Coaching One-on-One with SCORE



  • 50-minute appointments available with Tom Knight & Ann Shen

    On a monthly basis, SCORE (Service Corp for Retired Executives) sends two or four of their counselors with experience in the high tech industry to the SDForum Center. SCORE's experienced business experts provide general business advice on everything from how to write a business plan, to cash flow management, to developing a small business advisory board. Assistance for aspiring entrepreneurs may involve investigating the market potential for a product or service and assessing the capital needs to start a business. Counselors can provide insight into how to start a business, operate a business, buy a business or franchise and sell a business.

    SCORE One-on-Ones are available to SDForum Members only on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Julie at 408.494.8311 to schedule an appointment.


    Ann Shen
    Ann has 25 years of High Tech experience as an operating executive, venture capitalist and angel investor. She has a PHD in Physics. Her employment history includes employment at several start ups and also large companies such as Lockheed, Intel, and Bell Labs.

    Tom Knight
    Tom worked 27 years for large corporations and also founded, obtained financing and operated his own small company for 13 years. This company evolved into one of the first three computer retailers here in Silicon Valley. He spent 20 years with GE as well as seven years with Fairchild and Fujitsu. His experience is concentrated in Sales, Marketing and General Management. He has a broad understanding of direct, distribution and retail sales.


    FREE to SDForum Members


    SDForum Center

    111 West Saint John, Suite 200

    San Jose, CA


    8:30am-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast

    9:00am-12:00pm Seminar and Q&A with Panel of Entrepreneurs


    Women's Technology Cluster

    The first high tech incubator focused on women entrepreneurs.

    1207 Indiana Street, Suite 4

    San Francisco, CA


    Seminar Track

    Business Planning, Idea/Startup Stage Businesses

    Cost (Continental Breakfast included)

    $30 SDForum & SVASE Members

    $60 Non-Members

    To register by phone or use a coupon, call 408.494.8378.

    To register on-line, please visit the link below.