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Silicon Valley Area Events


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2012
Silicon Valley Area Events Archive


 

June 27, 2012 | Variety Venture Capital & New Media Summit

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA

The Variety Venture Capital & New Media Summit In Association with International ESQ will explore how the investment community is driving technology innovation − so critical for the growth of the evolving entertainment industry. Start-up companies with strong ideas can thrive, thanks to the post-recession financial support and Hollywood′s fight to attract today′s digital consumers.

Churchill Club Affiliate Discount Code 15%: churchillclub

Register here| (323) 617-9429 |linda.buckley@variety.com

 

June 20-21, 2012 | Structure | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA

In its fifth year, Structure will convene in San Francisco to bring together the leaders innovating, shaping and defining the ongoing evolution in the technology industry − cloud computing. The shift to the cloud isn′t just a change in the way IT is organized and delivered, but it will also become the impetus for a new way of building chips, servers, networking and the other building blocks of the computing industry.

Churchill Club Affiliate 15% Discount Code: CHURCHILLCLUB

Structure|events@gigaom.com

 

Special Event:

THE FIRST ANNUAL GREAT SILICON VALLEY OXFORD UNION DEBATE:
Motion: "This House Believes That the Problems of Tomorrow Are Too Big for the Entrepreneurs of Today"

June 19, 2012

SPEAKERS:
Proposition:
Team Captain: Joe DiNucci, Professional Coach; Partner, Enabling Thought Leadership
Richard Lowenthal, CTO and Co-founder, Coulomb Technologies
Steve Hoover, CEO, PARC
Additional Speaker TBA

Opposition:
Team Captain: Mike Malone, American author, columnist at The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, former editor, Forbes
Tom Hayes, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Marvell
Pat House, Co-founder, Vice Chairman, and SVP Strategy, C3
Additional Speaker TBA

Time: 5:30 PM Registration/ Hors d'oeuvres Reception | 7:00 PM Program | 8:15 PM Champagne and Dessert | 9:00 PM Event Concludes
Location: Santa Clara University - Mayer Theater, Santa Clara | Directions

Water, energy and food supply, terrorism, Internet security – like world history, one thing after another. Tomorrow's critical economic, social, political, and environmental problems are crowding into today. How will they be solved? Join us for an evening of persuasion, rhetoric and wit, as Churchill Club and Oxford University's Saïd Business School co-present an Oxford Union debate with a Silicon Valley twist on a big topic that matters to us all—with strong opinions on both sides of the argument.

Reflecting the centuries-old heritage, we have the President-elect of the Oxford Union flying over from England to preside over the debate. Reflecting Silicon Valley, expect a high irreverence quotient. Both sides of the proposition will be rigorously argued, but the audience will decide who argued best.

Don't miss the inaugural of what is sure to become the newest great Silicon Valley institution and the chance to be there at the birth of something big! To whet your appetite, check out the 2011 "Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford" Oxford Union debate here.

Gold Sponsors:

             

Silver Sponsor:

Enabling Thought Leadership

Co-hosts:

        

Co-presenter:

Advanced Price: Member $54 | Nonmember $79
On-site Price: Member $70 | Nonmember $95

Corporate Members
Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 business hours in advance.

 

 An Open Forum Event:

VENTURE CAPITAL ROUNDTABLE 2012

June 14, 2012

SPEAKERS:
Tim Chang, Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
Greg Gretsch, Managing Director, Sigma
Bill Maris, Managing Partner, Google Ventures
Kate Mitchell, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners
Ray Rothrock, Partner, Venrock
Aydin Senkut, Founder and Managing Director, Felicis Ventures
Moderator: Steve Bengston, Managing Director, Emerging Company Services, PwC

Time: 5:30 PM Registration | 6:00 PM Buffet | 7:00 PM Program
Location: Microsoft, Mountain View | Directions

2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year for venture capitalists and the various players with whom they engage. With Facebook’s mammoth tech IPO, a flurry of S-1 filings, and the JOBS act, the venture capital community is aflutter with activity. How is this impacting the landscape and where is it headed? Where are venture capitalists putting their money? What are they avoiding? How can you get funded? What does it mean to get funded? What does it mean to not get funded? What's changing in terms of how VCs think and the best way to sell them on your idea? Come hear this panel of leading investors from Felicis Ventures, Google Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Sigma, Scale Venture Partners, and Venrock, in a candid conversation led by PwC’s Steve Bengston about the venture landscape today and tomorrow.

Sponsors:

                 

Reserved Tables:

Bite Communications, Sigma, and Wells Fargo Technology & Venture Banking

Advanced Price: Member $55 | Nonmember $75
On-site Price: Member $70 | Nonmember $90

Corporate Members
Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 business hours in advance.


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An Open Forum Event:

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ENTERPRISE: WHAT ROLE WILL HADOOP PLAY?

June 12, 2012

SPEAKERS:
Michael Driscoll, CEO, Metamarkets
Andrew Mendelsohn, SVP, Oracle Server Technologies
Mike Olson, CEO, Cloudera
Jay Parikh, VP Infrastructure Engineering, Facebook
John Schroeder, CEO, MapR
Moderator: Cade Metz, Editor, WIRED Enterprise

Time: 5:30 PM Registration | 6:00 PM Buffet | 7:00 PM Program
Location: Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto | Directions

There is a lot of adoption going on around Hadoop within organizations that are trying to draw insight from all the big data being generated. Hadoop, and a handful of open-source tools that complement it, are promising to make gigantic and diverse datasets easily available for quick, cost-effective analysis using clusters of inexpensive computers. This Churchill Club Open Forum program presents a diverse set of leaders who will explore these questions and more: How critical is Hadoop to the transformation of enterprise computing, innovation and the primacy of data? Where and how is it best used? How will it fit with existing data warehousing technologies? How will it play out in the long term?

Sponsors:

            

Advanced Price: Member $57 | Nonmember $82
On-site Price: Member $70 | Nonmember $95

Corporate Members
Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 business hours in advance.

 

June 11th, 2012 Bay Bio 9th Annual Entrepreneurship Investor Roundtable 5:00pm-9:00pm

 The First Step to your Success

The Life Science Entrepreneur and Investor Roundtables is a unique event designed to act as a catalyst for burgeoning entrepreneurs, and is well known for its iconic 'speed-dating' format. The Roundtables provides early stage companies with access to capital markets, and investors with a first look at promising innovations by facilitating introductions, dialogue and connections between life science entrepreneurs and investors. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to pitch to dozens of investors over the course of one evening. Open the door to future growth.

Register Here!

Confirmed Participating Investors

Abbott Biotech Ventures, Inc.
Acorn Campus Ventures
The Angels' Forum
Amgen Ventures
Asset Management Ventures
Bayer HealthCare
Burrill Merchant Banking Fund
Cato BioVentures
Claremont Creek Ventures
Darwin Consulting

Elliptical Ventures
Genentech
Medstars Biotech
MPM Capital
Panorama Capital
RCT BioVentures
SR One
SRA Capital Management, LLC
Takeda Ventures, Inc.
Vivo Ventures




 

What:

9th Annual Investor and Entreprenuer Roundtables

When:

July 11, 2012
5:00pm-9:00pm (includes Roundtables, reception and networking)

Where:

AOL Conference Center
395 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA

Parking:

Complimentary onsite

Attire:

Business attire suggested

Cost:

Investors: Complimentary
Entrepreneurs: $40 by July 6 | Onsite: $80



Submit an online application early to secure your participation and to provide participating investors with your company profile in advance of the event: www.baybio.org/2012roundtables

 

June 6-7, 2012 | Tech Policy Summit | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Silverado Resort, 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, CA 94558

The 6th edition of Tech Policy Summit will bring together industry executives, entrepreneurs, investors, consumer advocates, government officials and legal experts to examine critical policy issues affecting technology innovation and adoption in the United States and beyond.

The premier tech policy gathering on the West coast, Tech Policy Summit provides an independent, nonpartisan forum for learning and networking. Our mission is to encourage more dialogue so that there is greater accord between what happens in D.C. and what matters to technology leaders and consumers.

Sign up today to secure your spot. Save 20% with code4Churchill.

Register here

 

June 6, 2012 |Glimpse: the Social Discovery Conference|9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Marriott Union Square, 480 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

Glimpse: the Social Discovery Conference, is the first conference focused on the future of social discovery. Companies and products in the social discovery space aim to connect people with new places, people and products that they will enjoy based on their social interactions and existing interests. Glimpse will bring together leading experts in social discovery to discuss the future of how we live, decide and buy.

Register here

 

May 12-14, 2012 | LES (USA & Canada) Winter Meeting | 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Anaheim Marriott, 700 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA

From dealmaking to IP strategy to legal trends and more, this year′s LES Winter Meeting will focus on cutting-edge issues in the high tech space with overlapping content in related industries, including clean tech, nanotechnology, and medical devices, with a spotlight on creating value. The meeting features speakers from Creative Commons, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Intellectual Ventures and more!

Churchill Club members save $100 with promo code CHC12.

www.les2012winter.org | meetings@les.org

 

 
April 17-19, 2012 | DEMO Spring 2012: Launch or Attend
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA


DEMO Spring 2012, the launchpad for emerging technology and trends, is returning to Silicon Valley April 17-19, 2012 and we have many exciting new reasons to attend and launch! New Low Attendee Rate − No Barrier to Entry.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2012.

Churchill Club Affiliate Rate: Launch or Attend − Save 25% off Registration when you reference promo code "partner"

Register here | (800) 643-4668

 

Bioscience Essentials for Industry Professionals: An Intensive Seminar

Apr 9, 2012 - Apr 13, 2012 - Category: BayBio Advantage (Dedicated pricing for BayBio members)

With this intensive seminar from UC Berkeley Extension, you get a focused introduction to the principles of biology in the context of their relevance and application to the bioscience industry. Develop the basic conceptual framework and vocabulary necessary to communicate effectively with technical specialists and comprehend the scientific concepts in proposals, prospectuses, and market and technical assessment reports. Explore current techniques and technologies while developing an appreciation of the process and the challenge of turning scientific discoveries into successful products.

This course is co-sponsored by BayBio and UC Berkeley Extension.

Who Should Attend

This course is for nonscientists—including marketing, business development, legal and other professionals—working in the bioscience arena. Entrepreneurs can also benefit.

Dates: April 9–13, 2012

Location: UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center

Address: 425 Market St., 8th Floor (enter on Fremont Street)

Cost: $1,975 (includes all course materials, breakfast and lunch)

ENROLL NOW

Lead Instructor

Mary Alice Yund, Ph.D., has more than 15 years of experience in developmental genetics research at UC Berkeley. She also has 10 years of experience in technology assessment and market research, consulting for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Guest Speakers
Barbara H. Bowman, Ph.D., teaches molecular cell biology and general biology at Mills College. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow and senior scientist at Roche Molecular Systems.

Jennifer Lange, B.S., M.S., teaches biology and anatomy at Chabot College. She has taught at UCLA, UCLA Extension and UC Berkeley Extension.

Monica Ranes-Goldberg, Ph.D., currently teaches at UC Santa Cruz Extension. Since 1994, she has taught courses in immunology, microbial pathogenesis, cancer biology and introductory biology for UC Berkeley Extension.

John M. Young, Ph.D., is a former senior pharmaceutical executive and current consultant with more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of development.

Register Now

Start Date: Apr 9, 2012. 12:00 AM
End Date: Apr 13, 2012. 12:00 AM
Location: UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center
Address: 425 Market St., 8th Floor (enter on Fremont Street), San Francisco, CA, United States
Cost: $1,975 (EDP 413377)
 

March 21-22, 2012 | GigaOM′s Structure:Data | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pier Sixty at The Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011

The Big Picture for Big Data
Are you sitting on un-mined gold? As the volume of enterprise data created has moved past terabytes to petabytes, companies need to determine the best way for them to store, manage and analyze all that information. GigaOM′s Structure:Data, now a two-day conference, will assemble the world′s leading technologists, practitioners and business leaders to offer solutions to the questions posed by the growth of big data, including storage needs, data analysis and the uncovering of new business opportunities.

Churchill Club members save $100

Register here | kathy@gigaom.com
 
 

CALBIO2012: Driven by Patients

Mar 8-9, 2012: CALBIO2012 Annual Conference
Successful life sciences companies integrate patient needs into all aspects of their company strategy. From their business plan and funding, to their research and development, to clinical trials and reimbursement models, the patient-driven approach accelerates the advancement of innovative treatments.  CALBIO2012 is a statewide conference produced by BayBio and BIOCOM that brings together the life sciences sector in California and beyond: company executives and innovators, government, medical research and disease foundations, university transfer offices, philanthropists and investors.

The first California statewide conference built on the synergy between two leading life sciences clusters, CALBIO2012 identifies best practices, new models and fosters collaborations in research, development and product commercialization.

Andrew C. von Eschenbach
Former Commissioner, FDA
President, Samaritan Health InitiativesIt has become a cliché to say that the FDA and Congress put excessive emphasis on risk in the risk-benefit equation. Increasingly, investors are parking their funds outside of the life science industry and beyond US borders, citing an unclear regulatory environment for many different programs, ever increasing costs of clinical trials and the resulting uncertainty that products will ever reach patients.  Ironically, for all of the talk in Washington about tackling the costs of chronic diseases, the tougher regulatory environment is actually pushing companies away from investments into better therapies for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.

This plenary session focuses on how to maintain American innovation and entrepreneurship through a modernization and transformation of the FDA into an agency that focuses not only on safety, but on efficacy, innovation and its mission to protect and promote public health. It provides a perspective on how life sciences companies and patient groups can navigate the current regulatory process while collaborating on process improvements toward a regulatory pathway that is transparent and efficient, yet still rigorous and science led.


Positioning for the Perfect Exit

March 7, 2012 / 3:00pm - 6:30pm / Palo Alto, CA *EBC Clients register via the EBC Brief

Speaker Spotlight
Nancy Pfund, Founder & Managing Partner, DBL Investors

Nancy Pfund is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Investors, a venture capital firm located in San Francisco. DBL Investors' "Double Bottom Line" invests in companies that can deliver top-tier venture capital returns while facilitating social, environmental and economic improvement where they operate. Ms. Pfund currently sponsors or sits on the board of directors of several companies, including: BrightSource Energy, SolarCity, Solaria, Primus Power, Powergenix and, prior to their public offering, Tesla Motors and Pandora Media.

Join us for an interactive discussion on cleantech M&As with Nancy Pfund and other industry experts.

Confirmed Speakers


March 4-6, 2012 | Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

Mobile devices. Social media. Web apps. Desktop virtualization. They′re blurring the boundaries between "personal" and "enterprise" IT. It′s a trend you can′t ignore. Learn how to manage it at a new event for enterprise IT leaders: CITE Conference & Expo.

