Speaking Engagements 2014
January 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Founder to a Successful CEO: Mastering the Transition (TiE Institute)
Most founders fail to make this crucial transition. There is no school that teaches you on how to learn to be effective startup CEO, and a leader and a manager. This talk by an experienced entrepreneur, Naeem Zafar, who did manage this transition on more than one occasion will enlighten on how you can master the role of a CEO.
December 23, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Seminar: Reaching Customers Globally: Leveraging Social Media at Low or No Cost
Location: Lahore, Pakistan
To be held at the offices of Lahore TiE in Lahore Pakistan. Naeem Zafar hosting Reaching Customers Globally: Leveraging Social Media at Low or No Cost. Local time noted.
November 18, 2014
Location: PlugnPlay at Sunnyvale
How to Position Your Startup for a Successful Exit
All entrepreneurs look for a liquidity event. Acquisitions are lot more common than start ups going public. Learn about the process of getting acquired? Should you use a banker? How long does it take? What are the things that can kill an M&A deal? What to do and what not to do? How to negotiate and how to close?
Naeem will address all of these questions as he recently went through the process where his company was acquired by Oracle. This informative, high energy workshop is a must attend for every entrepreneur.
Register and Join Naeem Zafar for a workshop on How to position your start up for a successful exit.
What: Workshop: How To Position Your Start up For A Successful Exit?
When: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 6 PM
Where: PlugNPlay, 440 N. Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA
Online Registration: OPEN SV Member – $10, Non-Member: $20 (There are limited seats available for this workshop so reserve your space today)
November 9, 2014
Location: Silicon Valley
Naeem will be on the panel of the “Realizing Vision and Building Culture” at the IPN LaunchPad for the Ismaili Muslim Community .
The IPN LaunchPad will consist of startup, pitches, workshops, mentor sessions, keynotes, panels for investors and entrepreneurs, networking and great food.
May 18-19, 2012
Location: Hilton Hotel, San Jose CA
TAN is honored to have two experts in the field of entrepreneurship who are coordinating these workshops. Michael Wray is of the Santa Clara University Business Incubating Program, and Naaem Zafar is a faculty member at Haas Business School, Center of Entrepreneurship, University of California, Berkeley.
Subject: TANCon 2012 Workshops for Start-up and Existing Entrepreneurs
Workshop #1: Creating a Business Plan That Can Attract Funding.
This Workshop is aimed at businesses already showing some traction, and seeking clarity to develop a business plan and an investor pitch that can attract funding.
The first part of the Workshop will outline what is that investors look for and how to get their attention. The second part will be business plan presentations by selected entrepreneurs to a panel of judges (funders and angels) who will provide feedback. These entrepreneurs will have received one-on-one mentoring for two weeks before the Conference. If you would like to be one of these presenters check the criteria at: http://www.tanconf.org/usa/tancon2012/2012workshops.php
You must submit an outline of your business for consideration before April 18.
Note: This Workshop does not provide direct access to funding sources, or guarantee funding.
Workshop #2: Business Mentorship for Start-up and Existing companies.
This workshop is a fast paced interactive 45-minute session where you will be part of a small group of entrepreneurs, discussing common business problems with an experienced mentor. This may be the first step in a longer-term relationship with the mentor as your business develops.
For more information please visit TANCon 2012
Speaking Engagements 2011
Naeem has collaborated with E. Factor (www.efactor.com) to bring several workshops and bootcamps throughout USA.
7-Steps to a successful startup:
This is a 2-hour workshop that will introduce the time tested process of starting a successful company. I will be giving away lessons from my book with the same title and interact with audience and answer their questions. We often put together a panel of local entrepreneurs to bring a broader perspective to these workshops. We will also introduce the structure of a full day Bootcamp where I will take you through the whole method in great detail.
Miami January 27th, 2011 Thursday at 6:30 pm
Boston April 14th, 2011,
Los Angeles October 6th, Tuesday at 6:30 pm
This is a full day Bootcamp that will give you all of the basic building blocks you need to succeed in your own startup or a small business. The topics covered include:
1. How to be sure that I am an entrepreneur?
2. How to conduct market research and validate my big idea?
3. How to spot the right business model and how to identify early customers?
4. What is the legal process of starting a company? Who can help me and when should I approach them?
5. How to seek funding for my business? How do I approach and what do I approach them with?
6. What about the team issues? How do I find and retain talent?
7. Understanding dilution, stock and other financial concepts.
8. Using social media to find and sell to customers
9. Understanding the overall process
10. The life of a founder/CEO—what to expect and how to manage.
Seattle May 14th, 2011 Saturday at 9 AM
Boston June 11th, 2011, Saturday at 9 AM
Dallas September 9th, 2011, Saturday at 9 AM
Los Angeles December 2nd, 2011, Saturday at 9 AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
4:00 pm- Genetech Hall, San Francisco. Demystifying Venture Capital
Thursday, March 28, 2012
3:30-4:30 pm- Istanbul. Case Study- Keeping Momentum: Founder to CEO.
Meet entrepreneurials from around the world. This year the MIT Global Startup Workshop (MIT GSW) will be exploring the theme Directions for Innovation. The GSW brings together entrepreneurial leaders, financiers, students, professors, government and private parties. Join us in building an innovative, entrepreneurial future throughout the world.
Click here for more details
2010 Innovation Summit in Healdsburg CA on November 12
The following events are being hosted by E-Factor. Click on any of the events below for further details and registration information.
June 2, 2010 – Naeem will be keynote speaker in Dallas
June 24 – 25, 2010 – 2 Day Bootcamp in Chicago
July 2 – 3, 2010 – 2 Day Bootcamp in Amsterdam
July 6 – 7, 2010 – 2 Day Bootcamp in London