440 N Wolfe Rd
Sunnyvale, CA, California 94085

Event: 'Startup-U SV: The Bedrock - Choosing Your Founding Team. Join David Chiang, Founder, Sage-N Research And Steve Dines, Board Member, Sand Hill Angels'


Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 At 11:45
Duration: 1 Hour 45 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=857

How do I Choose My Founding Team?

Come hear serial entrepreneur and early-stage investor David Chiang, together with investment expert and entrepreneur Steve Dines of Sand Hill Angels, address topics such as:
* When is the time to build a Founding Team?
* What should I expect from co-founders?
* What do they expect from me?
* Other advisors: considerations for your Board of Directors and Advisory Commitee
* In too deep? Mistakes to avoid when partnering with additional Founders

Join our stellar Investor/Entrepreneur panel on March 27th for a hard-hitting discussion on how to evaluate and approach this critical element of starting, building and even funding your entrepreneureal venture. It is also your chance to get equity consideration guidelines from Guy Kawasaki.

The Panel:

David Chiang
Founder | Sage-N Research (SageNResearch.com)
Member | Sand Hill Angels (sandhillangels.com)

David founded Sage-N Research in 2002 to focus on plug and play productivity systems for data analysis in proteomics, a revolutionary chemical analysis technology used in medical research and drug discovery for rapidly and automatically characterizing thousands of proteins at once in blood and other samples using sophisticated pattern matching of chemical mass spectra. Prior to founding Sage-N Research, David worked at Xilinx, Inc. where he headed the Strategic Marketing Group and successfully launched the Virtex-2 and Virtex-2 Pro FPGA product families, after heading the IC Design Engineering Group in the CPLD Division.

Before joining Xilinx, he was a Senior Design Engineer for Altera Corporation, as well as for the Research Laboratory of Fairchild Semiconductor.

David is also an experienced early-stage investor in startup companies as a member of the Sand Hill Angels group. He is the inventor and co-inventor of 28 U.S. patents and numerous international patents, and holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Steve Dines
Board Director | Sand Hill Angels (sandhillangels.com)

Steve Dines has spent over 25 years in the semiconductor industry in various leadership positions. Steve was president and CEO of Azanda Network Devices, a communications semiconductor company that was acquired in November 2004 by Cortina Systems. Prior to Azanda, Steve was president and CEO of Excess Bandwidth Corporation, a next generation DSL semiconductor company developing symmetric DSL solutions - acquired by Virata Corporation in August 2000.

Steve also spent eight years at Cirrus Logic, where, as an officer of the corporation, he was responsible for leading the company's $350M mass storage business. During his tenure, Steve oversaw Cirrus Logic's entry into the read channel business, ultimately capturing over 40% share of this large market. He was also responsible for bringing the industry leading 3Ci "system-on-a-chip" mass storage solution to market, which pioneered the open architecture solutions in common use today.

Earlier in his career, Steve held a variety of product planning and strategic marketing roles with AMD in both the US and Europe. Steve holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Leeds in the U.K., and a M.Sc. in communication engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology in the U.K.

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 by 11:45am to register. We will start the program promptly at 12:00!

FAQs | Popular questions regarding Startup-U:

What is the cost of this event?
$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. Alternatively, you can also join at the event itself.

What if I have more questions?
Please contact the Host for this event: Charles Anderson | [email protected]

This event is co-sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (pillsburylaw.com)

Official Website: http://svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=782

Added by svaseinfo on March 3, 2007