Agenda

8:00-8:45

Check-in, networking, continental breakfast
Avoid traffic & arrive early!

8:45-9:00

Welcome

  • Ed Lambert, Senior Vice President, Bridge Bank

9:00-9:30

Keynote: Building a successful company - making your idea into a functioning, successful company

  • Gary Fowler, "Award-winning Senior level executive", CEO of Yva.ai, DY investments

9:30-10:00

Legal topics relevant to start-ups

  • Steve Wurzburg, Partner, Pillsbury

10:00-11:00

What investors are looking for in start-ups in 2019
Trends, what's new, what's changed

Moderator

  • Curtis Feeny, Silicon Valley Data Capital

Panel

  • Claudia Fan Munce, Venture Advisor, NEA
  • James Alcorn, Associate, Zetta Venture Partners
  • Philip O'Connor, Managing Partner, Blackhorn VC
  • Manan Mehta, Founding Partner, Unshackled VC

10-15 minutes of Q&A with the panel included

11:00-1:30

Main Pitch Session: Panel of judges
Ten minutes with our panel before they vote
Four minute Powerpoint presentation, four minute Q&A, four minute feedback

Moderator

  • Max Shapiro, Keiretsu Forum

Panel

  • Monique Lambert, Sand Hill Angels
  • Michele Chaboudy, Director, North Bay Angels
  • Ullas Naik, Founder and General Partner, Streamlined Ventures
  • Peter Redford, Partner, Band of Angels
  • Kumar Sripadam, Chair, TiE Angels
  • Salil Pradhan, Draper Nexus Venture Partners

12:00-12:30

LUNCH

1:30-2:00

Meet & Pitch: Give your elevator pitch to one investor at a time
Four minutes with individual investors: two minute pitch, two minute feedback

2:00-3:00

What do investors expect after they write a check?
What you should know to meet their demands 30 days, 6 months, one year later
10-15 minutes of Q&A with the panel included

Moderator

  • Susan Mason, Aligned Partners

Panel

  • Jennifer Vancini, Partner, Mighty Capital
  • Heidi Patel, Rethink Impact

3:00-3:15

BREAK

3:15-4:30

Interactive workshop
Alternate investment strategies, structured exits, revenue-based financing, redeemable preferred stock

  • Gwen Edwards, Managing Director, Golden Seeds

4:30-5:45

Interactive workshop
Valuation

  • Ron Weissman, Band of Angels

5:45-6:00

Networking and end of conference

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