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[CSPA Partner Event] The Power of Stories for Startups

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For startups, stories are 100% critical.  It’s no secret that powerful story-telling makes the difference between getting funded or not.  Beyond getting funding, stories are also crucial to building a killer brand, winning the hearts and minds of customers, and inspiring the team around you.  We’re putting two awesome back-to-back sessions, bringing together some of the most gifted storytellers in Tech to discuss how entrepreneurs can successfully leverage the power of stories in their ventures. Don’t miss out!

Session 1:  How to Build a Great Story in a Data Driven Age

Speaker: Rebekah Iliff, Director of Product for AirPR , technology blogger for The Huffington Post and Columnist for

In a recent talk given by Geoffrey Moore (the author of “Crossing the Chasm”, a best-seller marketing guide), Geoffrey noted that in an age driven by data, it is still imperative that we understand the importance of qualitative information to drive our decision making and to build our brand.  At the first session: “How to build a great story in a data driven age”, our featured speaker, Rebekah Iliff will share the secrets to building a great story in a data driven age.

Session 2:  The Power of Stories!

Panelists:  Chris Yeh (Angel Investor), Ravi Srivatsav (CEO/Founder of ElasticBox), Ron Hirson (EIR of Khosla Ventures / Mayfield Fund)

We have assembled a stellar panel (notable VCs and successful entrepreneurs) to share their direct experience and insights on how stories make a difference in building businesses. 


5:00PM    Check-in/Networking

6:00PM      Opening Remarks

6:10PM    Session 1: How to Build a Great Story in a Data Driven Age

7:15PM      Session 2:  The Power of Stories!

8:30PM      Closing Remarks/Networking

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    The Silicon Valley’s first US-China technology start-up incubator.

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