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Dec 6th, 2017
Lombardo's Conference Center,
Boston Randolph, MA

Agenda



Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
8:00 am CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:45 am WELCOME REMARKS
Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures
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
Location: Regency Suite

Moderator:

Steve London
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Panelists:

Nisa Amoils
Investment Partner
Scout Ventures

Elizabeth Galbut
Founding Partner
Sogal Ventures

Vinay Iyengar
Investor
Bessemer Venture Partners

Christie Pitts
Partner
Backstage Capital

Stephanie Nieman
Principal
SJF Ventures

Neil Swami
Partner
MVM Capital

9:50 am BREAK
10:00 am COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I

Track I: Life Sciences - Embassy Suite
Track II: Technology - Regency Suite
Track III: Clean-tech - Venetian Suite A
TracK IV: Seed Pitchfest – Ambassador Suite

11:00 am NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
11:40 am COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II

Track I: Life Sciences - Embassy Suite
Track II: Technology - Regency Suite
Track III: Clean-tech - Venetian Suite A
TracK IV: Seed Pitchfest – Ambassador Suite

12:50 pm LUNCH & NETWORKING
1:50 pm COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND III

Track I: Life Sciences - Embassy Suite
Track II: Technology - Regency Suite
Track III: Clean-tech - Venetian Suite A
TracK IV: Ed-tech – Ambassador Suite

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.
Location: Regency Suite

Moderator:

Mark Manning
Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP

Panelists:

Maria Berkman
Director
Broadview Ventures

Laura Brass
Managing Director
MPM Capital

Eveline Buchatskiy
Founding Partner
One Way Ventures

Clement Cazalot
Managing Director
Techstars Ventures

Olga Maslikhova
Managing Partner
Phystech Ventures

Andrew Schoen
Investor
NEA

Hyuk-Jeen Suh
Head of Samsung Ventures East Coast
Samsung Ventures

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

Moderator:

Sven Riethmueller
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLP

Panelists:

Sasha Brown
Investor
Ecosystem Integrity Fund

Jason Cahill
Managing Director
McCune Capital

Sara Chamberlain
Managing Director
Energy Foundry

David Miler
Managing Director
Clean Energy Venture Group

Ira Nydlick
Partner
Panasonic Ventures

Paul Seidler
Director
Clean Energy Trust

Jeph Shaw
Vice President
New Energy Capital

THE GRADE ON ED-TECH INNOVATION & FUNDING
Edtech Investors take center stage to grade the Edtech sector and share insights on the trends they’re seeing.
Location: Venetian Suite

Moderator:

Steve Shapiro
Investment Partner
Learn Launch

Panelists:

Stan Buchesky
Founder & Managing Partner
The EdTech Fund

Stephen Gilfus
Founder
Blackboard Inc.

Bill Hughes
Partner
Milamber Ventures

Michael Letta
General Partner
Human Ventures

Marrisa Lowman
Head of Education
Village Capital

TT Nguyen Duc
Investment Director
Pearson Affordable Learning Fund

Steve Shapiro
Investment Partner
Learn Launch

Troy Williams
Managing Director
University Ventures

3:50 pm NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
4:30 pm CONCURRENT VC PANEL DISCUSSIONS
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.
Location: Regency Suite

Moderator:

Josef Volman
Partner & Co-Chair of Business Law
Burns & Levinson LLP

Panelists:

Mark Austin
Venture Partner
Bright Capital

Elizabeth de Saint-Aignan
Partner
Jump Capital

Sana Fathima
Investment Manager
Lockheed Martin Ventures

Whitney Haring-Smith
Managing Partner
Anzu Partners

Luda Kopeikina
Senior Investment Manager
DSM Ventures

Alison Andrews Reyes
Partner
1843 Capital

Sergei Petukhov
Partner
Enso Ventures

CORPORATE VENTURE FUNDING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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.
Location: Embassy Suite

Moderator:

Alan Wink
Director
Eisner Amper LLP

Panelists:

Lisa Coca
Managing Director
GE Venture

Miriam Eaves
Venture Partner
BP Ventures

Charles Kunsch
Director
AbbVie Ventures

Gopel Rajaraman
Investment Principal
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Sean Simpson
Investment Manager
GM Ventures

Sanjit Singh Duc
Investment Director
Intel Capital

Carl Stjernfeldt
North American Venture Manager
Shell Technology Ventures

5:20 pm AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS
Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures
5:30 pm SUMMIT ADJOURNS

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