Kickstart Your Startup

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:15 AM – 5:15 PM Location: DLA Piper, 2000 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA Registration Link: www.svforum.org/kickstart Description: If you are a serious startup entrepreneur looking to attracting an outside investor for the first time, then this workshop is for you! You will learn how to organize your financials and perfect your pitch before running the funding gauntlet. This workshop is not for the seasoned entrepreneur. To all registrants, Nathan Gold, is offering an audio crash course on how to design, script, and deliver your 1-minute pitch at this workshop. More details upon completion of registration. Agenda: 8:15 - 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 - 10:30am Crafting a Fundable Financial Roadmap As an entrepreneur, steering your startup on the financial path to success needs an effective financial roadmap and a thorough understanding of how it will unfold over the next five years. Anthony Nassar, Founder and Principal, Venture Momentum, will share a systematic methodology for developing a robust financial model. 10:30 - 1045am Morning Break 10:45 - 11:45am Crafting a Due Diligence-Ready Legal Framework, Term Sheets Curtis Mo, DLA Piper will help entrepreneurs avoid common mistakes they make when managing the legal aspects of their startup. He will share best practices in building and maintaining a due diligence-ready legal framework. 11:45 - 12:45pm Assessing and Sizing Your Market Opportunity One of the top reasons for a new product failure is inadequate market analysis, yet most entrepreneurs bypass this step. Steve Tennant, Tennant Consulting. 12:45 - 1:45pm Working Lunch – Pitch to the Group 15 one minute elevator pitches presented, with the top three chosen to pitch to the final panel at 4:00pm. 1:45 - 2:45pm Developing a Compelling Pitch: 13 Slides that will Hook Investors Nathan Gold of The Demo Coach will lead this interactive session on the “infamous” 13 slide presentation. 2:45 - 3:00pm Afternoon Break 3:00 - 4:00pm Entrepreneur Panel Successful entrepreneurs will share their experiences, challenges and insights into building and securing funding for their ventures and engage in an interactive Q&A session. Panelists include K.V. Rao, Zuora Moderated by: TBA, Moss Adams 4:00 - 5:15pm Investors Panel: The Voice of Experience Early stage investors will share their experiences, challenges and insights into building and securing funding. They will also listen to pitches and engage in an interactive Q&A session. Panelists include John McIntyre, Citrix Startup Accelerator, Rick Yang, NEA. Moderated by: Herman A. White, Jr., Technology Credit Union 5:15pm Wine Reception Sponsored by Technology Credit Union Please check our web site for additional speakers added. Price: $150 SVForum Members; $200 Non-Members

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