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

Venture Finance Workshop



  • 7 Roundtables, 7 Venture Capitalists, 49 spots for startup entrepreneurs eager to learn what it takes to get funded. Practice your pitch & presentation, and get feedback from VCs.

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

    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.

    VC Panel

    Kevin Hartz, Principal, iMinds Ventures
    Scott Hilleboe, Associate, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
    Kerry Bradford, Garage.com
    Venky Ganesan, Vice President, Jafco Ventures
    Neal Hansch, Associate, Technology Crossover Ventures
    Steve Sloan, Director, Redleaf Ventures
    Connie Cocroft, Associate, Crescendo Ventures

    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!

    Event Logistics


    6:30pm-7:00pm Registration/Networking/Refreshments
    7:00pm-8:30pm Pitch Session (starts promptly at 7:00pm)
    ** Latecomers who arrive after 7:15pm will not be admitted to avoid disruption of the session.


    Microsoft Technology Center
    1250 Charleston Road
    Mountain View, CA

    Entrepreneur Venture Finance Co-Chairs

    Kevin Hartz (kevin@iminds.com), iMinds Ventures
    Dave McClure (dave@500hats.com), 500 Hats

    Sponsored by

    Silicon Valley Bank


    Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited!

    Cost (Refreshments included)
    $20 SDForum Members
    $30 Non-Members
    Free to Stanford GSB students (bring ID to verify your status)

    Pre-registration unavailable. Please register at the door.