Learn how to use consumer IT to unleash business productivity, while mitigating risk, including:

- BYOT (bring your own technology) strategies that empower employees while safeguarding critical enterprise assets.
- When do tablets make sense...and how can you ensure a successful implementation?
- Breakthrough enterprise app strategies that deliver real business value.
- How consumerization is impacting storage and networking - and how to manage risk and performance.
- Harnessing the power of mobile technologies to drive new levels of productivity.

www.citeconference.com | dbecker@idgenterprise.com
March 1, 2012 | Innovation: Chasms & Velocities − Geoffrey Moore | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
PARC, a Xerox company, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA

PARC is celebrating its 10th anniversary year with a special PARC Forum series featuring 10 speakers on 10 different aspects of innovation. This talk will feature Geoffrey Moore, who has made understanding and exploiting disruptive technologies the core of his life′s work. An author, speaker, and advisor, he is also a venture partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures where he advises portfolio companies. His books include the most recent Escape Velocity: Free Your Company′s Future from the Pull of the Past and Crossing the Chasm.

This is a FREE event.

www.parc.com



February 29, 2012 | VC Task Force: Presenting to VCs Workshop;
 Building the Perfect Pitch
| 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Two Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto, CA


Your company presentation is your single most important fundraising document. Delivered to VCs at a conference or a partnership meeting, your pitch defines who you are, what you do and whether your company is worth a more critical look.

Most presentations simply miss the mark. They focus on what the entrepreneur wants to say rather than what VCs want to hear. The goal of this session is to bridge the VC/Entrepreneur communications gap. And unlike traditional pitching workshops offered by Powerpoint pros, this workshop is run by VCs and angel investors whose advice is battle tested from having heard and critiqued hundreds of pitches and having funded the best of them.

The session is highly interactive. After an overview describing how and why VCs evaluate deals the way, attendees will practice crafting and critiquing the key elements of a pitch, including a company overview, value proposition, go to market strategy, effective description of your management team, and a summary of reasons to invest. Attendee participation in pitching and delivering feedback will be strongly encouraged.

Register here


February 28, 2012 | Cyber-Security − The German and US Approach
 to a Common Challenge
| 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Goethe Institut, 530 Bush Street, Art Lounge, San Francisco, CA


Across the globe, governments, societies, businesses, and individuals are facing a number of critical challenges regarding cyberspace, data integrity, authenticity, confidentiality, and security. As a response to a rising number of cyber threats, Germany′s Federal Ministry of the Interior recently introduced the Cyber Security Strategy for Germany.

GABA invites you to an evening with cyber security thought leaders from both Germany and the United States, to discuss the German and the US approach to this challenge and opportunities for transatlantic cooperation in this field.

$29 Partners (Promotion Code Churchill Club members: GABA12)
www.gaba-network.org | events@gaba-network.org

February 26-29, 2012 | SharePoint Technology Conference | 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA

The SharePoint Technology Conference is the world′s premier independent event for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server technology and services. The format includes 90+ technical classes, workshops and breakout classes with content geared to IT professionals, business managers and developers. It features top Microsoft MVPs, dozens of expert MS speakers and solutions from 50+ exhibitors (exhibits admission is FREE!).

Churchill Club newsletter subscribers can receive a $100 discount off either the 4-day or 3-day pass (first time registrants only - cannot be combined with other offers) by using code MEDIASPONSOR

www.sptechcon.com | info@bzmedia.com

Northern California Regional Business Matchmaking - Santa Clara, CA

February 23, 2012

Business Matchmaking is presented by HP, Symantec, Dun & Bradstreet, Lockheed Martin, and Greatland, in cooperation with federal and state agencies and leading non-profit organizations.

The Business Matchmaking Northern California Regional face-to-face event will welcome area entrepreneurs at the Santa Clara Convention Center located in Santa Clara, CA on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Participating firms will be personally processed to prepare for meetings with key buyers from federal, state and local government agencies and major corporations.

The components of the Northern California Regional Business Matchmaking event are:

  • Individual business counseling provided by SCORE, Small Business Development Centers and other resource partners
  • Customized matching for small businesses with appropriate procurement representatives based on products and services
  • Exhibits and networking with regional small business resources including: Access to Capital, SBA loans, federal qualification requirements, women, veteran and minority business tools, certifications, etc.
  • On-site Internet access and email capabilities provided at the HP Tech Center
  • Access to representatives from private sector co-sponsors for information about small business selling opportunities and special programs

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054  

For more information and to register FREE, visit businessmatchmaking.com/regionSC.shtml

February 23, 2012 | VC Task Force: Corporate Venture Capital
 and Strategic Partnerships: Mobility and Gaming −
Trends and Opportunities
| 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Two Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto, CA

Many of Silicon Valley′s most successful companies have capitalized on their relationships with strategic partners and investors, taking advantage of key customer relationships and sharing development costs for new products. In addition, leveraging corporate strategic investors/partners can help accelerate a young company′s momentum in a rapidly evolving sector. However, working with a strategic investor for a growing company also has its risks with respect to investment terms and the liquidity event.

How can early stage companies and venture capital investors that co-invest with strategic investors better manage their relationships with these investors and partners while leveraging their expertise and presence?

VC Taskforce′s Corporate Venture Capital special interest group has formed a panel of some of the leading mobile and gaming corporate VCs and executives to address some of these issues and provide insight to early stage/growing companies and venture capital investors.

Register here



CHI's 19th International Molecular Med TRI-CON 2012

Feb 19, 2012 - Feb 23, 2012 - Category: BayBio Advantage (Dedicated pricing for BayBio members)

The 19th Annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference - CHI's flagship event. The 2012 program will feature compelling talks from industry, academia, government, and healthcare organizations. Spanning five days this year, the event now includes more activities including: 2 partnering forums, 5 symposia, 18 short courses, and 12 core programs. Join over 3,000 attendees in interactive lectures, discussions, and various receptions as a way to facilitate networking opportunities and hearing differing views and perspectives on poignant issues facing you and our industry today.

BayBio members login to recieve the discount code.

Register Now

Start Date: Feb 19, 2012. 12:00 AM
End Date: Feb 23, 2012. 12:00 AM
Location: Moscone North Convention Center
Address: San Francisco, CA, United States

February 16, 2012 | CHM Soundbytes, Beyond the Obvious:
Killer Questions that Spark Game-Changing Innovation
| 12:00 PM
Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA


Generating and executing great ideas is the key to staying ahead in a rapidly changing world. It seems so basic. Why is it so hard to actually get right? According to innovation expert Phil McKinney, the real problem is that we′re teaching people to ask the wrong questions about their businesses−or none at all. There has to be a better way.

In Beyond the Obvious, McKinney discusses his proven FIRE (Focus, Ideation, Rank, Execution) Method to dig deeper and get back to asking the right questions−the ones all companies must ask to survive. Full of real-world examples, this book will change the way you operate, innovate, and create, and it all begins with battle-tested questions Phil has gathered on note cards throughout his career.

This is a FREE event.

Computer History Museum | (408) 414-5950



February 16, 2012 | VC Task Force: Angel Elevator Pitch | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Two Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto, CA


Angel Elevator Pitch is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to network with Angels and other CXOs, to present their company and ideas, and learn first-hand how to raise early-stage capital in today′s market.

During the evening, entrepreneurs on our Pitch List will present their pitches to the entire room. Our panel of early stage investors will ask questions and provide brief feedback. Please note that pitching time limits will be strictly enforced! After the two minute pitch, there will be four minutes of Q&A by the panel, followed by one minute of non-rebuttal feedback from each panelist.

Our lively panel discussion and Q&A will also provide critical insight into what it takes to raise capital today.
Register here
February 15, 2012 | Health Tech Breakfast, Investor
 Landscape − Outlook for 2012
| 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Genentech, 31-1A, 1531 Grand View, South San Francisco, CA


The CTO of the US maintains that there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in healthcare, the pace of M&A has never been higher (and is expected to still rise), but technology and consumer behavior are changing faster than regulators and many incubents can keep up with. So, what are the opportunities and challenges in 2012? How is the landscape different from previous years, or is it?

What/where are the biggest or most immediate opportunities and pitfalls for mobile, gaming and social in health? Where are the most attractive opportunities for SV-based startups: market targeting patients, physicians, or payers? What are you looking for in companies who present to you in the next 3 - 12 months?

The coming year will be turbulent. The question addressed at this breakfast event is what that means for entrepreneurs wanting to raise money to build thriving companies in 2012.

30% OFF Discount Code: DATA12
www.svforum.org

CXO Forum

Event Description:
This event is a collegial luncheon designed to foster discussion in a confidential format among founders, officers and managers (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO) of startup technology companies. We request that participants be involved in the management of a technology company.

Advance registration only, no walk-ins admitted. Register early! Registration is limited to 25 guests.
Registration closes at 3pm the day before the event.

 

Pre-registered Rates (All Rates Include Lunch):
SVForum Members: $20
General Public: $49

Upcoming Event Dates:
February 14, 2012: Funding Landscape for 2012
March 13, 2012: Marketing & Branding in the Digital Age
April 10, 2012: Setting Yourself up for Success: A Focus on your Team

Women 2.0 - Founding Startups

Women 2.0 PITCH Conference & Competition (February 14, 2012 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA) is a full day event to learn from the product innovation leaders who built Flickr, Facebook, Zipcar, TaskRabbit, LARK and more. Both men and women working in technology (from early-stage startup to corporate) are invited to hear speakers share best practices, growth strategies and stories of disruptive product development.

Learn about launching products from concept to cash and customers! Watch the Women 2.0 Startup Competition finalists pitch live to a panel of investors for feedback and prizes. Network with 800+ members of the Women 2.0 community at our biggest event of the year!

Who should attend? Anyone working in technology, from early-stage startup to corporate. Anyone thinking about starting a startup, or generally interested in technology and innovation. This includes but is not limited to: designers, developers, product managers, marketers, business development…

PITCH Conference & Competition speakers are leaders of technology and innovation, including:

  • Caterina Fake (Co-Founder, Flickr & Hunch)
  • Katie Mitic (Director of Platform & Mobile Marketing, Facebook & Board Member, eBay)
  • Robin Chase (Co-Founder, Zipcar & CEO, Buzzcar)
  • Leah Culver (Founder & CEO, Grove)
  • Leah Busque (Founder & CPO, TaskRabbit)
  • Julia Hu (Founder & CEO, LARK)
  • Danielle Fong (Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, LightSail Energy)
  • Cathy Edwards (Co-Founder & CTO, Chomp)
  • Sheila Lirio Marcelo (Founder & CEO, Care.com)
  • Deena Varshavskaya (Founder & CEO, Wanelo)
  • Jean Hsu (Engineer, Obvious)
  • Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)

Key themes include:

  • Leading and launching – Managing ideas and people from concept to lift-off.
  • Pitching for investment – The successes and challenges of seeking funding from investors.
  • Future visions – Thought leaders from the next generation of innovation and disruption.

A one-of-a-kind competition:

The run-up to PITCH Conference & Competition is defined by Women 2.0′s fifth annual startup competition for early-stage tech startups, who receive exposure to investors and valuable feedback for next steps.

Watch the finalists of the 2012 Women 2.0 Startup Competition pitch live and hear first-hand feedback from panels of real investors on what makes a successful pitch for investment.

Ticket Information

General Admission Feb 14, 2012  $350.00 $9.74  
Entrepreneurs Feb 14, 2012  $250.00 $7.24  
Investors Feb 14, 2012  $550.00 $9.95  
For more information and to register, visit www.women2.org/conference2012

February 13, 2012 | VC Task Force: Seed-Stage
Investor Elevator Pitch
| 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, CA

The Seed Stage Angel Elevator Pitch is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to network with Seed Stage Angels and other CXOs, present their company and ideas and learn first-hand how to raise early-stage capital in today′s market.

During the evening, entrepreneurs on our Pitch List will present their pitches to the entire room. Our panel of Seed Stage Angels will ask questions and provide brief feedback. Please note that pitching time limits will be strictly enforced! After the two minute pitch, there will be four minutes of Q&A by the panel, followed by four minutes of non-rebuttal feedback from each panelist.

Our lively panel discussion and Q&A will also provide critical insight into what it takes to raise capital today.

Register here


So What's YOUR Story? - Workshop (Live & Streaming)

Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PT)
Santa Clara, CA

SVForum members and public will receive a 50% discount.
Discount code: nrg50

So What's YOUR Story? is a daylong workshop that will change how you think and talk about your business, products, and services forever.

This workshop brings together five incredible speakers… a two-time Emmy Award-winning TV producer, a professional writer and director, a well-known angel investor, a visual storytelling instructor, and a Silicon Valley pitch coach…. to teach you the power of using story in your business.

So What's YOUR Story? is the first workshop of its kind in Silicon Valley, designed to teach entrepreneurs, CEOs, and marketers how to tell more convincing and memorable stories about their company, products, and services.

You can attend the live event at the Citrix Startup Accelerator in Santa Clara, California or watch through the live stream, no matter where you are in the world. To get a sneak peek at the OneToTheWorld streaming technology, look here.

You MUST be able to tell YOUR stories in a compelling way, both verbally and visually, to convince investors and customers to give you money! However, most people are just sounding off with bits, bytes, and bullets in hopes of making a strong impact and getting people to take action. Are you trying to separate yourself from others? Is it working?

YOUR stories are the key to getting people to understand what you do. It's YOUR stories people will remember and repeat... more than any fact or figure you include in any presentation.

Are you an entrepreneur,  a CEO, or a marketer searching for a better and more effective way to communicate the value of your business, products, or services? If yes, this is THE workshop to attend.

YOUR 15-Minutes of Fame

There's one more really exciting innovative take-away you will get from this workshop. Each of you will get your "YOUR 15-Minutes of Fame" by sitting down with one of the presenters (or prequalified mentors) privately, one-on-one, to talk about your story ideas that you developed during the workshop.

15-minutes

Your private conversation can be recorded for you to share with your team back home. This is a very unique opportunity that is included in the price of admission.

Every person attending this workshop will get 15-Minutes of Fame. We will not leave until all people have had the opportunity to discuss their story ideas! That's our commitment and promise to each and everyone of you! Alternatively, you can also choose to have a follow-up call for YOUR 15-Minutes of Fame anytime within 60 days of the workshop.

Presenters: Conrad Ricketts, Mark Levy, Steve Douglass, Max Shapiro, Nathan Gold

Ticket Type:

So What's YOUR Story? - Seat ($995.00)
So What's YOUR Story? - Stream ($295.00)

For more information and details on presenters, visit http://sowhatsyourstory.eventbrite.com


February 11, 2012 | OPEN SV Presents − 4th Annual Women Leadership Forum | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Computer History Museum, 1600 Shoreline Parkway, Mountain View, CA

This one day conference is all about reinventing ourselves for a new successful future, and for new opportunities to brand and re-brand ourselves in these changing times. To celebrate the power of women, come listen to inspirational stories told by women leaders − the lessons they learned, and the wins they enjoyed!

At this event you will network with an impressive group of leaders and entrepreneurs belonging to technology, finance, social enterprise, medicine, and social media sectors in the Silicon Valley including SAP MD Barbara Holzapfel, Corporate Vice President Dina McKinney of AMD, CEO of Watermark, Marilyn Nagel and many more.

