1065 La Avenida St. Conference Center, Building 1
Mountain View, California 94043

“The Art Of The Start,” A One Day Workshop For Entrepreneurs, Featuring Guy Kawasaki

“The Art of the Start,” a one day workshop for entrepreneurs, featuring Guy Kawasaki and a roster of experts on building great companies. 8am – 3:15pm

On November 8, 2006, SVASE will present The Art of the Start, a full-day conference all about helping entrepreneurs succeed, offering time-tested, battle-hardened business strategies and the opportunity to meet experienced entrepreneurs and investors.

The drought of the past few years is over and venture capital is flowing again. But starting a high tech business is no less challenging and demanding than it's ever been, even in an environment of venture capital overhang.

Pure talent and winning ideas are never enough. Whether you're an entrepreneur in a garage, dorm room, lab or inside a big company, there are fundamental business insights and skills you need to succeed.

Start-up authority and popular business author Guy Kawasaki and experts from Garage, along with Silicon Valley leaders and mavericks, venture capitalists, and successful start-up CEOs explored the art of starting up.

Conference attendees will learn:

* How things have changed on the investment scene.
* What it takes to get funded today.
* How to run and build your business by crafting an ecosystem.
* How to get a reasonable valuation.

This conference will tell it like it is, giving practical and actionable advice...information you can use to accelerate your success. So check out the conference agenda and ask yourself what you could learn at this exciting conference...a lot!

Wednesday, November 8
8 AM – 3:15 PM

8:00am Breakfast & Registration
8:30am Opening remarks
8:40am Guy Kawasaki: The Art of the Start
9:20am Panel: Successful entrepreneurs: Been there, done that, what works, what doesn’t.
10:20am Coffee Break
10:40am The Art of Raising Capital (Bill Reichert)
11:20am The Art of Pitching (Bill Joss)
12:00 noon Lunch
12:50pm Lunch Keynote: TBA
1:20pm Panel: VCs: Funding your dream.
2:20pm Break
2:40pm The Art of Rainmaking (Guy Kawasaki)
3:15pm Close

Register on our website at

Microsoft Building 1, 1065 La Avenida St, Mountain View, CA 94043

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Through October 27, 2006)

SVASE Members - $125
Non-Members - $145

FULL PRICE REGISTRATION (After October 27, 2006)

SVASE Members $145
Non-Members - $195

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=491+

Added by svaseinfo on August 19, 2006