Special Event for foreign companies and entrepreneurs in San Francisco
Silicon Valley Ventures/Crimson Growth Partners LLP
Event Summary and Agenda
Several industry international experts from Silicon Valley Venture Growth Partners who will cover the building of company presence, protecting Intellectual Property, and handling the Immigration labyrinths when foreign companies and entrepreneurs move operations to the USA and Silicon Valley. After an initial networking and registration process, Bank of West will introduce the panel. The notable panel will touch on the major topics impacting international presence. Then food and refreshments will be served, during which a raffle will be held for a special prize.
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM Registration and Networking
7:00-7:10 PM Bank of the West Introduction
7:10-8:00 PM Panel covering international corporate, Marketing, Intellectual Property and Immigration Policies Issues
8:00 PM Networking, Food, refreshments, and raffle
Location: 180 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94104; Bank of the West 22nd Floor.
Registration: Eventbrite link! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-san-francisco-info-event-for-foreign-companies-and-entrepreneurs-tickets-12186178187)
** Moderator: Vincenzo Mitolo
Business developer officer for the International Clientele Department at Bank of the West, BNPP Group. He assists and helps international individuals and businesses that need assistance with global banking issues. Vincenzo also negotiates partnerships with internal and external business (lawyers, CPAs, foreign institutions and international associations) to provide international clients with high value solutions.
** Marketing: Azmat Malik
A senior executive in marketing and operations at major US, European, and Oriental companies in the semiconductor industry. He has been providing strategy, marketing and operations consulting to early and mid-stage companies in cleantech, electronics, and medical devices since 2004. He works at the intersection of innovation and strategy, moving ventures from pre-seed to growth. He has advised emerging companies in setting go-to-market strategy, and prepared founders and entrepreneurs for seed, angel, and Series A funding. His industry focus is in Power Electronics, Cleantech (Demand Management and Response, Storage, Efficiency, Electric Transportation, Smart Building), Medical Devices, Sensors and MEMS. From 2004 to 2009 he was Associate Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, teaching 2nd year MBA courses in marketing strategy, consumer behavior, and advertising. During that time he was Academic and Program Director for the Executive MBA program. He
developed customized executive programs for major multinational corporations, new entrepreneurship programs, and faculty advisor in Executive-in-Residence at the incubator. He is active in the angel investor community, focused on energy efficiency, smart grid, electronics thermal management, and non-invasive medical diagnostics. He serves on the Executive Committee of Silicon Valley IEEE society chapter, and is President of the Engineering Alumni Society of the University of California, Berkeley. At the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative [iNEMI] he has been on Technical Working Groups on Solid State Illumination, Energy Storage, and is Chair of the Thermal Management Group. From 2009 to 2012 Mr. Malik was active in the Cleantech Open Accelerator in developing the program, enhancing it from an incubator to an accelerator. He mentored several startups during that time, and a number of them have gone on to become commercially successful. He earned degrees, MSEE and MBA, both from the University of California, Berkeley.
International Corporate: Juan Ramon Zarco
Attorney, banker and senior executive — CxO, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to public and private companies with global operations in over 40 countries. Currently his clients include companies from Russia, S. Korea, United States, and Latin America. Throughout his career, he has established a verifiable track record of producing fast paced and practical revenue-focused solutions, formulated costs reduction programs across the board. He traveled and has handled business and legal matters for over 40 countries, and participated as instructor in an entrepreneurship program under the umbrella of CRDF, affiliated with the University of Moscow for several Eurasian companies. He also traveled throughout China presenting to various Chinese companies and forums on strategy and entrepreneurship. He has worked in the following industries: media, IT, telecom, energy, medical devices, and data storage. For Sprint-Nextel and with Pegasus Investments VC Firm handled international
investment deals and interim President for portfolio companies, handling marketing, strategy, fund raising, and accounting. Before Pegasus, he played a principal role in the structuring, international expansions for 2 MSO companies, U.S. Cable Group and Viatel Nextel, Inc. He earned a J.D. from NYU Law School, M.B.A. from Cornell, and B.A. from Williams College; is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German, with working knowledge of Russian, Arabic and Japanese. Blog: http://www.jrzarco2001.wordpress.com
IP: Mark Koo
Prepares and prosecutes patent applications in computer related patent law and works as counsel to HULSEY. Mark Koo has held various engineering roles at software companies in Silicon Valley including early venture startups as well as large companies. He has comprehensive experience in Electronics and Computer Hardware & Software, Computer Networking, Management and Compression, Internet & e-Commerce, Semiconductor Processing & Devices. Mark Koo has been involved in many of the hottest Silicon Valleys technologies such as data warehousing, wireless software and hardware technologies, and internet technologies as well as software for Wi-Fi voice communication technologies. Mark Koo also worked as a software technologist at Livermore National Laboratory to facilitate the building of the NiF Laser (worlds largest Laser system). He was involved in building components for nuclear radiation detection for Department of Homeland Security. Mark Koo received his J.D. from University of Pacific, McGeorge School of law, his Bachelors of Science degree in electrical engineering, and Masters of Science degree in materials science from University of California, Davis. He is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of California and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. USPTO #: 69970, https://oedci.uspto.gov/OEDCI/details.do?regisNum=69970.
** Immigration: TBA
Other Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 1-650-843-9212