A special session of Startup Insiders at LUMS
P@SHA, in collaboration with LUMS and Sofizar, is bringing you a special Startup Insiders session – a Carlos Cashman Extravaganza – covering the following topics:
1. Raising Funds
2. Surviving in a tough environment and
3. B2B Sales
Date: February 13, 2009
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Auditorium A-13 (PICIC Auditorium)
Pizza and soft drinks provided courtesy of Zafar Khan, Founder of Sofizar.
Mr. Carlos Cashman, who is going to be partnering with Zafar in running Sofizar, adding new verticals and taking the company from US$15 million to US$150 million, is an absolute marvel at networking, rainmaking, raising funds, putting together deals and coming up with creative ideas at 3 million per m/s. If anyone has seen the movie “21”, he was a MIT card counter in his student days.
Carlos Cashman has raised over $50 million in private equity capital, taken his software company public on the NASDAQ, and been an investor and advisor in numerous IT businesses in the US and abroad. Prior to APT, Mr. Cashman was co-founder and CTO of Opus360 Corporation, a publicly traded software company sold to Artemis International in 2001 (NASD: AMSI.OB). He served as President and as a Director until becoming the Chief Technology Officer in December 1999 immediately prior to Opus360’s IPO. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Cashman served as co-CIO of venture-backed networking technology firm Gray Peak Technologies which was sold to USWeb/CKS Corporation in 1998 to form their Networks Practice.
Before Gray Peak, Mr. Cashman was Chief Technology Officer of Frankfurt Balkind Partners (FBP), a New York agency dedicated to strategic branding, advertising, and design. Prior to FBP Mr. Cashman
was Manager of UNIX Engineering for Conley Corporation, a RAID storage firm later sold to EMC Corporation.
Carlos has consulted for numerous global companies in various industries on e-business strategy and execution. He has also served as an expert witness in software technology and development and currently sits on the advisory boards of two international technology and services outsourcing companies.
Mr. Cashman has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences such as Information Week CIO events, Talent2000, CMP’s Future of ASPs, and the Strategic IT Sourcing and Staffing conference, covering topics as diverse as strategic HR management to the future of technology and ASP
Industry. He also serves on the advisory board of several high tech companies on both the East and West Coasts.
Carlos Cashman graduated in 1994 from MIT which he attended on full scholarship from AT&T, with a custom degree in Information Systems Engineering, combining the best of MIT’s computer science curriculum with high-level management and IT courses in the Sloan School of Management. Mr. Cashman has many varied interests, and has actually spent time producing film projects in New York City and as a professional blackjack player and card-counter with a team of former MIT alumni.
Other IT Entrepreneurs who will be present at the SI session include:
Imran Zia, CEO, VahZay Ltd (Chairman P@SHA)
Zafar Khan, Founder, Sofizar
Dr. Umar Saif, Founder, Bumpin
Fahd Bangash, CEO, Amaana
Monis Rahman, CEO, Naseeb Networks
Jehan Ara, President, P@SHA
Registration is FREE but essential. All are welcome. Please register by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Media partner for this event is CIO Pakistan (who else?)
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