Nov. 21 Kickoff Party

View Nov. 22 summit and venture forum agenda  here.

THE WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE ON THURSDAY NOV 21 at TechLab Innovation Center 2040 Martin Ave. Santa Clara.
The workshop concludes with a massive Kickoff Party and Demo Night from 5:30-8:30pm open to all attendees.

The workshops are open to all DELUXE ticket holders and SPEAKERS. The  summit and venture forum take place on Nov. 22 with keynotes, breakout sessions, venture forum, and fast pitch for investors.

Want to host a demo or recruitment table? For only $295 includes two deluxe tickets to summit. Purchase here.

 1:00-2:15 |Everything  You Need to Know for Attracting Funding and Raising Series A Financing
Speakers; Sidley Austin

Discover what you need to know to raise your series and common pitfalls and mistakes to avoid.

  • What are alternative financing sources?
  • How do you negotiate deal terms with investors and board of investors?
  • What are the most common issues raised by investors?
  • What factors should you consider for incorporation or partnerships?
  • How do you evaluate and select your partners?
  • How do you protect intellectual property, business assets and trademarks?
  • What should you expect during the due diligence phase?
  • What are the most comment mistakes made by startups to avoid?
  • Should you require an NDA with partners?
  • How can you  can protect your ideas and assets while still attracting partners and investors.

2:30 -2:30 | Crowdfunding for Equity and Donation Platforms: Best Practices to Raise Funds under the New Jobs funding Act
Hear from experts and entrepreneurs who raised funds for media, nonprofits, entertainment and tech ventures using crowdfunding. Learn how startups can use these new laws to  raise up to $1Million from friends, family and complete strangers. Understand implications, regulatory issues, and opportunities created by new Jobs Act for startups and investors.

SPEAKER: Manny Fernandez, SF Angel

2:45-3:45 |Planning and Presenting your Pitch
We address best practices for investor presentations with a focus on how to position your company as an attractive investment opportunity.  Included in this session will be the essentials for presentations to angels, venture capitalists, strategic investors, potential partners and other investment sources with samples of slides.  It will also cover key differences in presenting to strategic vs. financial investors. Learn how to effectively deliver your message.

4:00-5:00 |I Got Funded–Now What?  Pitfalls and Challenges from Entrepreneurs that Got Funded
Hear from startups that raised funding about their strategies, how they met angels and VC firms, due diligence,  lessons learned, and tips for success. Learn what to look for in considering funding sources, and how involved investors should be in your day to day operations.

3:30-4:30 |Forming Partnerships and Getting Funding from Europe
Learn strategies on how to promote and grow your business in Europe; choosing a country; role of government regulation or funding; raising funds; and testing a marketplace.  For European startups, learn how to transfer your technologies to the US market.
Speaker: Olivier Minkowski, Founder, Europort

4:45-5:30 |  Small Group Discussion Roundtables
Back by popular demand!  You will sit at tables for small group discussion on identified topics. First you will each introduce yourself and then discuss topics.   You get to learn, network and share ideas with experts and colleagues and find potential partners.   You can move freely between different roundtables but we found that most people prefer to stay at one table because they get so engaged in an in depth discussion.   After the roundtables, take your conversation and new friends into the kickoff party.

5:30-8:30 Kickoff Cocktail Party featuring DEMO TABLES
Enjoy delicious drinks and food from our host Sidley while viewing demos from startups and vendors.

Want to host a demo table? For only $295 includes two deluxe tickets to summit. Purchase here.