950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304

SVASE MAIN EVENT: Growing Pains: Scaling your startup for growth!

Start: 07/09/2009 - 6:00pm
End: 07/09/2009 - 8:30pm

Contact Info: Laura Weigant Email: [email protected]
Ph.-650) 585-9577

Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304


History shows us that inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs often introduce the greatest value during the most difficult times. This panel will feature the candid experiences of two successful entrepreneurs and two VCs, who will discuss various frameworks to evaluate a firm's growth objectively, anticipate problems, and plan strategies for successful growth. The panelists are eager to share their stories and experiences founding, working with, and helping to grow a variety of world-class companies. This lively panel discussion will explore the following and more:
· Is it better to be experienced in your chosen market & “know” what your customers want…. Or is it better to be clueless and use trial and error to uncover what they really value?
· Despite millions of users, few companies have found ways to create sustainable revenues in Social Media. Is this a dead end for new startups, or are there viable strategies to deliver value & generate profits?
· What applications are driving Mobile consumer usage and why? What types of applications are providers and users willing to pay for? Where can new startups provide value and generate revenue?
· Who's winning, who's losing & why, in the Cloud Computing wars? How can you leverage this to your advantage, both as a user & a cloud platform provider/developer?

The Panel:

Moderator: TBD

WHEN: Thursday, July 9
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Networking and hors d’oeuvres
7:00 - 8:15 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A
8:15 - 8:30 pm: Additional networking

LOCATION: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR Campus), 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D’oeuvres):
Members - $20; Affiliates who advertise this event - $29; General Public - $49

Pre-registration closes at 9 PM the night before the event.
WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the listed price

To reserve an Exhibit Table:
Contact [email protected], $350 Members, $850 Non-members (Includes exhibit table, 2 tickets to the event and 1 year corporate membership).

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

This event is co-sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, www.wsgr.com

If the event is sold out, we apologize that due to fire safety codes we cannot accept any walk-ins.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/2877

Added by svaseinfo on June 15, 2009

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