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Building a Tech Business in a Post-COVID World: a VC Perspective

IEEE SCV Entrepreneurship SIG

Building a Tech Business in a Post-COVID World: a VC Perspective

Building a Tech Business in a Post-COVID World: a VC Perspective
09 February 2022 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Pacific Time (U.S. and Canada)
Format: Online via Zoom
IEEE SCV Entrepreneurship SIG

This talk will explore the challenges and opportunities for building a technology business in a post-COVID world, with a focus on the perspective of venture capitalists, but targeting the entrepreneur. Topics include the impact of the pandemic on consumer behavior and business models, shifts in investment trends, and strategies for navigating the current economic environment. Overall, the talk will aim to provide actionable insights for entrepreneurs looking to build technology businesses in the post-pandemic world. Read More.

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Kostas Mallios, Corporate Vice-President, Applied Materials, Inc. and General Manager, Applied AI

Kostas is a creative and visionary leader with a record of unlocking and delivering significant business value in enterprise technology companies. He has led businesses through global growth initiatives while inspiring teams to embrace a customer-first mindset. Kostas’ innate ability to identify business opportunities, clarify strategic value, and lead market execution is combined with his authentic and empathetic leadership style that develops credibility and trust from C-Level staff to interns.

His areas of expertise are: Business and Product Innovation, Business Development, M&A, Global Strategic Partnerships, Operational and Cultural Alignment, Leading Change, Attracting and Developing Top-Talent, and Board Director work.

Kostas has a B.S. in Marketing Management from Siena College and an MBA in Technology Management from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Mission of IEEE Silicon Valley Startup SIG:

  • Create a network for SCV members and non-members to collaborate on startup opportunities
  • Provide training/workshops on entrepreneurship, founding and growing a successful startup
  • Demonstrate the values of IEEE membership, resources, and network in supporting startups
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