VC Breakfast with guest VC: Bruce Schechter
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The VC Breakfast Club provides a terrific opportunity for entrepreneurs. Up to 10 participants meet with a VC or Angel Group in a relaxed, informal setting, to build relationships and get valuable feedback on their startup idea. Participating entrepreneurs deliver an elevator pitch, and the guest VC provides immediate feedback, enabling fast, effective, accessible mentoring and relationship development.
Entrepreneurs will be given 5-10 minutes to discuss their business with the VC. Depending on the number of attendees for each event there may be more or less time to speak.
To get the most out of these breakfast meetings, attendees should be prepared to provide a clear, concise elevator pitch about their business, and be able to answer questions from the VC.
This event is intended for entrepreneurs only are seeking feedback on their startup ideas and funding strategies. Please do not register if you do not fit this profile. Seating is limited to 10-- sign up now and reserve your seat!
About Our Speaker:
Bruce Schechter is an active adviser, consultant or investor in a variety of technology startups, including Life360, Proformative, TreasuryCurve, and Simplure. He is a member of the Band of Angels, Silicon Valley’s oldest organized Angel investor organization. Bruce began his career at Intel Corporation in 1980 and there he served a 17 year tenure in a variety of roles including Fab Process Engineering, Microprocessor Product Management, the Corporate Strategy Group, and Director of Online Marketing in the Corporate Marketing Group. Bruce was on the founding team of Pandesic LLC, a pioneer eCommerce application service provider, where he served as Director of Operations Management and then Director of Strategic Alliances. Bruce is active in mentoring student entrepreneurs at both Stanford University and Purdue University, and is active in non-profit work, including his role as founder and President of the Intel Alumni Network and as co-founder of Purdue SVBIG (Silicon Valley Boilermaker Innovation Group.) He received a BS in Physics and Math from Purdue University, where he graduated with Highest Honors and Phi Beta Kappa, and he received an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
The Band of Angels is Silicon Valley's oldest seed funding organization. The Band is a formal group of more than 130 former and current high tech executives and seasoned entrepreneurs who invest their time and money into new, cutting edge, startup companies. The Band has seeded over 270 companies in their history with 50 profitable M&A exits and 10 Nasdaq IPOs. Band members have founded companies such as Symantec, Logitech, and National Semiconductor and been senior executives at the likes of IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, and Intuit.
For more information about the VC Breakfast Club: https://svforum.org/VCBreakfastClubSheppard
Note - You must show up by 8:00 AM, otherwise it is very disruptive to the event. Thank you!