153 Townsend Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, California 94107

Event: 'Startup-U: San Francisco - By Popular Demand: VC Deal Breakers'

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 At 12:00
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: [email protected]
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=103

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.

Join our dynamic Speaker Panel
RJ Pittman, former CEO of Groxis, Digital Courier, Broadway.com and Venture Factory and Shomit Ghose, Venture Partner for Onset Ventures.

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=103

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