• VF SIG: Venture Finance Workshop Monday, November 12, 2001 - 06:30PM
    Microsoft Technology Center
    1250 Charleston Road
    Mountain View, CA
    Venture Start-up & Financing

VF SIG: Venture Finance Workshop



  • Elevator Experts & Enlightened Entrepreneurs: A workshop for startup entrepreneurs on startup pitches & presentations.


    John Foster Dinusson - Blumberg Capital
    Ken Elefant - Lightspeed Venture Partners
    Mike Gridley - BV Capital
    Chris Kaegi - Crosslink Capital
    Steve Sloan - Redleaf Group
    Edgard Capdevielle - iMinds Ventures
    Emily Andrus O'Loughlin - Angel Investors LP


    Program Overview

    Venture Finance Workshop

    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?

    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!

    Want to Pitch?
    Come prepared with a brief (1-3 minute) pitch to share at your table. You'll get feedback directly from the VC on how they perceive you and your company. It's a great way to get a leg up before that all important meeting. And who knows, you may just get interest right then and there.


    Event Logistics


    Pre-registration is required - seating is limited!


    Microsoft Technology Center
    1250 Charleston Road
    Mountain View, CA


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

    Note: Latecomers who arrive after 7:20pm will not be admitted to avoid disruption of the session.


    $20 SDForum Members
    $30 Non-Members
    $10 to full-time students (not alumni) with valid ID

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

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