Fri, Aug 13|
Z-Park | ZGC Innovation Center
Z-Park Family & Friends Dinner Party
You are invited! Join Z-Park Community on Friday, August 13th for networking, informative talks, lucky draws, pizza & drinks.
Time & Location
Aug 13, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Z-Park | ZGC Innovation Center, 4500 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA
About the Event
After more than a year of remote working, we are excited about California’s reopening progress and are ready to reboot our community events at Z-Park Silicon Valley Innovation Center!
In order to help our community make a smooth transition back to the center, meet with new members, and learn more about Z-Park’s new services and achievements in 2021, we are hosting an “Friends and Family” Party on Friday, August 13th at 5:30pm. All Z-Park tenants, partners and potential clients will be invited to sign up and attend.
Experts from Z-Park's business service network - Step2Growth and Kadabra - will also join us and share their insights and suggestions regarding to "post-covid trends and transitions" from marketing and human resources perspectives .Why You Should Participate?
We welcome Z-Park members as well as new friends who are interested in learning more about Z-Park Silicon Valley Innovation Center, our beautiful co-working space and full-spec business serves.
- - Participate "how to shape Post-COVID era" talks from experts in marketing leadership and organizational change
- - Learn Z-Park's global business and recent news from CEO
- - Meet Z-Park’s community of innovative individuals in technology and VC industries
- - Food, Snacks, Asian Appetizers& Drinks Served
- - Interesting Lucky Draw Games
- - Get Special Z-Park Re-opening Offers
5:30pm-5:50pm Check-in &Networking
5:50pm-6:10pm Opening Talk from Z-Park Silicon Valley Center
6:10pm-6:40pm "how to shape Post-COVID era" Talk I: 5 step marketing strategy for early-stage companies in Post COVID Era.
Questions and Answers.
6:40-6:50 Lucky Draw and Networking
6:50pm-7:20pm "how to shape Post-COVID era" Talk II: Leadership in The Age of Hybrid Teams
Questions and Answers.
7:20pm-7:30pm Final Lucky Draws and Event EndsAbout Our Speakers
Dr. Ella Li
Partner of ZGC US Fund, CEO of ZGC Capital
Dr. Ella Li the CEO of ZGC Capital and also the partner of ZGC U.S. Fund, leading ZGC’s team in investment and incubator operation. She’ established and managed several VC and fund of funds, including one with portfolio funds including KPCB, Menlo, Andreessen Horowitz, Accel and Foundation Capital. She is also the founder of Medlabs healthcare accelerator, providing companies with funding, mentorship and key resources to transform healthcare.
Dr. Li has 15+ years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors and has rich experiences in therapeutic investment opportunities from discovery and clinical proof-of-concept to commercialization. She also serves as board advisor, consultant and mentor in several major VC, accelerators, and startups. Dr. Ella Li earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Peking University School of Pharmacy, Ph.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Centers, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship from Harvard Medical School. Ella has extensive publications in prestigious journals with IMF over 10 including Nature Communication, Cell Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Investigation, PNAS, Molecular Cell, Diabetes etc.
Talk from Ella: Recent News and Achievements of Z-Park and ZGC Community
Sneha Lundia Agrawal
Founder & CEO at Step2Growth, Women of Influence 2021 - SVBJ
Sneha is the Founder & CEO of Step2Growth, a marketing strategist & startup mentor. She started her career as a Software engineer at Cisco Systems and carved her way to becoming a marketing entrepreneur helping startups. She was recently honored as Women on Influence 2021 by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Sneha is also an Instructor for Marketing Automation at GreenFig. She is passionate about helping early-stage startups and works with accelerators and venture capitalists to host mentoring sessions. She has been a part of 2 acquisitions so far and has worked as a marketing lead with multiple startups in the Silicon Valley.
Talk from Sheha: 5 step marketing strategy for early-stage companies in Post COVID Era
Marketing always tends to fall on the back burner for most early-stage companies. The problem is since marketing doesn’t come naturally it is typically overlooked. By the time a company realizes it needs to focus on the basics of marketing, it is late. In this talk, we'll discuss how Marketing has evolved and I'll help you simplify the process of creating an effective marketing strategy especially in this Post COVID era.
CEO at Kadabra
Wendy Ryan (she/her), MHROD, is the CEO of Kadabra, an interdisciplinary team of leadership and organizational change experts based in Silicon Valley, California. With over 25 years of combined experience in human resources, organizational development, non-profit leadership and executive coaching Wendy has partnered with hundreds of individuals and organizations throughout the U.S. helping front- line through C-suite leaders and board members achieve success as individuals and in teams.In her consulting work, Wendy's ability to build trust and rapport with her clients, and her agility in assessing and engaging individuals and teams from "where they are," facilitates breakthroughs and business results. She is an expert in organizational and individual assessments, leadership development, strategic visioning and implementing change from start-ups through the Fortune 500. Wendy customizes research-based best practices to work with each client's unique culture and business model. She understands the dynamics of entrepreneurship, venture capital and private equity funding and seamlessly integrates those dynamics into her work for the benefit of her clients.In addition to her work with Kadabra, Wendy is an active mentor, strategic advisor and angel investor in early stage, BIPOC, LGBTQ++ and women-led companies and an advocate for expanding diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the investor and business ecosystem.Wendy holds a Master's Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco and a post-graduate Certificate in Management and Innovation from Bentley College and dual Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Spanish from the University of California at Davis. Wendy was previously certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.Her first book, Learn Lead Lift: How to Think, Act, and Inspire Your Way to Greatness was released in May 2021. Visit www.learnleadlift.com or www.wearekadabra.com for more detail
Talk from Wendy: Leadership in The Age of Hybrid Teams
Through the lens of putting people first, adapting to VUCA-style change, and anchoring to authenticity, you will be introduced to the mindsets, skillsets and behaviors critical to successfully leading and managing remote first or hybrid teams now and in the future. Get practical and actionable advice on key “do now’s” as well as the “don’ts” that may be holding you and your team back from success. Attendees will receive a copy of the best-selling book, Learn Lead Lift: How To Think, Act and Inspire Your Way to Greatness and access to other helpful tools and downloads based on the Learn Lead Lift Framework™Get A Booth to Showcase Your Business!
We provide the opportunities for you to display your organization and introduce your business to event attendees. If you are interested in getting a booth to display your company during the event, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit an application HERE.
Booth are free to all Z-Park Tenants.About Z-Park Silicon Valley Innovation Center
Located at 4500 Great America Parkway, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Z-Park’s three-floor, 74,276-square-foot center is a hub for innovation.
Newly renovated in 2020, our building is creatively designed with multiple functional spaces, featuring co-working space, start-up incubator, private offices, community space and a large event center.
To establish an innovation community that creates synergies, Z-Park provides the most cooperative work environment to startups, corporations and individuals, with full entrepreneurial resources and business services to accelerate their ways to success.
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