• Stanford: Venture Finance Workshop Tuesday, March 13, 2001 - 06:30PM
    Stanford Faculty Club, Red Room
    Lagunita Drive, Stanford University Campus
    Stanford, CA
    Venture Start-up & Financing

Stanford: Venture Finance Workshop



  • This event is currently sold out. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list please send an email to karen@sdforum.org.

    We apologize that this event is SOLD OUT, if you would like to be included on the waiting list, please send an email to karen@sdforum.org.

    Next month's workshop will be a formal pitch meeting, where 8-10 entrepreneurs will present their startup plans to a panel of investors and other audience attendees. If you are interested in presenting, please email kevin@iminds.com and give a brief description of your startup or startup concept.

    7 Roundtables, 7 Venture Capitalists. Entrepreneurs who have received investment. 49 other lucky souls (you!) who are eager to learn what it takes to get funded. Practice your pitch & presentation, and get feedback from VCs and entrepreneurs who have talked the talk and walked the walk.

    Kevin Hartz, Associate, iMinds Ventures
    Maha Ibrahim, Principal, Canaan Partners
    Vikram Kashap, Associate, Battery Ventures
    Carl Nichols, Managing Partner, iMinds Ventures
    David Sachs, Associate, Redpoint Ventures
    Emily Wood, Associate, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
    Matt Wulfstat, Principal, Partech International

    Ok, so you just walked into an elevator with John Doerr, and he pushes the button for the 17th floor. For the next 30 seconds, you've got him all to yourself. He looks around at you and nods, smiles briefly. You clear your throat... and what do you say?

    Next you step into Buck's for breakfast, and Tim Draper is all by himself at a table for two. He looks up, sees the Stanford pullover you're wearing, the portable under your arm with the penguin sticker, and says "ok, you've got 5 minutes... show me your presentation. if you're half as smart as you look, you can pitch again at our office next week for 15 minutes. Go."

    When your moment in the spotlight arrives, you should be prepared to tell your story - and make it concise, compelling, and complete. A good pitch and solid, straightforward presentation could be the difference between a seed or first round investment, or having to make payroll with a Visa card (or not at all, as luck may have it.)

    Join us for a unique roundtable workshop, and we'll show you how to craft a pitch that will make your elevator ride worth remembering!

    Event Logistics


    6:30pm-7:00am Registration/Networking/Refreshments
    7:00pm-8:30pm Workshop (starts promptly at 7:00)


    Stanford Faculty Club, Red Room
    Lagunita Drive, Stanford University Campus
    Stanford, CA
    Map of Stanford
    Stanford Visitor page with directions

    Sponsored by

    This series is sponsored by

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    Refreshments provided by iMinds Ventures.


    Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited!

    Cost (Refreshments included)
    $30 Non-Members
    $20 SDForum Members
    $15 Stanford Alumni
    Free admission to Stanford GSB students (bring ID, status will be verified)