VC Breakfast with Guest VC: Andrea Zurek of XG Ventures - EVENT POSTPONED
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED - NEW DATE TBA. STAY TUNED!
The VC Breakfast Club provides a terrific opportunity for entrepreneurs. Up to 10 participants meet with a VC or Angel Group in a relaxed, informal setting, to build relationships and get valuable feedback on their startup idea. Participating entrepreneurs deliver an elevator pitch, and the guest VC provides immediate feedback, enabling fast, effective, accessible mentoring and relationship development.
Entrepreneurs will be given 5-10 minutes to discuss their business with the VC. Depending on the number of attendees for each event there may be more or less time to speak.
To get the most out of these breakfast meetings, attendees should be prepared to provide a clear, concise elevator pitch about their business, and be able to answer questions from the VC.
This event is intended for entrepreneurs only are seeking feedback on their startup ideas and funding strategies. Please do not register if you do not fit this profile. Seating is limited to 10-- sign up now and reserve your seat! To provide ample and fair opportunities for entrepreneurs to have access to the series, we request that you please limit your participation to 2 non-consecutive events per year. Thank you!
About this month's Guest VC: Andrea Zurek, Founding Partner, XG Ventures
Ms. Andrea Zurek has been an active angel investor since 2006. Ms. Zurek has been named one of the top 25 tech angels by Businessweek. In addition, she has been named one of "25 Influential Business Women in San Francisco/Silicon Valley You Should Follow on Twitter 2010". She has also been profiled in the 2009 Top 40 Under 40 in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and most recently in San Francisco Magazine.
Ms. Zurek worked at Google for over 7 years, starting in early 2000, as one of the first ad sales executives. She built and managed the West Coast sales region, leading over 30 sales people with annual bookings of $100M+. She was responsible for inking over 200+ deals of new business, across multiple verticals, including building original partnerships with eBay, Wal-Mart, E*Trade, CNet, Cisco, and Macy's.
She has over 16 years of sales experience in both the print and Internet advertising industries. While at Google, she also founded and managed a group of national advertising agency trainers who were responsible for educating the top advertising agencies, and their Fortune 500 clients from Madison Avenue to the local San Francisco market.
Prior to joining Google, she worked at Computerworld, an IDG publication, selling print advertising to high tech, enterprise companies. Ms. Zurek received both her BA in English as well as an MBA in Marketing from Santa Clara University. Ms. Zurek has been featured in BusinessWeek, Haute Living Magazine, Inc.com, ReadWriteWeb, 57 Degrees Magazine, The New York Times, TechCrunch and the Xconomy Ms. Zurek is a long time member of Sand Hill Angels, having served on its board for three years from 2008-2010. Currently, she sits on the Advisory Board of ASTIA, a female entrepreneur organization. She is also both a Board Member of Web Forward/Mozilla (Firefox browser) and a Board Member of the Santa Clara University Leavey Business School.