440 N Wolfe Rd
Sunnyvale, CA, California 94085

Event: 'Startup-U SV Plug & Play: Do I Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur? Special Guest Speaker John Kim Founder Of Five9 And LeadMarket'

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 At 12:00
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
Location: Plug & Play 440 N Wolfe Rd. Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Contact our Host: Charles Anderson Email: [email protected]
URL: svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=746

Many of us have great ideas and ambitions to be an entrepreneur, but let’s face it: it’s not for everyone. Learn from the experiences of an veteran entrepreneur and a funding expert what skills will serve you well as you consider starting your own business, what efforts will likely be required and what red flags to look out for in your own personality and behaviors.

Our stellar Investor/Entrepreneur panel, including serial entrepreneur John Kim, will explore this question and attempt to answer these questions that you may already be asking:
* What characteristics are common amongst successful entrepreneurs?
* What types of commitments, sacrifices and joys can I expect as I get my new business started?
* What resources are available to help me avoid mistakes and make wise decisions?
* If I recognize that I may not have what it takes to be an entrepreneur, what options do I have to realize my idea?
* How much money do I need to get started?
* and more!

The Panel:
John Sung Kim – Entrepreneur, LeadMarket

In 2001, John invented the world's first Internet-based Predictive Dialer. As Five9's founding CEO and principal lead generator, John grew the company from his apartment in Alameda, California, to a business with over $13 Million in total revenues (through Search Engines & the Web) and over 100 employees (though they did not all fit in his apartment). Since then, John has helped dozens of websites become profitable and is recognized as one of the country's leading experts on Small Business Internet Marketing. John regularly speaks at industry seminars and has been printed in numerous publications including the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Call Center Magazine, Technology Media (TMC) and Internet Telephony Magazine.

After working with many of the different Internet-Marketing software products and various marketing & SEO consultants, John realized the next business opportunity for his team was to create the first software company to make Smart Internet Marketing affordable and "technology-digestable" for small businesses. John and his team at LeadMarket.com have filed for 5 patents with the USPTO.

Investment Panelist – To Be Determined

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!

With your help, we will start on time so the speaker can provide you with as much interactive information as possible! Please arrive before 12:00 to register! We will start the program promptly at 12:00!

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 typical format of a Startup-U event?
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; 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: Charles Anderson, at [email protected].

This event is co-sponsored by Plug & Play Real Estate, www.plugandplayrealestate.com

Official Website: http://svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=746

Added by svaseinfo on January 6, 2007

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