VF SIG: VC Panel & Pitch Meeting
Come on down to SDForum's Venture Finance SIG, and hear three fearless venture capitalists review and rate ten startup hopefuls and their company presentations.
Steve Bennett, Venture Partner of iMinds Ventures
...other panelists to be announced.
VC Panel & Pitch Meeting
Come on down to SDForum's Venture Finance SIG, and hear three fearless venture capitalists review and rate ten startup hopefuls and their company presentations. Our January meeting will feature 10 pre-selected entrepreneurs who will have five minutes to pitch their startup and get feedback from our panel of VCs and a shot at that elusive first round of funding. Gongs prohibited, please.
Want to Pitch?
If you would like to pitch, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a 2-3 page executive summary or brief description of your startup or startup concept. Please include founder(s) bio & relevant team/advisor information. Early submissions preferred.
About the Panelists
Steven Bennet joined iMinds as Venture Partner in April 2000. In addition to his work at iMinds, Bennet is Founder and Principal of Bodega Partners, a venture catalyst and management consulting firm that assists early stage software and Internet companies in strategic planning, business development, and interim management. In the past six years with Bodega, he has personally helped over sixty companies meet their strategic and financing goals. In the course of this work, he has also held the positions of President, COO, CFO, and VP of Business Development for a number of successful early stage technology ventures, including Rentals.com, Tribeworks, GolfWeb, and Camdens. Red Herring recognized Bodega Partners as a leading technology consulting firm in both 1998 and 1999.
Bennet is an instructor at the University of California at Berkeley, teaching a business course he designed, "Financing the Software Venture." He is currently on the Board of Anonymizer and Advisory Boards of StreamTheory, eJigsaw, and uShock. He is also on the Investment Committee of the UCLA Venture Capital Fund, the first fund to support academic programs at a public university. Prior to forming Bodega Partners, Bennet held positions in software product marketing and corporate finance.
Bennet holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from UCLA in Entrepreneurial Finance and Entertainment Management. He is also a licensed CPA. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife, Leslie, and daughters, Sydney and Madeline.
Pre-registration is required -- seating is limited!
To use a coupon or register by phone, please call (408) 494-8378.
Microsoft Main Campus
1065 La Avenida, Bldg. 1
Mountain View, CA
Note: there has been a location change for this Thursday's Venture Finance SIG. Our meetings will be at this location going forward.
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
$10 to full-time students (not alumni) with valid ID
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