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Glendale Tech on Tap: Imagine Always

How important is the power of imagination in entrepreneurship? This talk will emphasize idea creation via imagination as the starting point for all startup ideas. It will also emphasize the core skills that one must develop to survive through a startup venture with extreme uncertainty. Lastly, Dr. Boghossian will discuss “Leadership as a Service™” and its emphasis on treating people as human beings to achieve loyalty, respect, and results.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

Dr. Zarik Boghossian is a passionate entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience designing and developing advanced technologies and innovative solutions including aerospace systems. Zarik was responsible for the development of the Mission Critical Electric Power System Flight Software for the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. This system has successfully been launched by NASA and has been orbiting around the earth for the past decade. 

As the Head of the Technology and Professional Services at Integrien, Zarik worked closely with other executives and investors at Clearstone Ventures to create an attractive enterprise level software solution which was successfully acquired by VMWare, Inc. in 2010. 

As the Co-Founder and CTO at Wovenmedia, Zarik lead the design and development of a Digital Media Solution that is currently being used by one of the largest retailers in the US. 

Over the past two years, Zarik has been extremely active as an investor and an entrepreneur to create startups in forward looking markets such as augmented reality, on-demand services, social networking and collaboration, and solar. 

As a professor at Pepperdine University, Zarik has been teaching and mentoring MBA and undergraduate business school students in entrepreneurship, international management, venture initiation and operational courses. In the past three years, he has also been mentoring UCLA MBA candidates as part of the Anderson Easton Technology Management Center Industry Mentoring Program.

EVENT DETAILS: Light happy hour snacks will be provided. No host bar. Brief presentation, long post reception. Thirty minute talk starts at 6:30 p.m. Casual environment with good company and great conversation! 

VENUE: The Moose Den is a chill sports-centric subterranean haunt with burgers & more, plus shuffleboard, darts & other games. Thank you for hosting, Moose Den! 

PARKING: 90 minute free parking available at the Marketplace Parking Structure at 120 South Maryland Avenue.

ABOUT TECH ON TAP: Glendale Tech on Tap is a monthly meet-up created to strengthen the ecosystem of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Glendale. Raise a glass to tech each month at the Moose Den. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Glendale-Tech-on-Tap/.

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