Venture Forum Luncheon with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Hosted by Ann Winblad, Partner & Scott Hilleboe, Associate
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9:00am on Tuesday, July 31
SDForum is offering a special opportunity for Start-up Members to join Ann Winblad & Scott Hilleboe of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners for an exclusive Venture Forum Luncheon. Twelve entrepreneurs will be invited to participate in this intimate roundtable discussion, and each will be given the opportunity to make an informal introduction of their company to the group. This is a great opportunity to receive valuable feedback on your company! Cost is $30 (casual lunch provided).
Seats will be assigned by random selection from all Start-Up members requesting to participate. An application is required. Companies will be notified if they are selected to participate. Sorry, no walk-ins.
Ann Winblad is the co-founding Partner of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. She is a well-known and respected software industry entrepreneur and technology leader. Her background and experience have been chronicled in many national business and trade publications. Ann has been distinguished by Upside Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the digital age and by Vanity Fair as a member of the top 50 leaders of the 'New Establishment'. Business Week also considered Ann a member of the elite 25 power brokers in the Silicon Valley and Time Digital awarded her with the title of one of technology's 50 Cyber Elite.
Ann has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. She began her career as a programmer and in 1976 co-founded Open Systems, Inc., a top selling accounting software company, with a $500 investment. She operated Open Systems profitably for six years and then sold it for over $15 million. Prior to co-founding Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Ann served as a strategy consultant for prestigious clients such as IBM, Microsoft, Price Waterhouse, and numerous start-ups. In addition, Ann has co-authored the book Object-Oriented Software and written articles for numerous publications, including The Red Herring and Forbes ASAP. Ann received a BA in mathematics and in business administration, as well as an MA in education and international Economics from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Ann has served as a director of start-up and public companies and currently serves as a director of Dean & Deluca, Intacct, Liquid Audio, Net Perceptions, The Knot and MyPrimeTime.com. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas and is an advisor to numerous entrepreneur groups.
Scott Hilleboe is a associate at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Prior to joining Hummer Winblad, Scott was a Regional Vice President of Business Development at AllAdvantage.com. While at AllAdvantage, Scott helped raise capital funding and negotiated strategic partnerships for functionality enhancements, technology licensing, commerce and distribution partnerships. Prior to AllAdvantage Scott was a Management Associate at LaSalle Partners where he developed value added leasing and marketing strategies, explored new business opportunities within telecommunications, and implemented technology based operations improvements. Scott has also worked as a management consultant for A.T. Kearney and as a product/process development engineer for IBM. Awarded numerous academic honors, Scott received an MBA from the Harvard Business School and is a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Washington with a BS in mechanical engineering.
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