SBT TEAM

NAEEM ZAFAR

NAEEM ZAFAR

Naeem co-founded and serves as the CEO of TeleSense, an IoT startup. His last company, Bitzer Mobile,was acquired by Oracle in 2013. Naeem also teaches entrepreneurship at the University of California Berkeley, as well as the Brown University. He is a serial entrepreneur and has started or worked at six startups. He founded Startup-advisor.com to educate and mentor entrepreneurs with all aspects of starting and running a company. Know More...

PRASAD RAO

PRASAD RAO

Currently Chairman & CEO of PrideVel Group, an IT Solutions Integrator. Successful Entrepreneur and founder of four IT Services companies. Established business operations in the US, Europe and India, managing all aspects of business. Extensive solution driven IT services and partner driven business development background. Lead two IPOs in India, two rounds of VC investments in the USA and one exit through sale to a strategic buyer. Honored by E&Y as IT Services Entrepreneur Of The Year for Illinois/Northwest Indiana in 1999. Accomplished 5th and 7th positions in Inc500 as CEO of CyberTech in 1999 and 1998 respectively. Has been serving on the boards of several IT Services companies and helping them in business strategy and operational guidance. Advised in consummating the sale/roll-up of one of these companies with a Global Services Company. Recognized by his alma mater, National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering, a leading business school in India as a Distinguished Alumnus. Has been passionate about empowering millennials with entrepreneurial skills and joined the TIE Silicon Valley Leadership team focusing on Youth to drive this. Know More...

RAJIV PATEL

RAJIV PATEL

Rajiv Patel is an angel investor, adviser & mentor. He is a seasoned technology executive with over 25 years of experience in the networking, computing and imaging fields. Rajiv spends significant time giving back to the community thru his involvement with the TiE Silicon Valley and the town of Los Altos Hills. Rajiv is a Charter Member at TiE Silicon Valley and has been on their board. At TiE he volunteers as a Content chair for organizing their annual conference(TiEcon) and also assists and mentors youth for their TiE Youth programs. Know More...

SRINI MADALA

SRINI MADALA

Srini Madala is an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Founder of SoftSol Inc. and the SoftSol group of companies working on IT projects for well-known corporations and government organizations within and outside the United States. serves on the Board of Directors at KQED, a nonprofit public media organization in San Francisco, and has also served the city of Monte Sereno in the capacity of Site and Architecture Commissioner.Srini is involved in multiple charitable activities, including personal contributions for nonprofits in health, education, and entrepreneurship. As a Charter Member of TiE Silicon Valley, and TiE Chair for Youth Programs, he assists and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs. An alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Srini also received his graduate diploma in Industrial Engineering from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal. Know More...

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DIPTY

NIHAR

NIHAR