Evo Speaker: Bill Eigner "Building a Board of Advisors"


To help increase credibility for entrepreneurs in San Diego and enhance their level of success, Bill Eigner (Partner, Procopio and Member of the Board, FHOOSH, Inc.) will be in the building to host a program on how to get the most from a board of advisors.


Background on Bill Eigner:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/billeigner


After Bill's talk, there will be a CommNexus SIG Event held in the space at 5:30 PM. All attendees are invited to join us at the Mobile Software Development SIG: "Micro-Location and iBeacons: Changing Your World.

*This event is FREE if you have never previously attended a CommNexus SIG!*

More info on the panelists and agenda here: http://bit.ly/1gnX2KN


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Parking validation will be provided for 4 hours.

The Evo Speaker Series brings successful entrepreneurs to speak to you about relevant lessons they learned and are learning in their experiences with startups.

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  • Raymond H.

    I'd like to add that on the opposite side, the Entrepreneur has to have solid team that covers the key areas for a startup (finance, business development, operations, engineering/product development, etc.) and a product/service that solves a problem that will attract ideal Board of Advisors. Also, you might want to consider "mentors" instead of Board of Advisor roles, they may not be interested to invest but are willing to guide you. Everyone's time is important. For the Entrepreneur your goal is to close on funding or to generate sales as the best form of capital is $ales.

    2 · March 28, 2014

  • Raymond H.

    Bill is a great speaker, a gentleman, scholar & attorney with a wealth of information, & comic relief for Entrepreneurs. This meetup was very professional & engaging - the kind people should pay for, especially because of the binder of materials prepared. My rebuttal is related to a comment "as a Board of Advisor my Time = Money, I don't do both". For me, if an early stage Advisor is not going to invest, after the Entrepreneur has thoroughly screened them out, then this Advisor doesn't really believe in the Entrepreneur or the Concept and is basically trying to hang their shingle or fish until they are lucky enough to land a big one. They are not willing to take the Risk. Entrepreneurs, remember, Your time = Money too! As Bill said, money you needed yesterday or weeks ago. IF an early stage Board of Advisor is going to invest, they ACT with confidence that you will make them rich, to invite their network or provide credibility for others to invest. Money is Action and Speaks loud!

    1 · March 27, 2014

    • Philippe F.

      When you are an advisor you may want to give the CEO some time and check how he does, how he interacts with the people you introduce him to, how he evolves before you cut him a check.

      1 · March 27, 2014

  • Alan B.

    had a very approachable style, and was very informative. kudos on the take home reference material, impressive

    March 27, 2014

  • Dustin B.

    I have a startup and I'm at this point in my business. Very excited to hear this presentation.

    March 27, 2014

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