Kick Start Your Start-up Workshop

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  • SVForum’s “Kick Start Your Start-up” Workshop
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011
    Palo Alto, CA

    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WALK-INS WELCOME.

    This workshop is for new serious start-up entrepreneurs or entrepreneurs who need a refresher course on the fundamentals of developing their business plan and/or wanting to grow their company, so that they can maximize their chances of attracting an outside investor for the first time.

    During this workshop, you will learn how to organize your financials, craft a due diligence ready legal framework, assess your market opportunity and perfect your pitch before running the funding gauntlet. A panel of successful entrepreneurs will share their experiences, challenges and insights into building and securing funding for their ventures.

    Please come with your 60 second pitch and your chance to be one of three selected to pitch to the panel of VCs at the end of the day! This workshop is not for the seasoned entrepreneur.

    Attendees will also be eligible for a special offer from LinkSV - click here for details.

    Quotes from Past Attendees

    "I would highly recommend Kick Start Your Startup Workshop for any entrepreneur that is in start-up and early growth modes.  I have attended workshops that promised similar results, but in my opinion, this SVForum workshop was top of the line. The presenters were extremely knowledgeable and each of them were able to provide several unique solutions that I had not heard before." Karen Duggan, Playful Planet

    "Attending the SVForum Start-up Workshop was instrumental for us, providing several key introductions and ultimately a new addition to our advisory board." Ryan Kennedy, Conga

    Agenda:

    8:15am

    Registration and Continental Breakfast
     

    9:00am

    Crafting a Fundable Financial Roadmap
    As an entrepreneur, steering your start-up 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. In this presentation, Anthony Nassar, Founder and Principal, Venture Momentum, will share a systematic methodology for developing a robust financial model.
     

    10:30am

    Morning Break
     

    10:45am

    Crafting a Due Diligence Ready Legal Framework
    Curtis Mo, DLA Piper will help entrepreneurs avoid common mistakes they make when managing the legal aspects of their start-up. He will share best practices in building and maintaining a due diligence-ready legal framework.
     

    11:45am

    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.
     

    12:45pm

    Working Lunch - Pitching to the Group
    15 one-minute elevator pitches presented, with the top 3 chosen to pitch to the final panel at 4:00pm.
     

    1:45pm

    Developing a Compelling Pitch: 13 Slides that will Hook Investors. Nathan Gold, Founder of The Demo Coach will lead this interactive session on the “infamous”13 slide presentation.
     

    2:45pm

    Afternoon Break

    3:00pm

    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.
    Confirmed Speakers:
    Amine Chabane, Marseille Networks
    K.V. Rao, Zuora
    Rick Sutton, Plus 3 Network, Inc.
    Moderated by: Arlene Chan, Moss Adams
     

    4:00pm

     

     

    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.
    Confirmed Speakers:
    John Balen, Canaan
    Tom Furlong, Granite Ventures
    Rick Yang, NEA
    Moderated by: Herman A. White, Jr., Technology Credit Union
     

    5:15pm

    Wine Reception 
    Sponsored by Technology Credit Union