Soup to Nuts: Technology Financings 2002



  • Part 2 of 4 in the "Advanced Survival Strategies" series. Comments from session one: “Great real world nitty gritty experience. Absolutely worth the time and money.” “Very practical.” “Good blend of presenters”

    Get the inside story from nine venture professionals and seasoned entrepreneurs on changes in the venture industry and strategies for success in the current environment. Session Two of SDForum's popular Soup To Nuts series will cover key trends in the ever-changing venture industry and more importantly, offer insights on how to keep a business up and running successfully. You'll get:

    - facts and figures from VentureOne,

    - insights from the Daily Deal,

    - first-hand insights from four leading venture capitalists, and

    - war stories from CEOs who have been down this road before.

    Whether you are first 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. Detailed agenda below.

    For seven years, Soup-to-Nuts has been one of SDForum's 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.

    The Soup to Nuts Series is sponsored in part by New Enterprise Associates.


    08:30-09:00 Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast
    09:00-09:45 Financial Strategy and Key Issues
    Mark Cameron White, White & Lee
    09:45-10:15 The VentureOne Take on Trends in the Market
    John Gabbert, Director of Research, VentureOne
    10:15-10:30 Break
    10:30-11:30 Changes in the Venture Industry - What's Going On?
    Cliff Carlsen, The Daily Deal
    Jon Baer, Threshold Ventures; eBommerang
    11:30-12:15 Lunch
    12:15-01:15 The Venture Perspective
    David Chen, Olympic Venture Partners
    Alex Gove, Walden VC
    Denny Roja, Acuity Ventures
    Kevin Scott, 3i Ventures
    01:15-01:30 Break
    01:30-02:30 The Company Perspective – Survival vs. Scaling
    Brian Bartel, CEO, MarketDerby
    Charlie Schoenhoft, CEO, UFO Communications


    SDForum Center

    111 W. Saint John, Suite 200

    San Jose, CA 95113



    8:30am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast

    9:00am-2:30pm Seminar


    Future Sessions

    Session 3

    Saturday April 13

    Strategic Partnering: Partnering for Growth in a Challenging Market

    Register now for session 3


    Session 4

    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,

    $99 Non-Members

    Receive a $30 voucher for use on future events
    when you register for all three remaining sessions!

    You may attend one session, two or all! Registration is per session.