SVASEStartUp-U Silicon Valley: Angels vs VCs with Howard Hartenbaum (August Capital) & Michael Howse (CEO / Bigfoot Networks)
Start: 03/23/2010 - 11:30am
End: 03/23/2010 - 1:30pm
Contact Info: Dan Grosh Email: [email protected]
Location: Mintz Levin 5 Palo Alto Square,
1st Floor Conference Room,
3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306
Michael Howse, CEO & President of Bigfoot Networks. A skilled CEO and marketing executive, Howse's career spans more than 20 years with expertise in consumer technology, entertainment, infrastructure and networking. He was integral in creating the 3D graphics category for mainstream consumers while serving in executive roles at Creative Labs, S3 and 3dfx. As senior vice president of marketing and business development at 3dfx, he conceived and executed the strategy that increased revenue from $20 million to more than $400 million in three years by creating one of the PCs first major gaming brands with the "Voodoo" line of products. Howse was named "Marketer of the Year" in Marketing Computers Magazine / Brandweek and received an Interactive Academy of Arts & Sciences Award, along with other numerous marketing and product awards. Most recently, Howse was CEO and President of PacketHop, a wireless mesh-networking company he co-founded while serving as an entrepreneur in residence at U.S. Venture Partners. Howse launched his career in the entertainment industry as a manager and concert promoter working with the Beach Boys, Moody Blues, Ziggy Marley, Warrant, and Frank Zappa amongst others.
Howard Hartenbaum joined August Capital in 2008. Prior to joining, he served as a General Partner at Draper Richards LP where he was the founding investor in Skype and a former member of the board of directors where his achievement resulted in his joining the Forbes Midas List of top venture capitalists.
Before entering the venture capital field, Howard was at Hughes Electronics, where he was responsible for supporting business development, marketing and sales of satellite, information security and automotive technologies developed by HRL Laboratories. He also worked in engineering positions in ergonomics and user experience at Honda Motor Company and manufacturing at Teledyne Relays.
Howard has worked overseas for a total of ten years in Luxembourg and Japan. He is a graduate of M.I.T.
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.
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Please note topics are subject to change without notice.
Added by svaseinfo on February 2, 2010