BUILDING TRANSFORMATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

08:15 AM  Networking Breakfast/ Registration

09:15 AM  Keynote: How Leading Entrepreneurs Build Transformative Relationships in Silicon Valley

  • Heidi Roizen -- Operating Partner, DFJ; Chair of Entrepreneurs Summit, Wharton | San Francisco

10:00 AM  Fireside Chat: Building Your Entrepreneurial Eco-system

  • Heidi Roizen -- Operating Partner, DFJ; Chair of Entrepreneurs Summit, Wharton | San Francisco
  • Karen White -- President and COO, Addepar
  • Ann Winblad -- Co-founder, Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

BUILDING THE VENTURE STAGE START-UP

11:00 AM   Panel: Investor and Entrepreneur's Perspective on Challenges in 2014-2015

  • Joseph Ansanelli (W'92) -- Partner, Greylock
  • Thomas Y. Lee -- Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Davis Smith (WG’11 G’11) -- Founder, CEO, Cotopaxi.com
  • Randy Williams -- Founder & CEO, Keiretsu Forum

Topics:

  • How is the angel and venture capital landscape changing?
  • What should entrepreneurs prioritize in the early stage of their venture?
  • How to build an early stage board and board of advisors?

12:00 PM  Lunch


UNLEASHING THE GROWTH STAGE START-UP

1:00 PM  Keynote: Insights into Current Industry Trends Shaping the Entrepreneurial Landscape

  • Jeff Grabow, US Venture Capital Leader, EY

1:30 PM  Panel: The Entrepreneur’s and Venture Capitalist's Perspective on Thriving in the Growth Stage

  • Alon Amit -- Co-Founder, VP of Product, Origami Logic
  • Len Lodish -- Professor Emeritus, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Mark Gainey -- Co-founder and CEO, Strava
  • Christian Gheorghe -- Founder & CEO, Tidemark
  • Carl Showalter -- General Partner, Opus Capital

Topics:

  • What trade offs come into play in the growth stage and how do you prepare for them?
  • How to build the growth stage team?
  • Does culture matter and how to create it?
  • What challenges to prepare for when moving through financing (series A-D)?
  • What’s the science behind building a killer sales team?
  • How should the board change for the growth phase?

2:30 PM  Coffee Break & Networking


ACHIEVING INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

2:45 PM  Keynote: Ingredients of Successful Venture Capital Investments

  • Michael Goguen--Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital

3:15 PM  CEO Panel: You've made it; now how to stay there and innovate- Industry Leaders Perspective

  • Steven Bengston -- Director, PwC
  • Fred Reid -- Senior Advisor to LEK Consulting & Founding CEO, Virgin America
  • Dan Rosensweig -- President and Chief Executive Officer, Chegg
  • Doug Tomlinson (WG'99) -- CEO, Vino Volo

Topics:

  • How has the team evolved from the venture stage to the industry leaders stage?
  • What are the key strategic decisions, choices, and trade-offs?
  • Effective Boards - How do you build a great board?
  • Operational Perspective: Priorities, Focus, and Changes
  • To exit or not to exit, that is the question; if so, when and how.

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS (ENTREPRENEURS, INVESTORS, TALENT)

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM      Cocktails & Music Reception with VCs

  • Meet and Q & A with VCs including Mayfield and Andreessen Horowitz

 

* Agenda subject to change