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Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

VENTURE SUMMIT / COMPANY PRESENTATIONS
   
8:00 am CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
 

 

8:45 am

WELCOME REMARKS


Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

   
9:00 am THE CHANGING VENTURE WORLD: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FOR THE NEXT 24 MONTHS?
Venture Capital thought leaders debate the challenges and opportunities facing Investors and Entrepreneurs

Moderator:

Steven R. London
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Panelists:

Dan Burstein
Managing Director
Millennium Technology Value Partners

Ezra Mehlman
Vice President
Health Enterprise Partners

Shamez Kanji
General Partner
North Hill Ventures

Vincent Miles
Partner
Abingworth

David Miller
Executive Managing Director
Clean Energy Venture Group

Geoff Pardo
Partner
Gilde Healthcare Partners

Jeremy Sohn
Venture Partner
MPM Capital
 
9:50 am

BREAK

   
10:00 am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I

Track I:   Life Sciences Track (New England Suite)

Track II:  Technology Track  (Ballroom)

Track III:  Clean-tech Track  (Norwood Suite)

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

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II

Track I:   Life Sciences Track (New England Suite)

Track II:  Technology Track  (Ballroom)

Track III:  Clean-tech Track  (Norwood Suite)

Track IIII:  Ed-Tech Track  (Westwood Suite)

   
12:50 pm LUNCH & NETWORKING
   
01:50 pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND III

Track I:   Life Sciences Track (New England Suite)

Track II:  Technology Track  (Ballroom)

Track III:  Clean-tech Track  (Norwood Suite)

Track IIII:  Ed-Tech Track  (Westwood Suite)

   
3:00 pm
Location: Ballroom

FUNDABLE DEALS: MAKING VCs SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE
Ideas are all well and good, but in order to attract capital they will need to be packaged and presented in a way that will entice  investors and of course a SOLID business model.  This panel will discuss the skills required to make a highly effective pitch that will attract potential financiers and the types of deals investors want.

Moderator:

Mark Manning
Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP

Panelists:

Maria Berkman
Director
Broadview Ventures

Nat Brinn
Principal
Vital Ventures

Neil Cameron
Investment Director
Emerald Technology Ventures

Andy Clapp
Managing Partner
Arctaris Capital Partners

Stan Fung
Managing Director
FarSight Ventures

Christian Noske
Investment Principal
BMWi Ventures

Reese Schroeder
Managing Director
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital


Location: New England Suite

POWERING UP CAPITAL FOR CLEAN-TECH INNOVATION
This session will discuss the trends in the financial markets and the future of venture capital investment in clean-tech.

Moderator:

Tibor Toth

Managing  Director
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Panelists:

Mark Austin
Venture Partner
Bright Capital

Sven Harmsen
Principal
BASF Venture Capital

Tom Rand
Managing Partner
ArcTern Ventures

Praveen Sahay
Managing Director
WAVE Equity Partners

Sonali Vijayavargiya
Founder and Managing Director
Augment Ventures

David Ward
Managing Partner
MTI Ventures


Location: Norwood Suite

THE GRADE ON ED-TECH INNOVATION & FUNDING
Edtech Investors take center stage to grade the Edtech sector and share insights on the trends they’re seeing.

Moderator:

Mark Miller
Managing Partner
Good Harbor Partners | Learn Launch

Panelists:

Brandon Avrutin
Partner    
Rethink Education

Marty Bauer
Managing Director
The Iron Yard

Ilya Breyman    
Managing Director    
Talent Equity Partners

Justin Kulla    
Principal    
Weld North

Michael Staton
Partner
LearnCapital Venture Partners

Brien Walton
Chief Investment Officer
Jefferson Education Fund
   
3:50 pm NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
   
4:30 pm Location: Ballroom

TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT: NEW RULES FOR NEGOTIATING TERM SHEETS
Entrepreneurs who don’t prepare well for term-sheet negotiations may find themselves locked into an uncomfortable relationship with their
VC for years to come. Whether you’re looking for a first round or follow-on funding, attend this panel to learn what you should know about
negotiating term sheets.

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

Mackey Craven
Partner
OpenView Partners

Jason Fuller
Principal
New Enterprise Associates

Joel Hwang
Vice President
HarbourVest

Crystal McKellar
Managing Director
Mithril Capital Management

Girish Nadkarni
President
ABB Group

Julia Taxin
Vice President
Grotech Ventures

Jan Westerhues
Venture Partner
Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Location: New England Suite

CORPORATE VENTURE FUNDING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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:

Nicholas Stawasz
Associate
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Panelists:

Iain Cooper
Manager Corporate Venturing
Schlumberger Technology Investments

Skyler Fernandes
Managing Director
Simon Venture Group

Alejandro Guerrero
Co-Founder, General Partner
Technicolor Ventures

Lutz Stoeber
Investment Director
Evonik Venture Capital

Patrick Walsh
Director
Intel Capital

Keith Witek
Managing Director
AMD Ventures

Chris Zock
Vice President
Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners
   
5:20 pm

AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

5:30 pm

SUMMIT ADJOURNS

   



* Program schedules and speakers are subject to change