153 Townsend Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, California 94107

SVASE Startup U SFO: Selecting an Advisory Board / Board of Directors

Start: 09/11/2008 - 11:45am
End: 09/11/2008 - 1:30pm

Contact: Anne Donker Email: SFStartupU@gmail.com
Location: DLA Piper, 153 Townsend Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94107

URL: www.svase.org/?q=node/754

Please note additional parking expenses will be
incurred if you choose to park in DLA’s garage. DLA Piper
does NOT validate parking.

Startup U SFO: Selecting an Advisory Board / Board of Directors

The Panel:

Sam Allen, CEO, ScanCafe
Bruce Taragin, General Partner, Blumberg Capital

Speaker Bios:

Sam Allen, CEO, ScanCafe
Sam brings a wealth of operations and logistics experience to ScanCafe. As COO of a mid-size firm, Sam developed and implemented a global supply chain with fulfillment centers in the US, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Sam has over 15 years of experience in managing intricate engineering projects for companies like Cisco Systems and Northern Telecom. Sam also has extensive operational experience in both Europe and Asia and managed a $10 billion acquisition portfolio while at Cisco. Prior to joining corporate America, Sam spent ten years living in the mud and dodging bullets as an Officer in the US Marines. Sam began his affair with photography while combat deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina where he kept a Kodak point and shoot in the front pocket of his bullet proof vest; while it failed to provide adequate ballistic protection, it turned out to be his most useful tool.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Sam holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and is an avid outdoorsman.

Bruce Taragin, General Partner, Blumberg Capital
Bruce has 17 years experience as a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, technology investment banker and corporate attorney. Bruce’s venture experience includes the following exits: eVoice – acquired by AOL [TWX], PureSight – acquired by Boston Communications Group [BCGI], Vista Research – acquired by McGraw Hill [MHP], IP Infusion – acquired by ACCESS CO., LTD [TSE: 4813] and GoNetworks - acquired by NextWave Wireless [WAVE]. Prior to joining Blumberg Capital in 1998, Bruce held several senior management positions within technology companies including Charles River Computers. Bruce also structured and managed early-stage technology transactions at Hambrecht & Quist, Mayer Brown & Platt and Bankers Trust Company.

Bruce earned his BA in Finance and Communications, cum laude, from Yeshiva University, and his MBA and JD from Fordham University in New York.

Bruce serves as a member or observer on the Board of Directors of CaseStack, Insightix, LiteScape, and Correlix. He also serves on the board and the investment monitoring committee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Northern California.

11:45-12:00 Registration, Networking and Food
12:00-12:15 SVASE/Startup-U Overview, Introductions, Speaker Intros
12:15-1:15 Interactive Mashup-U Program
1:15-1:30 Networking with the presenters!

With your help, we will start on time so the speaker can provide you with as much interactive information as possible.

Please arrive by 11:45am to register. We will start the program promptly at 12:00!

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/754

Added by svaseinfo on August 15, 2008