Event: 'VC Breakfast: Bay Parters, Focus On Facebook, Internet & Software'
Date: Thursday, January 03, 2008 At 08:00 AM
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP, 2475 Hanover St Palo Alto, CA 94304 VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693 Email: [email protected]
Bay Partners has a proven track record of supporting innovative entrepreneurs, and has recently launched a new initiative called Appfactory, a fast-track program supporting entrepreneurs dedicated to developing applications for the Facebook® Platform
When Facebook announced its platform, a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) and services that allow outside developers to inject new features and content into the Facebook user experience, Facebook, in essence, became the Social Operating System. Historically, the creation of an operating system, or a platform, has led to a new economy which includes a marketplace of applications.
The AppFactory provides funding, technical and business resources to help entrepreneurs identify, build, and monetize the next generation of applications. Since AppFactory investments are really bets on people and concepts, Bay will use an aggressive timeline and fast-track approach to awarding AppFactory funding. An entrepreneur's time is best spent developing the application and experimenting with variables that affect adoption, virality, and usage, while exploring reasonable theories about monetization.
Bay Partners is targeting tens of investments from $25,000 to $250,000 using a flexible, fast-track approval process. In addition to the dollars, Bay commits technical and business resources, and a community of "Factory Entrepreneurs," all part of a program designed to ensure the business success of these application entrepreneurs.
Angela is a Senior Associate Partner at Bay. Prior to Bay, Angela worked at Mercer Management Consulting, where she focused on strategic and operational issues in the technology practice. While at Mercer, Angela won several marathons and achieved a seventh place national ranking in Canada. She spent two years training as a professional athlete. Angela has also worked at Nike, where she assisted in developing the product and go-to-market strategy of a new footwear category.
While pursuing her MBA at Stanford, Angela helped to develop curriculum for a new course on Women in Entrepreneurship, and served on the Board of StartUP, a nonprofit organization supporting entrepreneurs in East Palo Alto.
B.Sc., Queen's University
M.B.A., Stanford Graduate School of Business
EVENT LOCATION: Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP, 2475 Hanover St, Palo Alto, CA 94304
COST: $25 SVASE Members; $39 Affiliates; $49 Non-members. This event is for ENTREPRENEURS ONLY, BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY.
This event is co-sponsored by Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, www.pillsburylaw.com.
CONTACT: VCBC Chair: Jai Kumar, contact no. - 408-406-4693
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