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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
   
5:30 pm

OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

   
7:00 pm

ADJOURNMENT

   
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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 FUTURE: WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE VENTURE INDUSTRY?

Venture Capital thought leaders debate the challenges and opportunities facing Investors and Entrepreneurs

Moderator:

Hank Barry
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

Panelists:

Mark Gorenberg
Managing Director
Zetta Venture Partners
 

Tim Guleri
Managing Director
Sierra Ventures

 
Caribou Honig

Founding Partner
QED Investors 

Manuel López-Figueroa
Vice President
Bay City Capital
 

Peter Moran
General Partner
DCM 

Lisa Rhoads
Managing Director
Easton Capital Investment Group 

Rosemary Ripley
Managing Director
NGEN Partners

 
9:50 am

BREAK

   
10:00 am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I
Track I:   Life Sciences Track (Grand Hall)
Track II:  Technology Track  (Hahn Auditorium)
Track III:  Clean-tech Track  (Boole Suite)

   
11:00 am

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

   
11:40 am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II
Track I:   Life Sciences Track (Grand Hall)
Track II:  Technology Track  (Hahn Auditorium)
Track III:  Clean-tech Track  (Boole Suite)
Track IV: Ed-Tech Track (Lovelace Suite)

   
12:50 pm

LUNCH & NETWORKING

   
01:50 pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND III
Track I:   Life Sciences Track (Grand Hall)
Track II:  Technology Track  (Hahn Auditorium)
Track III:  Clean-tech Track  (Boole Suite)
Track IV: Ed-Tech Track (Lovelace Suite)

   
3:00 pm

CONCURRENT PANELS

 
Location: Hahn Auditorium

THE VENTURE ROADMAP: MAKING SURE YOU’RE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Without direction a company’s attempts at raising funding may take them nowhere. A distinguished panels of investors will advise you on how to efficiently and effectively shorten your time to funding.

Moderator:

Victor Chang
Director
Dell Ventures

Panelists:

Michael Dybbs
Principal
New Leaf Venture Partners

Rami Elkhatib
General Partner
Acero Capital

Doug Kelly
General Partner
Alloy Ventures

Yoav Andrew Leitersdorf
Managing Partner
YL Ventures

Bruce Taragin
Managing Director
Blumberg Capital

James Woody
General Partner
Latterell Venture Partners

 

Location: Grand Hall

GREEN DOLLARS FOR CLEAN-TECH DEALS
This session will discuss the trends in the financial markets and the future of venture capital investment in clean-tech.

Moderator:

Robert Myer
Advisor
Elevate Ventures

Panelists:

Jeff Barnes
General Partner
Clean Pacific Ventures

Julien Creuzé
Senior Associate
Aster Capital

Michael Hammons
Partner
Sail Capital Partners

Nathaniel Henshaw
Managing Director
CEI Ventures

Jim Long
Partner
Gabriel Venture Partners

Ravi Mulugu
Senior Investment Associate
Siemens Venture Capital

Steve Vassallo
General Partner
Foundation Capital

Location: Boole Suite

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

Moderator:

Avi Maderer
Principal
youngStartup Ventures

Panelists:

Mike Berlin
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Macmillan New Ventures

Kevin Custer
Founding Principal
Arc Capital Development

Stephen DeBerry
Chief Investment Officer
Bronze Investments

Edward Meehan
Principal 
Arcady Bay Partners

Matt Oguz
Founding Partner
Palo Alto Venture Science

Renata  Streit Quintini
Partner
Felicis Ventures

George Ugras
General Partner
Adams Capital Management

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

CONCURRENT PANELS:

Location: Hahn Auditorium

WHERE’S THE EXIT?

It’s the goal-and the challenge-of every venture capitalist: a successful exit from an investment. Now with the door to IPO seeming as if it’s locked, Does today’s economy alter the game strategy? 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:

Adrian Rich
Partner
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Panelists:

John Loiacono
Venture Partner & Market Strategist
ATA Ventures

Dion Madsen
Senior Managing Partner
BDC Venture Capital

Jeb Miller
General Partner
Jafco Ventures

Ned Scheetz
Managing Director & Founder
Aphelion Capital

David Siemer
Managing Partner
Siemer Ventures

Mark Silverman
Partner
Catamount Ventures

Sharon Wienbar
Partner
Scale Venture Partners

Location: Grand Hall

CORPORATE VCS – STRATEGIC FUNDING
This session will explore the value-add of raising Corporate funding and how it yields important dividends that are “beyond the bottom line,” both for the investor and for the startup firm.

Moderator:

Deborah Marshall
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

Panelists:

Michael Boshammer
Fund Manager
T-Venture

Andy Donner
Investment Director
Unilever Ventures

John Gardner
Managing Partner
Nokia Growth Partners

William Hsu
Director
BD Medical

Tetsuro Iwata
Senior Manager
MP Healthcare Venture Management

Gareth Keane
Investment Manager
Qualcomm Ventures

Scott Levine
Managing Director
Time Warner Investments

Location: Boole Suite

ROUNDTABLE – THE ABC’s OF ED-TECH FUNDING 

Moderator:

Miriam Rivera
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Ulu Ventures

Panelists:

Robb Doub
General Partner
New Markets Venture Partners

Mark Platshon
Partner
Birchmere Ventures

   
5:20 pm

AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

5:30 pm

SUMMIT ADJOURNS


   



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