & Company in New York and Hamburg. Before that, Chris worked at Ashton-Tate and Hewlett-Packard. He earned an MBA from the Wharton School, and holds a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Mathematics from Stanford University.

Radu Barsan is a seasoned high-tech industry executive and statured technical expert with thirty years of international experience in general business management, engineering management, manufacturing and marketing/sales. He is recognized as a leader in developing and commercializing new technology, building and leading world-class teams, setting strategic business directions, penetrating top tier accounts in a multitude of markets, and developing key supplier relationships. He is currently the CEO of Redfern Integrated Optics (RIO) Inc, a Santa Clara based private optical communications components company developing disruptive silicon photonics transmission technology. Radu held senior executive and technical management roles at startup Phaethon Communications, as well as at billion-dollar companies Cirrus Logic, AMD, and Cypress Semiconductor. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Popular FAQs regarding Startup-U:

What is the cost of this event?
A $5 (member) or $15 (affiliate/non-member) registration fee, plus a $1.50 credit card processing fee, includes event and lunch, available through advanced online registration. A $10 or $20 fee is collected at the door.

What is the format of a Startup-U event typically?
Generally speaking, each event begins with an introduction by the host followed by a brief talk about SVASE and self-introductions by each of the attendees. After the introductions, the host introduces a speaker (usually 20 minute presentation, followed by group discussion) or the discussion topic; the exact format varies based on the host and that variety is what makes this event so exciting!

Who should attend?
Startup entrepreneurs, anyone thinking about forming a startup, service providers, angels and VCs active in the Silicon Valley information tech and biotech entrepreneur communities. Past participants include:

Current and aspiring entrepreneurs
Venture Capitalists, Angels and other members of the funding community
Service Providers (e.g. human resources, contract programming, etc.)
Independent Consultants (e.g. sales, marketing, engineering, etc.)

Do I need to be a member of SVASE to attend this event?
Non-members and guests of members are welcome to attend any 2 SVASE Startup-U events. Afterwards, we recommend that non-members become members of SVASE. For more information on the benefits of joining SVASE, please visit our website at www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=category┬žionid=4&id=100&Itemid=109&Itemid=59. You can also join at the event itself.

What if I have more questions?
Please contact the Host for this event: Anne, Dan, Sarah or Rob at [email protected].

This event is co-sponsored by DLA Piper, www.dlapiper.com

Official Website: http://svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=732

Added by svaseinfo on May 13, 2007

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