2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304

This all day event is for startup entrepreneurs who are in the process of developing their business plan and seeking Angel or VC funding. Through a series of hands-on workshops and expert panels of investors and successful entrepreneurs, you will learn best practices and gain valuable insights into successful funding strategies to help position your startup for success.

Overview of Sessions

Crafting a Fundable Financial Roadmap
As an entrepreneur, steering your startup on the financial path to success needs an effective financial roadmap and a thorough understanding of how it will unfold over the next 5 years. In this presentation, Anthony Nassar will share a systematic methodology for developing a robust financial model.

Assessing and Sizing Your Market Opportunity
One of the top reasons for a new product failure is inadequate market analysis, yet most entrepreneurs bypass this step. Steve Tennant will convey key steps you can take to analyze and size a new market opportunity. Lessons learned from this session are critical to the development of credible marketing, financial and business plans.

Crafting a Due Diligence-Ready Legal Framework
Avoid common mistakes entrepreneurs make when managing the legal aspects of their startup. In this workshop led by Allison Leopold Tilley, you will learn techniques and best practices in building and maintaining a due diligence-ready legal framework.

Developing a Winning Elevator Pitch that Will Get Investors Hooked
Ever wondered what to say and how to say it, when trying to grab the attention of an investor in 60 seconds or less? In this interactive workshop, led by Laurie Lumenti-Garty, you will learn to craft an elevator pitch that will hook investors. You'll receive instant feedback on your pitch and the top three winning pitches will get an opportunity to pitch the investor panel.

Includes Entrepreneur Panel and Investor Panel

Members, $99, Non-Members $125, Early bird, $75 (members), $95 (non-members).

Official Website: http://www.sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=13261

Added by FullCalendar on October 18, 2008