12 Oct October 15, 2018 – Former Cisco CEO John Chambers and Value Enhancement Stephan Little
John Chambers – Former CEO of Cisco and Author of Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World
John Chambers, chairman emeritus of Cisco, served as the company’s CEO for more than two decades. He has worked closely with government leaders from around the world, serving on committees for two U.S. Presidents and earning the first-ever Clinton Global Citizen Award as well as the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. He is also the founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, where he helps disruptive startups to scale and lead market transitions.
Stephan Little – CEO & Managing Partner of Zero Limits Ventures
Stephan Little started his first company at age 13 and sold it at age 15 for nearly $250,000! He’s led 6 successful startups of his own to private acquisitions of over $120 million and provided explosive growth and lucrative $100M+ acquisitions for dozens more. He has also raised more than $1B in startup and growth funding for 11 different businesses in multiple industries. And he led the buy-side M&A team for a major technology innovator, acquired and successfully integrated 9 companies in less than 12 months. At Zero Limits Ventures, he spots unique opportunities for valuation growth where others don’t, whether triple bottom line “evolved enterprise” models, social engagement strategies or other vehicles beyond simple revenue and profit growth. He works with Younglife Africa to help with the daily care needs of hundreds of children and orphans in Malawi and with The Pachamama Alliance to provide permanent protection of the sacred headwaters of the Amazon rainforest. Stephan supports the BVI Art Reef Project and the creation of new underwater coral reefs in the US and the British Virgin Islands to assist oceans unite with the extensive global ocean cleanup initiatives around the world to support beneath the waves and the preservation of shark species in the US and British Virgin Islands.