Churchill Club Affiliate Discount Code 20%: churchillclub

www.opensiliconvalley.org


February 9-10, 2012 | Voices That Matter: Android Developers Conference | 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

The first Voices That Matter: Android Developers Conference will take place in San Francisco, February 9-10, 2012. Both Google insiders and outside experts will gather for how-to sessions, application case studies, community building and interactive discussions. Continuing the tradition of Voices That Matter conferences, this event will be a focused, intimate conference designed to enable developers to meet, and learn from, leading authors and practitioners. The two-day conference is built for mobile developers wanting to leverage their existing skills, Java developers wanting to learn more about the platform, game developers as well as experienced Android developers.

SPECIAL SAVINGS! As a member of the Churchill Club, you can save $150 off the conference fee by providing Priority Code ANUSRGP when registering. Register by January 5th and save a total of $350 as this $150 discount is combined with Early Bird pricing!

Register here | (617) 848-7026

February 8, 2012 | Monthly Main Event − What′s Hot & What′s Not for 2012 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cooley Godward LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA

2011 was a confusing year, full of good and bad news. VCs invested roughly $26B, up from $23B in 2010, but VC fundraising was only roughly $14B, so the VCs invested $12B more than they raised in 2011 and $10B more than they raised in 2010, an unsustainable model. Three of the top 4 sectors in 2011−cleantech, biotech, and medical devices−all face major obstacles and spark much skepticism from many investors. Roughly 50 VC backed companies went public in the US in 2011, down from 75 in 2010, a modest year from a historical perspective. The VC market is in disequilibrium. It cannot stay like this. Will 2012 be better, worse, or the same as 2011? Why are most companies using Pillsbury and PwC? Only our experts know! Come hear the answers!

30% OFF Discount Code: DATA12

www.svforum.org


BioMed Innovation Night 2012: Igniting the Spark

Feb 8, 2012 - Category: BayBio Event

Brought to you by:
California Healthcare Institute | PwC | BayBio

Join us at the second Annual BioMed Innovation Night in Sacramento Wednesday, February 8. CHI, BayBio and PwC will host the event at the Memorial Auditorium at 1515 J Street in Sacramento. State legislators, government officials and their staffs will be our honored guests at the event offering excellent opportunities for informal conversation and high-level networking.

At the reception, industry and research and education partners will show interactive displays of their biomedical innovations, allowing legislators and their staffs the chance to touch, feel and see the treatments and technologies being developed here and saving lives in California. The reception will be followed by a dinner featuring keynote speaker Percival Barretto-Ko, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Strategy and Government Affairs at Astellas US LLC. He is involved in Science WoRx, a program to ignite the spark of interest in science in students and teachers.

At the event, we will unveil the CHI/BayBio/PwC 2012 California Biomedical Industry Report. The annual report illustrates the important roles biomedical research, development, and manufacturing play in California's economy and ultimately in the nation's health. The report will provide an overview of employment trends, wages, product development pipeline, opportunities and risks for the industry in California, home to the largest concentration of biomedical companies in the world.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Memorial Auditorium
1515 J Street
Sacramento, Calif. 95814

5:00-7:00 p.m.
Reception featuring interactive BioMed Innovation Night displays

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Dinner and keynote presentation by Percival Barretto‑Ko on Astellas's Science WoRx program

Dinner Featuring Keynote Speaker
Percival Barretto-Ko on Astellas's Science WoRx program

In California, young scientists can pursue a wide range of career choices. However, research shows that not enough students are choosing careers in the sciences, and science teachers require more support to encourage an interest in science among today's students. Science WoRx (www.ScienceWoRx.org) is a mentoring program and online resource network that connects classrooms with scientists to support teachers. The program offers teachers nationwide an online resource portal where science educators can find valuable information on human health and medicine and access resources, including lesson plans and classroom instruction resources, and is designed to ignite the spark of innovation in young scientists and support science teachers' needs in and out of the classroom.

Click here to register:
CHI members: $150.00
BayBio members: $150.00
Non-members: $250.00
** Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 1

Hotel Reservations:
To receive the negotiated rate of $169.00 at The Sheraton Grand Hotel please mention California Healthcare Institute when making reservations at 1-800-325-3535. Reserve your room by January 23 to secure the negotiated rate.

Sponsorship:
Sponsorship of this event is available. For more information, please contact Molly Ingraham, CHI's vice president of business development at at 858-456-8884 or ingraham@chi.org.

Register Now


Start Date: Feb 8, 2012. 06:00 PM
End Date: Feb 8, 2012. 10:00 PM
Location: Memorial Theater
Address: 1515 J St., Sacramento, CA, 95814, United States

SVForum 2011: The Year in Review - Quarterly Venture Breakfast Series with Pillsbury Winthrop and PricewaterhouseCoopers

Tuesday, February 7
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Palo Alto

2011 was a confusing year, full of good and bad news. VCs invested roughly $26B, up from $23B in 2010, but VC fundraising was only roughly $14B, so the VCs invested $12B more than they raised in 2011 and $10B more than they raised in 2010, an unsustainable model. Three of the top 4 sectors in 2011 - cleantech, biotech, and medical devices - all face major obstacles and spark much skepticism from many investors. Roughly 50 VC backed companies went public in the US in 2011, down from 75 in 2010, a modest year from a historical perspective. The VC market is in disequilibrium...it cannot stay like this. Will 2012 be better, worse, or the same as 2011? Why are most companies using Pillsbury and PwC? Only our experts know! Come hear the answers! Read more...

Speakers:
Steve Bengston, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Casper de Clercq, Norwest Venture Partners
Steve Goldberg, Venrock
Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad
Moderator: Allison Leopold Tilley, Pillsbury Winthrop

Tweet with us!
#SVF2011Review @SVForum


February 7, 2012 | Quarterly Venture Breakfast, 2011: Year in Review | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Pillsbury Winthrop, 2475 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA

Why are we in this hand basket, and where the heck are we going!?

Yes, it′s the season to take a look at trends in technology, startups and investing across the complete spectrum−Next Generation, Internet, Clean Tech, Life Sciences, Technology & Media−and peer as far as we can into the future to forecast what might be coming down the pike towards us.

Our illustrious panel of seers and sages will be polishing their crystal balls to give their best interpretations of what they see for 2012, including:

- Which technologies and business models are going to be hot − or not! − in 2012
- Where′s the best place for startups to find top talent?
- What′s the deal with Super Angels? Are they still trying to put too much money into startups, funding 30 variations of the same theme & driving up valuations? Should you dive in, or stand well back, and how is this going to play out?
- Clean Tech − one quarter it′s the number 1 sector for venture capital, the next it′s down in the dumps! Are we on a long term roller coaster, or are things going to smooth out?
- Life Sciences − we′re hearing rumors that startups prefer to launch products in other countries, as it′s just too much hassle to deal with the FDA. What does this mean for LS startups in Silicon Valley?

30% OFF Discount Code: DATA12

www.svforum.org


2012 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

The Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Drury University would like you to SAVE THE DATE  for the 2012 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium! WES is a one-day opportunity for women to learn about various aspects of owning their own business. 

Join us for a fun and informative day, Saturday, February 4, 2012 in the Trustee Science Center at Drury University.

Registration to begin online January 17th; more details to follow.

We look forward to seeing you at WES!
 


February 2, 2012 | Vator Splash | 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

If you want to mingle with top venture capitalists and angels, who are funding the next wave of innovative powerhouses, join us for Splash SF at Cafe du Nord on the evening of February 2, 2012. Ten early-stage startups selected by their peers share the stage with rockstar CEOs who share their secrets to success with the crowd of 400 startup CEOs, investors, service providers and bloggers. Splash is an event that brings together blue-chip high-tech startup investors, who give you insights into how they think when it comes to investments. They′ll also talk about their investment philosophies in light of the new and abundant sources of early-stage capital. The two keynote speakers onstage are Jeff Fluhr, founder and CEO of Spreecast, and co-founder of Stubhub, where he served as CEO, building the company from the ground up until the sale to eBay for $310 million, as well as Aaron Levie, founder and CEO of Box, which is currently valued at a reported half-a-billion dollars.

Get your 15% discount on tickets by using the promo code CHURCHILL.

Register here


VC Breakfast with Guest VC: Salil Deshpande, Bay Partners


2012 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium

The Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Drury University would like you to SAVE THE DATE  for the 2012 Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium! WES is a one-day opportunity for women to learn about various aspects of owning their own business. 

Join us for a fun and informative day, Saturday, February 4, 2012 in the Trustee Science Center at Drury University.

Registration to begin online January 17th; more details to follow.

We look forward to seeing you at WES!

February 1, 2012 | Business Booster − Negotiating with American Business Partners | 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, 4 Embarcadero Center, 17th floor, San Francisco, CA

The German American Business Association (GABA) and the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACCSF) are pleased to announce the launch of the Business Booster series, a series of boot camps focused on the American/Californian business environment mixed with coaching sessions and pitching exercises. It will feature regular workshops on diverse issues to help entrepreneurs more effectively navigate the American Business landscape.

Don't miss this first bootcamp:
10 mistakes to avoid when conducting a negotiation with an American Partner

Speakers:
Angelika Blendstrup, International Exec Communication Coach
Erika Lee, CEO, StategicLee, Inc.

www.gaba-network.org | (650) 386-5015 | info@gaba-network.org


February 1, 2012 | SVForum E-Commerce Event − Day in the Life of a Coupon | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DLA Piper, 2000 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA

Consumers want savings and online sellers are eager to compete for their business. Brands have found that while consumers are happy to spread word of mouth and re-tweet messages, when it comes to converting users to buyers, even the loyal customers want deals as a trigger to make a purchase. Coupons are a useful tool for Brands and Retailers to raise the customer conversion rate.

Michael has spent the last decade at the intersection of online media, retail and innovative technologies.

Jitendra Gupta is the CEO and co-founder of Punchh.

Tom Cornelius is the co-founder and CEO of Adility. Adility is a technology company enabling online to offline commerce transactions.

www.svforum.org | (408) 414-5950


 February 1, 2012 | SVForum E-Commerce Event − Day in the Life of a Coupon | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DLA Piper, 2000 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA

Consumers want savings and online sellers are eager to compete for their business. Brands have found that while consumers are happy to spread word of mouth and re-tweet messages, when it comes to converting users to buyers, even the loyal customers want deals as a trigger to make a purchase. Coupons are a useful tool for Brands and Retailers to raise the customer conversion rate.

Michael has spent the last decade at the intersection of online media, retail and innovative technologies.

Jitendra Gupta is the CEO and co-founder of Punchh.

Tom Cornelius is the co-founder and CEO of Adility. Adility is a technology company enabling online to offline commerce transactions.

www.svforum.org | (408) 414-5950


TEDxBayArea February 2012 - Inside Apple: How Apple's way of doing business violates everything you learned

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

It has been said about Apple that its business practices are like a bumble bee: It shouldn't fly, but it does. And how well it does. Apple is the first or second most valuable company in the world, and it got that way by doing business differently from how it is taught in Harvard Business School. The whole world loves Apple products, but even sophisticated business people don't understand how Apple does what it does. Lashinsky discusses in detail Apple's approach to leadership, personnel, secrecy, design, product development, marketing, public relations, and other seemingly mundane but extraordinarily unique approaches to business. The topics make for a particularly lively Q&A session: Everyone has an opinion about Apple (How much did Steve Jobs matter? Can my company be as secretive as Apple? What happens when an Apple product flops?). What's more, the contemporary case study is playing out before the audience's eyes. Each week's news brings fresh discussion points.

Adam Lashinsky is the author of INSIDE APPLE: How America's Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works. 

Adam Lashinsky covers Silicon Valley and Wall Street for FORTUNE. He has been on the magazine's staff since 2001, and for two years before that was a contributing columnist. In addition, he is a weekly panelist on the Fox News Channel's "Cavuto on Business" program on Saturday mornings, and he appears frequently on other Fox News and Fox Business Network programs. He also co-chairs FORTUNE's annual technology conference, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, and is a seasoned speaker and panel moderator.

Lashinsky's cover-story subjects in FORTUNE have included Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Google. He also has written in-depth articles on Wells Fargo, Intel, Oracle, eBay, Twitter, and the venture-capital industry, as well as on diverse topics from San Francisco politics to oil-exploration technology to the post-Katrina economic recovery of New Orleans. His book, Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired – and Secretive – Company Really Works, is scheduled to be published in January, 2012, by Hachette Book Group's Business Plus imprint.

Prior to joining FORTUNE, Lashinsky was a columnist for The San Jose Mercury News and TheStreet.com.  Before moving to California, he was a reporter and editor for Crain's Chicago Business. As a Henry Luce Scholar, he also worked for a year in Tokyo as a reporter for the Nikkei Weekly, the English-language version of Japan's main economic daily. He began his career in the Washington, D.C., bureau of Crain Communications.

A native of Chicago, Lashinsky earned a degree in history and political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter. 

As usual, we will start with gourmet dinner, wine and networking at 6:30 pm, this will follow with Adam's talk and Q&A session!

Purchase this book in advance and get it autographed at the event!

Gourmet dinner and wine are included!


Risky Business: Proactive Risk Strategies for Project Environments

Live Workshop
Session Title:
Risky Business -
Proactive Risk Strategies for Project Environments

Instructors:
Cinda Voegtli and Jeff Richardson

Date and Time:
Tuesday, Jan 31st – register @ 6:00pm | Program 6:30-8:30pm

Location:
3003 Bunker Hill Lane #110, Santa Clara 95054

Price:
$10 SVForum Members; $15 Non-members (Light snack included)



Learn the art and science of managing risk in complex project environments despite endless uncertainties, unrealistic deadlines, scarce resources and fatigue from risk overload. The focus of this workshop is on a proactive approach to surfacing risks and uncertainties with your team and evaluating investment strategies for mitigating the ones that pose the greatest danger to your project's success. We realize that all projects are not created equally, so we'll investigate the key factors that determine your project's risk profile so that you can keep your team and stakeholders in sync with a consistent risk strategy.

This course was revamped for a client's global leadership program to make it highly interactive and internationally relevant, so we're confident you'll get tons of value from this engaging session.

Session Agenda
  • Sources and Impacts of Project Risk
  • Risk Management - Processes and Tools
  • Understanding the Project's Risk Profile
  • The Leaders Role in Mitigating Risks

Register for Risky Business - Proactive Risk Strategies for Project Environments


 

Q4 2011 Shaking the Money Tree

PwC/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTreeTM Report based on data from Thomson Reuters.

Please join PwC, Fenwick & West, LLP and a distinguished panel as they provide insight into Q4 2011 Venture Investments, including PwC's Shaking the MoneyTreeTM Report.

This quarter two events will be taking place - one in Silicon Valley and one in San Francisco. You have the option to register for either event.

