For a different view of the Spanish crisis check this link:
Hope to meet you all on Dec 12 at our Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities event, in Palo Alto.
We are joining forces with our partner organization GABA to present a panel of industry experts that will help us understand where a new technology can empower users to make intelligent data-driven decisions.
BayBrazil members have 50% discount on early birds pre-registration. Details below.
In case you missed Sunday’s San Jose Mercury News, here is an article on Brazil’s mobile payment industry.
The local papers rarely feature Brazil so we are very pleased to read a good overview on the market with insights from several people we work with: Ron Czerny, CEO of PlayPhone, BayBrazil’s board member; Renata Quintini, Partner at Felicis Ventures, BayBrazil’s Committee Chair; and Eduardo Lins Henrique, Co-Founder of Movile, BayBrazil Mentor group.
And, just out of the oven, our interview with Luis Dib, a Brazilian engineer who’s been living in the Silicon Valley for 15 years. Luis is a Sr. Embedded System Software Engineer at NVIDIA.
You will find his interview in our BayBrazilians page that features interviews with professionals from Brazil who work abroad and professionals from all over the world who have connections with Brazil.
Mobile health: Bridging the Healthcare Gap
November 20, 2012 | 6:00-9:00 PM | 650 Page Mill Road | Palo Alto
Event Sponsor: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
The convergence of high-speed Internet networks and next generation sensors and the adoption of health care diagnostics and communications paradigms has created a unique opportunity for new mobile health services. The growth and adoption of healthcare informatics and big data has led to enterprising new medical diagnostics, monitoring and treatment approaches delivered to the home and across regions with limited healthcare infrastructure.
Experts contend we are at the very beginning of a new era in healthcare that will transform how we interact with doctors and obtain care. In an age where healthcare costs are trending up to 20 percent of the U.S. GDP and a significant portion of cost involves chronic disease management in patient populations.
Join the Emerging Technology Forum and leading start ups, healthcare and other experts for an in-depth evening panel discussion exploring the trends, innovations, challenges and investment opportunities in this important area.
Registration, Networking6:00 - 7:00
Panel Discussion7:00 - 8:00
Q&A8:00 - 8:30
Hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be served.
VC Taskforce Member $55;
Affiliate Organization Member $65
Jil Van Eyle: Founder at Teaming
Here is our program: Café in Silicon Valley. Stay tuned and check out our upcoming video interviews to spanish relevant companies and their CEOs, sharing their personal stories, reflecting on their business experiencies and providing valuable advice to follow on their footsteps (Note: Video in Spanish).
If you want to be considered for an interview, please contact:
cfernandez [at] californiaspainchamber.org
TiE Startup Pitchfest - Free for pre-registered TiE SV Members
Thursday, November 8, 2012
TiE Conference Center, Santa Clara
Calling all entrepreneurs! Here's your chance to get immediate feedback on your elevator pitch directly from investors. A good elevator pitch is the first step in the funding process. At this event, 8 entrepreneurs will be randomly selected from the audience. Each one will give a 2 minute elevator pitch to an investor panel. The investors will ask a few questions and then give feedback on how to improve the pitch. As a bonus, the entrepreneur with the best pitch as determined by the panel will be invited to present to the TiE Angels screening committee on November 12th, 2012. TiE Angels has funded 16 companies since launching in 2010
If you are an entrepreneur in software, internet, clean tech/energy, mobile or medical devices, this event is for you! Click here for more information.
Prashant Shah, TiE Angels
Lak Ananth, Director - Corporate Development, Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Jake Flomenberg, Accel Partners
Mohanjit Jolly, Managing Director, DFJ
Manu Rekhi, Principal, Inventus Capital
6:00 - 8:30 PM
The British American Business Council Northern California, French American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco and German American Business Association invite you to join us for another wonderful European Networking Evening.
Come and mingle with entrepreneurs, VCs and a range of professionals involved in cross-border business in a relaxed and European atmosphere!
These events regularly attract more than 150 international business professionals and are therefore reserved exclusively for members of the partnering organizations and one guest per member only.
Contact your Chamber for the promotional code needed to access the online booking system above. Please register in advance to avoid disappointment - places are limited.