December 12th, 2018

Lombardo's Conference Center, Boston Randolph, MA

Agenda





Wednesday, December 12th,  2018
8:00amCONFERENCE REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:50amWELCOME REMARKS

Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

9:00amTHE EVOLUTION OF EARLY STAGE VENTURE FUNDING

Sit in as a panel of Venture thought leaders discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities facing early venture firms, Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs as they forward to 2019.

Location: Regency Suite

Moderator:

Josef Volman

Partner and Co-Chair
Burns & Levinson LLP

Panelists:

Magdi Amin
General Partner
Omidyar Network

Marina Hadjipateras
General Partner
Trail Mix Ventures

Ajay Kamat
Managing Director
Pear

Kirsten Morbeck
Managing Director
SpringRock Ventures

Sara Nayeem
Partner
NEA

9:50amBREAK

10:00amCOMPANY PRESENTATIONS - ROUND I

Track I: Life Sciences (Embassy Suite)
Track II: Technology (Regency Suite)
Track III: Clean-tech (Venetian A)
Track IV: Seed Pitchfest (Jessica Suite)

11:00amNETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:40amCOMPANY PRESENTATIONS - ROUND II

Track I: Life Sciences (Embassy Suite)
Track II: Technology (Regency Suite)
Track III: Clean-tech (Venetian A)
Track IV: Fin-tech (Venetian B)
Track V: Seed Pitchfest (Jessica Suite)

12:50pmLUNCH & NETWORKING

1:00pmRAISING ANGEL MONEY - INFO & INSIGHTS FROM SEASONED INVESTORS

Location: Regency Suite

Moderator:

Andy Clapp

Managing Director
CIG Capital, LLC

Panelists:

Sam Clemens
Partner
Accomplice

Eller Mallchock
Managing Director
Jumpstart Foundry

Sheila Narayan
Managing Director
Golden Seeds

Raza Shaikh
Investor
Launchpad Venture Partners

Vivek Soni
Managing Director
TiE - Boston Angels

Maria Velissaris
Investor
Pipeline Angels

1:50pmCOMPANY PRESENTATIONS - ROUND III

Track I: Life Sciences (Embassy Suite)
Track II: Technology (Regency Suite)
Track III: Clean-tech (Venetian A)
Track IV: Fin-tech (Venetian B)
Track V: Seed Pitchfest (Jessica Suite)

3:00pmCONCURRENT PANELS

STARTUP CHALLENGES: YES, THE ODDS ARE AGAINST YOU

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.

Location: Regency Suite

Moderator:

Nick Stawasz

Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Panelists:

Zain Gulamali
Investor
Amazon Alexa Fund

Preston Noon
Principal
Agent Capital

Connie Sheng
Founding Managing Partner
Nautilus Venture Partners

John Simon
Managing Director
Sigma Prime Ventures

Jamie Weston
Managing Director
Spring Mountain Capital

Troy Williams
Co-Founder & Managing Director
University Ventures

Lu Zhang
Founder & Managing Partner
Fusion Fund

FUNDING CLEAN TECH INNOVATION

Join top-tier VCs to discuss the rise of fintech, the integration of groundbreaking technologies within financial services, and the future of digital finance.

Location: Embassy Suite

Moderator:

David Millar

Technology Accelerator Director
The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

Panelists:

Eric Breese
Managing Director
Evonik Venture Capital

Sara Chamberlain
Managing Director
Energy Foundry

Jacob Grose
Investment Manager
BASF Venture Capital

David Miller
Managing Director
Clean Energy Ventures

Brian Panoff
Senior Principal
Shell Ventures

Praveen Sahay
Managing Partner
WAVE Equity Partners

Tibor Toth
Managing Director
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

BANKING ON FINTECH INNOVATION

Join top-tier VCs to discuss the rise of fintech, the integration of groundbreaking technologies within financial services, and the future of digital finance.

Location: Venetian A

Moderator:

Alan Wink

Director
EisnerAmper

Panelists:

Mark Fields
Partner
Alsop-Louie Partners

Prashant Fonseka
Principal
Tuesday Capital

Lindsay Hyde
Venture Partner
Moderne Ventures

Olga Maslikhova
Managing Partner
Phystech Ventures

David Nault
General Partner
Luge Capital

Daniel Povitsky
Vice President
Sinai Ventures

Lyndsey Toeppen
Vice President
Sandbox Insurtech Ventures

3:50pmNETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

4:30pmCONCURRENT PANELS

NEGOTIATING THE DEAL

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.

Location: Regency Suite

Moderator:

Mark Manning

Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP

Panelists:

Max Bricklin
Founding Principal
Bold Capital Partners

Jason Cahill
Managing Director
McCune Capital

Oren Isacoff
Principal
Longitude Capital

Patrick Kenealy
Managing Director
Ridge Ventures

Dina Routhier
Investment Manager
Stanley Ventures

Claude Vachet
Managing Partner
Cycle Capital

CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

With a new flowering of startup innovation, many giants of industry have decided to enter or re-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.

Location: Embassy Suite

Moderator:

Scott Jones

Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Panelists:

Peter Bastien
Principal
Next47

Christopher Chu
Managing Director
Samsung Catalyst Fund

Hilary Flynn
Director of Incubation
National Grid Partners

Kyle Fugere
Head of Ventures
dunnhumby Ventures

Ed Greer
Technology Scout
Dow Ventures

Tom Mastrobuoni
Chief Financial Officer
Tyson Ventures

Gopal Rajaraman
Investment Principal
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

5:20pmAWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

5:30pmSUMMIT ADJOURNS

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