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Startup Opportunities & Challenges in US and Abroad

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UC Berkeley

Stanley Hall Auditorium 105

Berkeley, CA 94720

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Nurturing entrepreneurship has always been one of the main goals of academic and government intuitions all over the world. The US has played important and critical roles in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, but this is a global phenomena. US inventors have global interests, and international entrepreneurs have made great strides in the US as well.

The goal of this event to explore the opportunities and challenges in US and abroad by inviting both local and international speakers:

Margot Lederer

Margot is a graduate of UCLA/ World Arts & Culture but had spent a decade in Indonesia, India and Australia before attaining her Bachelors. She then obtained a Masters in City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, minoring in Local Economic Development. For the past 15 years she had worked as Senior Business Development Specialist for the City of Oakland, working with tech startups but mainly great innovative industrial business and formed the Oakland Maker movement (www.oaklandmakers.org). She has been in Indonesia, where she works with the "Kunci" Inclusive Workforce Development project for USAID, as a Senior Workforce Development Specialist.

Ibrahim Arief

Ibrahim is an IT professional with extensive 8+ years experience in designing, engineering, and scaling several multi-million dollar systems, including as architect and lead engineer for mission-critical financial transaction system handling $750MM in annual transactions for 6 million customers. Currently Ibrahim is the VP of Engineering at Bukalapak, one of the largest e-marketplace in Southeast Asia.

Arvin Gouw

Arvin is currently a fellow at Stanford and Berkeley studying the role of metabolism in stem cells and cancer where his work is under the entrepreneurship program of SPARK for developing novel cancer metabolism therapies at Stanford while leading the entrepreneurship program, BPEP, at Berkeley. Arvin serves the vice president for research and development at the Rare Genomics overseeing the BeHEARD (Help Empower & Accelerate Research Discoveries) and RGTF (Rare Genomics Task Force) divisions of Rare Genomics Institute where he leads crowdfunding efforts for rare disease personalized medicine research predominantly for children, and develop novel online and mobile platforms to connect patients to medical experts.

This event is hosted by Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneur Program in collaboration with the Indonesian Consulate of San Francisco.

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