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Entrepreneurship & The Silicon Valley: A Talk from a Leading Innovator

Published on Monday, March 30, 2015

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Join UBC in welcoming Dr. Ossama Hassanein a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, visionary, mentor, venture capitalist and UBC Alumnus in an evening of engagement and discussion regarding entrepreneurship in the Silicon Valley. Gain first-hand knowledge from a leading industry expert and network with your UBC peers.

In the last 25 years, Dr Ossama Hassanein was chairman or co-founder of seven leading-edge high technology startups in the US, UK, France and Switzerland including ACC in Santa Barbara (routers, acquired by Ericsson), HighDeal in Caen (rating engines, acquired by SAP), nCipher in Cambridge (encryption, listed on LSE), and Zong in Menlo Park (acquired by eBay). Currently, he is Director of Bank of the West in San Francisco and Chairman of TechWadi, the largest network of Arab American high technology executives in Silicon Valley. He is a charter member of the C100, a Silicon-Valley based association dedicated to mentoring and angel financing Canadian entrepreneurs.

This event is open to all UBC students. RSVP now!