THE ROAD FROM EMPLOYEE TO FOUNDER
Stories of young Silicon Valley millionaires are popping up and startup frenzy is back again. Google's recent acquisition of YouTube for $1.65B and BusinessWeek's cover story on the "new brat pack of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs" have captured the imagination of young entrepreneurs itching to leave their corporate jobs. However, what does it really mean to transition from employee to founder of a company? What experiences and skills can help make that transition more successful? And how do you know when it's time to start your own company?
Come and hear from our panel of speakers who have made the transition from corporate citizen to founder of their own company. Also, there will be other founders and members of the ecosystem who support founders available during the networking portion of the night who can share their experiences.
* Tom Cole - Partner at Trinity Ventures
* Dave Lu - Founder of FanPop
* Charles Ying - Founder of Mobile80
* Also, there will be other founders and members of the ecosystem who support founders available during the networking portion of the night who can share their experiences.
* Joanne Wan - MJAA Mixer Chair and Former Business Development Manager at STIRR, the Emerging Technology Network
6:30 - 7:00 Registration (Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served)
7:00 - 8:20 Panel Discussion
8:20 - 9:30 Networking/Socializing
This event is proudly sponsored by Orrick, the premier legal advisor for emerging companies. Orrick represents more than 450 venture-backed emerging growth companies in Silicon Valley and more than 550 worldwide.
You must purchase a ticket through the event registration page - http://mjaa-mixer.eventbrite.com/
If you have questions, please contact Joanne Wan at [email protected]
Official Website: http://www.mjaa.net/events/2006/11/14/20061114profmixer/
Added by joeywan on November 7, 2006