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Global Entrepreneurship Week Activites November 18-24!

Global Entrepreneurship Week Events November 18-24, 2013

The CIE invites you to join us as we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with speakers, info sessions, a special screening of an award-winning documentary, and Office Hours for Entrepreneurs! Don't feel like scrolling? Click here now to go directly to the Global Entrepreneurship Week page and see everything!


Monday, November 18

Minor in Entrepreneurship Open House & Info Session (undergraduate students only)

November 18, 11:30 am-2:00 pm, Forbes Family Conference Center, Lucas 126



Undergraduate Students-Join us on Monday to learn more about the Minor in Entrepreneurship! The second-largest minor in the Leavey School of Business in just 2 years of offering, the CIE manages this exciting program that we'd love to tell you more about!  Lunch and learn with us-free pizza will be provided, bring your own drink or stop by the Cadence Cafe for your favorite.  Like hot pizza-join us for 11:30 am.  Got class and ok with room-temp pizza? Stop by anytime before 2 pm-we'll see you there!  While an RSVP isn't required, we'd like to get an accurate estimate for the pizza.

Undergraduate students of all majors and year of study are welcome to this free event--RSVP Here
Tuesday, November 19
Office Hours for Entrepreneurs with Steve Troy
10 am-1pm, Appointments Required

Steve Troy, author and Director & CEO of Aerofund, will review your business plan or presentation, critique your pitch, and answer your startup questions in 20-minute one-on-one sessions in the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship on November 19--appointments are required.  To schedule your appointment, send your 3 available meeting time preferences to Linda Jenkins at before November 14.
Meeting Times (submit 3 in order of preference-appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis):
10:05 am-10:25 am
10:25 am-10:45 am
10:45 am-11:05 am
11:05 am-11:25 am
11:25 am-11:35 am - BREAK
11:35 am-11:55 am
11:55 am-12:15 pm
12:15 pm-12:35 pm
12:35 pm-12:55 pm

Inline image 2About Steve Troy

Stephen Troy established AeroFund Financial, Inc. in August, 1987.  His past business experience has been extensive.  In 1976 Steve founded a chain of three specialty restaurants which he owned and operated until 1979. Upon their sale he opened a vending business in San Jose, CA, which grew to be one of the largest such companies in the Bay Area.  Immediately after its sale in 1983, Troy founded Norstar Video, a landmark national video distribution company, specializing in the acquisition and sale of instructional video programming.

AeroFund Financial, Inc. followed, and as its founder and Chief Executive Officer, Troy has established AeroFund as a prominent national finance company, which provides secured loans to small and medium-sized businesses.  Mr. Troy is the founder and chairman of AeroBank is the first national business bank to be approved by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to operate solely on the internet.

Mr. Troy is the author of a book about business leaders titled Business Biographies, Shaken Not Stirred…With a Twist, which was published in February 2011.  Mr. Troy presently serves on the governing board of Junior Achievement of Northern California and is the past chairman of Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley Monterey Bay and the Northern California chapter of the Commercial Finance Association. He is also a member of the CIE Advisory Board.  Mr. Troy attended the University of Miami from 1971 to 1975 where he earned a BA in Business Administration majoring in Finance with a minor in History.

In addition, Steve's latest book  "Would a Maharaja Sleep Here: Diary of a Five Star Traveler"is now available.  Detailing some of their luxury vacation trips, Steve and his wife Leanne share their experiences.  His first book,"Business Biographies: Shaken, Not Stirred With a Twist"shares the stories of twenty-five business leaders who walked down non-traditional paths to success. 

Tuesday, November 19
CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Jayshree Ullal
November 19, 7 pm-8:30 pm, Recital Hall, Music & Dance Building



The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the School of Engineering Office of the Dean invite you to attend the upcoming CIE Speaker Series featuring Jayshree Ullal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arista Networks, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. 

