5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054

You're cordially invited to an exciting new program at this year's AAMA Connect conference - the VC-Entrepreneur Connection, which matches leading VC firms with select startup companies. Patterned loosely after the "speed dating" concept, investors and entrepreneurs meet each other in a series of private one-on-one meetings. Prior to the conference, a screening committee matches you with VCs based on your investment profile. At the conference, you deliver an abbreviated version of your investor pitch. The investor listens, asks questions, and provides feedback, suggestions, and referrals. At the appointed time, you move to your next pre-arranged meeting and repeat the process. In addition, you will also have opportunities for informal networking with VCs. You may also give a brief introduction to the entire group. As a selected participant, you will have an ideal opportunity to:

:: Network with leading investors to expand your network of financing sources
:: Learn what investors are looking for today
:: Receive coaching and advice to perfect the content and focus of your pitch
:: Present your company to investors matched to your needs
:: Gain experience in delivering your pitch and honing your presentation skills
:: Receive immediate feedback and advice about your business
:: Find out what it takes to get the attention of investors

By special arrangement with BizClarity (www.bizclarity.com), a firm specializing in venture investment communications, AAMA is offering workshops and private coaching on improving the investor pitch prior to the conference. BizClarity will work with you to help articulate and focus the content of your pitch, improve your delivery, and give advice on how to engage investors and compel them to action. This service is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please sign up early.

Participation is free and includes a complimentary conference pass. To apply for this event, please submit your executive summary by e-mail to [email protected] with the name of your company in the subject line. The application deadline is Monday, September 18. A limited number of slots are available, so please apply early to guarantee your participation.

Official Website: http://www.aamasv.com/connect2006/vc_connection.htm

Added by bwan on September 8, 2006

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