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Startup Focus with Game-Changers, Presented by SAP

Startup Focus with Game-Changers, Presented by SAP

Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific /12 Noon Eastern

May 09th 2017:Path to Startup Success: Sell-Design-Build vs. Design-Build-Sell

The buzz: “I would love to momentarily pause time while people line up on my doorstep waiting to pay me hard cash for a product that doesn’t even exist. It’s worth a shot, right?” [Naresh Jain, You’re a startup with fantastic ideas you KNOW will take your industry by storm. Wow! Will you sell the vision before spending to design and build – or design and build before you sell and risk market rejection – or switch between the two? Be strong and remember Thomas Edison’s words: “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” The experts speak. Colleen Hardwick, Pla

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Colleen Hardwick

Colleen Hardwick was headed for a career in Urban Planning before a twist of fate – a movie that was shot in her family home – launched her into a 20-year career in the film industry. Colleen ultimately founded New City Productions, producing dozens of movies and $100M in revenue before selling in 2000. In 2005, Colleen switched gears again. With the support of the Canada New Media Fund, she began to prototype MovieSet which won the Vortex Award for Excellence in New Media Innovation by the Marshall McLuhan Festival of the Future. Colleen blended her film production knowledge with internet technology to pioneer behind-the-scenes filmmaking online, while building audience through social med
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Fouad ElNaggar

Fouad ElNaggar is the Founder & CEO of Sapho. Sapho empowers employees with a modern portal experience that surfaces personalized and relevant tasks and data using micro apps. Sapho micro apps, built by IT on top of existing systems, simplify workflows and data access and allow employees to complete work faster and make better decisions, improving their productivity and effectiveness. Previously, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at CBS Interactive overseeing strategy, operations, partnerships, and M&A. Prior to CBSi, Fouad was a venture capitalist at Redpoint Ventures overseeing the firm’s LA office and helping establish a dedicated fund in Brazil. While at Redpoint, Fouad served on the b
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Luisa Silva

Luisa Silva is the Global Director of GTM and Market Enablement for SAP Startup Focus. She is a seasoned business strategist, an accomplished practice and team leader with 16 years of software industry innovation, business development, services, sales and management in Big Data, Analytics and in-memory computing. Luisa is currently leading GTM with Startups for EMEA as well as at the global level within SAP Startup Focus, to nurture, accelerate and recommend investment in next generation startups’ offerings based on market potential and transformational technology – the SAP HANA platform. She joined the Market Enablement and GTM in the program in 2013. Directly influencing the success and
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