1117 California Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94304

Event: 'Funding Pitch Workshop, With Steve Bernardez, ONSET Ventures'

Date: Monday, August 13, 2007 At 05:30
Duration: 3 Hours
Contact Info:
Wilmer Hale, 1117 California Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304 Chris Gill, President SVASE Email: [email protected]

You might have killer technology, a can’t miss value proposition for customers plus a team with demonstrable experience and execution skills, but if you can’t get your business fundamentals across to potential investors clearly and concisely you’ll fall at the first hurdle of the funding race.

Please note that this event is intended for startup executives and entrepreneurs seeking funding.

“The VC Pitch Workshop was peppered with practical advice that I've been putting into practice since attending. In particular, walking through the 10 slide deck and understanding all of the opportunities to provide evidence to back up the business assumptions has changed my approach to writing a compelling presentation”, Mike McGrath, CEO, Yosho

The vast majority of startups never get the opportunity to pitch their idea to potential investors, so when you do get the chance you shouldn’t throw it away by talking about the wrong things. So if you’ve not successfully raised venture capital before, attending this workshop is a must, to give you critical insights into what information VCs and Angels are looking for, and how they want it presented.

Topics covered in this interactive workshop include:
• Is my idea/business fundable?
• The successful funding flow – from idea to A round
• The Top 10 Funding Pitch mistakes to avoid!
• What VCs and Angels look for from a Funding Pitch
• Creating the Killer Funding Pitch for YOUR startup

Guest VC: Steve Bernardez, Principal, ONSET Ventures (bio below)

Location: Wilmer Hale, 1117 California Avenue, Palo Alto, California 94304

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres)
SVASE Members - $25; Non-SVASE members - $49

This event is co-sponsored by Wilmer Hale, www.wilmerhale.com

Please note that this event is intended for startup executives and entrepreneurs seeking funding. Please do not register for this event if you do not meet this profile.

Bio: Steve Bernardez, ONSET Ventures
Steve Bernardez joined ONSET Ventures in 2006, bringing more than a decade of experience in the IT industry. He has had director-level management responsibility in business development and market strategy at both large technology companies and startups. Steve came to ONSET from Microsoft, where he sourced and developed go-to-market alliances with venture-backed software startups. Prior to Microsoft, Steve led the business development function at an early stage ecommerce search startup. He also was a strategy management consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he advised large software and hardware vendors on corporate strategies including new market entry, acquisition, and licensing strategies.
At ONSET Ventures, Steve specializes in evaluating and nurturing IT investments.
Steve holds B.S. and MBA degrees, both from Stanford University.

Official Website: http://svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=712

Added by svaseinfo on July 19, 2007