Silicon Valley - January 31, 2012

Agenda:
6:30pm Registration
7:00pm - 8:00pm Presentation and panel discussion

Location:

Fenwick & West, LLP
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 988 5200

Moderator:
Steve Bengston, PwC

Panelists:
Sam Angus, Fenwick & West
Mark Iwanowski, Trident Capital
Nat Goldhaber, Claremont Creek Ventures
John Lonergan, Mach Ventures
Cynthia Ringo, DBL Investors
San Francisco - February 2, 2012

Agenda:
6:30pm Registration
7:00pm - 8:00pm Presentation and panel discussion

Location:

Fenwick & West, LLP
555 California Street
12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 875 2300

Moderators:

Kathleen Borie, PwC
Sam Angus, Fenwick & West

Panelists:
Jim Barnett, Shasta Ventures
Winston Fu, US Venture Partners
Bijan Salehizadeh, NaviMed Capital
Aydin Senkut, Felicis Ventures
John Steuart, Claremont Creek Ventures
Bruce Taragin, Blumberg Capital

Fees:
Pre-registration: $30.00
At the door: $40.00

For information regarding registration, refund, course content, complaints, etc., please contact Melanie Rappa at (408) 817 7962 or melanie.rappa@us.pwc.com.


January 26, 2012 | Visualize Your Prototype: Autodesk Workshop | 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Environmental Business Cluster, 100 E Santa Clara Street, 1st Floor, San Jose, CA

The EBC and Autodesk invite entrepreneurs to a hands-on, two and a half hour workshop and an Open Lab (one-on-one help) to assist cleantech startups in getting your clean technology to market faster with a Digital Prototype. This Instructor led training, by a certified Autodesk Professional will cover how to: 1) Get a fast start in designing your product with your AutoCAD Inventor Professional software, 2)Easily create a photo-realistic rendering of your CAD model in Autodesk Showcase to help you market your product, 3)Learn Tips and Tricks from an expert in developing a Digital Prototype

Churchill Club Affiliate Rate: FREE

EBC | (408) 790-2000 | events@environmentalcluster.org


 BayBio Life Science Series: Fundraising in Troubled Times: Alternatives to the Traditional Forms of Funding

Jan 26, 2012 - Category: BayBio Event

For life science companies facing lengthy, high-cost R&D cycles, government approvals, and difficult clinical trials, funding is their lifeblood. Of course, there's less money to go around these days with the IPO market essentially having grinded to a halt and the competition for VC funding fierce. Fortunately, there are other sources.

In collaboration with
Burr Pilger Mayer

This panel discussion will cover some of the lesser-known funding options available in today's marketplace. Accounting, finance, and legal considerations surrounding these alternatives will be discussed in detail. In addition, experts working at venture capital and Super Angel firms, to provide their perspectives and insights.

The following areas will be addressed:

  • Private Investments in Public Securities (PIPEs)
  • Reverse mergers
  • Super Angel funding
  • Smaller venture capital rounds
  • Foreign investor financings
  • Federal government grants

Moderator

Michael Benjamin
Shareholder, Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc.

Speakers

Larry Gerrans
President & CEO, Sanovas

Jerry Iwata
Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank

Bruce W. Jenett
Partner and Co-Chair, Global Life Sciences Sector DLA Piper

Michael Powell, PhD
General Partner, Sofinnova Ventures

Kim Tsuchimoto
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary Raptor Pharmaceutical Corporation

What: Life Science Series:
Fundraising in Troubled Times: 
Alternatives to the
Traditional Forms of Funding
When: Thursday, January 26, 2012
Registration: 8:00AM – 9:00AM
Breakfast, Networking: 8:00AM – 8:30AM
Program: 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Networking: 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Where: DLA Piper
2000 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, California 94303
Directions
Cost: Pre-registration through January 25
$20 BayBio Members
$40 Non-Members
On-site registration on January 26
$40 BayBio Members
$75 Non-Members
Attire: Business attire suggested
  • Pre-registered attendees will receive an immediate receipt/confirmation after submission.
  • Please print this receipt/confirmation and bring it with you to receive your conference credentials.
  • Photo ID (driver's license or passport) will be required at check-in.
  • All sales are final - BayBio offers no refunds

Please mail your event-related questions to: events@baybio.org or you can contact us via phone: 650-871-7101.

Is your company a member? Click here to check.
See how your company can save money by becoming a BayBio member!

Register Now


Start Date: Jan 26, 2012. 08:00 AM
End Date: Jan 26, 2012. 10:30 AM
Location: DLA Piper
Address: 2000 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA, 94303, United States
Cost: Pre-registration through January 25 $20 BayBio Members $40 Non-Members On-site registration on January 26 $40 BayBio Members $75 Non-Members

January 24-25, 2012 | Node Summit 2012: San Francisco | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA

Node Summit, the only conference to focus on how Node.js is transforming the future of computing.

Join business leaders and technology experts from companies like VMWare, Microsoft, Joyent, and eBay as they discuss how Node.js is enabling the creation of real-time, high performance, scalable, networked applications. Speakers will deliver case studies that unveil how they′re using Node.js today to architect large-scale applications. In a series of interactive debates, panels, and keynote sessions, participants will also discuss how Node.js will impact businesses and consumers down the line − coming up with visionary ideas for future implementations.

Churchill Club Affiliate Discount Code 20%: churchillclub
Node Summit | (855) 663-3570 | Info@nodesummit.com

An Open Forum Event: The Collection of Online Consumer Data

The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown 

January 24, 2012

SPEAKERS:

Nick Bicanic, CEO and Founder, Echoecho
Brendon Lynch,
Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft
Nicole Ozer, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California
Paul Schwartz, Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Techonology, UC Berkeley
Moderator: Jules Polonetsky, Co-Chair and Director, Future of Privacy Forum

Time: 5:30 PM Registration | 6:00 PM Dinner | 7:00 PM Program
Location: Parc 55 Wyndham | Directions

There is a growing tension between economic opportunities to mine the ever-increasing amounts of data available online vs. consumer and regulator desire for strong privacy protections. This distinguished roundtable will explore the ins and outs of this complex topic, including how people are shaping not only their own online personas, but also the personas of friends, relatives and even total strangers; sophisticated technologies that companies and governments are using to get to know people online; options for individuals who want to control what is collected about them and how it is used; the potential for industry to leverage the growing wealth of available data, while striking the right balance between innovation and regulation.

A wide range of perspectives will be represented on the panel, with senior thought leaders from ACLU of Northern California, Echoecho Media, Future of Privacy Forum, Microsoft, and UC Berkeley. This program is presented in observation of Data Privacy Day, which was created to build awareness about privacy issues and help people navigate them.

Advanced Price: Member $67 | Nonmember $92
On-site Price: Member $82 | Nonmember $107

Corporate Members
Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 business hours in advance. We thank you for your cooperation!


Life Science Series: Managing the Workforce - Update on Employee Misclassification

Jan 24, 2012 - Category: BayBio Event

Many companies rely on independent contractors and consultants. This presentation will address both employment and benefits issues for companies using independent contractors , such as whether they should be classified as "employees." Employment overview includes: what constitutes an independent contractor versus employee, including affected industries and statutory definitions; joint employment exemption concerns; and determining exemption status for executive, administrative and professional levels. Benefits concerns include examining the potential risks and legal liability associated with misclassifying workers and failing to offer qualified (such as 401(k) ) and nonqualified (such as stock option) plans. We will also discuss the benefits of the new IRS Voluntary Correction Program for reclassification of workers as employees.

Speakers

Cheryl Orr
Partner and Co-Chair of the Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP's National Labor & Employment Practice Group

Heather Sager
Labor & Employment Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Stephen Wilkes
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Attorney, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

What: Webinar: Managing the Workforce -
Update on Employee Misclassification:
Defending Against Independent Contractor Claims
and Reduction of Liability in Benefits
Life Sciences Series
Cost: BayBio Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $10.00
Pre-Register through Sunday, January 22, 2012
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
11:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Pre-registered attendees will receive webinar login information 24 – 48 hours in advance of the event.
  • All sales are final - BayBio offers no refunds

Please mail your event-related questions to: events@baybio.org or you can contact us via phone: 650-871-7101.

Is your company a member? Click here to check.
See how your company can save money by becoming a BayBio member!

Register Now

Start Date: Jan 24, 2012. 11:00 AM
End Date: Jan 24, 2012. 12:00 PM

January 23, 2012 | SVForum Healthcare IT Event:Connected Health Safety |6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

DLA Piper, 2000 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA

Professional healthcare delivery is increasingly reliant on IT-networks that incorporate wired, wireless, or otherwise connected medical devices. Separate from that, consumer technologies such as home-use diagnostics connected to cell phones are increasingly being used in healthcare application. As these two trends converge, assuring patient safety and effectiveness is a significant challenge in the resulting wide-ranging, networked systems with complex inter-dependencies and multiple subsystem owners.

www.svforum.org | (408) 414-5950


PMWC 2012 Jan 23, 2012 - Jan 24, 2012 - Category: BayBio Advantage (Dedicated pricing for BayBio members)

The fourth Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) 2012 follows the PMWC 2011PMWC 2010 and PMWC Israel

Launched by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors in 2009, the Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) is the only fully integrated conference to examine Personalized Medicine through an industry lens. PMWC brings together the thought-leaders of business, government, healthcare-delivery, research and technology into one information-rich, two-day conference.

Companies, ranging from emerging to public, have several exhibition and presentation options to promote their products and services. This is an opportunity to interact with over 1,000 PMWC participants actively involved in leading the Personalized Medicine revolution.

BayBio members recieve a 20 percent discount until December 20. Log into to access the code.

Register Now

Start Date: Jan 23, 2012. 12:00 AM
End Date: Jan 24, 2012. 12:00 AM
Location: Computer History Museum
Address: 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States
Cost: Presale - $900 General - $2,000

Biophotonics Industry Forum

Jan 20, 2012 - Category: Community Events

The University of California campuses, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have formed a consortium for biophotonics research, education and development entitled the University of California Biophotonics Alliance (UCBA).  This consortium is coordinated by the Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST), headquartered at UC Davis in the Northern California region, and the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (BLI) at UC Irvine in the Southern California region.

The UCBA will be holding a Biophotonics Industry Forum on Friday, January 20th, 2012 at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF in San Francisco, CA, and we hope you will join us.  This event will provide an opportunity to highlight the cutting-edge biophotonics research and education programs of the UC and national laboratory campuses to the corporate and venture community, as well as discuss opportunities for collaborations, with the goal of strengthening the biophotonics industry in the state of California and beyond.

The format for the day will include 2 keynote speakers from industry, short research technology presentations from each consortia campus, 3 panel sessions, and a late afternoon networking session.  The anticipation is that the industry forum will be a springboard for developing future university-industry interactions.

To register, go to: http://ucbiophotonicsalliance.eventbrite.com/

The organizing committee:

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Start Date: Jan 20, 2012. 08:00 AM
End Date: Jan 20, 2012. 05:30 PM
Location: Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
Address: 1675 Owens St., San Francisco, CA, 94143, United States

January 19, 2012 | SVForum − Clean Technology Conference: Sustainability | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

SAP, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

The domestic clean technology industry has faced political, financial, regulatory, and competitive challenges. However, venture capitalists continue to invest in the industry, as illustrated by the $891 million raised by 80 cleantech companies in the third quarter of 2011*. Come hear from key leaders and industry influencers about innovative business models and technologies that are addressing global concerns around sustainability and climate change.

*According to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association, based on data provided by Thomson Reuters.

$10 off registration, use code: ENERGY

Register here | info@svforum.org


January 19, 2012 | Winter Solstice Celebration: Renew, Reconnect, Replenish! | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Woman′s Club of Palo Alto, 475 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

The Winter Solstice event is an opportunity to kick off the new year by renewing relationships and reconnecting with Watermark′s community of executive women. Join us for this celebration of our accomplishments and activate your aspirations for growth in 2012.

Register here | (408) 717-3737 | events@wearewatermark.org


The America Invents Act: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Jan 19, 2012 - Category: BayBio Advantage (Dedicated pricing for BayBio members)

The America Invests Act (AIA) is the most significant change in patent law since 1952. This webinar will give a summary of the basic substantive changes of AIA, including transitioning the U.S. patent system to a "first-to-file system," determining what is considered "prior art," elimination of best mode as an invalidity defense, and post-grant review proceedings. The presentation will provide a brief overview of both changes already in effect and those that are coming, with an emphasis on how internal strategies and procedures may need to be changed in life sciences industries and academic institutions. In particular, we will discuss practical changes in internal procedures, as well as additional issues that may disparately harm such institutions. This webinar is designed to provide advisors to these institutions new insights on getting prepared for the changes.

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Start Date: Jan 19, 2012. 10:00 AM
End Date: Jan 19, 2012. 11:30 AM
Location: Webinar
Cost: LS, TH/AMC, or HIT Practice Group Member: $75 BayBio Member: $75

Clinical Trials in India: Are you ready for the big change?

Jan 19, 2012 - Category: Community Events

The clinical trial and regulatory environment in India has undergone a significant change in the last 6 months! Find out how these changes could affect your plans for India and how you could use them to your advantage!

This essential update will cover all the key details you need:

  • The clinical trial situation in India: Numbers, phase, companies
  • Clinical trials in key therapeutic areas: disease profile and ongoing trials.
  • Recent changes in regulatory environment and patient compensation.
  • Recent changes in recruitment patterns and investigator demands.
  • Outsourcing data management, biostatistics and medical writing to India
  • USFDA and EMA audits in India and their findings.
  • Clinical supplies storage and distribution in India.
  • Top 10 essentials for a successful clinical trial in India.

How could you benefit?

India has been rated as one of the most attractive destinations to conduct clinical trials outside the USA. Over 2000 trials for USFDA/EMA submissions have successfully leveraged India's research strengths and more than 300 companies have invested in the lucrative pharmaceutical market.

The rapid growth of clinical trials in India presents a number of challenges to Sponsor companies and CROs alike. In the last 6 months the clinical trial environment has transformed significantly and so have the quality standards. Whether you are already working in India or planning to take your trial there, its critical to factor in these recent developments and re- strategize for success!

