How To Build Friendships Founded On Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurs Summit Reception
Oct
27
4:15 PM16:15

How To Build Friendships Founded On Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurs Summit Reception

Let us help you build transformative relationships. Join us in a relaxed setting for our wine (and beverages) reception over looking the beautiful Bay Bridge in San Francisco to discuss ideas and entrepreneurship and builds friendships. Feel free to walk up to anyone and introduce yourself.  Our culture is inclusive and supportive.  Most of us are experienced entrepreneurs and know the harsh realities and want to help other entrepreneurs succeed. Best way to meet your perfect investors?  Get to know a successful entrepreneur and ask them to make the introduction.

Best way to make the most of this opportunity: Review the profiles of the attendees you want to meet in the summit app. Find something in common and look at their photo.  Go find them at the reception and introduce yourself.  You can easily follow up directly in the app.

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How To Select a Startup - To Join or For Investment
Oct
27
3:15 PM15:15

How To Select a Startup - To Join or For Investment

Join us for this unique opportunity to see an inside view on how venture investors evaluate a startup for investment. Watch selected startups present to investors. You'll get the opportunity to sit behind experts to watch and learn how each of them evaluates teams, business models, market size, risk, and more.  Whether you are a founder, future angel investor, or thinking about joining a startup and not sure of the risk, this session will help you formulate your process for how to evaluate startup opportunities. These are skills that will help you throughout your career. The session is part of our inaugural StartUp Catalyst Competition where we bring together investors to give feedback to startups. The top selected startups will receive warm introductions to investors and advisors that can help them move to the next stage. Format:  5 startups will be selected to present for 6 minutes each (3 minute pitch, minute 3 Q/A); with 5 minutes for deliberation by the panel of judges and time to chat with the startups/panel). 

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"60 Second Pitch Sessions" During The Coffee & Tea Mingle @ Entrepreneurs Summit
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

"60 Second Pitch Sessions" During The Coffee & Tea Mingle @ Entrepreneurs Summit

You've practiced your 60 second pitch and now want to use it to attract co-founders, team members, and investors. Make sure you attend The "60 second pitch" session during the Coffee & Tea Mingle @Entrepreneurs Summit to put it to work. To make the most of this, find people you want to connect with and send them a quick note in the summit's mobile app to introduce yourself and ask them if you can share with them your "60 second pitch" and if they say yes, look for them during The Coffee & Tea Mingle.  Introduce yourself, give your 60 second pitch, and ask if they would like to learn more so you can follow up later.  Move on to the next. This is the perfect opportunity to make multiple contacts in a short period of time.  The attendees at the summit are some of the most connected individuals in Silicon Valley.  During this time you might end up pitching an investor or better yet someone who can introduce you to the "right" investor. Remember, it's not just who is at the summit, but rather it's who they are willing to connect you with. The right introduction will transform your business and life.

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How To Build Companies Based on IP:  Lessons from Life Sciences and Technology Ventures
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

How To Build Companies Based on IP: Lessons from Life Sciences and Technology Ventures

This panel will explore the challenges in building companies based on IP, whether it spins out of a university research lab, corporate research lab, or home grown.  We'll dive into the challenges scientific or tech inventors face as they transition from researcher to entrepreneur to executive.  Enterprises based on IP are increasingly facing the challenge of selecting the appropriate business model while overcoming regulatory hurdles.  They also face unique challenges in how to balance keeping their IP protected while also communicating to the world what they are doing to attract customers and investors.  Learn from leading investors, entrepreneurs, and institutions on how to navigate these challenges. 

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How To Select Business Models That Win: Lessons From Enterprise IT-Cloud/SaaS
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

How To Select Business Models That Win: Lessons From Enterprise IT-Cloud/SaaS

This panel will explore the macro trends and disruptions impacting the Enterprise IT. Enterprises are increasingly adopting Cloud/SaaS, embarking on DevOps models with cloud-native applications and using open source technologies like never before.  Entrepreneurial opportunities are plenty but entrepreneurs need to be able to adopt newer GTM and business models to win in this competitive market.   Learn from leading investors and entrepreneurs on how to navigate this market to land venture funding.  

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How to Create a Path To the Right Investors: Entrepreneurs Summit Luncheon
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

How to Create a Path To the Right Investors: Entrepreneurs Summit Luncheon

There is an old adage in Silicon Valley, "If you want money, ask for advice; if you want to end up with only advice, ask for money."  During our luncheon, we invite you to meet and mingle and get as much advice as you can from the entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, bankers, and advisors you meet.  Not only can their feedback save you years of mistakes, but also, if you do it well, you may end up with a few great introductions.  We'll enjoy lunch over looking the beautiful Bay Bridge in San Francisco.  Serendipity and luck may open doors you couldn't even imagine.  You'll also be able to see all the attendees in the summit mobile app so you can reach out to meet whoever you need to in case luck and serendipity are not your thing.

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." - Oscar Wilde

 

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How to Unbundle and Disrupt an Industry While Scaling Fast - Lessons from FinTech
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

How to Unbundle and Disrupt an Industry While Scaling Fast - Lessons from FinTech

This panel will explore the macro trends and disruptions impacting the financial sector and the lessons that can be applied to other industries. Big banks and brokerage firms are increasingly under attack from emerging FinTech startups. Rather than taking the industry head-on, creative entrepreneurs are selecting niches and beginning to dismantle the industry through a thousand cuts. Entrepreneurial opportunities are plenty but entrepreneurs need to be able to identify patterns within specific verticals, adopt disruptive business models, and understand how to scale fast to win in this hyper-competitive and heavily regulated industry. 

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How to build corporate cultures that empower and attract talented women
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

How to build corporate cultures that empower and attract talented women

While women compose 46.8% of the total labor force, they currently hold only 4.6% (23) of CEO positions and 19.2% of corporate board seats at S&P 500 companies, and 19.4 % of seats in US Congress.  This imbalance of representation, and according to the Financial Times, male-dominated work place culture, is alienating talented women. How can companies create corporate cultures that attract top talented women? Learn practical advice and techniques for how women leaders and entrepreneurs can overcome the challenges they encounter when working in male-dominated teams and cultures. 

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 How to Identify Incredible Opportunities and Dangerous Threats: Lessons from Network Security
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

How to Identify Incredible Opportunities and Dangerous Threats: Lessons from Network Security

Network security is playing an ever increasing role as everything is connected to the Internet and put out in the cloud. This panel will examine the major pain points faced by cloud providers, service providers and enterprises and the innovation and rapid developments that are taking place to address the challenges. The speakers will outline novel threat detection capabilities and machine learning approaches that are developed by start-up companies or incubated in established corporations and the ability of the network to protect valuable data and resources, whether they be in the enterprise or in the cloud, from the ever increasing threat from hackers. This panel will also discuss key domains to invest and specific areas where significant value can be found. 

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