Tech Titans of Tomorrow: Teens Plugged In 2010
Following up on an exceptional conference last year with over 200 attendees, SDForum is pleased to announce our fourth annual Teens Conference! This event highlights the teenagers of a generation that has influenced and adopted technologies like never before.
Today’s American teens live in a world enveloped by technology; the internet, Facebook, email, twitter, and cell phone communication have become a central force that fuels the rhythm of daily life. This year we will focus on what teens are doing to be more socially responsible, from greening of the environment, to how they stay informed through social media. Get ready for another captivating day filled with brilliant teens and the adults who are trying to guess which way this generation will lead them.
8:45am - 9:15am
Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:15am - 9:30am
Greeting and Announcements
9:30am - 10:00am
Opening Keynote: Josh Becker, New Cycle Capital
10:00am - 10:45am
Panel Discussion with College Students
A panel of college students discusses how they use technology and their personal interest in technology, entrepreneurship.
Moderated by: Mike Cassidy, San Jose Mercury News
10:45am - 10:55am
Corporate Spotlight: Anne Hardy, SAP
10:55am - 11:10am
Teen Success Story: James Bickford, Tigo Energy
11:10am - 11:20am
Corporate Spotlight: Bruce Klafter, Applied Materials
11:20am - 11:40pm
Teen Success Stories: Emily Gran, Menlo-Atherton; Shreya Indukuri, The Harker School
11:40pm - 12:10pm
Fireside Chat: "Learning Lessons from Young Entrepreneurs"
Ken Elkabany, PiCloud; Simon Montford, Vibio
Moderated by: Allison Leopold Tilley, Pillsbury Winthrop
12:10pm - 1:10pm
Lunch break: visit the demo stands and network
1:15pm – 1:35pm
Call to Action: Teens Reach Out - Teen entrepreneurs and developers give their 30 second pitch on their projects
1:35 - 1:50pm
Teen Success Story: Crystal Yan, Monta Vista High School
1:50pm - 2:50pm
Panel Discussion with High School Students
A panel of high school students from local Bay Area high schools discusses how they use technology and their personal interest in technology, entrepreneurship.
Moderated by: Alison van Diggelen, Fresh Dialogues
2:50pm - 3:00pm
Corporate Spotlight: Amy Strande, Microsoft
3:00pm - 3:15pm
Teen Success Story: Chris McCann, Startup Digest
3:15pm – 4:15pm
Panel Discussion: “Teens Pitch, Investors Listen”
This is an opportunity for a selection of teen entrepreneurs to pitch to investors and experienced entrepreneurs and obtain advice, input on their projects.
Hildy Shandell, Opus Capital
Ben Narasin, TriplePoint Capital
Gamiel Gran, Sierra Ventures
Eli Chait, Alsop Louie Partners
Matt Thompson, Microsoft