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Office Hours for Wharton Alum Founders with John Lee and Gaurav Saraf

John Lee from Silicon Valley Bank and Gaurav Saraf, a member of Wharton Alumni Angels will host Office Hours for Wharton alumni founders, to answer your questions or provide advice.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
On November 1, we invite Founders who have formed a legal company to meet with John Lee from Silicon Valley Bank and Gaurav Saraf of Wharton Alumni Angels. They will host Office Hours to answer your questions from startup funding to product market fit.

Meet our Office Hour Hosts:

John Lee, CFA, VP, Global Gateway, Early Stage Practice
Silicon Valley Bank

John Lee is in the Global Gateway Team in SVB’s Early Stage Practice. John builds and manages banking relationships with global technology companies and venture capital firms, facilitating cross-border business to accelerate US market entry and international expansion.
Previously, John was a vice president in the US West Coast Team in SVB's Early Stage Practice, establishing relationships with strategic partners, including university entrepreneurship programs, accelerators, and venture capital firms, to drive business development with early stage technology companies.

John earlier was a vice president in SVB's Entrepreneur Services Group, establishing banking relationships with early stage enterprise software and hardware companies, assisting clients with raising capital through introductions to investors, and developing programs to share insights and connections with corporate development and information technology groups.
Gaurav Saraf
Wharton Alumni Angels

A seasoned product leader, has been leading vision, design, development, and commercialization of next-gen technologies in IoT and consumer electronics for 15+ years. Gaurav has strong expertise in both business and technology and has been advising startups in building strategic partnerships and, developing go-to-market and growth strategies. Gaurav is currently leading his own startup (Olynk Inc.) and, providing strategy and tactical business advice to Tri-Cura (a healthcare startup). Gaurav is also a member of Wharton Alumni Angels.
Advise potential founders on:
  • Ideation, market sizing & initial validation (market testing)
  • Pitch deck
Provide the early stage startups insights and advise on:
  • Product market fit, including market & customer research
  • Validation & customer acquisition strategies
  • Key product considerations & product challenges
Registration is required. Please be sure to include your Office Hour questions during registration. 

Register Online
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Wharton San Francisco, 2 Harrison St., Floor 6, San Francisco, 94105
Cost: Free for WCNC members, $10 for Non-Members
New membership is available at http://www.whartonclub.com/memsub.html
Office Hours are co-organized by Wharton Club of Northern California and Wharton Alumni Angels.

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