3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California

SVASE Clean Tech BIG – Where’s the Capital? A Clean Tech Perspective on What Investors Want to See

Start: 01/21/2009 - 6:00pm
End: 01/21/2009 - 8:30pm
Contact Info: Laura Weigant
Email: [email protected]
Location: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304


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

In these tough markets, Corporations may be able to exploit resources and complementarities with their existing lines of business, giving them—potentially, at least—a strategic edge that private funds lack. Currently, there is money in the venture community; however the prospect for follow up funds is dim and far off. Where will VCs invest the current capital? What are these investors and stakeholders really looking for in startup companies?

These experts will engage in a discussion all focused on helping entrepreneurs get to success under tough conditions. Join our experienced and opinionated panel for a lively and informative discussion that will probe the following issues:
·So what exactly are Corporate Venture Funds and VCs willing to fund in Clean Tech?
·What are the benchmarks for a fundable company?
·How does an entrepreneur effectively bootstrap his/her way to those milestones?
·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?
·What technologies and deals are most attractive to Clean Tech investors right now?

The Panel:

Moderator: TBD

WHEN: Wednesday, January 21
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Networking and Business Showcase
7:00 – 8:15 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A
8:15 – 8:30 pm: Additional networking

LOCATION: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, 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

This event is co-sponsored by:
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, www.cooley.com
Applied Ventures, LLC, www.appliedventures.com/

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

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/1926

Added by svaseinfo on December 13, 2008