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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
   
8:00 am CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
 

 

8:45 am

WELCOME REMARKS

   
9:00 am

THE CHANGING VENTURE WORLD: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FOR THE NEXT 24 MONTHS?

This panel will explore topics such as market trends, what makes a company fundable in the current environment, shifting goalposts to accelerate company growth, upside in a downturn, and exit strategies in the wake of a missing Wall Street.

Moderator:

Stephen M. Davis
Partner
Goodwin Procter LLP

Panelists:

Jon Chait
Partner
Dace Ventures

Alexander (Hap) Ellis III
General Partner
RockPort Capital Partners

Tony Florence
Partner
New Enterprise Associates

Quinn Li
Director
Qualcomm Ventures

Todd T. Pietri
Co-Founder and General Partner
Milestone Venture Partners

Will Porteous
General Partner
RRE Ventures

Lisa Skeete Tatum
General Partner
Cardinal Partners

 
9:50 am

BREAK

   
10:00 am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I

Technology Track & Life Sciences Track

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

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II

Technology Track & Life Sciences Track

   
12:40 pm

KEYNOTE

Peter Thiel
President of Clarium and Co-Founder of PayPal

 
1:00 pm LUNCH & NETWORKING
   
2:00 pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND III

Technology Track, Life Sciences Track & CleanTech Track

   
3:00 pm

CONCURRENT PANELS:

CLEAN-TECH INNOVATION: THE HOTTEST SECTOR IN VENTURE CAPITAL

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. This panel of leading VCs will discuss the trends in the financial markets and the future of venture capital investment in cleantech.

Moderator:

Peter W. Rothberg
Partner
Duane Morris LLP

Panelists:

Tom Cain
Managing Partner
Sail Venture Partners

Issam Dairanieh
Technology Principal
BP Alternative Energy Ventures

David F. Lincoln
Managing Partner
Element Partners

Scott MacDonald
Partner
Emerald Technology Ventures

Anil Vasagiri
Director, Investments
Connecticut Innovations

Oded Weiss
Partner & CFO
L Capital Partners

Daniel B. Wolfe, Ph.D.
Managing Director
Harris & Harris Group


WHERE'S THE EXIT?

Itís the goal-and the challenge-of every venture capitalist: a successful exit from an investment. How do you find it? Step one: attend this session on exit strategies and values. Panelists will cover early-stage planning, exit strategies and corresponding values, picking the right advisers and managing expectations.

Moderator:

Charley Polachi
Partner
Polachi

Panelists:

Adam Oliveri
Managing Director
SecondMarket

Marc Sokol
Partner
JK&B Capital

Ralph E. Taylor-Smith
General Partner
Battelle Ventures

Arthur Tinkelenberg, Ph.D.
Partner
Ascent Biomedical Ventures

Chris Varma, PhD
Partner
Flagship Ventures

   
3:50 pm NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
   
4:30 pm

NO LACK OF CAPITAL

Solid companies do not have a hard time raising capital, especially in an over-funded venture market. If you have a great team, a compelling idea, and a demonstrable probability of success, then you simply will not go unfunded. What if your idea is great but youíre not sure how to stand out from the pack? This panel will discuss the skills required to make VCs sit up and take notice.

Moderator:

Jonathan Melmed
Partner
Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Panelists:

Skip Besthoff
General Partner
Castile Ventures

Steve Brotman
Managing Director
Greenhill SAVP

Mary Lincoln Campbell
Managing Director
EDF Ventures

Simeon J. George
Partner
SR One

David F. Hendren
General Partner
Catalyst Health Ventures

Matt McCooe
Founding Managing Partner
Chart Venture Partners

Daniel J. Schultz
Co-Founder & Managing Director
DFJ Gotham Ventures

   
5:20 pm

AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

5:30 pm

SUMMIT ADJOURNS

   



* Program schedules and speakers are subject to change