April 9 2008 - Succeeding in the Valley- Foreign-born entrepreneurs share their stories about making it !

April 9th - Succeeding in the Valley- Foreign-born entrepreneurs share their stories about making it !

Eric Benhamou, the former CEO of 3Com, Andy Bechtolsheim, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems, Wu Fu Chen, serial entrepreneur and founder of Cascade Communications, Raj Singh whose Fiberlande Communications was later sold to Cisco and Redback for $12B in 1999, Jean–Louis Gassee, former President of the Apple Products Division and now at Allegis Partners, Arno Penzias, Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Guy Gecht, CEO, Electronics for Imaging,  Dina Bitton, an internationally acclaimed scientist in the field of high- performance database systems, Philippe Courtot, serial entrepreneur who sold Signio to VeriSign for over a billion dollars in 2000, Kamran Elahian, Co-Founder and Chairman of NeoMagic, a multimedia semiconductor company which launched a $300 million IPO in its fourth year  and more were all interviewed In They Made It!.  In the book, they reveal their recipes for success and talk about their career and life choices.

A few representatives from this this long list of Silicon Valley “greats” will join us for a lively, humorous discussion to tell us what influenced them in their lives, how they persevered, and what ways they have chosen to give back to the communities that helped them succeed.

Many of these executives don’t just have one successful start up, they are often “serial entrepreneurs”; this doesn’t mean they haven’t had their ups and downs as well, but they turned their challenges into positive lessons and moved on and upward in spite of them.

L’Executive Club, SiliconFrench, CSPA, GABA, Hispanic Net, NET-IP, SIPA, and SDForum invite you to come hear Silicon Valley’s leading entrepreneurs from around the world speak about the keys to success and fulfillment.

    * Angelika Blendstrup, Ph.D., Blendstrup & Associates
    * Tom Chaffin, Attorney, Pillsbury Winthrop


    * Eric Benhamou, CEO, Benhamou Gobal Ventures.
    * Guy Gecht, CEO, Electronics for Imaging
    * Kamran Elahian, Chairman & Co-Founder, Global Catalyst Partners
    * Samba Murthy, Entrepreneur at Large
    * Henry Wong, Chairman, Packet Island

6:00 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 7:00 PM Food and Networking
7:00 - 8:30 PM Panel discussion
8:30 - ? PM Coffee and dessert/more networking

Name Sales End Price Fee
Hispanic-Net Members Ended $15 $0.99
Non-members Ended $20 $0.99
Event +2008 Membership Dues Ended $120 $3
Charter Member Ended Free
Hispanic-net Members - at the door Ended $30 $0.99
Non-members - at the door Ended $35 $0.99

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