2999 Oak Road, Suite 200,
Walnut Creek, CA 94597, California 94597

Event: 'Startup-U EB/WC:Dr. Dan Benson,Siemens TTB & Sven Weber,Innovature Capital Partners: Small Companies ?Secret? Best Friend? ? Big Companies!'

Date: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 At 11:30
Duration: 2 Hours
Contact Info:
Location: Administaff, 2999 Oak Road, Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 Contact Name: Lowry Fenton Email: [email protected]
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=82

We?ll cover the advantages (and a few disadvantages) of allying with big companies for funding and references. Co-presenter Dr. Dan Benson of Siemens Technology to Business has helped young businesses explore alliances with Siemens, and also worked with Angel investors. He can tell you how to get noticed, and how to negotiate a fair arrangement leveraging your idea and creativity with the resources of a Fortune 500 company.

Our co-presenter Sven Weber has his own venture capital firm Innovature Capital Partners. He also worked for Siemens in corporate venture finance (Siemens Mobile Accelerator), and as a Vice President at their telecom unit. Sven will discuss the advantages and challenges of working with big organizations, and contrast them to Angel or VC funding.

Popular FAQs regarding Startup-U:

What is the cost of this event?
A $5 (member) or $15 (affiliate/non-member) registration fee, plus a $1.50 credit card processing fee, includes event and lunch, available through advanced online registration. A $10 or $20 fee is collected at the door.

What is the format of a Startup-U event typically?
Each event begins with registration, a great lunch and networking from 11:30 - 11:40, followed by a very brief talk about SVASE and Startup-U. The host introduces a featured speaker and then the speaker runs the show; the exact format varies based on the speaker and that variety is what makes this event so exciting!

Please note the Newly Revised Schedule:
11:30-11:40 Registration, Networking and Food
11:40-11:50 SVASE/Startup-U Overview, Introductions, Speaker Intro
11:50-1:20 Speaker Presentation and Interactive Q&A
1:20-1:30 Wrap-Up Action Items & Networking

With your help, we will start on time so the speaker can provide you with as much interactive information as possible! Please arrive before 11:40 to register!

Advanced registration ensures that everyone will
receive the subject specific hand outs!

Who should attend?
Startup entrepreneurs, anyone thinking about forming a startup, service providers, angels and VCs active in the Silicon Valley information tech and biotech entrepreneur communities. Past participants include:
Current and aspiring entrepreneurs
Venture Capitalists, Angels and other members of the funding community
Service Providers (e.g. human resources, contract programming, etc.)
Independent Consultants (e.g. sales, marketing, engineering, etc.)

Do I need to be a member of SVASE to attend this event?
Non-members and guests of members are welcome to attend any 2 SVASE Startup-U events. Afterwards, we recommend that non-members become members of SVASE. For more information on the benefits of joining SVASE, please visit our website at www.svase.org/site/Membership/index_html. You can also join at the event itself.

What if I have more questions?
Please contact our Chair for this event: Scott Lane, [email protected], (650) 799-4704.

This event is co-sponsored by Administaff, www.administaff.com

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=82

Added by svaseinfo on April 23, 2006

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