Entrepreneurial Leadership: From Scientist to CEO: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | September 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Arman Zand, Head of Finance, Farmstead

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Graduate school is a great place to gain scientific and research expertise – but that’s hardly the only thing you’ll need in your future as a Ph.D. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists?

To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, graduate students from Chemistry, Physics, and Molecular & Cell Biology founded SLAM: Science Leadership and Management.

Arman Zand has more than 20 years of experience in technology and venture finance. He is currently Head of Finance at Farmstead, an AI-powered grocery delivery startup based in SF. Prior to joining Farmstead, Arman was with Quona Capital, a fintech venture capital fund focused on financial inclusion in emerging markets. Prior to joining Quona, Arman was Director of Business Development at RocketSpace, Inc. where he helped advise on corporate open innovation with Fortune 1000 brands. Arman spent the previous 15 years at Silicon Valley Bank in the US, India, U.K, the Middle East, and Asia, helping expand the SVB globally including 7 years in China where he helped co-found China's first joint venture technology bank. Arman is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is a part-time professional faculty member at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

 Faculty, Students - Graduate

 All Audiences

 ziads@berkeley.edu