|NECINA Entrepreneurship Seminar|
"Lies people tell about entrepreneurship"
• Venue: IBM Innovation Center, 404 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA 02454
• Time: October 14th, 2010, Thursday, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
• RSVP: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=210698
• Fees: Free for members; $10 for general public; free parking at north entrance
To be an entrepreneur, you have to be an optimist against the odds when creating a new company. What would hinder your progress? What would people tell you and what would you believe in? We are fortunate to have Jo Tango, Founder and Partner from Kepha Partners, to share his thoughts on being an entrepreneur. Please come and share your thoughts in our discussion.
6:30 - 7:00 Registration and networking (refreshment served)
7:00 - 7:10 Welcome remarks by event organizer
7:10 - 8:00 "Lies people tell about entrepreneurship"
Jo Tango, Founder and Partner, Kepha Partners
8:00 - 8:30 Open floor discussion
8:30 - 9:00 Networking
About the Speaker
Jo Tango founded Kepha Partners. He has invested in the e-commerce, search engine, Internet ad network, wireless, supply chain software, storage, database, security, on-line payments and data center virtualization spaces.
He has been a founding or first institutional investor in AutoVirt, Azuki Systems, Bit9, ExaGrid, StreamBase Systems, Vertica Systems, Virtual Iron (acquired by Oracle) and VoltDB, getting involved nearly always at the company inception phase. Other investments include Ask Jeeves (Nasdaq: ASKJ), Digital Market (acquired by Agile Software), and NextCard (Nasdaq: NXCD).
Jo previously was at Highland Capital Partners for nearly 9 years, where he was a General Partner. He also spent five years with Bain & Company, where he was based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Boston, and focused on technology and start-up projects.
Jo attended Yale University (B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., Baker Scholar). He serves on the board of NECINA (New England Chinese Information and Network Association) and is very active with the MIT Deshpande Center. He has served as Co-Chair of his Harvard Business School class 5th, 10th and 15th reunions and is on the leadership team for his Yale 20th reunion.
Jo is passionate about start-ups and loves working with entrepreneurs who dare to strive. Jo and his family emigrated from Indonesia with a few suitcases, $1,500, and the hope for a better life.
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