5 Palo Alto Square, 1st Floor Conference Room, 3000 El Camino Real,
Palo Alto, California

SVASE StartUp-U Silicon Valley: What Investors really think of your pitch
Start: 11/23/2010 - 11:45 am
End: 11/23/2010- 1:30 pm

Contact: Dan Grosh
Email: [email protected]

Location: Mintz Levin
5 Palo Alto Square,
1st Floor Conference Room,
3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306

URL: www.svase.org/events/startup-u-silicon-valley-what-investors-really-think-your-pitch-sharon-wienbar-scale

What do VCs and angels really think of your startup and its future potential when you pitch? What are they not telling you to your face? What are some of the big mistakes you could make when presenting your case to investors?

The ultimate goal of presenting to venture capitalists or angels is to get funding for your startup. Fundraising is a lengthy process, and even in good economic times you don't get the order on the first try. With the current uncertainty in the markets, it's hard enough to get an in-person chat with a VC.

To help you understand what goes on in the mind of the people with the funding money, we are in the midst of inviting seasoned venture capitalists to join us to talk about what investors are really looking for in entrepreneurs and their message, big mistakes they have seen made, and how to make sure you can give your best shot at convincing potential investors.

The Panel:

Sharon Wienbar, Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners. Sharon invests in mobile, internet, and enterprise software companies at Scale Venture Partners, which she joined in 2001. Sharon sits on the boards of Everyday Health, FaceTime Communications, MerchantCircle, PlayPhone, Reply!com and uTest. Prior to ScaleVP, Sharon spent 15 years at Critical Path, Amplitude Software, Adobe Systems and Bain & Company. Among her varied responsibilities, she directed marketing strategies and operations, integrated product and service businesses following acquisitions, managed the application of technology to Pacific Rim and European markets, and negotiated complex intellectual property licenses. Sharon holds a BA and MA in Engineering from Harvard University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Sharon also serves on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Myelin Repair Foundation and on Microsoft's Venture Advisory Committee.


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 & Interactive Q&A
1:15-1:30 Networking with the presenters!

Pre-registration closes at 9 AM the day of the event.

With your help, we will start on time so the speaker can provide you with as much interactive information as possible.

Please note topics are subject to change without notice.

Added by svaseinfo on November 11, 2010

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