1000 March Rd
Menlo Park, California 94025

SVASE Main Event: An evening with Randy Komisar on "Getting to Plan B"

Start: 10/06/2009 - 6:00pm
End: 10/06/2009 - 8:30pm

Author of the best-selling book "The Monk and the Riddle", Randy is an entrepreneur, VC and lecturer on entrepreneurship at Stanford University, and in addition to his books has written several acclaimed articles on leadership and entrepreneurship. We are delighted to have the opportunity to learn more about the research and thinking behind his new book, “Getting to plan B.”

Seating is limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment on the day

A thoughtful and provocative author, and entrepreneur turned VC with Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byers, Randy was a co-founder of Claris Corporation, served as CEO for LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, and acted as a "virtual CEO" for such companies as WebTV and GlobalGiving. He is a founding director of TiVo and serves on the Global Advisory Board for the UCSB Institute for Energy Efficiency. Earlier, Randy served as CFO of GO Corporation and Senior Counsel for Apple Computer, following a private practice in Technology Law.

This “fireside chat” with Randy will explore a wide range of topics featured in his book, including:

Every VC wants to see a well thought out business plan, but if the key is to get to plan B, are you saying they don’t matter?

What’s more important – learning from failure, or the boost from success?

What’s more important to success – skills, experience or luck?

Even serial entrepreneurs have to start somewhere, so what can first time entrepreneurs do to increase their chances of success?

How important is your source of funding to the success of a startup?

Moderator: TBD

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 6
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Networking and Business Showcase
7:00 – 8:15 pm: Fireside Chat with Randy Komisar, and Q/A
8:15 – 8:30 pm: Additional networking

LOCATION: Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP, 1000 March Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025
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PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):
Members - $20; Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49;
Business Showcase Exhibit Table – member rate: $149; non-member rate: $250
(Includes exhibit table and two tickets to the event.)

WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the listed price

This event is co-sponsored by Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP, www.orrick.com.

Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment on the day.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/3204

Added by svaseinfo on August 27, 2009