153 Townsend Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, California 94107

Event: 'Event: 'Startup-U SF: By Request - VC Deal Breakers: [Come Early To Get Best Seats!]'

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2006 At 11:45
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
Location: DLA Piper 153 Townsend Street, Suite 800 San Francisco, CA 94107 Contact Name: Ann Donker, [email protected] Contact No: 415.378.3966 Email:
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=515

By popular demand, this is a topic that has been often requested by our membership:

VC Deal breakers
The current investment climate may conjure up images of Silicon Valley in 1999, but those assuming that cutting a deal with a VC is as easy as a walk in the park, may well be fooling themselves. The process remains lengthy and complex, and only those entrepreneurs who are best prepared wind up with a check.

Find out from our expert VC panel what the biggest hurdles are to getting your company funded--are there surefire ways that will be guaranteed deal brakers? And most importantly, find out what you can do about it.

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?
Generally speaking, each event begins with an introduction by the host followed by a brief talk about SVASE and self-introductions by each of the attendees. After the introductions, the host introduces a speaker (usually 20 minute presentation, followed by group discussion) or the discussion topic; the exact format varies based on the host and that variety is what makes this event so exciting!

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 the Host for this event: Anne Donker, at [email protected]

This event is co-sponsored by DLA Piper, www.dlapiper.com/Home.aspx.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=515

Added by svaseinfo on August 19, 2006

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