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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
5:30 pmOPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
   
8:00 am REGISTRATION
 

 

8:45 am

WELCOME REMARKS

   
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:

Hank Barry
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

Panelists:

David Gold
Managing Partner
Access Venture Partners
 
Marc Gorenberg
Managing Director
Zetta Venture Partners
 
David Hornik
General Partner
August Capital

Patricia Nakache
General Partner
Trinity Ventures
 
Lisa Rhoads
Managing Director
Easton Capital Investment Group
 
Bruce Taragin
Managing Director
Blumberg Capital
 
Ann Winblad
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

 
9:50 am

BREAK

   
10:00 am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I
Life Sciences Track,Technology Track, Clean-tech Track

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

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II
Life Sciences Track,Technology Track, Clean-tech Track

   
12:50 pm LUNCH & NETWORKING
   
01:50 pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND III
Life Sciences Track,Technology Track, Clean-tech Track and EdTech Track

   
3:00 pm

CONCURRENT PANELS:

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:

Elisa del Gaudio
Acero Capital

Panelists:

Rob Abrams
Operating Partner
Sanderling Ventures

Daniel Ahn
Managing Director
Voyager Capital

Ted Driscoll
Partner
Claremont Creek Ventures

Samuel Kwok
Venture Partner
Garage Technology Ventures

Eric Moore
Founder and Managing Director
Base Ventures

Marc Phillips
Managing Partner
Arafura Ventures

Sandhya Venkatachalam
Partner
Centerview Capital

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

Moderator:

Marc Gottschalk
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

Panelists:

Dan Colbert
Managing Partner
North Energy Ventures

Nat Henshaw
President
CEI Ventures

Dave Kirkpatrick     
Founder & Managing Director    
SJF Ventures

Dan Miller
Managing Director
Roda Group

Mark Perutz
Partner
DBL Investors

Claude Vachet
Managing Partner
Cycle Capital Management



THE GRADE 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:

Ed Meehan
Principal
Arcady Bay Partners

Panelists:

Jialu Chen
Associate    
Asset Management Ventures

Kevin Custer
Founding Principal
Arc Capital Development

Matthew Hanson
Partner
GSV Asset Management

Rafa de la Guia
Associate
Omidyar Network

Sharon LaDay
Vice President
Macmillan New Ventures

Amit Patel
Principal
Owl Ventures

Shauntel Poulson
Principal
New Schools Seed Fund
   
3:50 pm NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
   
4:30 pm

CONCURRENT PANELS:

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:

Adrian M. Rich
Partner
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Panelists:

Jim Dugan
CEO,Co-Founder,Managing Partner
OCA Ventures

Rami Elkhatib
General Partner
Acero Capital

Mike Kaplan
Founder and Managing Director
Altos Health

Rosemary L. Ripley
Managing Director
NGEN Partners LLC

Michelle Scarborough
Managing Partner
Fronterra Ventures

Blair Silverberg
Senior Associate
DFJ

Mark A. Solovy
Managing Director
Monroe Capital

CORPORATE VENTURE FUNDING: 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.

Moderator:

Deborah Marshall
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

Panelists:

Ye Bu
Director
Smith & Nephew

Issam Dairanieh
Managing Director
BP Ventures

Raj Gollamudi
Director
Intel Capital

Rio Maeda
Managing Director
Draper Nexus Ventures

Aymerik Renard
Director, Corporate Business Development
Sandisk Ventures

Risa Stack
General Partner
GE Ventures


 
5:20 pm

AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

5:30 pm

SUMMIT ADJOURNS


   



* Program schedules and speakers are subject to change