Technology Entrepreneurship Seminar Series


The School of Innovation will host a series of seminars held by Dr. Mehrdad Nikoonahad, a top-level manager and serial entrepreneur in the technology and innovation sectors, with extensive experience in setting up businesses in the highly competitive Silicon Valley environment.

Dr. Nikoonahad will discuss concrete business cases and share his expertise on the best practices and the challenges he encountered throughout his career.


Seminar 1, May 8, 2019 – 5:30-7:30 PM, CLab Trento (Piazza Fiera 4)

  • Innovation ecosystem
  • Silicon Valley case study
  • Selected game-changing technology ideas

Seminar 2, May 15, 2019 – 5:30-7:30 PM, CLab Trento (Piazza Fiera 4)

  • Winning teams
  • Investors & financing
  • Incubators/accelerators
  • VC’s inner working
  • What VC’s look for?
  • Get to know the VC

Seminar 3, May 22, 2019 – 5:30-7:30 PM, CLab Trento (Piazza Fiera 4)

  • Valuation
  • How much money to raise?
  • Getting in front of investors
  • Board of directors
  • Exit (merger/IPO)

At the end of the series of seminars, the participants will get an attendance certificate.

If you would like to participate, please register by sending an email to:

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