Join us during our celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week as Jayshree shares her story about her extensive experience and the launch of Arista Networks.  
Event Information:
Fall CIE Speaker Series 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6:30-7:00 pm Check In/Registration & Complimentary Desserts
7:00-8:30 pm  Program
Recital Hall
Parking available in the Parking Structure (permits required on campus until 8 pm)

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Engineering Office of the Dean.
Seating is limited, reserve your ticket today.
Inline image 3Jayshree Ullal is a networking executive veteran with 25+ years of experience and
was named one of the "50 Most Powerful People" in 2005 Network World and one of
the "Top Ten Executives" at VMWorld 2011. As President and CEO of Arista
Networks, she is responsible for building the company's business in cloud

Formerly, Jayshree was Senior Vice President at Cisco and responsible for $10B in
annual revenue from Data Center, Switching and Services, including Cisco's flagship
Nexus 7000 and Catalyst 4500 and 6500 product lines. During her tenure at Cisco,
Jayshree forged key alliances with EMC, VMware and Microsoft in virtualization and
application acceleration. Prior to joining Cisco, Ullal was the Vice President of
Marketing at Crescendo Communications, which was Cisco's first acquisition in

Jayshree holds a B.S. in Engineering (Electrical) from San Francisco State
University and an M.S. degree in engineering management from Santa Clara

Wednesday, November 20:
Special Screening of the Award-Winning Film "Something Ventured: Risk, Reward and the Original Venture Capitalists"
1 pm, Lucas Hall 108


Join us for a replay of CIE Speaker Series event with a screening of Something Ventured: Risk, Reward and the Original Venture Capitalists.  Learn about creation of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen.  Hear from Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others.  The film also includes some of our finest entrepreneurssharing how they worked with these venture capitalists to grow world-class companies like Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others.

Limited seating is available--RSVP here.

 Thursday, November 21:

Office Hours for Entrepreneurs with Gloria Wahl
1-3 pm, Appointments Required


Gloria Wahl, Managing Director of IG Partners, will review your business plan or presentation, critique your pitch, and answer your startup questions in expanded 30-minute one-on-one sessions in the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship on November 21--appointments are required.  To schedule your appointment, send your 3 available meeting time preferences to Linda Jenkins at before November 15.

Meeting Times (submit 3 in order of preference-appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis):
1:00 pm-1:30 pm 
1:30 pm-2:00 pm
2:00 pm-2:30 pm
2:30 pm-3:00 pm

 Gloria Wahl is a Managing Director of IG Partners.  She joined in 2009 after 10 years as the Founder and Partner of AltoTech Ventures, LLC, an early stage venture fund focused on software, telecom and web-services. Gloria is very active in coaching start-up tech companies in Silicon Valley and focus on defining and setting strategic business direction, M&A, due diligence.

She was the former President and CEO of InterNex Information Services, Inc., a business oriented Internet-service provider, which she sold to Concentric Networks Inc. in 1998. She grew the business from zero to over $12 million in subscriber revenue in two years while building out the infrastructure and network backbone.  Her prior positions include Corporate Treasurer of Wyse Technology, Corporate Treasurer of Inmac Corp., and Director of Finance for CIS Leasing (aircraft), Vice President, and (Global Syndications) Manager of Wells Fargo Bank, responsible for portfolio in excess of $4.0 billion. 

Her financial background includes leasing, banking, trading, financial management and treasury.  Gloria holds a MBA from Rutgers University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Santa Clara. She sits on the Board of The Enterprise Network (TEN), an incubator in Silicon Valley, and is a member of the CIE Advisory Board.

 Thursday, November 21:

SCEO & Engineering Social Featuring Guest Speaker Shawn Lange
7 pm, Forbes Family Conference Center-Lucas 126


The undergraduate student club SCEO and the CIE invite you to an SCEO/Engineering social.  Get to know some of the students in the Santa Clara EntrepreneursOrganization as well as School of Engineering students.  We'll begin the evening with guest speaker and fellow Bronco Shawn Lange (MS in Mechanical Engineering and a 2011 CAPE alum).  Join us for a great evening of conversation and complimentary appetizers.

Shawn Lange is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at L2F Inc. Prior to L2F, Shawn was the Renewable Energy Industry Marketing Manager for Mitsubishi Electric Automation where he was responsible for leading all sales and marketing efforts in emerging markets like solar and lithium-ion battery production. In this role, he helped numerous companies launch or improve manufacturing operations both in the United States and abroad. 

Prior to Mitsubishi Electric, he held various sales and engineering positions at Western Technology Marketing and Electroglas, Inc. Shawn holds both a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University.  He is also a 2011 alumni of the CIE California Program for Entrepreneurship.

L2F helps high-tech innovators move their ideas from concept to production (Lab2Fab) by applying engineering consulting, custome equipment design and build, and manufacturing line integration services.  


Visit the CIE Global Entrepreneurship Week Page today for a full schedule and details-we hope to see you!


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