StartUP World 2017

May 4 | One Day Conference | 8AM-5PM
2550 Hanover Street | Palo Alto, CA
Pillsbury

What is the VC Taskforce StartUP World Conference?

VC Taskforce StartUP World conference is a program of panels, and pitching opportunities including lots of face-time with investors organized specifically to help start-ups in the funding process. At this event you’ll get funding advice & guidance directly from Investors as to what they want and expect from a start-up company seeking funding. Register to pitch and get a formal slot to pitch to investors or pitch informally with investors you meet casually during the event.

Register now if you want to meet our investors on May 4th

Who attends the Start Up World conference?

  • All types of entrepreneurs looking for funding
  • Entrepreneurs thinking about starting a company
  • Entrepreneurs who are serious about talking to investors
  • Entrepreneurs who would like to understand how investors think
  • Entrepreneurs looking to network with investors
  • Entrepreneurs looking to network with other entrepreneurs
  • Investors looking for deal flow
  • Investors wanting to connect with other investors

FEATURED SPONSORS

2017 Speakers

More Speakers Coming Soon!

Assim Gupta

Keiretsu Forum

Manny Fernandez

SF Angels

Robert Winter

daVinci Capital Group

Sylvia Flores

Manos Accelerator

Ullas Naik

Streamlined Ventures

Victor Belfor

Angel Investor

Susan Mason

Aligned Partners

Steve Wurzburg

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Curtis Feeny

Voyager Capital

Akhil Saklecha

Artiman Ventures

Ajit Deshpande

Salesforce

Leon Wong

Harvard Angels

Ron Weissman

Band of Angels

Vishal Arora

Blumberg Capital

Max Shapiro

PeopleConnect Staffing

Tom O'Malley

Convetit

Bonnie Crater

Full Circle Insights

Bill Reichert

Garage Technology Ventures

Susan Liu

Scale Venture Partners

Alison Wellsfry

Berkeley Angel Network

Ben Bayat

Illuminate Ventures

Shuonan Chen

Agile Venture Capital

Eric Filipek

Kennet Partners

Venktesh Shukla

Monta Vista Capital

Julia Moore

Breakout Labs/Ventures

Maria Salamanca

Unshackled Ventures

Gwen Edwards

Golden Seeds

Suzanne Andrews

Wingpact

Trish Costello

Portfolia

Miriam Rivera

Ulu Ventures

Jim Connor

Game Changers Silicon Valley

Elaine Pan

SK Telecom Ventures

A CONFERENCE OF INVESTOR PANELS AND PITCHING OPPORTUNITIES

This conference is a program of panels, workshops and pitching opportunities including face-time with investors organized specifically to help start-ups in the funding process. At this event you’ll get funding advice & guidance directly from Investors as to what they want and expect from a start-up company seeking funding.

AGENDA

Date: May 4th, 2017

Location: 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA

Emcees:
Tom O'Malley, Convetit
Bonnie Crater, Full Circle Insights

8:00

Check-in and Networking

9:00

Welcome

9:10

Pitch Mistakes

Moderator: Curtis Feeny, Voyager Capital

  • Shuonan Chen, Agile Venture Capital
  • Eric Filipek, Kennet Partners
  • Max Shapiro, Keiretsu Forum
  • Venktesh Shukla, Monta Vista Capital
  • Alison Wellsfry, Berkeley Angel Network

10:00

The Entrepreneur as a Potential Investment: The Investors' Perspective

Moderator: Ron Weissman, Band of Angels

  • Akhil Saklecha, Artiman Ventures
  • Ajit Deshpande, TrueBridge Capital Partners
  • Leon Wong, HBS Alumni Angels
  • Ben Bayat, Illuminate Ventures
  • Susan Liu, Scale Venture Partners
  • Vishal Arora, Blumberg Capital

11:15

Legal information for Startups

Presenter: Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Break

11:45

Lunch and Pitches

Pitches 2 min + 3 min Q&A + Second meeting offers from investors

Moderator: Max Shapiro, People Connect

1:00

How Fundable Is Your Team?

Moderator: Robert Winter, daVinci Capital Group

  • Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
  • Manny Fernandez, SF Angels Group
  • Sylvia Flores, Manos Accelerator
  • Ullas Naik, Streamlined Ventures
  • Victor Belfor, Angel Investor

2:00

The First Six Months After Funding: What Does the Investor Expect?

Moderator: Susan Mason, Aligned Partners

  • Julia Moore, Breakout Labs/Ventures
  • Miriam Rivera, Ulu Ventures
  • Suzanne Andrews, Wingpact
  • Trish Costello, Portfolia

Break

3:15

Elevator Pitches to Investor Panelists

Pitches 2 min + 3 min Q&A + Second meeting offers from investors

Moderator: Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures

4:30

Conference Ends

(subject to change)

SPONSORS

VC Taskforceâ„¢ has built an organization that the venture community can give input and direction to and get immediate results that benefit both investors and their portfolio companies.

Contact Us

For additional information, please get in touch:

June Riley
CEO, VC Taskforce
650-776-1040

E-mail: june@vctaskforce.com