Engineering Leadership SIG: Startup Anatomy – the five elements of starting and building a global tech company



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    TITLE: Startup Anatomy – the five elements of starting and building a global tech company

    SPEAKER: Fadi Bishara, Founder of . . .

    "My vision is to awaken the entrepreneur within everyone and support the creation of a global entrepreneurial ecosystem." - Fadi Bishara

    Fadi Bishara

    DESCRIPTION: Wish your engineering team could think and act more entrepreneurial? If so, this event is for you.

    Many organizations are striving to be "intrapreneurial". Fadi will share his insights gailed in 2 decades of entrepreneurial work. We'll have the opportunity to talk personally with Fadi about his experience creating and growing an entrepreneurial ecosystem, including his experiences as:

    - founder & CEO of Blackbox, a globally focused accelerator based in SV

    - Venture Partner of Sinbad Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early stage internet and mobile startups from Arabia

    - frequent speaker at international entrepreneurial conferences and education initiatives around the world

    - advisor/mentor with startup accelerators such as SeedCamp, HackFwd, StartupBootcamp, StartupChile, Skolkovo Startup Academy, Etc.

    SNACK SPONSOR: An anonymous sponsor who is a long-time member of EL SIG has graciously provided the food and drinks for this event. They said they are doing it because they have benefited greatly from EL SIG over the years. Thanks!

    ONGOING MANAGEMENT SPONSOR: Project Connections is our EL SIG Management Sponsor. is dedicated to practically and affordably supporting inpiduals as they do their jobs day-to-day and helping them grow their management abilities and careers. We also provide management development and support resources to organizations, through group subscriptions, methodology content licenses, on-demand virtual training programs, virtual coaching, and more - all to help managers improve how critical project work gets done, and to help grow the capabilities of everyone on their staffs and teams.

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    6:15 - 7:00 Early arrival recommended! 
    6:30 - 7:00 Registration / Checkin 
    6:30 - 7:00 Enjoy wine, beer, cheese, fruit, snacks, pizza, soda and networking 
    6:31 - 6:59 Engineering Leadership Peer-2-Peer Roundtable 
    7:00 - 7:10 Introduction and opening announcements 
    7:10 - 8:25 Keynote and Q&A 
    8:25 - 8:30 Closing announcements 
    8:30 - 8:45 Informal networking and followup Q&A 
    8:45 - 8:50 Clean up - please leave the room beautiful 
    8:50 - 9:00 Clear the room & have a safe trip home!