153 Townsend Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, California 94107

Event: 'Startup-U SFO: It's December, And You Still Haven't Raised That Seed Or A Round? Find Out Why From Our Expert VC!'

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2007 At 12:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
Location: DLA Piper 153 Townsend Street, Suite 800 San Francisco, CA 94107 Contact Name: Anne Donker Contact No: 415.378.3966 Email: [email protected]
URL: svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=738

2007 has been an excellent year for startups looking for venture capital, so why is it that for your fledgling company, that term sheet still seems such a long way off?

Ask our expert CEO/VC and get the skinny on what you CAN do in the new year to raise your emerging company's chances of success.

/// With serial entrepreneur and investor KEN ROSS

Ken Ross Bio

Ken Ross is President and CEO of a “company in formation” in the professional networking space. He was formerly the president and CEO of Seriosity, Inc., a Company developing enterprise software inspired by multiplayer games. Prior to Seriosity, Ken was a General Partner at RRE Ventures and headed the firm's Silicon Valley office. He was the founder and CEO of Extricity, a company that pioneered the B2B integration software market. Previously, he was President and CEO of Pillar Corporation, the leader in enterprise budgeting software; Documentum, the leader in document management software; and Ross Systems, a company he founded as an early innovator of ERP and financial applications software. He is a director of a number of private company boards. Mr. Ross received his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MBA from Stanford University.

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/index.php?option=com_content&task=category§ionid=4&id=100&Itemid=109&Itemid=59. You can also join at the event itself.

What if I have more questions?
Please contact the Host for this event: Anne, Dan, Sarah or Rob at [email protected]

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

Official Website: http://svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=738

Added by svaseinfo on December 1, 2007