• FF SIG Brown Bag Lunch Series Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 12:00PM to 02:00PM
    111 West Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113
    Funded Founders Forum

FF SIG Brown Bag Lunch Series



  • ALL NEW! Brown Bag Lunch Series of the Founders Forum

    Pre-registration is now unavailable. Please register at the door. 



    Bill Paseman

    SDForum is delighted to have Bill Paseman as a speaker for its Founder’s Forum program. Bill has spent over 20 years in Silicon Valley and was on the founding teams of Daisy Systems, Atherton Technology and Calico Commerce.

    Each of these three companies has key lessons future entrepreneurs can benefit from. Come hear the inside scoop of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Bill will talk about how he started his companies, lessons learned, and advice for entrepreneurs. He will share his insights on the role of mentors/advisors, building great teams, dealing with venture capitalists and mistakes entrepreneurs often make.

    Bill is currently an independent consultant and venture investor. He retired as founder and Chairman of the Board of Calico Commerce after its successful IPO in October of 1999. At the time, Calico had 325 employees and ranked 14th in Deloitte & Touch Technology's Fast 50, which measures sustained revenue growth over a 5 year period. Calico has since been acquired by Peoplesoft.

    At Calico, Bill invented the first on-line sales configurator, which allowed companies to sell configurable products over the internet (Patent 5,745,765). After deploying it at Cisco, Calico won Cisco's Supplier of the year award in 1996.

    Prior to Silicon Valley, Bill worked in Germany as an Electrical Engineer for Nixdorf Computer and off the coast of Texas for ARCO as a petroleum engineer. Bill holds various degrees from Rice University and MIT.

    As usual, we will restrict attendance to the first 40 people that sign up, so sign up fast!



    To use a coupon or register by phone, please call (408) 494-8378.




    111 West Saint John, Suite 200

    San Jose, CA 95113

    Phone: 408-494-8378


    11:45am-12:00pm - registration
    12:00pm-2:00pm - discussion


    (Refreshments & Chips included; NOT lunch, please bring your own!)

    $15 SDForum Members

    $25 Non-SDForum members

    Seating limited to 40.

    Pre-registration is now unavailable. Please register at the door. 

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