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the IEEE OC and LA Area Consultant's Networks Present...

“Essential Homework for Entrepreneurs -

Before you quit your day job!”

By Naeem Zafar

Are you really excited about your new idea and want to start a new business?  Have you been secretly working on the product and looking to form a company.  DON’T!  Are you ready to plunge into this?  How do you know that it is time to quit your day job?  This presentation and talk will outline the essential six-step homework that you should do before you know the answer.

Date and Time: Saturday, December 13, 2008. 

-         Networking – 9 AM. 

-         Presentation – 9:30 – 11:30 AM.

 Location: IEEE Computer Society Building, 10662 Los Vaqueros Cir, Los Alamitos, CA 90720.

At the center of LA and Orange Counties!  Easy access from the 605 freeway -
From South on 605, take Katella exit, left at Bloomfield, right at Cerritos and right onto Los Vaqueros Circle.
From the North on 605, exit at Spring Street and make a left, continue on Cerritos Ave, and turn right at Los Vaqueros Circle.

 $20 with RSVP via 123Signup before 12/7/08, $30 at the door.  Coffee and some beverages will be available.

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Co-sponsors: Jointly supported with the LA Area & OC Consultants’ Networks.

Naeem Zafar - Speaker Biography

Naeem is a faculty member at the Haas Business School at the University of California Berkeley where he teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the MBA program.  Naeem founded Concordia Ventures and focuses on educating and advising entrepreneurs with all aspects of starting and running a company.  Naeem has been with six startups and has extensive experience in mentoring and coaching founders and CEOs.  He is now starting his next venture under the name of Institute for Service Organization Excellence (ISOE).

 His last assignment was the president and CEO of Pyxis Technology Inc., a company specializing in advanced chip design software for nanometer technology.  Naeem has been president and CEO of two other high-tech startups (Silicon Design Systems and Veridicom, a Bell Labs spin-off that invented the silicon fingerprint sensors today found on most laptops).  Naeem has held senior marketing and engineering positions at several companies including Quickturn Design Systems that had an IPO in 1993 and grew to $125M in revenues. 

 Naeem holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University (magna cum laude), Rhode Island, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Naeem has been an IEEE member since 1979.



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