Entrepreneurship Series: Inspiring a Sustainable Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 1:00 a.m. to Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 1:55 a.m.
McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)

Winter Quarter 2015 Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

Featuring Feyzi Fatehi, CEO Corent Technology

Feyzi Fatehi is the CEO of Corent Technology – the recipient of “Most Innovative Cloud Service” award in 2014. He has over 25 years of experience building high performance teams at HP and three software start-ups in Silicon Valley and in Southern California that commanded over $1 billion in valuation. Feyzi – an inventor of the first real-time database - has studied at Cambridge, Princeton, UT Austin, and UCLA. He has been a speaker at Harvard Business School, Wharton, Stanford, as well as at industry events in Silicon Valley, Washington, London, Rome, Sydney and Singapore. He serves as the chairman of the Technology Council of Southern California, a board member at Software Industry Association and OC Technology Alliance, as well as a member of IBM Partner Advisory Council. As an avid supporter of education, Feyzi is a member of the UCI Chief Executive Roundtable and UCI School of Engineering Leadership Council and serves as an advisor to the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Global Access Program. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Laguna Niguel and enjoys camping, skiing, scuba diving, yoga, and playing golf with his youngest daughter who plays on her high school golf team.

The Entrepreneurship Seminar Series provides a real-world introduction to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. Through a series of presentations by prestigious entrepreneurs and industry leaders, participants will explore the various organizational, strategic and financial challenges facing successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs. Topics include start-up strategies, business idea evaluation, business plan writing, and introduction to venture capital. Free and open to the public.

For a complete listing of Entrepreneurship Seminar Series guest speakers, please visit http://www.eng.uci.edu/events/entseminars.