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The 2016 New England Venture Summit Agenda:

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

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 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 2017.

Moderator:

Steven R. London
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Panelists:

Lisa Calhoun   
Founding Partner
Valor Ventures

Martin Heidecker
Director
Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

Sarah Hochman
Managing Director
Energy Foundry

Bob Hower
Managing Director
G20 Ventures

Vincent Miles
Partner 
Abingworth

Lisa Rhoads
Partner 
Easton Capital

Sebastian Titz
Manager
3M New Ventures
 
9:50 am

BREAK

   
10:00 am COMPANY PRESENTATIONS - ROUND I
   
11:00 am

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

   
11:40 am COMPANY PRESENTATIONS - ROUND II
   
12:50 pm

LUNCH & NETWORKING

   
1:50 pm COMPANY PRESENTATIONS - ROUND III
   
3:00 pm
CONCURRENT PANELS:

Location:  Grand Ballroom

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:

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

Panelists:

Dan Burstein
Managing Partner         
Millennium Technology Value Partners           

Andy Clapp
Managing Partner         
Arctaris Capital Partners         

Elizabeth Galbut
Founding Partner
Sogal Ventures

Jason Palmer  
General Partner
New Markets Venture Partners 

Hyuk-Jeen Suh
Director
Samsung

Gina Villani
Director
Zaffre Investments

Darshana Zaveri          
Partner 
Catalyst Health Services

Location:  Fountain Blue Ballroom

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:

Richard Kanoff
Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP

Panelists:

Sven Harmsen 
Investment Director      
M Ventures           

David Miller
Executive Managing Director
Clean Energy Venture Group   

Jason Nolte
Investment Manager
General Motors Ventures   

Praveen Sahay
Managing Director        
WAVE 

Jeph Shaw
Vice President
New Energy Capital Partners   

Tibor Toth
Managing Director
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Claude Vachet 
Managing Partner         
Cycle Capital Management

REPORT CARD ON ED-TECH INNOVATION & FUNDING
Ed-tech Investors will take center stage to grade the Ed-tech sector and share insights on the trends they’re seeing.

Moderator:

Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

Panelists:

Ilya Breyman   
Partner 
Talent Equity Ventures

Stephen Gilfus   
Venture Partner 
NextGen Venture Partners

Dean M. Kline
Managing Director
Penn Ventures

Matt McDonnell
Partner 
Notley Ventures

Mark Miller
Managing Partner
Good Harbor Partners

Michael Pope
Managing Director
Vert Capital

   
3:50 pm

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

   
4:30 pm CONCURRENT PANELS:

Location:  Grand Ballroom

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:

Mark W. Manning
Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP

Panelists:

Imran Ahmed
Vice President
Radius Ventures

Gaye Bok
Partner
Excel Venture Management

Skyler Fernandes
Founding Managing Director
Simon Venture Group

Joel Hwang
Vice President
HarbourVest

Ezra Mehlman
Vice President
Health Enterprise Partners

Doug Roth
Director
CTI Innovations           

Greg Zaic
General Partner
NMT Capital    

 
Location:  New England Suite

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:

Sven Riethmueller
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

 
Panelists:

Brian Gallagher           
Partner 
SR One

Edward Greer           
Corporate Technology Scout 
Dow Venture Capital

Paul Heitlinger           
Venture Manager 
Verizon Ventures

Henrik Holland
Venture Principal
Shell Technology Venture Partners     

Oshri Kaplan
Managing Director of Flex LabIX
Flex

Ira Nydick
Partner 
Panasonic       

Pieter Wolters
Managing Director
DSM Venturing

   
5:20 pm

AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

5:30 pm

SUMMIT ADJOURNS



* Program schedules and speakers are subject to change