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TEC Event: The Opportunity of the Cloud

TEC is proud to host a keynote by Tom Mornini, co-founder and CTO (retired ;-) of Engine Yard, the leading cloud platform (PaaS) for Ruby on Rails and PHP.

Having lived in the cloud for seven years, before it was even called "the cloud," Tom would like to share his thoughts on its implications for entrepreneurs. The good news is that massive opportunity awaits. The challenge is that it's not business as usual.

Tom Mornini co-founded Engine Yard, Inc., spent 6 years as CTO and retains a board seat. Engine Yard hosts web applications in the cloud for companies like Audi, MasterCard, MTV, Estee Lauder and Butterball.

Tom became enthralled with accounting at EngineYard, but also saw the pain of reports, spreadsheets and manual data entry that finance and developers had to go through to close the books every month. There had to be a better way...which led him to co-found Boocx, Inc. - the world's first machine scale double-entry accounting engine.

Tom lives in San Francisco with his wife Elizabeth and son John. He is an Audiophile, loves Jamaican Ska music and enjoys the occasional walks on the beach. ;-)

When: November 15, 2012, Thursday
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.


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TEC Event : Disruptive Innovation in Education ( Nov 1 2012, Palo Alto)

Dear Friends,

Please join us on November 1th in the Palo Alto JCC for an exciting evening featuring a panel of widely successful and disruptive online/offline education companies. After an in-depth discussion of today’s trends, we will be able to look into the trend of tomorrow by attending  startup pitches judged by top local investors.

Education as we know it, has been around for centuries. Little has changed from the model we have all experienced:  teachers and professors stand in front of students, who are expected to absorb all the subjects in a passive and often boring environment.

And the results are often not great..

Many entrepreneurs realize that this is the next frontier to disrupt and we are hearing about startups such as Coursera, Udemy, the Khan Academy, Udacity.....betting on the fact that students are ready to learn in a different climate and in different ways that suit them and their unique learning styles.

This event is organized in cooperation between TEC – The Entrepreneurs Club, IEFF , GABA, JHTC, BayBrazil, SiliconFrench, SiliconVikings and many of our supporters.

Complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.

When: November 1, 2012, Thursday
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Agenda:

  • 5:30-6:30 Registration & Networking
  • 6:30-7:30 Panel of successful EdTech companies, investors and experts
  • 7:30-8:30 Startup pitches

Panel speakers:

  • Angelika Blendstrup (moderator)
  • Eren Bali (Udemy, CEO & Co-Founder)
  • Keith Devlin (Executive Director, H-STAR Institute, Stanford University)
  • Michael Staton ( Chief Evangelist at Inigral, Inc. )

Confirmed Investors (to be updated ):

  • Dan Avida, Opus Capital
  • Jim Connor, Sand Hill Angels
  • Louis Schreier, Deutsche Telekom
  • Igor Taber, Intel Capital
  • Oded Hermoni, Rhodium
  • Eddy Lee, Fenox Venture Capital

 

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TEC Event with Ron Carcamo: "Why do companies lose their edge"

As companies evolve from startup mode to a more established organization with increased revenues and people there is often a critical junction they must navigate that involves critical leadership and organizational competencies. Ron Carcamo brings a unique operating perspective to the question "why do companies lose their edge"  given his role as a Chief Procurement Officer and a Finance professional.  His view point comes from being deeply involved in supporting functional operating plans as well as assisting with business unit strategy execution for major corporations throughout his career.   

When: September 27, 2012, Thursday
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA

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The Entrepreneurs Club (TEC) : Steven Blank New Book Presentation

Steve Blank is one of the rule-breakers of Silicon Valley, a co-founder of 8 startups, a lecturer at Stanford and UC Berkeley, named one of the 10 influencers of Silicon Valley, author of two books -- Four Steps to Epiphany and The Start-up Owner's Manual, and the originator of the "customer development" methodology for getting a technology startup off the ground.

