SpartUp Speaker Series

Business Planning and Growth

February 8, 2024, 4 - 5:30 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Library - SJPL Works Room
In-Person - Snacks and pizza will be provided!

Are you a founder working to bring your startup to market? Join the SpartUp Incubator for a discussion on business planning, go-to-market, growth, teamwork, and entrepreneurial challenges. Panelists will share their first-hand experience with the early stages of startup growth and the fundamentals of planning for your startup success. We welcome all Spartans to join us for the first Speaker Series and Spartaneur Networking Hour of the year.

MarshaMarcia Daszko

Marcia Daszko is a Bay Area executive with decades of experience in strategic leadership development and leadership advising. She is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and executive board member to several Bay Area organizations including San Jose State's Alumni Association. Marcia is a San Jose State Graduate and the founder of Marcia Daszko & Associates, a management consulting firm helping companies pivot, disrupt, and transform their organizations and industries.

DaveDave Millman

Since his first engineering job in Silicon Valley over 30 years ago, Dave Millman has held sales & technical roles in startups ranging from SaaS to IoT to AI to semiconductors. In his role as CEO of BizDev.Global, Dave has helped hundreds of startups to find their first customers, validate their products,  and ramp sales. Dave majored in Electrical and Aeronautical Engineering at MIT.


Shariq Shah

Shariq is a San Jose State Alumni and founded his first startup while studying Computer Science an undergrad. He is now the founder and CEO of, an artificial intelligence startup helping students learn faster and more effectively with the power of artificial intelligence. Shariq is skilled in go-to-market strategy and is recognized for being an effective and dedicated leader to others in his organization.

VigneshVignesh Ramachandran

Vignesh is a Senior IP Counsel at Lam Research and an adjunct professor at SJSU.  He is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and has an electrical engineering degree from SJSU.  Prior to Lam Research, Vignesh was an associate at Perkins Coie, where he worked with multiple clients both locally and internationally, and of different complexities and sizes.  Prior to law school, Vignesh worked as a RF engineer, where he was first exposed to patent law.  

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