JHTC Event: State of the Startup Funding Environment, 11/11State of the Startup Funding Environment: R.I.P. Good Times, or Something Completely Different
Featuring Art Reidel
When: Tuesday, November 11th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm Where: Fenwick & West, 801 California St., Mountain View, CA RSVP: http://www.jhtc.org
Regular Admission: $10
Student Admission: $5 (ID required)
Members Admission: Included (Join at http://www.jhtc.org)
Agenda 6:30 - 7:00: Networking, schmoozing and eating - Bring your job postings, business cards and resumes! 7:00 - 7:10: Welcome, committee news and other group business
7:10 - 8:30: Presentation and Discussion with our featured guests
8:30 - 9:30: Informal discussions and networking with our guests and each other
A light meal and soft drinks will be provided
About the Event This is our annual state of the startup funding environment discussion. Art will offer a perspective drawn from 30+ years of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and angel investing to frame the possibilities for navigating the years ahead as the economy responds to and recovers from the current distress. Art will also respond to specific audience interests regarding the current company formation and fund raising landscape so please bring your questions!
About the Speaker Art Reidel is CEO of Scintera Networks and has helped build and scale profitable businesses in the electronic design automation, pharmaceutical software, semiconductor and communications industries for over 25 years. He was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Pharsight Corporation, the leader in modeling and simulation for pharmaceutical development, and he led its IPO in August 2000.
Art has held executive positions with technology-based companies including Sunrise Test Systems (acquired by Viewlogic Systems) where he served as President and CEO, Weitek, Interactive Training Systems, and Schlumberger Computer-Aided Systems.
In addition to his management roles, as a member of the Band of Angels Art is well connected to the investment community. Most recently, Art was a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners where he provided management assistance to portfolio companies and was responsible for several new investments. He earlier served as General Partner of ABS Venture Limited Partnerships, where he invested in and was a Director of numerous technology-based companies. Art has a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT.
We start off by Networking with fellow Entrepreneurs. Then we have: 1) Talks by CEOs who have had "trials & triumphs". 2) Discussions on Boot-Strapping, Marketing, Building a Team, etc, 3) Startups come in and do their "pitch" for Funding . Members ask questions, advise.
If you need help, just contact me for limited “free” Consulting. If you just want to come and see how it's done, you're welcome. Our Schedule will be: 7pm Dinner & Networking, 8pm Startups do their Pitch, 9pm end. PS: I can write an Executive Summary “free” for qualified Startups. Contact me !!
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