650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304-1050

Event: 'First Impressions Pitch Feedback Event - Invitation Only'

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 At 05:30 PM
Duration: 3 Hours
Contact Info:
Program Chair - Chad Salinas
Email: [email protected]

First Impressions provides SVASE entrepreneurs with the opportunity to present to and receive formal structured feedback from prominent members of the entrepreneurial and venture funding communities. This is a great way to gain first hand experience on pitching for Venture Capital, make connections with VCs and Angels, and get a clear understanding on how to move your business forward.

"My presentation at First Impressions led not only to a number of valuable investor and VC contacts, but also brought me closer to other entrepreneurs, with a valuable exchange of experiences. In addition, winning the popular vote was a key affirmation that the pitch worked." Jan Samzelius, CEO, ByteShield

The Panel & Audience:

The Panel and audience are drawn from SVASE Charter Members, Legends, Board Members and invited VIP Guests, including Bill Reichert of Garage; Antonio Salerno, Band of Angels; Steve Dines, Sand Hill Angels; Eric Dunn, Cardinal Ventures; Lars Leckie, Hummer Winblad; Ed Lambert, Bridge Bank; Joe Blank, Keiretsu Forum, Jim Chapman, Nixon Peabody; Esfandiar Bandari, The Angels Forum; Roy Sardina, Steelpoint Capital; Michele Klein, Applied Ventures; Andrew Lee, Silicon Valley Bank; Jim Simmons, Draper Richards; Dylan Steeg, Intel Capital.

SVASE entrepreneurs looking for experience in delivering their pitch, who are prepared to use the suggested First Impressions 10 slide presentation format, and can provide most, if not all, of the required information on their company and business proposition. To obtain a copy of the First Impressions 10 slide presentation, please email Chad Salinas at [email protected].

Submission deadline for this event is 14 days before the event.

5.30-6.15 pm: Networking and Finger Food
6.15-8:30 pm: Startup Presentations, Q&A plus feedback

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D'oeuvres):
Presenting Companies - $125; Invited Members - $49


This event is co-sponsored by:
Siemens Technology to Business, www.ttb.siemens.com
Silicon Valley Bank, www.svbank.com
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, www.wsgr.com

Official Website: http://svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=1207

Added by svaseinfo on January 5, 2008