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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017


5:30 pm OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

VENTURE SUMMIT / COMPANY PRESENTATIONS
 
 
8:00 am CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
 

 

8:45 am

WELCOME REMARKS

   
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

 
9:50 am

BREAK

   
10:00 am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I

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

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II

   
12:50 pm LUNCH & NETWORKING
   
01:50 pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND III

   
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 will fund.



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.



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

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


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.



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.



THE FUTURE OF HIT: WHERE INVESTORS ARE PUTTING THEIR MONEY
Leading HIT (Healthcare IT) investors will offer insight into future trends and potential entrepreneurial money makers.


 
5:20 pm

AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

5:30 pm

SUMMIT ADJOURNS


   



* Program schedules and speakers are subject to change