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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

VENTURE SUMMIT / COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

   
8:00 am CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
 

 

8:50 am

WELCOME REMARKS

Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

   
9:00 am

THE EVOLUTION OF EARLY STAGE VENTURE FUNDING

Sit in as a panel of Venture thought leaders discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities facing early stage venture firms, Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs as they look forward to 2015. 

Moderator:

Steven R. London
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Panelists:

Gil Beyda
Managing Partner
Genacast Ventures

David Blumberg
Managing Partner
Blumberg Capital

Steven Chrust
Managing Director
Centripetal Capital Partners

Andrew
Clapp
Managing Partner
Arctaris Capital Partners

Kevin
Ferro
CEO
Vatera Holdings

Vincent
Miles
Partner
Abingworth

Geeta
Vemuri
Senior Managing Director
Baxter Ventures

 
9:50 am

BREAK

   
10:00 am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I
Track I:   Life Sciences Track 
Track II:  Technology Track
Track III:  Clean-tech Track

   
11:00 am NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
   
11:40 am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II
Track I:   Life Sciences Track 
Track II:  Technology Track
Track III:  Clean-tech Track

   
12:50 pm LUNCH & NETWORKING
   
01:50 pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND III
Track I:   Life Sciences Track 
Track II:  Technology Track
Track III:  Clean-tech Track

Track IIII:  Ed-tech Track

   
3:00 pm

CONCURRENT PANELS

STARTUP CHALLENGES: YES, THE ODDS ARE AGAINST YOU

The goal – and the challenge – of every venture firm is a successful exit from the investment. What does it take? Attend this panel discussion to learn about exit strategies. See how early-stage planning, choosing the right advisors, and managing expectations points you toward an exit you and your investors can count as a success.

Moderator:

Mark Manning
Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP


Panelists:

Daniel Burstein
Managing Partner
Millennium Technology Value Partners

Tanguy
Chau
Principal
Formation 8

Rami
Elkhatib
General Partner
Acero Capital

Roman
Kikta
Managing Partner
Mobility Ventures

Carey
Lai
Director
Intel Capital

Brent
Traidman
General Partner
Fenox Venture Capital

 

FUNDING CLEAN-TECH INNOVATION
In the wake of the overall economy, the clean and renewable energy sector has proven to be an area of strength for venture capital investors but has recently seen a decline in investments. This panel of leading VCs will discuss the trends in the financial markets and the future of venture capital investment in clean-tech.

 

Moderator:

Robert Chow
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

 
Panelists:

Grant Allen
Senior Vice President
ABB Technology Ventures

Dan Carter
Investment Director
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures


David
Miller
Executive Managing Director
Clean Energy Venture Group

Praveen
Sahay
Managing Director
Wave Equity Partners

Sebastian
Titz
Manager, New Ventures
3M New Ventures

Tibor
Toth
Managing Director of Investments
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

REPORT CARD ON EDTECH INNOVATION & FUNDING
Edtech Investors will take center stage to grade the Edtech sector and share insights on the trends they’re seeing.

Moderator:

Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

 
Panelists:

James Dugan
CEO & Managing Partner
OCA Ventures

Paul Howe
Partner
Oxbridge Capital LLP

Ben
Lin
Managing Partner
Great Oaks Venture Capital

Ed
Meehan
Founder
Arcady Bay Partners

Christopher
Nyren
Founder
Educated Ventures

Dan
Silverburg
Marketing
Macmillan New Ventures
   
3:50 pm NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
   
4:30 pm

CONCURRENT PANELS:


NEGOTIATING THE DEAL

You've got a top notch team, solid business model and a term-sheet in hand, yet without understanding the negotiating process, you may wind up losing it all. This session will provide valuable insight from VCs who have been on the other side negotiating the elements necessary for structuring a winning opportunity.

 
Moderator:


Josef B. Volman
Partner & Co-Chair of Business Law
Burns & Levinson LLP

 
Panelists:

Stan Fung
Managing Director
FarSight Ventures

Bosun
Hau
Partner
MVM Life Science Partners

Jim
Macdonald
Managing Director
First Analysis

Jason
Tagler
Partner
Camden Partners

Keith
Witek
Corporate VP, Strategy and Corporate Development
AMD Ventures

Sue
Xu
Partner and Operations Director
zPark Capital

CORPORATE VENTURE MONEY: FUNDING OUTSIDE INNOVATION

Many giants of industry have decided to enter the world of VC. This session will explore the value-added investment approach of Corporate VCs and how it yields important dividends that are “beyond the bottom line,” both for the investor and for the startup. 

Moderator:

Matt Cowart
Business Development
Dell


Panelists:


David Donabedian
Vice President
AbbVie Biotech Ventures

Imran
Eba
Partner
Action Potential Venture Capital

Sven
Harmsen
Principal
BASF Venture Capital

Tetsuro
Iwata
Senior Manager
MP Healthcare Venture Management

David
Ward
Managing Partner
MTI Ventures

Jan
Westerhues
Investment Partner
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH
   
5:20 pm

AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

5:30 pm

SUMMIT ADJOURNS

   



* Program schedules and speakers are subject to change