Seminar on Entrepreneurship on Dec 29 in Karachi
P@SHA & MITEFP are hosting a seminar on Entrepreneurship & Technologies for the Hospitality/Travel Industry with Idris Kothari, Faraz Hoodbhoy and Azhar Rizvi on December 29th, 2008 from 5:30-8:30pm, at the Avari Hotel Karachi.
The program will start with tea/coffee and snacks at 5 pm, followed by the following sessions:
5:30 – 6:00 pm Idris Kothari
Technologies for the Hospitality/Travel Industry
6:00 – 6:30 pm Faraz Hoodbhoy
The PixSense Experience
6:30 – 7:30 pm Idris K, Faraz H, Azhar Rizvi
Do’s & Dont’s of a Startup – Idea to Production, How to Build a team, Angel/VC Funding vs Bootstrapping
7:30 – 8:30 pm Networking
Kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org and confirm your attendance. Your name, designation and company/university should be stated together with your email address. There is no participation fee.
Co-founder of Vertical Systems, Inc., that was founded to bring the very latest technological advantages to lodging businesses and leisure travelers, Previously, Co-founder of VP Net which operated in the Computer Networking industry. Also co-founded Semi-Custom Logic, Inc., a company providing system and ASIC design services, and VIA Technology. He holds a MS degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA and BS in Electrical Engineering from NED University.
“A true Silicon Valley Success story Entrepreneur, he is up early on new ideas, and is a “get the job done” personality. If you work with him in any capacity as an employee, a partner, a client, a VC, or even as a friend you just can’t lose with Idris. Responsive, positive, creative, and up front, a true win win individual.
Faraz is currently Founder, Executive VP, & CTO of Pixsense, he most recently served as Vice President of Business Development at NextBrick Solutions, Ltd., and was responsible for its Enterprise Search practice. Prior to that as Director Technical Sales at Clickmarks, Inc., Faraz developed key relationships around Clickmarks´ mobile integration platform with carriers in North and South America. As Director Global Solutions at Unisys Corporation, he created and implemented technology strategy for Unisys´ mobile and wireless field-force solutions offerings. At Cap-Gemini Ernst and Young, Faraz was part of the Center for Business Innovation where his research focus was on corporate performance measurement. Faraz started his career at Microsoft on the team responsible for building the XML 1.0 standard. He is co-author of the book, “Applied XML – A Toolkit for Programmers” and holds a BS in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer.
Azhar Rizvi is the CEO of Tech Angels Network (TAN) the first Angel network of Pakistan, Director of Cambridge Advisors Network (CAN), an organization that provides business Advisory and technical consultancy and Vice Chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum of Pakistan (MITEFP) that aims to build the Entrepreneurial Eco-System in Pakistan. He has been associated with the Information technology industry for almost two decades. During this period he has served at prestigious Multinational Organizations including NCR, AT&T and Unisys in Pakistan. He is the founding Director of THKS Technology Group. Mr. Rizvi is an MBA from the University of Houston and M.Com from University of Karachi.
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