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Start Date: Jan 19, 2012. 12:00 AM
End Date: Jan 19, 2012. 12:00 AM
Location: San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
Address: 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA, 94010, United States

San Jose Biocenter | All About Science - The Road to Biologic IND

Jan 19, 2012 - Category: Community Events

Whether your goal is to develop your pipeline through commercial launch, or partner as early as possible, submitting an IND is a critical early milestone. Even with big pharma and VC firms competing for the most promising compounds, the bar is still quite high and startups are expected to demonstrate a solid plan for achieving IND acceptance to be taken seriously. Join us for a series of presentations followed by an interactive panel discussion exploring the basic requirements and considerations you must be aware of when planning for a successful IND submission. Presentations will highlight the following:

  • Key components of the Chemistry/Manufacturing/Controls
  • Expression, Purification, Analytics, Formulation, Fill/Finish
  • Preclinical study design, species selection, material requirements, timelines and cost considerations
  • Regulatory requirements, strategies to minimize costs and timelines while balancing risk
  • Tips for presenting an attractive package for acquisition

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Start Date: Jan 19, 2012. 12:00 PM
End Date: Jan 19, 2012. 02:00 PM
Location: San Mateo Public Library
Address: 55 W. 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA, 94402, United States
Cost: Regular Price: $30 Partners' Network: $20 BioCenter Members: Free On-site Registration: add $10 to the above

Say Something That Matters

January 18, 2012

SPEAKERS:

KC Baker, Founder, The School for The Well-Spoken Woman
Carmine Gallo, Best-selling author, and former reporter and anchor for CNN and CBS
Carol Kinsey Goman,
Best-selling author, The Nonverbal Advantage and The Silent Language of Leaders
Moderator: Kym McNicholas, Forbes.com

Time: 5:30 PM Registration | 6:00 PM Program | 7:00 PM Hors d'oeuvres Reception & Networking
*Please note program timing is slightly different than standard Churchill Club programs. Networking will be held after the speaking portion of the program.
Location: Aviat Networks | Directions

Here's your chance to start the new year out right by leaving the jargon and empty sound bites behind. If you are speaking with the media, employees, customers, etc., to stand out positively you have to not only sound good, but actually say something meaningful that matters. This panel will equip you to present with the authenticity of Steve Jobs; discuss how to use the most effective body language to get your message across, and help you truly capture and communicate the essence of who you are and the story you have to tell.

Forbes reporter Kym McNicholas, top-selling author and presentation coach Carmine Gallo, body language expert Carol Goman, and the School For the Well Spoken Woman's KC Baker will hold a panel discussion that'll help empower you to become a more effective communicator, salesperson, or CEO. Space is limited, so don't wait to RSVP.

Advanced Price: Member FREE! | Nonmember $40
On-site Price: Member $20 | Nonmember $52

Corporate Members
Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 business hours in advance. We thank you for your cooperation!  


January 17, 2012 | Twitter − Engineering for Real-Time | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park Bldg 23, Moffett Field, CA

Raffi Krikorian, Director of Engineering at Twitter, will discuss: The biggest engineering problems that twitter faces are not due to its large user base, or due to the huge amount of data being pumped through its system − it is its "real-time constraint". The name of the game at twitter is "now": whether that means getting @ladygaga′s, @barackobama′s, or @raffi′s tweets out to their followers within seconds (or faster!) of them writing their 140 characters; or it means doing a search to find out what′s happening right now in the world because an earthquake happened, people are talking about a television show, or you want to know where your friends are. Very few other systems have this constraint, and very few engineering teams rise to its challenge.

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley


Bio2Device Group | NonClinical Safety Evaluation in Pharmaceutical Development

Jan 17, 2012 - Category: Community Events

Topic: "NonClinical Safety Evaluation in Pharmaceutical Development"
Speaker: Michael Taylor, Ph.D., Principal, NonClinical Safety Assessment
Date and Time: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, 8:30- 10:30 am
Location: Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive, Sunnyvale, CA (across the street from Sunnyvale Public Library)
Cost: Free
Park in Street and in NOVA and library parking lots across the street.

Topic Description

The presentation will provide an overview of the role of nonclinical safety evaluation in product development. Discussion will cover development of new molecules, repositioning of old drugs, and medical devices with focus on FDA expectations, timelines, and costs. The presentation will include discussion of early considerations (preclinical) as well as development/registration considerations.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Taylor is the owner of Non-Clinical Safety Assessment, a consulting firm focusing on the safety evaluation of drugs and medical devices. Dr. Taylor has more than 20 years of pharmaceutical R&D experience industry and has held senior executive positions with several local companies including Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Protein Design Labs, DURECT Corporation, Roche Biosciences, and Syntex Research. He is certified by the American Board of Toxicology and holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in toxicology from Utah State University and postdoctoral training with the NIH and CNRS of France.

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Start Date: Jan 17, 2012. 08:30 AM
End Date: Jan 17, 2012. 10:30 AM
Location: Sunnyvale City Council Chambers
Address: 456 W. Olive, Sunnyvale, CA, , United States
Cost: Free

January 12, 2012 | CHM Presents Revolutionaries: An Evening with Google′s Marissa Mayer | 7:00 PM

Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA

Join us for an interesting and inspiring evening with Google′s Marissa Mayer and NPR′s Laura Sydell on a discussion...Marissa Mayer is the Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services at Google. She oversees product management, engineering, design and strategy for the company′s suite of local and geographical products, including Google Maps, Google Earth, Zagat, Street View, and local search, for desktop and mobile. She also curates the Google Doodle program, celebrating special events on Google′s homepage around the world.

This is a FREE event.
www.computerhistory.org/events

January 12, 2012 | APPNATION Enterprise Summit | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Bentley Reserve, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA

The inaugural APPNATION Enterprise Summit will bring together the emerging and expansive app and connected device ecosystem to sift through the reality and hype of this game-changing transition in enterprise IT. The Enterprise Summit will include some of the world′s most prominent experts who are redefining application development and delivery in the enterprise. Join the dialog to address the risks, rewards, challenges and opportunities facing CIOs as they struggle to identify the right software, devices, systems and strategies and deliver results for their organizations.

Use the discount code "CHURCHILL" to get your 40% discount on registration
Register here | info@appnationconference.com

New Paradigms to Fund & Manage Drug Development

Jan 11, 2012 - Jan 12, 2012 - Category: BayBio Advantage (Dedicated pricing for BayBio members)

New Paradigms is guided by key individuals from biotech, pharma and the investment community to advance R&D through alternative sources of funding, non-traditional partnering strategies and innovative approaches to drug approval for the successful commercialization of new therapies. The conference is backed by an exceptionally distinguished speaking faculty with diverse experience and expertise. Co-located at the same time as the JP Morgan Healthcare event, on-site networking partnering services available to registered attendees.  25% off registration fee for BayBio members. Be sure to login to receive discount code.

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Start Date: Jan 11, 2012. 12:00 AM
End Date: Jan 12, 2012. 12:00 AM
Location: Marines Memorial Club & Hotel
Address: San Francisco, CA, , United States

Biotech Showcase

Jan 9, 2012 - Jan 12, 2012 - Category: BayBio Advantage (Dedicated pricing for BayBio members) The fourth annual Biotech Showcase™ provides private and public life science companies the opportunity to present to an audience of investors and business development executives during the course of the annual J.P Morgan Healthcare Investor conference. The 2011 edition of the Biotech Showcase featured 195 presenting companies and attracted 1200+ attendees. Please visit our website for more information: www.biotechshowcase.com   The Biotech Showcase features: 225 Presenting companies in four tracks, 2 private and 2 public Public companies will present in 30-minute presentation slots followed by a 30-min. break out session Private companies will present in 15-minute slots followed by a 15-min. break-out session Three topical luncheon plenary sessions Two briefings each morning on therapeutic issues and policy issues that are of interest to investors Private meeting rooms are available for an additional fee – please contact us WHEN: January 9 – 11, 2012 at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel – Union Square, San Francisco, conveniently located in walking distance from the J.P Morgan Healthcare Conference. The conference will expand into all of the meeting spaces at the Parc 55 to accommodate growth. WHO SHOULD PRESENT: Life science companies focused on small and large molecule therapeutics, platform technologies, tools, molecular diagnostics, personalized medicine and research focused service providers Mid-, small- and micro-cap public companies and A-round+ private companies Companies looking to raise capital, for strategic partnerships, or marketing exposure to high profile attendees that will be in San Francisco during the J.P Morgan healthcare Conference and Biotech Showcase

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Start Date: Jan 9, 2012. 12:00 AM
End Date: Jan 12, 2012. 12:00 AM
Location: Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel-Union Square
Address: San Francisco, CA, , United States
Cost: Starting at $950
 
 
 

Innovating for a World of 7 Billion

Co-hosted by Churchill Club, SAP, and the UNFPA

October 24, 2011

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA
Vishal Sikka, CTO and Executive Board Member, SAP
Moderator: Jonathan Becher, CMO, SAP
Additional Speakers TBA

Time: 7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast | 8:00 AM Program
Location: SAP | Directions

The world's population is slated to top seven billion people on October 31, 2011. This humanitarian milestone represents both an achievement and a challenge, and impacts everyone on the planet. A world of seven billion and beyond has implications for sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment. Companies, governments and non-profits of every size have a role to play to create a healthy and sustainable world for all.

As the United Nations agency responsible for marking this milestone, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is leading a global initiative—7 Billion Actions—to raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of a world of seven billion people and beyond. Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, will present the global perspective on the biggest challenges facing a world of seven billion, and engage leading thinkers from Silicon Valley on how to transform them into opportunities.

Join us October 24, International UN Day, and the official kick-off of the 7-Day Countdown to 7 Billion, for a high-level conversation about "Innovating For A World Of 7 Billion."

Sponsor: SAP


Advanced Price: Free
On-Site Price: Free


SVForum Education & Technology − The New Wave

October 21, 2011 | SVForum Education & Technology − The New Wave | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA


This event will feature key leaders and influencers taking a critical look at how technology and business model-innovation are changing education as we know it. Innovative technologies are spreading quickly across the globe to respond to the thirst for education. Companies have taken this opportunity to shape the future of learning and investors are searching for the future winners in the field. Who are the emerging leaders and how will the education technology sector be transformed?

Join us for discussions on the future of education. Hear from voices of academia and innovative technology companies.

Register here


Angel Elevator Pitch

October 20, 2011 | Angel Elevator Pitch | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Two Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto, CA


Angel Elevator Pitch is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to network with Angels and other CXOs, to present their company and ideas, and learn first-hand how to raise early-stage capital in today′s market.

During the evening, entrepreneurs on the list will present their pitches to the entire room. Our panel of early stage investors will ask questions and provide brief feedback. Please note that pitching time limits will be strictly enforced! After the two minute pitch, there will be four minutes of Q&A by the panel, followed by one minute of non-rebuttal feedback from each panelist..

Our lively panel discussion and Q&A will also provide critical insight into what it takes to raise capital today.

Moderator: Max Shapiro, PeopleConnect

Panelists:
Sean Aggarwal, Sand Hill Angels
Phil Solk, Keiretsu Forum
JC Sarner, Angels Forum
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Jackie Magno, Golden Seeds

www.vctaskforce.com


Growth Company Forum: "M&A for Exit or Growth: Foresight or Folly?"

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

TiE Conference Center

2903 Bunker Hill LN
Santa Clara 9505

See map: Google Map

Whether you are you in a private company or a public company, Merger or Acquisition remains an opportunity to fully realize your company's potential - either as a way to obtain growth capital, market access, channels or complimentary technology. But is it always a wise thing to do?

Most M&A transactions fail - so is it better to wait for the IPO window to open again? What factors go into that decision? How do acquirers look at the current landscape?

Come hear from folks who have collectively done over 1000s of deals worth over a trillion dollars!!! You will hear words of experience from corporate buyers Cisco and HP (the "Acquirors"), investment bankers Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank (the "Bankers") and lawyers from Fenwick and West (the "Laywers") on what to do and what not to do.

May be you will also find what Cisco and HP are looking for!

If so, then don’t miss the upcoming GCF event! Come and meet this distinguished panel.

TiE Hosts:
Shailesh Shukla, VP/GM, Cisco
Shailendra Jain, CEO, Abaqus, Inc.

Moderator:
Doug Cogen, Co-Chair of M&A, Fenwick and West

Speakers:
Hilton Romanski, Head of Corporate Development, Cisco
Andy Johnson, Head of Corporate Development, HP
Ryan Limaye, Head of Hi-TEch Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
Ajay Shah, Head of Comm Equipment Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank

Schedule:
6:00 PM - Registration, Dinner & Networking
7:00 PM - Program
8:15 PM - Q & A
9:00 PM- Adjourn

For more information contact:
Patricia Acosta - patricia@tie.org

Register Now

Online: Member $20.00 - Non-Member $50.00
Onsite: Member $30.00 - Non-Member $60.00
Registration and Cancellation Policy:

Registration: Online Registration closes at 12:00 Noon of the day of the event.
Cancellation: All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable and No Credit is offered for cancellations


Successful Families, Successful Careers Panel

October 19, 2011 | Successful Families, Successful Careers Panel | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA


Group of senior business and technology leaders from Salesforce, Yahoo, Charles Schwab, Invisalign and Accretive Solutions will share their unique stories of how they successfully manage their careers while maintaining family balance. Gain insights on what they′ve learned, how they′ve dealt with the challenges of keeping the balance and takeaway some of the techniques and strategies that worked for them.

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BioScience Forum Presents Alice Varga

October 19, 2011 | BioScience Forum Presents Alice Varga, Senior Consultant, Biologics Consulting Group | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cabana Crowne Plaza, 4290 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA


"Stem Cells: From Research to the Clinic"

Stem cells hold the promise of a new paradigm for the treatment of many types of medical conditions including spinal cord injury, stroke, cardiac disease, diabetes and more. Join us to hear Alice Varga discuss regulatory issues and review the stem cell portfolio, the differences in the types of stem cells, the complexities in developing these products, and the regulatory pathways to get these products into clinical trials.

BioScience Forum


East Bay Series: VCs Uncensored

October 19, 2011 | East Bay Series: VCs Uncensored | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA


Our panel will discuss mistakes they see entrepreneurs make, pitfalls they help companies avoid, and the challenges of rapidly growing a business. They will talk about valuing companies, negotiating deal terms, raising additional rounds, replacing CEOs, and much more. This lively and candid discussion will open your eyes to the world of VCs and will help you better understand and work with them.

Panelists include Carl Showalter of Opus Capital, Xander Mahony of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Jay Jamison of Blue Run Ventures and Moderated by Don Reinke of Reed Smith.

Churchill Club Pre-Registered Rate: $29

SVASE | (650) 585-9577 | Info@svase.org


The Science of Beer & Biotech Vendor Showcase

October 19, 2011 | The Science of Beer & Biotech Vendor Showcase | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
San Jose BioCenter, 5941 Optical Court, San Jose, CA


San Jose BioCenter presents The Science of Beer featuring Dr. Charlie Bamforth, Dept Chair, Food Science & Technology, UC Davis and Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science. Dr. Bamforth′s talk will ′tap′ into the art & the science of the brewing process as he highlights the health & nutrition of beer. All attendees will receive 1 ticket to the Beer Tasting after Dr. Bamforth′s presentation.

Arrive at 5pm for hors d′oeuvres & a Biotech Vendor Showcase & find out how you can get more beer tasting tickets & enter in our Raffle!

Speaker
Dr. Charlie Bamforth, Dept Chair, Food Science & Technology Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science, UC Davis

www.sjbiocenter.com | (408) 334-7334 | jovan@sjbiocenter.com


CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 Debrief

October 19, 2011 | CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 Debrief | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Norwest Venture Partners, 525 University Ave., 7th Floor, Palo Alto, CA


Our Debrief format is a moderated group discussion of up to 20 people following the flow of news highlighted in our analyst′s Debrief Report and the interest of the participants.