For full presentation video check http://www.tecglobal.org/tec_20120503_video

TEC-START: 10-DAY INTENSIVE EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING PROGRAM IN SILICON VALLEY

 

Halloween TEC-Start:

10-day intensive educational and networking program in Silicon Valley

for start-ups with a clear business idea and global plans

The Entrepreneurs’ Club presents:

  • 10-day intensive program full of events and workshops, where you meet more than 100 experts - successful serial entrepreneurs of the silicon valley, investors, business coaches, lawyers, sales and marketing professionals
  • Polish your pitch with an international communication expert and present it to the investors
  • Find out what California VCs look for when they consider investing in start-ups
  • Visit the Silicon Valley’s largest and/or coolest companies such as Google, Twitter, and Evernote as well as some early stage startups
  • Enjoy huge sequoias, visit Yosemite National Park, and taste California wine along with investors!
  • Get “infected” by the very special entrepreneurial spirit of the Valley, which has created the world's best environment for startups!

Where: in the heart of Silicon Valley. Some of the activities will take place in San Francisco.

When: October 22 -31, 2012

To be considered for program participation, please, fill up your application at:
http://www.tecglobal.org/TECstart_application

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TEC World Leaders Series : Marten Mickos, MySQL/Eucalyptus/Nokia

Marten Mickos currently is the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, the leader in open source cloud computing. Also, he has recently been nominated for the board of Directors of Nokia Corporation.

As the CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Marten grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group.

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TEC World Leaders Series : Steve Blank Presents his New Book! (May 3,2012)

Steve Blank is one of the rule-breakers of Silicon Valley, a co-founder of 8 startups, a lecturer at Stanford and UC Berkeley, named one of the 10 influencers of Silicon Valley, author of two books -- Four Steps to Epiphany and The Start-up Owner's Manual, and the originator of the "customer development" methodology for getting a technology startup off the ground.

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TEC World Leaders Series: Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook/North Bridge

Dear Friends!

Following a historical Facebook IPO, don't miss your chance to meet our very special guest – Jonathan Heiliger on June 7th in Palo Alto.

Being an accomplished serial entrepreneur and technologist, Jonathan joined Facebook in 2007 to take charge of technology behind the tremendous FB growth - more than 20 times over just 4 years. After leaving Facebook in 2011, Jonathan invested and nurtured multiple local startups and just recently joined as a General Partner one of the most successful VC funds - North Bridge Venture Partners.

Jonathan kindly agreed to discuss a multitude of topics – starting from Facebook growth technology secrets (shh.. check out the Open Compute Project) to new cool technologies he is looking for as an investor.

When: June 7, 2012, Thursday
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 US

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TEC World Leaders Series : Marten Mickos, former CEO of MySQL and a leader of the open source movement

Dear Friends:

Mark your calendars and join us on Wednesday, May 23rd in Palo Alto for an exciting evening with Marten Mickos – a legendary figure in the open source, a leader and builder of the global disruptive businesses.

Marten Mickos has been called "very visible hero of open source" by New York Times. Forbes magazine calls him "a hero of open source revolution".

Discussion Questions:

  • What is your first recollection of experiencing great leadership?
  • Who had the most significant influence on shaping you as a leader?
  • What was the most difficult decision you had to make as a leader?
  • How do you structure your day, what tools do you use to keep up with your schedule?
  • MySQL had "No software patents” stickers on its web site. What is your view of patenting?
  • Do you consider yourself a CEO that is strongly involved with sales? What kind of people do you look for to do enterprise sales? What is your recipe for successfully selling the product/services?
  • You twitted "I have a feeling that asymmetries drive the world more than symmetries do" – can you elaborate?

 

When: May 23, 2012, Wednesday
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 US

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TEC World Leaders Series : Legendary Steve Blank Presents his New Book!

Dear Friends,

Mark your calendars and join us on Thursday, May 3rd in Palo Alto for an exciting Fireside Chat with Steve Blank and his new book presentation!

Steve Blank is one of the rule-breakers of Silicon Valley, a co-founder of 8 startups, a lecturer at Stanford and UC Berkeley, named one of the 10 influencers of Silicon Valley, author of two books – Four Steps to Epiphany and The Start-up Owner’s Manual, and the originator of the “customer development” methodology for getting a technology startup off the ground.

After the fireside chat, Steve kindly agreed to sign books that are included in the price of the tickets.

When: May 3, 2012, Thursday
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA

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