Kamran Elahian (Global Catalyst, 500Startups)

Barcelona
September 28, 2016 / 6:30 PM

About this event

NOTE: This event is going to be conducted in English.

Kamran received his BS in computer science, BS in mathematics and ME in computer graphics from the University of Utah by the age of 22. 

As an entrepreneur, Kamran co-founded ten companies, three of them failed and six of them produced a total market cap of over $8B. 

As a VC, Kamran co-founded Global Catalyst Partners with investments in the U.S., Japan, China, India and Israel. 

As a philanthropist, his vision of dissolving barriers between nations through connecting the world one school at a time and improving lives through the effective application of ICT is reflected in the two nonprofits he co-founded, Schools-Online and Global Catalyst Foundation. 

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Kamran has developed his own brand of philanthropy; one that makes the most of modern technological innovations, such as mobile communications and the Internet, to bridge the social and political differences among people which he has coined as iGANDHI™.

Global Innovator Advisor at 500Startups and Founding Advisory Board Member at Harbour.Space University.

Speaker

Kamran Elahian (Global Catalyst, 500Startups)

Kamran Elahian

Global Catalyst, 500Startups

 Chairman and Founder, Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC; Chairman, Advisory Board, Global Venture Alliance; Global Innovation Advisor, 500 Startups; Founding Mentor, Unreasonable Institute; Founding Board Advisor, Harbour.Space University; Advisory Member, Seedstars World; Advisory Member, UNICEF Innovation Fund

As an Innovation Catalyst, Kamran advises various governments on the needed transition from fossil based economies to sustainable innovation economies.

He also serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Global Venture Alliance; a Global Innovation Economy Advisor to 500 Startups; a Founding Mentor of Unreasonable Institute and a Founding Board Advisor to Harbour.Space University. As a global high-tech entrepreneur, he co-founded ten companies, three of them failed (e.g. Momenta), six of them produced a total market cap of over $8B (e.g. Cirrus Logic). As a VC, Kamran co-founded Global Catalyst Partners with investments in the U.S., Japan, China, India, Israel and Singapore. Underlying his vision for global philanthropy is the conviction that modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be instrumental in dissolving barriers between nations and bridging the social and political differences among people. This vision was reflected in Schools-Online, a nonprofit he co-founded in 1996 to connect the world, one school at a time (6400 schools in 36 countries were provided with computers and access to the Internet) and merged with Relief International in 2003; Global Catalyst Foundation, co-founded in 2000 to improve lives through the effective application of ICT, and UN-GAID, a United Nations global forum that promotes ICT in developing countries where he served as Co- Chairman (2009-2011).

Date and Time
September 28, 2016
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Address
Palau Macaya
Passeig de Sant Joan, 108
Barcelona, 08037
 
Agenda
6:30 pm Community Hour: Open Mic + Keynote
7:30 pm Fireside Chat
8:30 pm Networking + Food
 

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