This workshop is for stakeholders and those interested in building and investing in startup ecosystems in emerging and developing markets.
You will gain insight into the process behind building legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper’s startup ecosystem in both Silicon Valley and around the world.
Andrew Tang from Draper Dragon Fund and Asra Nadeem from Draper University will show you how to expand your knowledge base with best practices and insights from Silicon Valley.Register
Join us for an engaging and comprehensive overview of the Silicon Valley ecosystem that has enabled entrepreneurs, future-defining unicorn -and rhino- companies, and the investors that backed them, to create trillions in value and exponentially change the world. Lead by Silicon Valley investors and system-builders, this workshop will give you the insight and knowledge-foundation necessary to replicate similar efforts in your own market.
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Andrew Tang is a partner at Draper Dragon Fund and Draper Associates, where he invests in early-stage technology companies and assists with their business development, particularly international market entry strategy and partnerships. He also serves as CEO of Draper University, which is an incubator and entrepreneurship education program located in Silicon Valley.
Andy has over 15 years of operating, research and development, investment banking, and investing experience in the high-tech space. He cofounded Draper Dragon Fund in 2006 to focus on cross-border investing, leading and managing investments in companies such as Verse Payment, Yeepay, Jin Jing Electric Motors, Alto Beam, Vicarious Artificial Intelligence, and Broadbus (MOT). Prior to starting his fund, he was a partner and member of the investment committee at ABB Technologies Ventures and Infineon Ventures, an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston’s technology group in Palo Alto, and a senior engineer and marketing manager at Intel where he was responsible for chip-design and market-enabling for Pentium and Itanium processors.
In his spare time, Andy teaches finance and fundraising classes to student entrepreneurs, and enjoys the adventure of life with his wife and two sons.
Asra Nadeem is the Entrepreneurship Programs Director at Draper University, an incubator and entrepreneurship education program located in Silicon Valley. She primarily works with entrepreneurs and stakeholders to design and implements programs that build and grow global startups tackling the world’s most intractable problems. In the last 2 years alone, these startups have raised $40M in seed funding and have gone to YC, Techstars and 500, amongst other accelerators.
Asra has over 15 years of experience with product and market development for startups in the Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia. She was the first female product manager in Pakistan for Rozee.pk, led Bayt.com's special projects team to build web infrastructure for government organizations and MNC's in the MENA region and successfully launched the first dating website for Muslims; Naseeb.com.
She frequently speaks and writes about empowerment through technology and automation and mentors entrepreneurs in emerging markets to enable social change. Asra can be found reading and funding research to build vertical cities or inventing new recipes for world's best hummus.
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