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The three pieces of entrepreneurship: opportunity recognition, opportunity assessment, and opportunity realization

DSC_0099In today’s world, especially living in the San Francisco Bay area, everyone has his or her stereotype of what an entrepreneur is. Are they someone who wears a hoodie? Someone who eats pizza and plays video games at work at 3 am? Or someone else who neglects all for her garage laboratory? They might be entrepreneurs, but at the real heart of entrepreneurship are three things: the ability to identify or recognize opportunity, the ability to review or assess opportunity, and last but not least, the ability to successfully execute and realize opportunity. While these tasks seem straightforward on paper, the skills you need for each one are very different, and it is difficult to be good at all of them. To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to excel at all three, all at the same time.

Piper Promotes: Entrepreneur Thought Leader Mentor, July 26, 2012

For the aspiring entrepreneurs,  the Chinese Information and Networking Association (CINA) and Fudan Alumni are hosting a workshop and technical conference on July 26, 2012 in Mountain View, California with Naeem Zafar and David Lane.

Zafar is a faculty member of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley teaching innovation and entrepreneurship classes. He is also currently the CEO and president of Bitzer Mobile, a company that provides that helps IT personal quickly mobilize enterprise application. He is the former CEO & President of Pyxis Technologies, former CEO of Silicon Design Systems and Veridicom, and former senior member of Quickturn Design Systems.

Lane is currently a partner of Onset Ventures, a entrepreneurship venture company getting small businesses off the ground. Prior to this, Lane co-founded Diamondhead Ventures and was a senior venture capital investment officer at the Harvard Management Company. His investments include Danger, Entercept Security Technologies, UPEK, Applied Immune Sciences, Harmonic, Kofax Image Products, TriQuint Semiconductor, NexGen, Quidel, Viewlogic Systems and Harbridge Merchant Services.

The program is as follows:

6:00pm – 6:30pm Registration and Food
6:30pm – 8:00pm Presentation and Q & A
8:00pm – 8:30pm Entrepreneurs’ Pitch and feedback by the Thought Leaders
8:30pm – 9:00pm Social Networking

The program is Thursday, July 26th, from 6-9PM, at 801 California Street in Mountain View, California. The event is $15 for non-members, $6 for students. For more information, contact Vicky Young (vicki_sosing@yahoo.com).