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Industry Council Monthly Networking Lunch and Learn Event

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Come join us for a casual networking lunch and informative learning session with industry experts every month! May Speaker Naeem Zafar.

Welcome to the Industry Council Monthly Networking Lunch and Learn Event! Join us for an exciting opportunity to connect with industry leaders, expand your network, and gain valuable insights. This in-person event will be held at the Sunnyvale Community Center, providing a casual and welcoming atmosphere for professionals to mingle and learn from each other. Don’t miss out on this chance to enhance your knowledge, build relationships, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Mark your calendars and come ready to engage with fellow industry enthusiasts!

Our Speaker for May 2024 – Naeem Zafar

As the Featured Speaker for the Industry Council for Small Business Development, Naeem Zafar brings a wealth of experience as a CEO Coach and Board Advisor, specializing in guiding CEOs and startups through the challenges of leading, growing, and exiting high-tech businesses. With a background that includes leading five ventures as a CEO and providing guidance to numerous others as a Board member or advisor, including the successful acquisition of TeleSense, an AgTech company, by UPL in 2020, Naeem Zafar offers a unique perspective on navigating the complexities of the business world.

Beyond Naeem Zafar’s professional accomplishments, he is deeply committed to educating and mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators. Naeem Zafar has been a dedicated instructor of entrepreneurship and innovation at UC Berkeley since 2005 and at Northeastern University since 2017, where he currently serves as the faculty director and Professor of the Practice. Additionally, Naeem Zafar is the author of five books on entrepreneurship, some of which are used as curriculum textbooks at various universities, further demonstrating his commitment to sharing the insights and lessons learned from his experiences.

In addition to Naeem Zafar’s educational endeavors, he has also played a significant role in various organizations and companies. Naeem Zafar has served on the Board of Directors of several companies, the details of which can be found on concordiaventures.com. Furthermore, Naeem Zafar has held the position of Board Chair for OPEN Silicon Valley and AspirePK.org, and honored to be the Founding President of the Brown University Club of Silicon Valley.

During the upcoming session with the Industry Council for Small Business Development, Naeem Zafar looks forward to sharing practical strategies and insights gleaned from his diverse experiences, offering actionable advice for small business owners looking to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the high-tech business landscape.