Event: 'Startup-U SF: Evaluating Startup Costs: Monette Stephens (Newforth), Bruce Tarain (Blumberg Capital) & Kevin Hartz (CEO,Mollyguard & Investor)'
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2006 At 12:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Location: DLA Piper 153 Townsend Street, Suite 800 San Francsico, CA 94107 Contact Name: Rob Petrie Email: [email protected]
* Making a cost evaluation plan - from legal advice to office supplies and so on.
* Realistically estimate your startup time.
* Evaluating the cost of money, especially when self-financing your venture
* Pricing your goods and services.
We have a great panel for this event:
KEVIN HARTZ - CEO of Mollyguard and Investor:
Kevin was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Xoom Corporation, an international money transfer company providing money transfer services to over 30 countries worldwide. Kevin began his career as a product manager at Silicon Graphics (SGI) and later co-founded ConnectGroup, a start-up providing high-speed Internet access to the hotel industry. ConnectGroup was acquired by Lodgenet (NASDAQ: LNET) in 1998. Kevin then joined Outlook Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on seed and early stage technology companies. Outlook Ventures is a $140 million San Francisco-based fund whose seed investments included Overture and DotBank, both acquired by Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO).
Mr. Hartz holds a BA and BS from Stanford University, as well as an MA from Oxford University (University College). He has been an active early stage investor and advisor to startups including PayPal (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Friendster.
BRUCE TARAGIN - Partner at Blumberg Capital:
Bruce has 13 years experience as a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, technology investment banker and corporate attorney. Before joining Blumberg Capital in 1998, Bruce held several senior management positions within technology companies including Charles River Computers. Bruce also structured and managed early-stage technology transactions at Hambrecht & Quist, Mayer Brown & Platt and Bankers Trust Company.
Bruce earned his BA in Finance and Communications, cum laude, from Yeshiva University, and his MBA and JD from Fordham University in New York.
Bruce serves or served as a member or observer on the Board of Directors of CaseStack, Go Networks, Insightix, LiteScape, PureSight - acquired by Boston Communications Group, Inc. [BGGI] and Vista Research – acquired by McGraw Hill [MHP].
Monette Stephens – Managing Director of Newforth
Stephens has over 15 years of entrepreneurial, analytical and technical experience. Her unique combination of technical depth and market expertise provides a strong basis for commercializing and repurposing technology, developing market and product strategy and developing strategic relationships with a focus on corporate liquidity. Stephens excels at working with companies through transition phases, assisting with transactions and providing detailed business and technical due diligence.
Stephens has sector expertise in enterprise and infrastructure software, wired and wireless networks, real-time embedded systems, and distributed and high performance computing. She has had several startup successes: Sandpiper Networks (Cable & Wireless), Software.com ( OpenWave) and Digital Sound Corp. Her clients have included Academy Award winning Mental Images, Acorn Technologies, the US Navy, and Ericsson. She has served as an expert analyst for software litigation and taught as an adjunct lecturer in the Computer Science Department for the University of California.
She serves on the Web 3D Consortium's CAD Working Group standards committee, is on several advisory boards and is a member of the ACM and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.
Please note the Newly Revised Schedule:
(like the original schedule, but with a twist)
11:45-12:00 Registration, Networking and Food
12:00-12:15 SVASE/Startup-U Overview, Introductions, Speaker Intro
12:15-1:15 Speaker Presentation and Interactive Q&A
1:15-1:30 Networking with the presenters!
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: Robert Petrie,
This event is co-sponsored by DLA Piper, www.dlapiper.com.
Added by svaseinfo on June 21, 2006