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[liberationtech] Vivek Wadhwa at Stanford: Future of Startups around the World

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Wed Mar 16 10:38:15 PDT 2011

    *Fireside Chat with famous Vivek Wadhwa at
*Entrepreneurship, Leadership and the Future of Startups around the

*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 **, 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, and
BayBrazil *

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 University*

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 ?

 Registration :

*Please note that all proceeds from this event will go to Stanford

*Speakers’ Bios:*

 *Vivek Wadhwa*
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 **, a contributor to
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

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.



*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


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(Cisco, YourVersion, SiliconValleyWatcher, Stanford, Google, AIPAC, Avego)

Enjoy Catered Gourmet Food & Open Bar
Win Great Raffle Prizes - iPad, iPod, Kindle, YouRock Guitar
Listen to Live Music
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