San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What is SUCOOL?
SUCOOL is the Sabanci University Startup Company League, a technology pre-incubator started in 2013 to support up to 10 technology entrepreneurs with training, mentoring, office space and networking. SUCOOL is bringing 5 of its entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley to meet the ecosystem. For more info: sucool.sabanciuniv.edu
Why should I come?
Come to hear about what's happening in Turkey, meet and listen to the pitches of 5 ambitious early stage entrepreneurs from Turkey, building on online marketplace for buyer and sellers of green construction goods & services, a P2P car rental service for Turkey, a faster to deploy enterprise search engine, a smart-home system to optimize your light & energy use and a voice-based social network.
Refreshments & pizza will be served.
Keynote Speaker: Frank P. Paniagua, Jr., CEO and Chairman
Frank is currently working on his last startup http://greenplug.us/ and is at an exciting stage about which he will talk about. Frank has spent his entire career involved in start-ups. Frank was the co-founder of the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) and was Vice President of Worldwide OEM Sales at RasterOps and VideoLogic (both companies executed successful IPO's), founder of KidWise LearningWare, co-founder of Eskape Labs and AutoNetworks and the president of IXMICRO. (EskapeLabs, IXMICRO and AutoNetworks were acquired.) Frank has a history of success including 23+ years of "solution selling" into the industry's most respected PC and consumer electronics manufacturers (Apple, Compaq, Digital Equipment, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Sun and Sony). Frank's expertise is building and growing new ventures into successful companies. Frank's last tenure was as a partner for Trusted Strategies, an IT Security consulting firm. Frank holds a BA degree in Communications from California State University Hayward.
This trip is made possible by the generous support and contributions of TTNET, Turkey's leading internet providers and technology company.
SUCOOL Silicon Valley Trip is hosted and organized by Cogswell Immersion Program.
When & Where
SUGK (Sabanci University Girişimcilik Kurulu)
Sabanci University Girişimcilik Kurulu Sabancı Üniversitesi'nin tüm girişimcilik projeleri koordine eden, Mühendislik, Yönetim ve Sosyal Bilimler Bölümleri'nin ortak iştiraki olan bir platformdur.