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OPEN-SV: Ask-Me-Anything Mentorship Breakfast with Safwan Shah

  • 8 Feb 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • San Jose, CA (Exact location will be emailed 1-2 days before the event to registered attendees)
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  • OPEN-SV Members attend Ask-Me-Anything events free, while non-members can pay a one-time fees attend one Ask-Me-Anything event. (Regular membership is approx $75/year.)

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OPEN-SV invites you to join for an Ask-Me-Anything Mentorship Breakfast event with Safwan Shah.

Registration is required due to limited seating for interactive mentoring. Attendees are encouraged to bring their formal business plan, strategy document, pitch-to-VC slides, prototype, etc for our mentor to review and comment.

About our Mentor:

An engineer by training, payments expert by experience and entrepreneur by accident, Safwan is the founder and CEO of PayActiv, a Public Benefit Corporation, Certified by B Corp. Prior to PayActiv, Safwan founded Infonox, which was acquired by TSYS (now Global Payments).

Safwan's book, 'It’s About TIME', turns conventional wisdom on its head and calls for businesses to embrace the mantle of saving the world.

In 2019, Safwan received the George Norlin Award, the highest alumni honor for his devotion towards the betterment of society from CU Boulder, where he got his PhD in aerospace engineering. Safwan has taught at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program. Before migrating to the US, Safwan completed his undergrad in EE from NED University of Engineering & Technology in Karachi. An innovator with a purpose, Safwan is a noted public speaker and his work has been featured in NYT, WSJ, LA Times and NPR.

Safwan is a Charter Member of OPEN Silicon Valley since its founding.

More about Safwan:

It's About TIME by Safwan Shah  - Get it here

Keynote at the CEO Summit of Conscious Capitalism - See here

Video Documentary It's About Time -  See here

Why I do what I do - A Letter - Read here

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