Pitch: your Start-up to a panel of VCs / Angels (Prior registration is required
Demo: your your product at world's largest Mobile Entrepreneurs community, in the heart of Silicon Valley!
Welcome product for Android, iOS, WP, HTML5, Facebook, Chrome, and Cloud.
Co-founder Pitch: Are you looking for mobile developer or co-founders? Join this event! (Registration not required)
==== Agenda ====
9:30M Opening & Introduction
9:35AM Opening Remark
Lori & Jensen James, Partner, Perkins Coie"Financial trends in angel and venture capital financings"
9:45AM Startup Pitch
5m pitch for each startup, including Q&A
Bojan Kahvedzic, Accel Partners
Ayden Ye, Sierra Ventures
Mel Sampat, Angel Investor
Jensen James, Partner, Perkins Coie
Moderator: David Cao, Founder, SEVentrepreneurs
Pre-application required: Apply for demo or speak: goo.gl/8D29i
Judges will select one winner for "Startup of the Month"
10:45AM Panel discussion: Funding challenge for the earlier startup companies
Panelist: judge panel + Winner
11:25 App Demo & Co-founder Pitch
Pre-registration not required.
Noon: Lunch and Networking
==== Startup Pitches =====
We have more than 30 companies registered. So still working on pre-selection process.
==== Speaker bio =====
Mel Sampat is a seasoned iOS developer and rookie angel investor. He was previously a program manager at Microsoft, cofounded Cupidtino and Mist Labs, and currently leads the mobile efforts at H&L, a stealth mode startup in San Francisco. He has been covered by the WSJ, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, TUAW, and a number of iOS-related blogs. With a long career building mobile apps going all he the way back to the Palm and Windows Mobile days, he is interested in helping nurture other mobile startups. His investments are focused on iOS apps, specifically those focused on productivity and time management. He particularly enjoys working with teams that espouse simplicity and great design. You can follow Mel on Twitter at @melsam.
Jim Jensen, a partner in Perkins Coie's Emerging Companies Group and a leader of the Firm's China Emerging Company and the Investment Fund Formation practices in Silicon Valley, represents emerging companies, accelerator/incubators and venture capital funds in diverse industries, including clean technology (e.g., biofuels, LEDs, smart meters and solar), digital media, Internet, medical devices, mobile, security and software. He is a technology entrepreneur and has formed and run multiple e-commerce and other Internet companies, which gives him a unique understanding of legal issues as viewed through the eyes of entrepreneurs. He also represents traditional brick and mortar businesses that produce profits and cash flow, anathemas to Silicon Valley startup companies. Jim has been involved in more than 250 investment and exit transactions during his legal career and, as importantly, a handful of exit or restructuring transactions as a business executive. His transactional experiences range from a few hundred thousand dollars to several billion dollars. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Jim managed hundreds of investment transactions as General Counsel, Emerging Markets, with VantagePoint Capital Partners, a large venture capital and private equity firm. He benefits his client through his broad network of contacts in the angel investment and venture capital community.
Lior Zorea is a corporate and securities Partner with Perkins Coie and a key member of the firm's Emerging Companies practice group. Lior's practice focuses