950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304

SVASE BIG EVENT: Digital Media Startups - Expectations and How to Achieve Them in the Current Market

Start: 12/10/2008 - 6:00pm
End: 12/10/2008 - 8:30pm

Contact Info: Laura Weigant
Email: [email protected]
Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
URL: www.svase.org/?q=node/1832

With market conditions severely challenged, VCs are expecting more from their investments, and consumers are expecting more from their purchases. It is not enough just to claim traction or the prospect of a business model in these conditions. Businesses have to work.

On the upside, down markets have historically been a great time to start a business because there is less competition; more talent available, and a tighter focus on dispensing with the frivolous and focusing on the core elements required to create a successful product.

Please join our experienced and opinionated panel for a lively and informative discussion that will probe the following issues:
· So what exactly are VCs willing to fund in Digital Media?
· What are the benchmarks for a fundable company?
· How does an entrepreneur effectively bootstrap his/her way to those milestones?
·What resources are available for cost effectively developing your web & digital media applications?
·What market evaluations, consumer marketing & PR coverage can you get for next to nothing?
·How can you best size your company to achieve your targets with limited funds?

The panel will engage in a discussion of these questions - and more! - all focused on helping entrepreneurs get to success under tough conditions.
The Panel:
·Anne-Marie Roussel, Microsoft Corporation

Moderator: TBD

WHEN: Thursday, December 10
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Networking and hors d’oeuvres
7:00 - 8:15 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A
8:15 - 8:30 pm: Additional networking

LOCATION: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR Campus), 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):
Members - $20; Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49

Business Showcase Exhibit Table – member rate: $149; non-member rate: $250
(Includes exhibit table and two tickets to the event.)
WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the listed price

Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment on the day.

This event is co-sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, www.wsgr.com/

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/1832

Added by svaseinfo on October 31, 2008