Startup Bootcamp #9
An energetic half day adventure for Startups and aspiring Entrepreneurs
Training for the mobile entrepreneurs. We welcome Android, iOS, WP, HTML5, Facebook, Chrome, Cloud startup founders / Entrepreneurs / Executives
Facilitator: David Cao, Founder of SVEntrepreneurs & Startups
This is a half day boot-camp designed for Startups. It will take you through the major steps in starting a business – from generating new business ideas or improving an existing idea through to launching and selling your product/service both on and offline.
Integrated throughout the day will be examples of new business ideas from around the globe, many of which Silicon Valley hasn't witnessed yet which will give you more ideas for your new start-up, as well as tips on taking the fear out of making the leap to entrepreneurship.
Some of Silicon Valley’s leading expert trainers and advisers will be on hand throughout the day to answer your questions on challenges you’re facing in the areas of finance, embracing social media, marketing, selling and generating ideas and there will be plenty of networking ideas with other startups.
Free to past Pitch & Demo day winners.
=== Agenda ===
9:35AM Opening Remark
9:50AM Sessions (Tentatively, needs to be adjusted)
-Lior Zorea & Jensen James:
Term sheet: example & mock term sheet negotiation
Personal Branding for Founder
Personal Branding Profile:
-Jose De Dios: HR for young startups, hiring with equity
Future sessions(Leave comments as suggestios on message board or email the organizer)
- How to find your co-founder
- Create a great pitch
- Earlier Stage Financing: Get started with your first founding
- Be Ready for your Angel Round
- Legal Structures
- Mentoring Sessions
- Public Speaking: A special Presentation of ToastMasters
- Protect your IP, Trademark
=== Mentor's Bio ===
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 on representing emerging growth companies in their formation, funding, and exit (whether through a sale or public offering). He has led clients in hundreds. Lior also has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience having worked on over 100 such transactions with deal values of up to $2.5 billion and spanning a variety of transaction structures commonly used in the technology space, including public/private acquisitions, private/private acquisitions, and public/public mergers. His mergers and acquisitions practice is currently focused on the sale of private technology companies (ranging from "boot-strapped" to venture-backed) and public company acquisitions. With a background in finance, economics and math, Lior brings a uniquely quantitative and practical approach to the practice of law, particularly in the transactional context. Lior's clients include emerging growth startups, later stage private companies and public companies in the information technology space, including the internet, software, digital media, gaming, semiconductor, and fixed and mobile communications technology.
Partner at Perkins Coie
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.
Founder & CEO: GWC (US)
Founder & Fire Starter: Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Startups
Jose De Dios
Human Resources (HR) helps your Startup Grow.
Jose de Dios, is a 20+ (twenty plus) year entrepreneur that enjoys the challenge of creating change where it’s said “there is no room for change!” People, that know him, describe him as a wonderful human with a profound passion towards helping his fellow human attain their life’s success, sometimes at his own expense. He is FAMILY centric and thrives for that purpose!
2011 Founded Aplaz, www.aplaz.com a SaaS HR solution for the Startup and Small business community. Aplaz is founded to because every company that has employees must have a HR department, therefore Aplaz makes business life less stressful for Startups and Small Businesses while at the same time increasing their bottom line. Currently serving nearly 100 Small Businesses and growing.
1997 – Jose wrote the business plan for The Outsource Group, LLC (TOG) and executed the first client agreement on 1/01/1998 launching TOG into the San Francisco Bay Area region. TOG became a force to reckon with as a Human Resources Organization (HRO). Through his leadership, and passion for helping the SMB market, TOG grew to become the fastest growing privately held company in the US- ranked by Inc. 500 by the year end of 2002, eclipsing $289,000,000.00 annual revenue. Montes finalized and sold his 38% share of TOG in 2004. TOG, provided key HR solutions to the likes of Yahoo, Mysimon, Bluepumpkin, and many other startups. Sold TOG in 2006 to Trinet a world player in the HR space.
1989 – Jose, began his career as a professional insurance agent, now spanning over twenty years. He managed the Northern California region for Insurance companies, targeting the Small to Mid-Sized Business market (SMB). During his leadership his Northern California Office, his office led the nation producing in excess of $83,000,000.00 (eighty three million dollars) in annualized premium. He is a member of the Million-Dollar Round Table in the health insurance industry. (Health Insurance is a major Human Resources Need)