Special Event: Trends for 2001



  • Network and share perspectives with VCs from Onset, Draper, ATV, and Mohr, Davidow. Moderated by Tom Byers, Stanford School of Engineering Professor.


    Darlene Mann, Partner, ONSET Ventures

    Erik Straser, Partner, Mohr, Davidow Ventures

    Jack Harrington, Partner, Advanced Technology Ventures

    Jennifer Fonstad, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson


    Tom Byers, Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program; Faculty, Stanford School of Engineering


    Michael's Restaurant

    2960 N. Shoreline Blvd.

    Mountain View, CA

    Curious what it will take to stay competitive in the year 2001? You will truly need a crystal ball to predict your company's future in the dynamically changing generation of wireless connectivity and Internet growth.

    What are the trends of 2001 and how will they affect emerging technology companies? Hear from a panel of experts as they share their insights on what needs to be in place today to prepare for successful deployment and growth tomorrow. Learn what key issues to pay attention to and what noise to filter out. Get answers to your questions - as the whole second portion of the evening will consist of audience participation in an interactive Q&A session with the panelists.

    There will be an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, some with technical expertise, others with a strong business mind. Some will have "been there & done that" and others will be looking to "just do it!" Plus, 20 of you will have 1-minute with the microphone to announce who you are and what you are looking for! All pre-registered members can elect to be included in a list of attendees that will be made available as a handout at the event. To be included in this list, please send your name and a 50-word (or less) description of who you are and what you're looking for to karen@sdforum.org by January 15.

    Bring your appetite: A large assortment of appetizers and hot hors d'oeuvres will be served, along with a cash bar. Pre-registered guests will receive one complimentary drink coupon.

    6:00-7:00pm Registration/Networking/Food & Drink
    7:00-7:45pm Panelists predictions
    7:45-8:30pm Open Q & A

    Cost (Food & Drink will be served)
    $25 SDForum Members
    $40 Non-Members

    Pre-registration unavailable. Please pay at the door.

    About the Quarterly Special Event

    The Quarterly Special Event replaces the monthly dinner meeting and is designed to offer targeted networking opportunities along with discussions centered around timely industry topics.