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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
5:30 pm OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
   
8:00 am REGISTRATION
 

 

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

Mike Kaplan
Managing Director
Altos Health Management

Crystal McKellar
Managing Director
Mithril Capital Management

Winter Mead
Vice President
Sapphire Ventures

Corey Schmid
Investment Partner
Seven Peaks Ventures

Alison Wagonfeld
Operating Partner
Emergence Capital

 
9:50 am

BREAK

   
10:00 am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I 
Presentations by Top Innovators

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

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II
Presentations by Top Innovators

   
12:50 pm LUNCH & NETWORKING
   
01:50 pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND III
Presentations by Top Innovators

   
3:00 pm
CONCURRENT VC PANEL

Location: Hahn Auditorium


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 will fund.

Moderator:

Deborah Marshall
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

Panelists:

Jacques Benkoski
Partner
US Venture Partners

Ted Driscoll
Partner
Claremont Creek Ventures

Max Kim
Associate
InterWest Partners

John Occhipinti
Partner
Relay Ventures

Sandhya Venkatachalam
Partner
Centerview Capital

Henry Wong
Managing Partner
Garage Technology Partners

Location: Grand Hall


ENERGIZING THE FLOW OF CLEAN-TECH DEALS
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

Ali Iz
Managing Partner
NewWorld Capital Group

Dan Miller
Managing Director
Roda Group

Mark Perutz
Partner
DBL Investors

Jon Quick
Principal
Vantagepoint Capital Partners

Praveen Sahay
Managing Director
WAVE Equity Partners

Sonali Vijayavargiya
Founder and Managing Director
Augment Ventures



Location: Boole Suite


ABCs 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:

Phil Libin
Managing Director
General Catalyst Partner

Panelists:

Tonika Cheek Clayton
Managing Partner
New Schools Venture Fund

Monica Dodi
Managing Director
The Women's Venture Capital Fund

Isabelle Hau
Director
Omidyar Network

PH Mullen
Partner
Arc Capital Development

Amit Patel
Principal
Owl Ventures

Ned Renzi
Founding Partner
Birchmere Ventures

Debbie Staufer
Associate
Atrium Capital

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

Location: Hahn Auditorium

NEGOTIATING THE TERM SHEET
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.

Moderate:

Adrian Rich
Partner
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Panelists:

Ben Bayat
Investor
Illuminate Ventures

Yida Gao
Associate
NEA

Nan Li
Principal
Obvious Ventures

Jillian Manus
General Partner
Structure Capital

Rich Simoni
Managing Partner
Asset Management Ventures

Paul Willard
General Partner
Subtraction Capital

Claude Vachet
Managing Partner
Cycle Capital Management



Location: Grand Hall


RAISING STRATEGIC/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:

Brad McManus
Director of Investments
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Panelists:

Grant Allen
Senior Vice President
ABB Technology Ventures

Wale Ayeni
Principal Startup Investments
Orange Digital Ventures

Oshri Kaplan
Principal Director
Flex LabIX

Lisa Lambert
Managing Director
Intel Capital

Ravi Mulugu
Investment Principal
Siemens Venture Capital

Aymerik Renard
Director, Corporate Business Development
Sandisk Ventures

Gaurav Tewari
Managing Director
Citi Ventures


 
5:20 pm

AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

5:30 pm

SUMMIT ADJOURNS


   



* Program schedules and speakers are subject to change