Fireside Chat with famous Vivek Wadhwa at Stanford: Entrepreneurship, Leadership and the Future of Startups around the World TEC (The Entrepreneurs’ Club) together with the Stanford GSB Europe Club is proud to announce a fireside chat with famous visionary and entrepreneurial guru, Vivek Wadhwa. Vivek is a senior research associate at Harvard Law School, advisor to several start-up... [read more]
Fireside Chat with famous Vivek Wadhwa at Stanford: Entrepreneurship, Leadership and the Future of Startups around the World TEC (The Entrepreneurs’ Club) together with the Stanford GSB Europe Club is proud to announce a fireside chat with famous visionary and entrepreneurial guru, Vivek Wadhwa. Vivek is a senior research associate at Harvard Law School, advisor to several start-up companies, a columnist for BusinessWeek.com, a contributor to TechCrunch, and writes for international publications. Vivek has been busy jetting around the world giving advice and inspiration to entrepreneurs and governments especially those in India, Russia, Chile, Japan, Brazil and the US. This event is organized in cooperation with SiliconFrench, JHTC, GABA, BayBrazil and IEFF. Supported by Plug and Play Mark your calendars and make your plans to come and meet our distinguished speaker on: Date:Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm Location: Bishop Auditorium, Graduate School of Business, 518 Memorial Way, Stanford UniversityParking is free after 4pm. The discussion will cover such topics as: Can and should other countries recreate Silicon Valley? Is the brain drain really happening? And what are the consequences for the US? How can Silicon Valley leaders meet the challenges facing them? What’s the future, global significance of Silicon Valley? StartupVisa - new US legislation. Will it work ? Please note that all proceeds from this event will go to Stanford University! Speakers’ Bios: Vivek Wadhwa (http://wadhwa.com/) is a senior research associate at Harvard Law School, an executive in residence/adjunct professor at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, and a visiting scholar at the School of Information at University of California at Berkeley. He is also an advisor to several start-up companies, a columnist for BusinessWeek.com, a contributor to TechCrunch, and writes for several international publications. Since joining Duke University in August 2005, he has researched globalization, its impact on the engineering profession and the sources of the U.S. competitive advantage. In 2010/2011, Vivek has been busy jetting around the world giving advice and inspiration to entrepreneurs especially those in India, Chile, Brazil and the US. He has been asked to speak in front of the Russian President and legislature, is one of the original proponents of the strategy of Startup Chile and met with global experts on innovation in Okinawa, Japan. Vivek gave two talks at the Emerging India Summit , had discussions with Salman Rushdie and spoke at Columbia, Emory, and MIT. Vivek is foused on Immigration laws blocking economic potential for the US and has been talking about the brain drain in the US and its consequences challenging the role of Silicon Valley. Mr. Wadhwa holds an MBA from New York University and a B.A. in Computing Studies from the Canberra University in Australia. He is founding president of the Carolinas chapter of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TIE), a non-profit global network intended to foster entrepreneurship. He has been featured in thousands of articles in worldwide publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, U.S. News and World Report and Science Magazine. He has also made many appearances on U.S. and international TV stations including CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC and the BBC. Moderator: Angelika Blendstrup, Ph.D., the founder and principal of Blendstrup & Associates, specializes in individualized, intercultural business communication training, accent reduction and presentation skill services. She works with international as well as US executives to assist them in improving their written and oral communications skills, as well as preparing them how to write and give effective presentations. Angelika also works with young, international start up entrepreneurs and helps them adjust their pitches to a US model. She focuses uniquely on understanding US business communications, which looks at intercultural training and enhancing foreign-born clients' ability to speak more freely and effectively. Angelika has lived in Brazil, France, Germany and traveled in many Spanish-speaking countries; her clients come from Europe, Asia, Latin American, as well as the Middle East. In addition to English, Angelika speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Angelika holds a Ph.D. in Bilingual, Bicultural Education from Stanford University, a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Languages and Educational Psychology from the University of Tübingen, Germany. She’s the author of They Made It! - featuring interviews with major foreign-born leaders of Silicon Valley, and co-author of Communicating the American Way.