555 Mission Street, Suite 2400
San Francisco, California 94105

This is an all day workshop on organizing your financials and perfecting your pitch before running the funding gauntlet. This workshop is for serious startup entrepreneurs in the process of developing their business plan and/or wanting to grow their company so that they can maximize their chances of attracting an outside investor for the first time. Please bring your pitch deck to work on throughout the day. There will be a wine reception immediately following.

8:15am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am 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 from Tennant Consulting will convey key steps to analyze and size a new market opportunity.
10:00am Developing a Compelling Pitch: 13 Slides that will Hook Investors by Nathan Gold, The Demo Coach
11:00am Morning Break
11:15am Pitching to the Group: 15 one-minute elevator pitches presented, with the top 3 chosen to pitch to the final panel at 3:45pm.
11:45am Lunch Break
12:15pm Crafting a Fundable Financial Roadmap by Anthony Nassar, Venture Momentum
1:45pm Crafting a Due Diligence-Ready Legal Framework by Eric A. Deeds, DLA Piper
2:45pm Afternoon Break
3:00pm Building a VC Ready Financial Organization by Tom Perottix Frank, Rimerman + Co.
4:00pm Investors Panel: The Voice of Experience
A panel of early stage investors will share their experiences, challenges and insights into building and securing funding. They will also listen to pitches and engage in an interactive Q&A session. Panelists Include: Neal Hansch, Rustic Canyon Partners; Lars Leckie, Hummer Winblad. Moderated by: Susan Lucas-Conwell, SDForum
5:15pm Wine Reception

Official Website: http://www.sdforum.org/startup

Added by FullCalendar on April 18, 2010