Soup to Nuts: Bldg. & Managing a Tech Startup in Volatile Times
Soup2Nuts "Advanced Survival Strategies" Series with content directly addressing recent changes in the economy. Comments from last year: “Best SDF seminar I’ve attended!” “Expectations more than met.” “Excellent guest speakers.”
Bldg. & Managing a Tech Startup in Volatile Times
For seven years, Soup-to-Nuts has been one of our most popular seminar series, offering four intensive Saturday sessions with in-depth coverage of the topics related to starting and building a successful technology company. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or just want to stay current, this series is a great way for you to stay on top of industry trends and practices.
The series is organized with the law firm of White & Lee, and each session is introduced by a White & Lee attorney who will provide an overview of the legal and business issues associated with that topic.
To reflect the current market environment, this year's series is entitled "Advanced Survival Strategies" and we have updated the content to directly address recent changes in the economy.
Session One on "Building and Managing a Tech Startup in Volatile Times" will cover the key elements of what's needed to get a business started in the current market environment and more importantly, keep it going. You will hear from ten experts and people in the trenches on how to get from concept to your first round of funding. Whether you are just trying to get off the ground or in the middle of a restart, this in-depth program will help you determine what steps to follow for a successful and fundable outcome.
The Soup to Nuts Series is sponsored by New Enterprise Associates.
08:30-09:00 Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast 09:00-10:00 10 Rules for Startups in an Uncertain Economy
Paul Leboffe, White & Lee
10:00-11:00 Building the Team in the Early Stages
Nancy Raulston, Strayer Consulting Group
David R. Mather, Managing Director, Technology & Venture Practice, Christian & Timbers
11:00-11:15 Break 11:15-12:15 Building and Funding Early Stage Infrastructure
Greg Hatfield, BI3 Solutions
Bill Diehl, Rapid 5, Inc.
Ron Nikel, TriCN
12:15-01:00 Lunch 01:00-02:00 Team Transition...the Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Fidel Hamed, former CEO of Lambda Optics
Paul Tomlinson, Alexander Hutton Venture Partners
Joe Kouri, Bononi & Kouri
111 W. Saint John, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
8:30am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast
Saturday March 2
Building a Company with Investor Funding:How to Attract Money in this Market
Register now for session 2
Saturday April 13
Strategic Partnering: Partnering for Growth in a Challenging Market
Register now for session 3
Saturday May 18
The End Game: Making the Most of Your Exit
Register now for session 4
All sessions include multiple breaks for networking with speakers and attendees, as well as continental breakfast and lunch.
Cost (Continental breakfast and lunch included)
$49 SDForum Members & SVASE Members,
(Normally $85 SDForum Members, $150 Non-Members)
Receive a $40 voucher for use on future events
when you register for all four days!
You may attend one session, two or all! Registration is per session.