TiE SoCal: The Virsa story

TiE Monthly- The Virsa Story: An Entrepreneurial Journey

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
6- 9 pm
UCI University Club , 801 East Peltason Dr, Library Room, Irvine , CA 92697
CM- Free, Members $30, Non Members $40, $10 will be added at the door
ONLY 10 Spaces Left!- Register Now

Event Overview:
Join us for an evening with industry visionaries Jasvir Gill and Kaval Kaur, founders of Virsa Systems Inc. Mr. Gill was the CEO and Ms. Kaur was CFO of Virsa. We willl hear their account of how they founded Virsa Systems, the leader in real-time compliance solutions and took it over to $100M in revenues before getting bought out by SAP in 2006 for over $400M. Its enterprise software solutions constitute the core of SAP’s offerings in the governance, risk and compliance market. Mr. Gill and Ms. Kaur recognized the need for fraud detection and prevention before Enron, Sarbanes-Oxley and government regulators riveted public attention to the prospect of CEOs going to jail. By shifting the risk management model from after-the-fact detection to real-time prevention, they captured the attention, admiration and patronage of corporate executives addressing the after-effects of Enron and WorldCom.

What major obstacles did the Virsa team face and how did they overcome them? What factors dictated the strategies for success? How did they manage the dynamics as business partners, marriage partners and parents?

We will also learn about their new venture, Startup Farms International, a startup incubator. Come, learn, and get energized to do your own startup!

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CalTech/ MIT Enterprise Forum


“Content is King”
Matching Entertainment Technologies with Artistic Content

Saturday, October 13, 2021

With the explosion of technological developments of the last decades, many new technologies have vied for positions in the entertainment industry. Whether the entertainment technologies are blockbusters like videotapes or DVDs or “merely” software platforms, history has taught us that the technology that wins the business competition is not always the highest performing or even least expensive technology. Rather, it is usually the technology that is coupled to the most compelling entertainment or artistic content that grabs hold and survives in the marketplace.
The October 13, 2021 session of the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum will explore the process by which technology entrepreneurs can match up their inventions with artistic talent in order to reach the marketplace. Doing so successfully requires a knowledge of the relevant entertainment industry, its structure, and its distribution channels, as well an understanding of how to meld the culture of the technologist with that of the artist. Our panel of speakers for this session will include individuals who have “been there, done that,” including one Oscar® winner. They will bring to us their insights as to the critical elements for success and the means by which the technology entrepreneur can put those elements together.
Keith Boesky
Boesky & Co.
Specialist in IP for the video-gaming industry
Head, video game department
International Creative Management
David Codiga
Executive Vice President
Universal Studios Recreation Group
Executive Vice President
Gary Demos
Former Technical Officer
Innovator in digital image creation for motion pictures
and three-time Academy Award winner
Larry Gerbrandt
Media Analyst
General Manager
Nielsen Analytics
Chief Content Officer
Kagan World Media
John Whitney Jr.
Digital Productions, Inc.
Ira D. Moskatel
Arnold & Porter LLP
Sponsor for this Program

Saturday morning, October 13, 2021
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. at Baxter Hall, Caltech
Program: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Baxter Lecture Hall
Networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Baxter Hall, Caltech
Directions/Maps: Directions to the Forum; Caltech’s Interactive Map
$40  ($10 for students with full-time student ID (must show ID at door); free to Caltech students.  Registrations are taken on-line up to 12:00 noon the day prior to the event. There are no refunds for no-shows.

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Startup LA

StartupLA is a new conference committed to building the startup community in Los Angeles. Different than other conferences for entrepreneurs, students, and investors, StartupLA is one that is structured yet free flowing, blending scheduled speakers and presentations with open topics that guests can sign-up for the day of the event.

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The Amazon SoCal Startup Project

The Start-Up Project from Amazon Web Services for Southern California start-ups, VCs and investors.

And two regional events in S. California. Details below:

Amazon Web Services brings The Start-Up Project to Southern California! This exclusive half-day event shows start-up leaders how to scale their businesses using services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Come learn how Amazon Web Services empowers entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainable growth.

From 2-5pm hear from Amazon Web Services executives and local start-ups about AWS’ solutions. At 5pm, join us for a cocktail reception with appetizers and great networking.

Who should attend:

· Entrepreneurs, founders and leaders of

start-up/early-stage companies, and venture capitalists

Reasons to attend:

· Understand how to integrate Amazon Web Services into your


· Find ways to cut fixed infrastructure costs while

increasing reliability and scalability

· Network with local VCs and other start-up leaders

· Discover how to win $100,000 in cash and AWS credits in

the AWS Start-Up Challenge


October 22nd, 2-7pm

San Diego - RSVP http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=159698

October 23rd, 2-7pm

Los Angeles (Santa Monica) - RSVP


See http://aws.amazon.com/startupproject

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