Success Factors in Growing Early-Stage, High-Impact Enterprises

  • September 19, 2012 · 6:00 PM

SF+acumen, a volunteer-led subsidiary of Acumen Fund, is hosting an evening panel discussing why some early-stage ventures succeed and others fail.


Space is limited. RSVP now - http://sfacumen-socentpanel-efbevent.eventbrite.com/

+ What does an investor look for in evaluating a project?
+ Who is more likely to get funded by a VC firm, a new entrepreneur or an experienced one?
+ What problems and “unknown unknowns” often develop?
+ Which is the most critical to success — product, team, knowledge of market or distribution?

6:00-7:00PM Networking Reception
(food and drinks will be served)

7:00-8:30PM Panel Discussion

The panel features:
+ Tabreez Verjee, Board Director at Kiva.org & Founding Partner at Impact at Scale
+ Anne-Marie Burgoyne, Portfolio Director at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
+ Whitfield Fowler, Director of Engineering at Driptech
+ Naeem Zafar, CEO at Bitzer Mobile & Faculty at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

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