ROADMAP: Bulletproof Competitive Advantage



  • A startup's guide to winning business and establishing market leadership.



    John O'Hara (bio), Managing Partner, Proof Point Partners

    Panel of VCs

    Ho Nam, General Partner, Altos Ventures

    Paul Rivers-Latham, 3i

    David Likens, Recent Partner of Venture Strategies

    Discover how to build immunity plans that keep you in front of the pack and your competition scratching their heads. You will gain insight into how to establish the 3 critical components to successful planning and implementation of your Competitive Advantage plan. Understand common pitfalls to avoid and how to have your competition fall into your landmines. Learn how to use fluctuating market conditions to your benefit and your competitor's disadvantage.

    Speaker Bio


    John O'Hara, Proof Point Partners

    John's first entrepreneurial foray was as VP of Business Development with SafariDog, a streaming media venture. John established business models with broadband portals, infrastructure & hosting companies, rich media content providers & vertical streaming specialists. He led the drive in complex sales of up to $500m with organizations such as Earthlink, Hitachi, Hewlett Packard, Netscape, Nike, Sony, & Toshiba. He maintains solid experience in corporate, OEM, channel sales and marketing. John was recognized for outstanding accomplishments as marketing manager on the Windows 2000 launch. John holds his Political Science degree from the University of Washington.

    Event Logistics


    8:30am-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast

    9:00am-11:00am Seminar

    11:00am-12:00pm Panel of Industry Experts



    SDForum Center

    111 W. Saint John, Suite 200

    San Jose, CA 95113


    Seminar Track

    Business Planning/Finance, Idea and Startup Stage Businesses


    Cost (Continental Breakfast included)

    $30 SDForum, SVASE & WTC Members

    $30 Stanford GSB Alumni; Free to Stanford GSB Students

    $60 Non-Members

    Pre-registration unavailable. Please register at the door.