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An EvoNexus & TiE South Coast Event: A Fireside Chat with Cristiano Amon

July 12, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT



Join us at the Qualcomm AZ Hall for a Fireside Chat with Qualcomm CEO, Cristiano Amon, and former Qualcomm SVP, Anil Kripalani!

Secure your reservation ASAP as seating will be limited!

Qualcomm employees, EvoNexus partners (including those, like you all, who attend our programs), & TiE members attend for FREE!

An EvoNexus & TiE Sponsored Event: A Fireside Chat with Cristiano Amon

Join us on the evening of July 12th, CEO of Qualcomm Inc. Cristiano Amon, and wireless technology veteran Anil Kripalani for an in-depth discussion about the future of technology and entrepreneurialism. Brought to you by TiE South Coast, in partnership with Qualcomm and EvoNexus.

The event will start at 5:30PM on the Qualcomm Campus in Auditorium AZ.

Date: Wed Jul 12 2023

Time: 17:30:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Location: 10155 Pacific Heights Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92121

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain valuable insights from Cristiano Amon and Anil Kripalani as they shares their experiences, challenges, and vision for the future. Join us for an evening of inspiration, networking, and knowledge-sharing. Reserve your spot today!

*EvoNexus Partners (Sponsors, Mentors, Portfolio Companies, Volunteers, Program Attendees), Qualcomm Employees, & TiE members are able to attend for FREE! Do not miss out on this opportunity.

**General admission is $15!


Cristiano Amon, President & Chief Executive Officer, Qualcomm Incorporated

Cristiano Amon is President and Chief Executive Officer of Qualcomm Incorporated, and also serves on the Company’s board of directors. Amon assumed the role of CEO on June 30, 2021.

Amon began his Qualcomm career in 1995 as an engineer, and during his tenure, has helped shape the strategic direction for the Company in several leadership roles. Prior to becoming CEO, Amon served as president of Qualcomm. In that role, he steered development of a leading and differentiated product roadmap, spearheaded Qualcomm’s 5G strategy – as well as its acceleration and global roll out – and drove the expansion and diversification of the business to serve multiple industries. Additionally, he has overseen the successful execution of M&A to augment Qualcomm’s capabilities and accelerate growth in key areas, including RF Front End, Connectivity and Networking.

Previously, Amon led Qualcomm’s semiconductor business as president of QCT. He also held several technical and business leadership positions, which included having overall responsibility for Snapdragon platforms.

Prior to Qualcomm, Amon served as chief technical officer for Vésper, a wireless operator in Brazil, and held leadership positions at NECEricsson, and Velocom.

Amon holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an honorary doctorate from UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. He is a member of the USPTO Council for Inclusive Innovation.


Anil Kripalani, fmr. SVP of Standards, Planning, & International Administration, Qualcomm Incorporated

Anil T. Kripalani formerly held the position of Senior Vice President of Standards, Planning, and International Administration at Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Kripalani led Qualcomm’s efforts to support implementation of the global third generation (3G) CDMA standard. Kripalani oversaw strategy and administration for the Company’s key international offices in Japan, Korea and China. In addition, he worked closely with Qualcomm’s senior management on corporate initiatives for accessibility planning.

Kripalani joined Qualcomm in 1994 as vice president of strategic business development for Qualcomm’s CDMA Division and focused on supporting the adoption of CDMA technology by major operators. His extensive background includes more than 23 years of technology development, product implementation and communications industry standards planning. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Kripalani spent more than 18 years at AT&T Bell LaboratoriesAT&T Network Wireless Systems, and AT&T Information Systems, where he held several management positions and, at various times, was responsible for the development of wireless infrastructure for all the major technologies as well as an earlier value-added data network offering. Kripalani served as department head in the Chief Architects Division of AT&T Bell Laboratories prior to his departure from the company.

Kripalani holds a bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India and a master’s of science in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles.


EvoNexus is California’s leading nonprofit technology startup incubator located in San Diego. EvoNexus has successfully incubated over 260 startups with a survival rate of over 85%. Since the incubator’s formation in 2010, EvoNexus companies have secured over $1.6B in venture funding, $10B in pre-exit valuation, and had over 45 acquisitions valued at over $2.1B. YTD $240M invested. EvoNexus is supported by corporate partners, including some of the largest multinational corporations in the world such as Qualcomm, Viasat, muRata, pSemi, and more! For more information, please visit


The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region.

TiE Global is the largest non-profit organization and has amazing networking effect. TiE connects the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem from early stage entrepreneurs, serial entrepreneurs, professionals at leading corporations, venture capital, angel investors, thought leaders among others. The organization emphasizes the spirit of giving in all aspects of their work.

There are currently 15,000 members (including over 3000 charter members or mentors) in 61 chapters across 14 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs. To learn more, visit


Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries including automotive, internet of things and computing, and we are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, together with its subsidiaries, covering all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, as well as including our QCT semiconductor business. For more information, please visit


An RSVP is required due to limited seating.

The Qualcomm AZ Hall:

10155 Pacific Heights Blvd,

San Diego, CA, 92121


5:30-6:20 = Registration & Networking

6:20-6:30 = Enter to be seated in the AZ Auditorium

6:30-7:30 = Fireside Chat with Cristiano Amon & Anil Kripalani


Qualcomm AZ Auditorium
10155 Pacific Heights Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121 United States
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