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TEDxBayArea June 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

TEDxBayArea June 2010

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Early Bird   more info Ended $25.00 $1.61
Honorable Guest Ended $35.00 $1.86
Last Minute Ended $40.00 $1.99
On Site / At The Door Ended $50.00 $2.24

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What is TED?

TED (short for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a U.S. private non-profit foundation[1] that is best known for its conferences, now held in Europe and Asia as well as the U.S., devoted to what it calls "ideas worth spreading".[2] Its lectures or TED Talks, widely disseminated on theInternet, are subject to an eighteen minute time limit. [Wikipedia]

What is Salon?

salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase their knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace'sdefinition of the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate" ("aut delectare aut prodesse est"). Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th century and 18th centuries, were carried on until quite recently, in urban settings, among like-minded people. [Wikipedia]

What is TEDx? 

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxBayArea. At our TEDxBayArea event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

What happens when TEDx meets Salon?

Find out! On June23 inspirational group of authors, technologists, artists will meet at the informal gathering in Mountain View.

Featured Guest:


Naeem Zafar

Naeem Zafar is a member of the faculty of Haas Business School at the University of California Berkeley, where he teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation as part of the MBA program. He has also lectured on business, innovation or entrepreneurship in China, Japan, India, Turkey, Pakistan, Colombia and Singapore. 

Naeem is a serial entrepreneur, having started his own business at the age of 26 and going on to start or work at six startups. He has extensive experience in mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs and founders. Naeem founded Concordia Ventures, a company focusing on educating and advising entrepreneurs and startups on all aspects of starting and running a business (www.ConcordiaVentures.com ).  

Naeem was the president and CEO of Pyxis Technology Inc., 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 which had an IPO in 1993.  

Naeem obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Brown University (magna cum laude), Rhode Island, and he also has a Master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota.  

Naeem has authored five e-books on entrepreneurship.  They are published by and can be seen at www.FiveMountainPress.com.  His eBook “7-Steps to a Successful Startup” is also available on Amazon.com. 

Naeem is a charter member of TiE (www.TiE.org) and the president of OPEN www.OPENSiliconValley.org ). Naeem holds board positions at Numetrics Ltd., and Brainstorm Pvt. Ltd. and serves on the advisory boards of fifteen other companies. As a part of his global entrepreneurial practice, Naeem is involved with microfinance ventures or social entrepreneurship in Pakistan and Mexico. More information can be found on www.NaeemZafar.com.

Event Organizers:

Bay Area Executives Meetup 

Tapping our Collective Wisdom - Silicon Valley

Beer, Soft Drinks and appetizers will be served.

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1077 Independence Drive
Mountain View, 94022

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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