Feb 23,2012

We invite you to join us for an evening of networking hosted by Lahlouh Inc. 1649 Adrian Road, Burlingame, California. Our guest speaker for the evening is serial entrepreneur and active angel investor Dr. Maher Hakim. Maher will review his “top ten factors in the success/failure of a startup,” culled from his years in the trenches in various roles including founder CEO, angel investor, and senior executive.

The event will start at 6pm on Wednesday March 14.

Register Now!

Come learn about:


  • How to successfully launch a new endeavor;
  • Can start-ups succeed outside of Silicon Valley?
  • What lessons can one learn from a failed venture?
  • And much, much more


Hors d’Oeuvres will be served, please register now. We look forward to welcoming you all on March 14th!

About our speaker:

Maher is a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned software and Internet technology executive. Over the past 15 years, Maher was either a founder of a startup technology company, or a senior executive of a technology publicly traded company. Currently he is the founder and CEO of Giveplace, an online social funding platform for schools and nonprofits. Before founding Giveplace, Maher was the founder and CEO of Faculte, an online video platform for e-learning and corporate training. Between 2003 and 2007, Maher was a senior vice president at Lawson Software, an enterprise software publicly traded company. Previously, Maher was the founder and CEO of Apexion Technologies- a mobile software solutions provider acquired by Lawson, a CTO at Neoforma- an Internet B2B publicly traded company, and the founder of Pharos Technologies- an Internet product catalog management platform. Maher has advised a number of technology companies and private equity firms on product strategy and business development issues, and is currently an active angel investor.

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