P@SHA announces seminar with seasoned entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley

July 26, 2009 at 11:23 pm 12 comments

Hear ye! Hear ye! Entrepreneurs & aspiring Entrepreneurs in Karachi

Two seasoned entrepreneurs, Idris Kothari and Saeed Kazmi, are visiting Karachi from Silicon Valley and have kindly agreed to P@SHA’s request to share their knowledge with local Pakistani entrepreneurs and young aspiring entrepreneurs. Our partners for this event are MIT Enterprise Forum Pakistan.

Date: Wednesday, July 29 2009
5 pm to 7 pm
26-E, Block-6, PECHS, Karachi (Location map attached for details)

Idris Kothari is co-founder of Vertical Systems, Inc., a company that was founded to bring the very latest technological advantages to lodging businesses and leisure travelers, He also co-founded VP Net which operated in the Computer Networking industry, Semi-Custom Logic, Inc., a company providing system and ASIC design services, and VIA Technology. Idris holds an 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, Idris is an entrepreneur who is up early on new ideas, and is a “get the job done” kind of person. 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.

Idris will share ideas on how to start and build a company.

Saeed Kazmi has 25+ years of experience in high-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley, USA. He has co-founded several successful start-ups in the following areas: Hospitality, Network security, PC Chip-sets and ASICs. He has held various senior management positions – co-founder, CEO, business development, marketing, sales and product development in companies such as Vertical Systems, VPNet Technology, Inc., Semi-Custom Logic, Inc. and VIA Technology, Inc. Saeed Kazmi has a very interesting view of marketing and has coined the phrase ZDM (zero dollar marketing)

Saeed will talk about the“Marketing of Technologies” and how organizations can market technologies successfully.

There is no charge for attending this session. However, registration is essential. Please email me at jehan (dot) ara (at) gmail (dot) com, your name, the organization/university you’re with, your email address and mobile number. If you register and do not attend, you will not be welcome at a future session.

Think of this as a sort of SI session! 🙂

We are trying to arrange video conferencing or streaming of this event for those in Lahore and Islamabad. No promises though.

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