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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

Moderator:

Steven Konsek
Program Director, I-Corps™
Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
National Science Foundation

Panelists:

Parker Barrile
Partner
Norwest Venture Partners

Joanne Chen
Partner
Foundation Capital

Curtis Feeny
Partner
Voyager Capital

Akhil Saklecha
Managing Director
Artiman Ventures

Angela Tran Kingyens
Partner
Version One Ventures

Phyllis Whiteley
Venture Partner
Wildcat Venture Partners

 
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 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.


Moderator:

Adrian Rich
Partner
Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Panelists:

Angela Bao
Senior Investment Manager
Sinovation Ventures

Doug Dooley
Investor
Venrock

Ajay Kamat
Partner
Pear

Susan Liu
Vice President
Scale Venture Partners

Jillian Manus
Managing Partner
Structure Capital

Colleen Poynton
Vice President
Core Innovation Capital



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 Van Den Berg
Partner
DBL Partners

Panelists:

Mark Austin
Partner
Bright Capital

Mark Cupta
Investor   
Prelude Ventures

Peter Henig
Founder and Managing Partner
Greenhouse Capital

Ephraim ‘Eph’ Lindenbaum
Managing Director
Advance Ventures

Ravi Mulugu
Investor
Siemens Venture Capital

Rajesh Swaminathan
Investment Director
Applied 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:

Isabelle Hau
Partner
Omidyar Network

Panelists:

Ashley Bittner 
Investor   
Owl Ventures

Tytus Michalski
Managing Partner
Fresco Capital

Nasir Qadree
Head of Education
Village Capital

Ken Sawyer
Managing Director & Founder
Saints Capital

Michael Staton
Partner
Learn Capital

Esther Tricoche
Partner
NewSchools Venture Fund
   
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.

Moderator:

Don Reinke
Partner   
Reed Smith LLP

Panelists:

Eugene Chou   

Investor   
Sapphire Ventures

Ted Driscoll
Partner
Decheng Capital

Larry Li
Managing Partner
Amino Capital

Ben Narasin
Partner
Canvas Ventures

Evan Renov
Partner
Beechwood Ventures

Richard Simoni
Managing Director
Asset Management Ventures

Darren Young
Investor
Micron Ventures



Location: Grand Hall

RAISING 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
Investment Director
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Panelists:

Marianne DeBacker   
Vice President   
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Marah Dudenhoeffer
Manager
Verizon Ventures

Masashi Kiyomine
Investment Director
Mitsui & Co. Global Investment

Lei Qi   
Investor           
SAIC Ventures

Ulrich Quay
Managing Director
BMW i Ventures

Gaurav Tewari
Managing Director
Citi Ventures

Leigh Thompson
Senior Technology Scout
Dow Ventures



Location: Boole Suite

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.

Moderator:

Anne DeGheest
Founder
HealthTech Capital

Panelists:

Andre Bliznyuk   
Partner   
Runa Capital

Sara Deshpande   
Partner   
Maven Ventures

Francis Ho
Managing Director
Samsung Catalyst Fund

Sean Kearney
Managing Director
Three Leaf Ventures

Ellen Koskinas
Managing Director
Hearst Health Ventures

Noah Lewis
Managing Director
GE Ventures

Abhishek Sharma
Vice President
Nexus Venture Partners

 
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