Two sessions are currently open for this Debrief covering CTIA Enterprise & Applications:
- Breakfast session, 8:30 - 11:30
- Lunch session, 12:00 - 3:00

These Debrief meetings always sell out, and we do our best to accommodate Telecom Council members. Do not hesitate to add yourself to the waitlist in case we need to add a session.

This meeting and the debrief report are free to Telecom Council members or $200 for non-members with an optional fee for the debrief report.

www.telecomcouncil.com | (408) 834-7933 | council@telecomcouncil.com


The Investment Landscape in Smart Grid

Quarterly Venture Breakfast Series with Pillsbury Winthrop and PricewaterhouseCoopers

Tuesday, October 18
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Palo Alto


The Smart Grid continues to be a popular category for VC investment. However, as utilities rollout the Smart Grid, there have been some implementation hiccups, including consumer complaints and litigation about faulty meters. Come hear our experts review the state of the Smart Grid market and discuss solutions to current dilemmas and what opportunities they still see. How will these problems affect investment? Are there still opportunities for new investments or is most of the white space gone? What companies will grab market share in the next few years? How will big companies like Cisco and IBM affect the playing field? Read more...

Confirmed Speakers:
Matt Garratt, Battery Ventures
Nick Mignano, Crosslink Capital
Angela Sanford, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Paul Straub, Claremont Creek Ventures
Moderator: Allison Leopold Tilley, Pillsbury Winthrop

Tweet with us! #SVFSmartgrid @SVForum
 

The Science of Beer & Biotech Vendor Showcase

Weds. October 19, 2011 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm at the BioCenter

Overview:

Just because you may enjoy it on weekends doesn't mean there isn't some serious science behind it. San Jose BioCenter presents The Science of Beer featuring Dr. Charlie Bamforth, Dept Chair, Food Science & Technology,UC Davis and Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science. Dr. Bamforth's talk will 'tap' into the art and the science of the brewing process as he highlights the health and nutrition of beer. Charlie will have us all believing that "Beer is proof that God loves us". All attendees will receive 1 ticket to the Beer Tasting after Dr. Bamforth's presentation.

Mingle and network before the presentation with hors d'oeuvres and a Biotech Vendor Showcase before the presentation to find out how you can get more beer tasting tickets & enter in our Raffle!

Speakers:

Dr. Charlie Bamforth - Dept Chair, Food Science and Technology Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science, UC Davis

Cost & Registration:

General Ticket: $30
Partner Network: $20

Venue:

San Jose BioCenter
5941 Optical Ct
San Jose, Ca 95138



SVForum Quarterly Venture Breakfast − Smart Grid

October 18, 2011 | SVForum Quarterly Venture Breakfast − Smart Grid | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Pillsbury Winthrop, 2475 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA


The Smart Grid continues to be a popular category for vc investment. However, as utilities rollout the smart grid, there have been some implementation hiccups, including consumer complaints and litigation about faulty meters. Come hear our experts review the state of the Smart Grid market and discuss solutions to current dilemmas and what opportunities they still see. How will these problems affect investment? Are there still opportunities for new investments or is most of the white space gone? What companies will grab market share in the next few years? How will big companies like Cisco and IBM affect the playing field?

Register here


Cardiovascular Disease

October 17, 2011 | Cardiovascular Disease | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Duane Morris LLP, One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, Suite 2200, San Francisco, CA


Cardiovascular disease is consistently listed among the leading causes of death worldwide. Obesity, diabetes, lipid disorders and smoking are major risk factors for CVD, however, there is less consensus about other factors. Is cholesterol really bad? What is the role of prolonged stress? Can exercise really help? Are the treatments and interventions available today adequate and safe? Why is residual risk so high despite the billions of dollars spent on interventions and drugs? Do we have an adequate healthcare and reimbursement framework to reduce the CVD burden in the 21st century? Our panel consisting of academic and practicing cardiologists along with scientific experts from the drug industry will share their view on these and related topics and discuss the latest advances in the development of novel and safer therapeutics for CVD.

Cost: $20 members, $29 Partners (Churchill Club members use code: GABA12)

www.gaba-network.org | events@gaba-network.org


LES (USA & Canada) Annual Meeting

October 16-19, 2011 | LES (USA & Canada) Annual Meeting
Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA


The LES Annual Meeting in San Diego will be this year′s venue for the exchange of best practices and hands-on experience among the thought leaders and legal and commercial professionals representing the leading companies, research institutions, government laboratories and organizations from life sciences, high technology, consumer products, and chemicals/energy/clean-tech/environmental/materials.

Engage with and learn from industry-leading senior executives from companies like Apple, Celgene, Dupont, GM, Gilead, Microsoft, Nokia, Novartis, Pfizer, P&G, Qualcomm, RIM, Roche, Samsung, SAP and more!

View the full meeting agenda and register now to reserve your spot at this year′s most worthwhile event!

Churchill Club Partner Rate: $100 Off Current Rate (CODE CHC11)

LES (USA & Canada) | (703) 836-3106 | info@les.org

 

 

Venture Startup and Financing SIG: A Night with Lightspeed Venture Partners - Monday, October 17th

Register Now: http://www.svforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=13968

Presentation and Pitch Session:
Come listen and pitch to Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Lightspeed is a leading global venture capital firm that manages over $2 billion of capital commitments. The firm closed Lightspeed VIII, an $800 million fund, in early 2008. Over the past two decades, their investment professionals have backed more than 150 companies, many of which have gone on to become leaders in their respective industries. The team invests in the U.S. and internationally, with investment professionals and advisors located in Silicon Valley, China, India, and Israel.

Learn about Lightspeed’s perspective as to what is they are interested in, what they are investing in and how they operate. We will also talk about their approach to working with companies, how they get their members involved and how they are different from other venture capital firms. We will discuss some of the common traits of those companies selected to present to their partnership and those which ultimately were funded.

We will select up to 8 ventures to do 3-minute pitches followed by 3 minutes of feedback.

Note: If you are interested in presenting, please send your executive summary (no more than 2 pages) to John Lee, Co-Chair of the Venture Startup and Financing SIG, at jclee@svb.com.  Deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, October 14. COMPANIES THAT WANT TO PRESENT MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE WE REACH OUR LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF ATTENDEES.

Speaker:
Arif Janmohamed, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Arif joined Lightspeed in 2008 and focuses primarily on investments in the areas of infrastructure, communications, networking, and software.

Prior to joining Lightspeed, Arif worked in the Corporate Business Development group at Cisco where he focused on opportunities in the unified communications and SaaS market. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was with Novitas Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm.

Earlier in his career, Arif worked in technical development and product management roles at WebTV (acquired by MSFT), Andes Networks (acquired by SUNW), and Sun Microsystems.

Arif holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Moderator:
John Lee, Director, Entrepreneur Services Group, Silicon Valley Bank

John Lee is a director in SVB's Entrepreneur Services Group. Lee establishes banking relationships with early stage technology companies. Lee also assists early and mid-stage technology companies with raising capital through review and feedback on investment materials and targeted introductions to venture capital firms and other investors. In addition, Lee provides relevant market insights and connections to strategic partners. Lee focuses on the enterprise and infrastructure software and hardware sectors, including cloud computing and SaaS, data management and storage, security, semiconductors, mobile and consumer electronic devices, data centers and broadband networks.

Lee holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

The Venture Startup and Financing SIG is sponsored by:  DLA Piper,  Hewlett-Packard,  Microsoft, and PricewaterhouseCoopers and SAP.

Location:
Silicon Valley Bank
2400 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Thank you to our Facilities Host: Silicon Valley Bank

Agenda:
6:30 - 7:00 pm Registration and Networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm Presentation

Cost:
$35 for non-SVForum members
$20 for SVForum members

Note: There is an additional $10.00 charge at the door - if not pre-registered.

Seating is limited! It is very important to pre-register for this event. It does sell-out and we may need to turn people away. Please note: Because of Paypal's new policies, we can no longer accept American Express cards at the door.
Churchill Breakfast Club:

THE FUTURE OF CYBER EDUCATION IN AMERICA

October 13, 2011

Time: 7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Program
Location: Google | Directions

Please join the Churchill Club and the National Cyber Security Alliance for a discussion about the future of cyber education in America. The event, held during National Cyber Security Awareness Month celebrated in October, brings together both industry and government officials on the campus of Google in Mountain View, California. Specifically, the event will focus on increasing the understanding of the need for a comprehensive approach to cyber security education, including the inclusion in STEM and Computer Science, to produce a cyber-capable citizenry and the next generation cyber security workforce.

Sponsor:Google
Advanced Price: Free
Space is limited, register early!


TiE Cloud: Got Data? Is it Big?

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

TiE Conference Center

2903 Bunker Hill LN

Santa Clara 95054

See map: Google Maps

Big Data analytics promises to enable every business (ok, every on-line business!) to be managed with data. Need recommendations for friends or products? Want to deliver the right virtual good to the person at that perfect time? Predict which user will perform what action next? Or does Big Data justifiably belong to the Gartner Hype Cycle? Join this panel of Big Data pioneers for a night of discussion and insight into Big Data methodologies, use cases, and technologies. Join a lively discussion of:

  • Can't existing Database, Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence solutions be enhanced to address Big Data?
  • What are the limitations of Hadoop?
  • What are the future hardware architectures best suited for Big Data processing and storage?
  • What are the use cases for real-time Big Data analytics?
  • Will every company look to hire Hadoop engineers and Data Scientists?
  • Is too much information enabled by Big Data a danger to our privacy?

TiE Hosts:
Arif Janmohamed, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Allwyn Sequeira, CTO & VP, Cloud Networking & Security, VMware
Pradid Shankar, Vice-President, Ericsson

Moderator:
T. M. Ravi, Venture Partner, Clearstone Venture Partners, Former CMO, Iron Mountain

Speakers:
Anmol Bhasin, Manager Analytics, LinkedIn
Dhruba Borthakur, Project Lead, Hadoop at Facebook
Karthik Kannan, VP Products, Cetas
Todd Papaioannou, Battery Ventures, Former VP, Distinguished Fellow and Chief Cloud Architect for Yahoo!
Charles Zedlewski, Vice President of Products, Cloudera

Schedule:
6:00 PM - Registration, Dinner & Networking
7:00 PM - Program
8:15 PM - Q & A
9:00 PM- Adjourn

For more information contact:
Patricia Acosta - patricia@tie.org

Register Now

Online: Member $20.00 - Non-Member $50.00
Onsite:
Member
$30.00 - Non-Member $60.00
Registration and Cancellation Policy:

Registration: Online Registration closes at 12:00 Noon of the day of the event.
Cancellation: All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable and No Credit is offered for cancellations


The Question of Publicness

October 12, 2011

SPEAKERS:
Phil Bronstein, Director of Content Development and Editor-at-Large, Hearst Newspapers
Jeff Jarvis, Author; Director, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Time: 7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast | 8:00 AM Program
Location: Skype | Directions

Join this provocative and lively conversation about the tension between privacy and the economic benefits of publicness.

Jeff Jarvis directs the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is author of "What Would Google Do?" and the newly released, "Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live.”

Phil Bronstein is director of content development and editor-at-large for Hearst Newspapers.

Sponsor:

Skype

Advanced Price: Member $30 | Nonmember $45
On-Site Price: Member $42 | Nonmember $59


Robust System Design: Subhashish Mitra

October 11, 2011 | Robust System Design: Subhashish Mitra | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park Bldg 23, Moffett Field, CA


This talk will address the following major robust system design goals:

- New approaches to thorough post-silicon validation that scale with tremendous growth in complexity
- Cost-effective tolerance and prediction of failures in hardware during system operation
- A practical way to overcome substantial inherent imperfections in emerging nanotechnologies

Carnegie Mellon University


Seed-Stage Investor Elevator Pitch

October 10, 2011 | Seed-Stage Investor Elevator Pitch | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
425 Market Street 26th Floor, San Francisco, CA


The Seed Stage Angel Elevator Pitch is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to network with Seed Stage Angels and other CXOs, present their company and ideas, and learn first-hand how to raise early-stage capital in today′s market. Seed Stage Angel investors generally invest $100,000-$200,000 per person in early stage technology companies as compared to traditional Angels who may invest $25,000 to $50,000 in a deal. During the evening, entrepreneurs on the list will present their pitches to the entire room. Our panel of Seed Stage Angels will ask questions and provide brief feedback. Please note that pitching time limits will be strictly enforced! After the two minute pitch, there will be four minutes of Q&A by the panel, followed by four minutes of non-rebuttal feedback from each panelist.

Our lively panel discussion and Q&A will also provide critical insight into what it takes to raise capital today.

Moderator: Max Shapiro, PeopleConnect

Panelists:
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Allan Young, Super Angel

www.vctaskforce.com

 

GoingGreen Silicon Valley

September 27-28

Announcing the 2011 GoingGreen Global 200 Top Private Companies
AlwaysOn, a partner of the EBC, is excited to announce the 200 top, private companies -- plus eight to watch -- that are pushing the greentech community forward into tomorrow's clean world.

GoingGreen Silicon Valley is where cutting-edge greentech CEOs meet the movers and shakers from the biggest industries on earth. Green technology innovators are transforming trillion dollar industries - and the solutions they are delivering not only promise to clean up pollution and restore ecosystems, but also to bring abundance and prosperity to everyone on earth. In fundamental areas, water, energy and land, resource abundance is just around the corner, through the power of technology and free markets. This two day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on the most promising emerging green technologies and new entrepreneurial opportunities.

The event will consist of over 100 speakers, including Ira Ehrenpreis (General Partner, Technology Partners), Ray Rothrock (Partner, Venrock), Warren Hogarth (Partner, Sequoia Capital), Steve Jurvetson (Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson) and Anup Jacob (Partner, Virgin Green Fund).

Register Today for the 33% discount


SV Forum Presents: Kickstart Your Startup

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
8:15 AM – 5:15 PM

Location: DLA Piper, 2000 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
Registration Link:
www.svforum.org/kickstart

Description:
If you are a serious startup entrepreneur looking to attracting an outside investor for the first time, then this workshop is for you! You will learn how to organize your financials and perfect your pitch before running the funding gauntlet. This workshop is not for the seasoned entrepreneur.

To all registrants, Nathan Gold, is offering an audio crash course on how to design, script, and deliver your 1-minute pitch at this workshop. More details upon completion of registration.

Agenda:

8:15 - 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30am Crafting a Fundable Financial Roadmap

As an entrepreneur, steering your startup on the financial path to success needs an effective financial roadmap and a thorough understanding of how it will unfold over the next five years. Anthony Nassar, Founder and Principal, Venture Momentum, will share a systematic methodology for developing a robust financial model.

10:30 - 1045am Morning Break

10:45 - 11:45am Crafting a Due Diligence-Ready Legal Framework, Term Sheets

Curtis Mo, DLA Piper will help entrepreneurs avoid common mistakes they make when managing the legal aspects of their startup. He will share best practices in building and maintaining a due diligence-ready legal framework.

