703 market street
San francisco, California 94111

FACCSF Business Booster:
Accelerating Your Business Project
Starting September 20th / Application Deadline August 15th
Enroll in an 8-week one-on-one mentorship program
Join a network of high-level experts and mentors in your business field!

Challenge your business & Boost it:
• through weekly interactions with mentors, experts & other participants;
through opportunities with one-on-one consulting on communication, marketing, legal, finance & business development;
• through provided tools, documents and materials;
• through a formal presentation of your business to a panel of potential investors and venture capitalists.

At the end of the program, you will:
• be a part of an extensive FACCSF network with high-level professionals and decision makers;
• acquire a firm understanding of what it takes to boost your own business strategy;
• have the chance to win a monetary prize for “The best business presentation”

Mentors will include successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, attorneys, consultants, accountants and corporate executives:

Pierre Adida – Management Consultant, Former Executive at Randstad
Alain Azan - Managing Director Sofinnova Ventures
Elie Asmar – CEO, Interpro
Eve Chaurand Fraser - Sr. Legal Counsel, IAC Search & Media
Marc Dangeard – Owner, Dangeard Group
Steven D. Kam - Managing Director MP, Cogent Valuation
Francois Laugier – Partner, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley
Dan Meyers – Attorney, Daniel D. Meyers
Didier Perez - Managing Partner, Celerity Fund
Olivier Poissonnier - Corporate Finance Consultant
Aurelia Rivier – Wine Consultant
Florent Saint Clair - CEO, SMI Healthcare
Cindy Steiner - Consultant, Steiner International Communications
Judy Wilks – Vice President Bite Communication


Aug 15 Deadline to submit a 3-7 page executive summary
Sept 6 The Committee selects the participants
Sept 20 Opening Session
8 Week Program
o Sept 20 Kick-off - Marketing/Presentation of your business
o Sept 27 Sales strategies - Financial Plan
o Oct 4 Market Assessment & Business Development
o Oct 11 Corporate Law IP Protection, HR , and other legal issues
o Oct 18 PowerPoint Presentation Skills - Marketing Plan - Final Review
o Oct 25 Financials - Review of the first week of market analysis
o Nov 2 Break / Optional Rehearsal Session
o Nov 8 Closing Session Present your project to Experts and VCs / Angels
Interested? Get involved as…
A participant …
● Entrepreneurs: Download the Application Form on-line (see the link below)
If Selected
● You will attend 8 workshop sessions (2 hours weekly meeting with expert presentation and interaction with your assigned mentors)
● You will be given in-between session homework
● You will be assigned 1 or 2 mentors who will follow your project during the program
● The participation fee is $350 plus membership fee for non FACCSF members an additional $ 100 will be asked to cover meeting expenses

A Mentor …
● You will dedicate time regularly during the program, during and / or outside the workshop sessions; you will be providing one on one advice and mentoring to a particular participant
● Time involvement: regular throughout the seminar

An Expert …
● You will make a presentation on a topic (see dates, week # and topics above) and share your expertise and experiences with the Start up Booster Participants.
Preparation of presentation, reading materials or homework assignments will be encouraged
● Time involvement: 1 evening in the seminar and preparation

A Member of the Jury …
● You will listen to the participants make their final presentation, and collectively select the best business plan and presentation (most viable or “bankable” project) and share your expertise and experiences with the Participants in a post session get together
● Time involvement: half a day at the end of the seminar for the closing session (June 14th)

A Sponsor …
● The logo of your organization would be featured on the FACCSF web site and all documentation in connection with the program. You would also be given 2 passes to the closing session
● Gold Sponsorship: $ 1,000 Silver Sponsorship: $ 500

Download the Application form: http://www.faccsf.com/Events/Businessbooster.html
Submit your completed form to [email protected] by August 15th

Official Website: http://www.faccsf.com/Events/Businessbooster.html

Added by faccsf on July 27, 2006

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