LaCava Campus Center
Waltham, Massachusetts

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As a startup, “Focusing on the customer, not the infrastructure,” is easier said than done. The choices startup Software as a Service (SaaS) providers have in this new age of Cloud Computing can be overwhelming, confusing and risky.

This event brings together industry experts and successful startups who will address the range of issues startups must consider to build a successful business and get an idea to market as quickly as possible.

Get insights from Intuit founder, Scott Cook on how cloud computing can foster innovation and how an intense focus on customer needs enables businesses to deliver successful products.

Join us as leading VCs and startups share their views and experiences about how to navigate the cloud provider space – advice designed to help fellow entrepreneurs answer tough and critical questions such as:

I have an idea for a great product, now what?
What technologies and partners are available and how do I differentiate them?
How do I bring a product to market quickly and easily without spending excessive resources on critical but commoditized services?
How should I price my application?
Do I need funding and if so, how to approach getting it?
What happens if my app gets popular? Can I scale?


1:30 – 1:45
Speaker: Bill Lucchini, Intuit

1:45 – 2:15
State of cloud computing and the market opportunity
Speaker: Vishy Venugopalan, Longworth Venture Partners (bio)

2:15 – 3:00
A Q&A with Scott Cook (bio)

3:00 - 3:30

3:30 – 4:15
Venture Capital Panel: Where’s the Value as it relates to Cloud Computing and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)?
Moderated by TBD
Flybridge, Jeff Bussgang (bio)
NorthBridge Venture Partners, Jeffrey Beir (bio)
New Atlantic Ventures, Todd Hixon (bio)
TechStars, Shawn Broderick (bio)

4:15 – 5:00
Cloud CEO Panel
Moderated by Francois Gossieaux, Beeline Labs (bio)
ClickFuel, Steve Pogorzelski (bio)
DimDim, DD Ganguly (bio)
Pixily, Prasad Thammineni (bio)
AuditMyBooks, Steve Bachman (bio)

5:00 – 5:15
Speaker: Bill Lucchini, Intuit

5:30 – 6:30
Intuit Partner Platform Workshop
Speaker: Alex Barnett, Intuit

5:30 - 7:00
Opportunity to meet with speakers and other attendees. Drinks and light snacks will be provided.

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Added by jonpierce on May 28, 2009