11:45 - 12:45pm Assessing and Sizing Your Market Opportunity

One of the top reasons for a new product failure is inadequate market analysis, yet most entrepreneurs bypass this step. Steve Tennant, Tennant Consulting.

12:45 - 1:45pm Working Lunch – Pitch to the Group

15 one minute elevator pitches presented, with the top three chosen to pitch to the final panel at 4:00pm.

1:45 - 2:45pm Developing a Compelling Pitch: 13 Slides that will Hook Investors

Nathan Gold of The Demo Coach will lead this interactive session on the "infamous" 13 slide presentation.

2:45 - 3:00pm Afternoon Break

3:00 - 4:00pm Entrepreneur Panel

Successful entrepreneurs will share their experiences, challenges and insights into building and securing funding for their ventures and engage in an interactive Q&A session.
Panelists include K.V. Rao, Zuora

Moderated by: TBA, Moss Adams

4:00 - 5:15pm Investors Panel: The Voice of Experience

Early stage investors will share their experiences, challenges and insights into building and securing funding. They will also listen to pitches and engage in an interactive Q&A session.

Panelists include John McIntyre, Citrix Startup Accelerator, Rick Yang, NEA.
Moderated by: Herman A. White, Jr., Technology Credit Union

5:15pm Wine Reception
Sponsored by Technology Credit Union

Please check our web site for additional speakers added.

Price:
$150 SVForum Members; $200 Non-Members

 

COO AGENDA 2012

September 27, 2011

SPEAKERS:
Dixon Doll, Jr., COO, Violin Memory
Kirk Dunn, COO, Cloudera
TJ Grewal, EVP of Global Operations, Beats by Dr. Dre
Moderator: Ajay Chopra, General Partner, Trinity Ventures and past CEO/COO, Pinnacle Systems
Additional speakers TBA

Time: 5:30 PM Registration & Networking | 6:00 PM Seated Dinner | 7:00 PM Program
Location: Santa Clara Marriott | Directions

Join this group of distinguished chief operating executives for a candid conversation about emerging trends in today's economic climate. What strategies and innovations are emerging for the COO? Looking toward 2012, what are their most important challenges and opportunities to gain competitive advantage? Come hear and speak with Dixon Doll, Jr., COO of Violin Memory; and Kirk Dunn, COO of Cloudera; in conversation with Ajay Chopra, General Partner of Trinity Ventures and former CEO/COO of Pinnacle Systems.

Advanced Price: Members: $59 | Non-members: $84
On-Site Price: Members: $70 | Non-members: $96

Corporate Members
Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 hrs in advance. We thank you for your cooperation!

SPEAKERS:
Dixon Doll, Jr., COO, Violin Memory
Kirk Dunn, COO, Cloudera
TJ Grewal, EVP of Global Operations, Beats by Dr. Dre
Moderator: Ajay Chopra, General Partner, Trinity Ventures and past CEO/COO, Pinnacle Systems
Additional speakers TBA

Time: 5:30 PM Registration & Networking | 6:00 PM Seated Dinner | 7:00 PM Program
Location: Santa Clara Marriott | Directions

Join this group of distinguished chief operating executives for a candid conversation about emerging trends in today's economic climate. What strategies and innovations are emerging for the COO? Looking toward 2012, what are their most important challenges and opportunities to gain competitive advantage? Come hear and speak with Dixon Doll, Jr., COO of Violin Memory; and Kirk Dunn, COO of Cloudera; in conversation with Ajay Chopra, General Partner of Trinity Ventures and former CEO/COO of Pinnacle Systems.

Advanced Price: Members: $59 | Non-members: $84
On-Site Price: Members: $70 | Non-members: $96

Corporate Members
Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 hrs in advance. We thank you for your cooperation!

 

Changing of the Guard: Investing in Life Sciences

Thurs. September 22, 2011 | 3:00pm - 6:30pm in Menlo Park

Overview:

The significant costs, extended timelines, and regulatory hurdles facing emerging life science companies in today's economy make it increasingly difficult for VCs to make a sizable return on their investment. Can the same be said for corporate investors, or do they have different objectives? What is driving their investment strategy? Is it strategic alignment, an attempt at harnessing innovation, or simply good business? Join us at our next industry panel for an interactive discussion on why and how corporate players are getting in the game and hitting it big! Could this be the changing of the guard in life sciences?

Our Panel discussions are candid, interactive and informal. We want you to walk away with the real story behind how things work so you can make it happen yourself. This Panel will be followed by a Networking Reception.

Read More about this event

Cost & Registration:

• Regular Price: $50
• Partners Network: $40
• Meet with Alumni: $30
• BioCenter Members: FREE
• On-site Registration: add $10 to the above.

Venue:

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
1000 Marsh Road
Building 1100
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1015
Click here for Venue Directions


Meet With... Merck & Co., Inc.

Thurs. Sept. 15, 2011 | San Jose BioCenter

Emerging companies find it increasingly difficult to reach the right person when seeking funding and/or partners. Through the “Meet with...” Series, we provide emerging companies with greater access to partnering and/or financing opportunities.

In this session, the Licensing Directors from Merck will talk to potential licensees to first explain what they are looking for in a company.

Merck & Co., Inc. is interested in:

•Novel patented compounds
•Targets with proof of concept
•Molecules with a defined mechanism of action or testable hypothesis'
•Technologies with patent protection that provide a competitive advantage

Late-stage clinical compounds with proven therapeutic value (phase IIb or beyond) are of interest in any therapeutic area. Merck & Co., Inc., is most interested in novel compounds that have large market potential for unmet medical needs. An attractive compound would have selectivity, potency, a demonstrated mechanism of action, preliminary toxicology data, oral availability, and a good half-life for once-daily administration. We also look for strong intellectual property protection on the target and the molecule.

Application

*Registrations to one-on-one meetings are subject to approval of application. To apply, please send your Executive Summary by August 26, 2011 to jovan@sjbiocenter.com. The Review Board, composed of the BioCenter management team, sponsors, partners and mentors, will then meet to consider your application. You will be notified on September 2, 2011 if your application is accepted or rejected.

Costs

• Application fee: FREE
• Registration for one: $100
• Registration for two: $175
• Registration for three: $225
• BioCenter Members: Free

Click here for bios and to read more about this event
Click here to read more about Merck & Co., Inc.

Venue
The San Jose BioCenter
5941 Optical Court
San Jose, CA 95138
Click here for Venue Directions


SDForum Quarterly Venture Breakfast with Pillsbury Winthrop and PricewaterhouseCoopers

Biotech

Location: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 2475 Hanover Street, Palo Alto
Registration Link: http://www.sdforum.org/venture-breakfast-series
Discount code: QVB05 for $5 off regular registration price

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Description:
Biotech investing is at a crossroads.  Investors bemoan the FDA, citing endless delays and repeated requests for more information, adding time and cost to the drug development process.  Many companies even head to Europe first to launch their drugs, hoping to achieve an exit without dealing with the FDA uncertainty.  Despite these problems, biotech investing remains robust.  In the latest Money Tree survey, biotech was still the #3 category in dollars invested. Does all this portend continued success for biotech or will the FDA problems lead to a funding reduction?  Only our experts know for sure!  Come hear our panel discuss these and other issues that are affecting the biotech landscape now and in the future.

Confirmed Speakers:

Steve Bengston, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Casper de Clercq,Norwest Venture Partners
Jonathan MacQuitty, Abingworth Venture Capital
Eric Shiozaki, Apposite Capital
Moderator:Allison Tilley, Pillsbury Winthrop


Clean Lighting Solutions: Lighting the Future

Clean Tech Breakfast Series

Tuesday, July 19
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: Nixon Peabody, One Embarcadero Center, 18th Floor, San Francisco
Registration Link: http://www.sdforum.org/cleanseries
Discount code: CLEAN05 for $5 off regular registration price

Description:
There are many factors that drive sustainability. Tenants and occupants are starting to demand greener, cleaner buildings. Legislation is starting to mandate energy efficiency and a curtailment of greenhouse gas emissions. Lighting associated with commercial buildings accounts for close to 71 percent of overall lighting electricity used in the United States. It is the largest cost component of a commercial property's electricity bill and a significant portion of the total energy bill.

Confirmed Speakers:
Mike Dauber, Battery Ventures
Steve Goldberg, Ph.D, Venrock
Carl Schlachte, Ventiva Inc.
Victor Westerlind, Rockport Capital
Moderated by: Mavis Yee, Nixon Peabody
 

A Talent for Talent: Ari Emanuel & Jeff Weiner

July 18, 2011

SPEAKERS:

Ari Emanuel, co-CEO and director, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn
Moderator: Kara Swisher, Co-Executive Editor, AllThingsD.com

Time: 5:00 PM Registration & Networking | 6:00 PM Dinner | 7:15 PM Program
Location: Santa Clara Marriott Hotel | Directions

Ari Emanuel is co-CEO and director of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment agency, one of the world's top global talent agencies. He is also co-founder of Raine Group, a boutique bank whose private equity fund investors include Facebook founding president Sean Parker and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Emanuel has been ranked #4 on the Entertainment Weekly "Smartest People in Hollywood" list and also serves as the basis for the character Ari Gold on HBO's hit-series Entourage.

Jeff Weiner is the CEO of LinkedIn, the Web's largest network of professionals that has become a powerful resource for companies to connect with the talent pool in virtually every industry imaginable. Under Jeff's watch, LinkedIn has increased its membership base from 33 million to over 100 million members around the world. LinkedIn's hiring solutions are used by 73 of the Fortune 100 companies and its site is presently adding more than one new member every second.

In conversation with Kara Swisher of All Things D, Emanuel and Weiner will share their respective views on the future of talent as a brand, effects of the convergence of traditional and digital media, what Silicon Valley and Hollywood can learn from each other, strategies for aggressive career growth, and more. Don't miss this amazing conversation and debate with two ascending leaders of our time.

Sponsor:



Attention Corporate Member Employees: Corporate passes are not accepted, but you can register at the member rate.

Advanced Price: Members: $85 | Non-members: $189 (includes 1 year discounted basic membership)
On-Site Price: Members: $110 | Non-members: $205 (includes 1 year discounted basic membership)


Building Your Personal Brand

DLA Piper in E. Palo Alto

Building a personal brand is important for everyone today regardless of your situation.  During this program, learn how and get practice in building your own unique brand & get tips on how to use social media to communicate your positioning.  For addition details on the program and presenters, go to http://bit.ly/TWPjul11.

Presenters
Angelika Blendstrup, Ph.D.
Carla Ivette Yashiro

Agenda
6:00 - 6:45 pm  Registration, appetizers, & networking
6:45 - 8:30 pm  Program/ Q&A

Cost
$10  for SVForum Members (+$10 at the door)
$25  for Non-Members (+$10 at the door)
$  0  for Platinum Pass

More information and registration- http://bit.ly/TWPjul11
Because of Paypal's new policies, we can no longer accept AmEx cards at the door

Location
DLA Piper
2000 E. University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA


A Night with Thomvest

June 29, 6:30-8:30pm

Most VC funds have raised money from various pension funds and operate accordingly, but not all of them – and tonight you will hear from one such special fund – Thomvest.

Here is their description of the fund and its differentiation: The capital we invest is our own. This enables us to be more creative, flexible and patient than most venture investors. Over the last decade we've funded 39 start-ups and collaborated with some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs to create world-class companies: 70% of the start-ups we've invested in have either gone public, been acquired, or continue to grow as independent businesses. www.thomvest.com

Come learn from those at Thomvest how they view investing in these "interesting" times, what makes for a compelling pitch and how they work with entrepreneurs to help them succeed in the marketplace.

We will accept 5 companies doing 2 minute pitches with some brief feedback, so if you are interested in pitching, please submit your executive summary to tcervantez@bizlaw.com no later than Monday, June 20th and we will notify you if you are selected to present. COMPANIES THAT WANT TO PRESENT MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE WE REACH OUR LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF ATTENDEES.

Speakers:
Jonathan Barker, Venture Partner, Thomvest
Jonathan's diverse background includes managing the China subsidiaries of two Fortune 500 companies: Commercial Metals Company and EchoStar Communications Corporation; co-founding a Silicon Valley-based video search technology company - MeeVee - as well as developing strategic marketing and distribution plans, structuring and negotiating financial and commercial transactions, and carrying out due diligence for more than two dozen multinational companies and investment banks. Jonathan holds a Master's degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University and a Bachelor's degree in Chinese from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

More to come....

Moderator:
Tom Cervantez – Founder and Co-President, Harvard Angels & Partner, Bizlaw
Tom Cervantez is an active angel investor in the computer, communications and networking sectors and runs the Harvard Angels (angel group for Harvard Business School NorCal Alum and Harvard Club SF) and the Golden Gate Angels investor group in San Francisco. Tom is also a partner with Business Counsel Law Group in San Francisco, working with emerging companies, venture funds and computer software and hardware providers. He advises clients in matters involving securities, capital structure planning, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, venture financing and licensing transactions. He also advises domestic companies expanding into foreign markets, and international companies seeking investment or product distribution in the United States. Tom holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University, a JD from Harvard Law School and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Tom can be reached at tcervantez@bizlaw.com

The Venture Startup and Financing Evening Program is sponsored by:  DLA Piper,  Hewlett-PackardMicrosoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers and SAP.

Location:
Silicon Valley Bank
2400 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Thank you to our Facilities Host: Silicon Valley Bank

Agenda:
6:30 - 7:00 pm Registration and Networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm Presentation + Pitch

Cost:
$35 for non-SDForum members
$20.00 for SDForum members
Note: There is an additional $10.00 charge at the door - if not pre-registered.

Register now!
https://www.sdforum.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.showRegistrationForm&eventId=13917&nodeID=1

Seating is limited! It is very important to pre-register for this event. It does sell-out and we may need to turn people away. Please note: Because of Paypal's new policies, we can no longer accept American Express cards at the door.


A Premier Event: WHEN TWO LUMINARIES MEET: URSULA BURNS & GEORGE COLONY

June 29, 2011

SPEAKERS:

Ursula Burns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox
Moderator: George F. Colony, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Forrester Research

Time: 5:30 PM Registration & Networking | 6:00 PM Dinner | 7:15 Program
Location: Four Seasons Hotel | Directions

Join us for an exceptional evening as two powerful industry leaders meet for a candid discussion about innovation, the economy, leadership, recent "aha moments," how they're viewing the market, and more on the Churchill Club stage.

Ursula Burns is chairman and CEO of Xerox, a $22 billion global enterprise for business process and document management, ranked No. 152 on the 2010 list of Fortune 500 companies. In 2010, Burns was among Black Enterprise's "Most Powerful Women," rated No. 9 on Fortune's MPW and No. 20 by Forbes.

George Colony is chairman and CEO of Forrester Research, a company he founded in 1983 and subsequently led to become one of the most respected global research firms. Colony was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006, and blogs as The Counterintuitive CEO.

Don't miss this provocative, original conversation that is sure to inspire and entertain you.

Advanced Price: Members: $97 | Non-members: $197 (includes 1 year basic membership)
On-Site Price: Members: $120 | Non-members: $212 (includes 1 year basic membership)

*Purchase one ticket at regular price and get a free ticket for your daughter or friend! Call 408.265.0130 to register.


Using Convertible Notes to Finance Your Company

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | 9:00am - 10:30am @ Orrick in Menlo Park

A convertible note is a relatively simple and flexible instrument for start-ups to raise money from 'angel' investors especially in hard times like the present when VC and other institutional financing is scarce.  Join us for a session on the basics of convertible notes to learn if this is a good route for your start-up to pursue. Our sessions are candid, interactive and informal. We want you to walk away with the real story behind how things work so you can make it happen yourself. Bring your questions!

Read more about this event

Cost & Registration:

″Regular Price: $30
″ Partners Network: $20
″ Meet with Alumni: $15
″ BioCenter Members: FREE
″ On-site Registration: add $10 to the above.

Venue:

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
1000 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1015
Click here for Venue Directions


June 28, 2011 | SDForum Workshop Series "Networking for Lifetime Career Success" | 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

White & Lee, 541 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100 Redwood City, CA 94063

During times of change, the ability to naturally and effectively network to identify new opportunities and develop professional relationships can be critical to success. In this interactive session, Next Step CEO, Jennifer Vessels, will provide proven tips for successful networking that attendees can put into practice immediately at the event.

This hour long program will include tips to you can use immediately to:

- Create a memorable first impression.
- Develop a compelling elevator speech to gain attention and be remembered.
- Leverage ′keys to networking success′ to stand out and be noticed (positively).
- Utilize follow-up as foundation for long term relationship building.

With time for networking, interaction and feedback built into the program, all participants will leave with an action plan and approach they can most effectively utilize for networking.

www.sdforum.org | marketing@sdforum.org


June 23, 2011 | Accelerating Innovation: Leadership, Strategy, & Transformation | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ericsson, 200 Holger Way, San Jose, CA

Brian Rink, with IDEO will discuss the relationship between design thinking and approaches that Fortune 500 companies use to promote and accelerate innovation. IDEO project case studies will be used to illustrate what IDEO has learned while working with companies to bolster their innovation capabilities and develop new market offerings. The presentation will include an overview of design thinking and the fundamental elements of a successful strategy for organizational transformation.

In "Exploring the Innovator′s DNA," participants will learn about fundamental leadership skills and competencies required to support innovative processes and cultures in their organization.

Partner Price: $65.00 (Enter Discount Code: partner62311 at check-out)

www.wearewatermark.org | (408) 717-3737 | events@wearewatermark.org


June 22-23, 2011 | GigaOM presents Structure 2011: What′s Next for Cloud Computing?

Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA

This year, we will be looking at the next wave of cloud technology and services. Anyone with a vested interest in cloud computing won′t want to miss this chance to hear about its future from the people who are making it happen.

The Structure 2011 speaker lineup will feature top executives from leading companies including:

- Werner Vogels of Amazon
- Paul Maritz of VMware
- John Stankey of AT&T
- Jonathan Heiliger of Facebook
- Jason Hoffman of Joyent
- Teresa Lunt of PARC
- Marten Mickos of Eucalyptus Systems
- Simon Crosby of Citrix Systems
- Pradeep Sindhu of Juniper Networks
- Lew Tucker of Cisco

Churchill Club members register now and receive $100 off your ticket and a free report from GigaOM Pro on cloud and infrastructure.




June 20, 2011 | Investment Strategies for Entrepreneurs in 2011 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SAP Labs, Building 1, 3410 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto, CA

The investment landscape in Silicon Valley has changed in recent years. Entrepreneurs today have many different forms of financing their ventures due to disruptive technologies and easier access to market. Issues to be discussed:

- How are VC′s adapting their business model?
- What role do Angels and Super-Angels play?
- What are the new forms of financing for Entrepreneurs?
- How do Entrepreneurs decide which route to take?
- How do Entrepreneurs adapt their financing strategy according to the nature and size of their project?

www.gaba-network.org | events@gaba-network.org


June 16, 2011 | Global Innovation Forum: Silicon Valley Innovation and the Digital Generation | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA

The pace of change in computing makes long-range forecasting difficult. In 2001, almost no one foresaw ubiquitous mobile phone ownership, cloud storage and processing, or the tablet revolution. Now innovators and entrepreneurs are asking what′s next. Will today′s devices be around in 2021? Or will computing power be embedded in our environments? Will we still use interaction devices, or will touch, voice, and gestural interfaces take over? Will displays grow to the size of walls, or shrink to the size of our retinas? What role will today′s computing and mobile companies play in the coming transformations? Join some of the West Coast′s leading visionaries for an evening of far-reaching debate. Speakers include Dan Reed, Corp. VP, Technology Policy and Strategy, Microsoft; Bill Mark, VP, Information and Computing Sciences, SRI International; and Larry Smarr, Director, California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).

Special SRI Rate: $45 Off Regular Registration (CODE SRI)

Xconomy | (617) 252-0700 | events@xconomy.com


June 16, 2011 | Corporation Convicted of CPA Violations in California Trial. How Best to Avoid a Similar Fate | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

1530 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA

Join us for a highly interactive panel discussion that will examine critical components of the FCPA, review recent events and explore best practices and practical recommendations for compliances in the face of these new developments and enforcement techniques.

Topics to be discussed include:

- Recent enforcement trends, including covert investigative techniques, expansive theories of liability and targeted industries
- Penalties imposed in recent FCPA prosecutions and enforcement actions against companies and individuals
- The effect the whistleblower bounty provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act may have on FCPA compliance and enforcement
- Strategies for successfully creating a culture of compliance
- Practical recommendations on how to incorporate the requirements of the UK Bribery Act into your global anti-corruption compliance program

Featured speakers include:

- Glenn Colton, partner, SNR Denton (former Assistant United States Attorney)
- Michelle Shapiro, partner, SNR Denton
- Joe Zier, partner, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

To RSVP click here.


June 16, 2011 | Managing Challenges of Expanding your Business to Europe | 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Four Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA

This informative lunchtime seminar will help expanding your business in Europe and Germany and strengthen overseas business relationships by providing expert advice on all aspects of finding and setting up a business location in Germany. Case studies will showcase the steps and issues of setting up a business as well as first-hand experience.

www.gaba-network.org | events@gaba-network.org


June 16, 2011 | A New Culture of Learning | 6:00 PM

Gold Room, The Commonwealth Club

John Seely Brown, Co-chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge; Author, The Power of Pull; Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp.; Director, Palo Alto Research Center
Douglas Thomas, Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication; Author, Hacker Culture
Scott Stropkay, Co-founder and Partner, Essential
Kevin O′Malley, CEO, TechTalk / Studio − Moderator

Gaming, mentorship, increasing connection and design thinking converge in a world of constant change, and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it is optimistic. By exploring play, innovation and the cultivation of the imagination as cornerstones of learning, our panelists will show you how to create a vision that is achievable, scalable and grows along with the technology that fosters it and the people who engage with it.

www.commonwealthclub.org


June 16, 2011 | PARC Forum: Subversive Collaborators | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

PARC, George E. Pake Auditorium, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA

Free; no registration required.

The truly "kick-ass" people in our organizations don′t wait for permission to lead, innovate, or strategize. Regardless of status, they bring a combination of "curiosity and passion" which Thomas Friedman once said "are key components in a world where information is readily available to everyone and global markets reward those people." There′s a different set of rules by which we′ll thrive and succeed in this new, networked society, and it comes down to this: while you can be a rebel or a subversive without being a leader, you can rarely be an effective leader without also having a little bit of rebel in you.

Strategist and author Nilofer Merchant has earned a reputation for helping companies win markets and institute a culture of innovation. She is a regular Harvard Business Review contributor and has written for BusinessWeek, Forbes, and AdAge.

PARC Forum invited expert speaker series


June 16, 2011 | Founder Community with Tan Le of Emotiv | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Guidewire, 806 Winslow St, Redwood City, CA

Be a part of the inaugural Founder Community event on June 16th, where we will be featuring an amazing woman entrepreneur that has built enviable technology companies on two continents.

Tan Le is a serial entrepreneur and sought-after speaker who has been featured at TED events around the world. In 2003 she co-founded Emotiv and serves as its President. Before that she co-founded and ran SASme, one of the companies responsible for the creation of Australia′s SMS application market. She has also worked with one of Australia′s leading law firms, Freehills. She was a Special Visitor to the United Kingdom as a guest of the British High Commission and Foreign Commonwealth Office, a Goodwill Ambassador for Australia in Asia, and a Patron of the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program.

Discount code: CHC011 for extended early-bird rate for entrepreneurs ($10 off)

www.founderco.com


June 15, 2011 | Video Games: Meeting the IP Competitive Challenge | 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Chapter sponsored by Ropes & Gray, The Sheraton, 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

Come hear the biggest names in video gaming: Zynga, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony, Activision Blizzard and Leapfrog address the big issues:

- Liability for human imitating games: art imitating life or life imitating art?
- Effects of patents on game innovation
- Any patent trolls knocking on game publishers′ doors?
- Model of startup hoping to be acquired by industry leaders
- How to assure ownership of content
- Who protects user-generated content?
- How to protect trademarks in a purely virtual world

Licensing Executives Society | (415) 564-2600 | franca.gargiulo@att.net


June 15, 2011 | East Bay Series: Step by Step − Raising Money from VCs | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA

In equity financing, the entrepreneur raises money by selling shares in the business to investors, thereby making them partners. Investors earn their returns when the company is sold or through another liquidity event, so their incentives are largely aligned with the entrepreneur′s − they both want the business to succeed.

In this program you will learn the step-by-step process of raising equity from a venture capital firm and how to build a successful relationship with your VC.

Churchill Club Affiliate Rate: $25

SVASE | (650) 585-9577 | Info@svase.org


Venture Capital Roundtable 2011

June 14, 2011

SPEAKERS:

Howard Hartenbaum, Partner, August Capital
Josh Kopelman, Managing Partner, First Round Capital
Bill Maris, Managing Partner, Google Ventures
Ray Rothrock, Partner, Venrock
Aydin Senkut, Founder and Managing Director, Felicis Ventures
Moderator: Steve Bengston, Managing Director, Emerging Company Services, PwC

Time: 5:30 PM Registration & Networking | 6:00 PM Buffet | 7:00 Program
Location: Microsoft Corporation | Directions

Come hear this panel of leading investors from August Capital, Felicis Ventures, First Round Capital, Google Ventures, and Venrock, in a candid conversation about the venture landscape today and tomorrow. How is the landscape changing and where is it headed? Where are venture capitalists putting their money? What are they avoiding? How can you get funded? What does it mean to get funded? What does it mean to not get funded? What's changing in terms of how VCs think and the best way to sell them on your idea?

Attention Corporate Member Employees: Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 hours in advance.

Advanced Price: Members: $52 | Non-members: $77
On-Site Price: Members: $65 | Non-members: $90


Multi-Track Meet with... Series

Fri. June 10, 2011 | 9:30am - 4:00pm @ Orrick in Menlo Park

Overview
Emerging companies find it increasingly difficult to reach the right person when seeking funding and/or partners. Through the BioCenter Meet with Series, we provide emerging companies with greater access to partnering and/or financing opportunities. The BioCenter is hosting a Multi-Track Meet with Series that will feature multiple funding and partnering opportunities. This session will be held the day after the BioCenter Financing Alternatives event featuring DARPA, NIH and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

In this session, applicants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Jodi B. Black, PhD; MMSc, Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Research Activities, NHLBI, NIH and Sohini Chowdhury, Associate Director, Research Programs, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

To Apply:
It is free to apply, please submit your executive summary to jovan@sjbiocenter.com by May 20, 2011. Applicants will be notified not later than June 3rd of their approval and provided a meeting slot upon confirmation of their registration.

Read More about this event

Venue:
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
1000 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1015
Click here for Venue Directions

 

Bioscience Essentials for Industry Professionals: An Intensive Seminar

Apr 9, 2012 - Apr 13, 2012 - Category: BayBio Advantage (Dedicated pricing for BayBio members)

With this intensive seminar from UC Berkeley Extension, you get a focused introduction to the principles of biology in the context of their relevance and application to the bioscience industry. Develop the basic conceptual framework and vocabulary necessary to communicate effectively with technical specialists and comprehend the scientific concepts in proposals, prospectuses, and market and technical assessment reports. Explore current techniques and technologies while developing an appreciation of the process and the challenge of turning scientific discoveries into successful products.

This course is co-sponsored by BayBio and UC Berkeley Extension.

Who Should Attend

This course is for nonscientists—including marketing, business development, legal and other professionals—working in the bioscience arena. Entrepreneurs can also benefit.

Dates: April 9–13, 2012

Location: UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center

Address: 425 Market St., 8th Floor (enter on Fremont Street)

Cost: $1,975 (includes all course materials, breakfast and lunch)

ENROLL NOW

http://extension.berkeley.edu/catalog/course389.html?utm_source=baybio&utm_medium=listing&utm_content=newsletter&utm_campaign=112AD785

Lead Instructor

Mary Alice Yund, Ph.D., has more than 15 years of experience in developmental genetics research at UC Berkeley. She also has 10 years of experience in technology assessment and market research, consulting for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Guest Speakers
Barbara H. Bowman, Ph.D., teaches molecular cell biology and general biology at Mills College. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow and senior scientist at Roche Molecular Systems.

Jennifer Lange, B.S., M.S., teaches biology and anatomy at Chabot College. She has taught at UCLA, UCLA Extension and UC Berkeley Extension.

Monica Ranes-Goldberg, Ph.D., currently teaches at UC Santa Cruz Extension. Since 1994, she has taught courses in immunology, microbial pathogenesis, cancer biology and introductory biology for UC Berkeley Extension.

John M. Young, Ph.D., is a former senior pharmaceutical executive and current consultant with more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of development.

Register Now

Start Date: Apr 9, 2012. 12:00 AM
End Date: Apr 13, 2012. 12:00 AM
Location: UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center
Address: 425 Market St., 8th Floor (enter on Fremont Street), San Francisco, CA, , United States
Cost: $1,975 (EDP 413377)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

March 21-22, 2012 | GigaOM′s Structure:Data | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pier Sixty at The Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011

The Big Picture for Big Data
Are you sitting on un-mined gold? As the volume of enterprise data created has moved past terabytes to petabytes, companies need to determine the best way for them to store, manage and analyze all that information. GigaOM′s Structure:Data, now a two-day conference, will assemble the world′s leading technologists, practitioners and business leaders to offer solutions to the questions posed by the growth of big data, including storage needs, data analysis and the uncovering of new business opportunities.

Churchill Club members save $100

Register here | kathy@gigaom.com





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