Past Meetup

Pitch Your WOW! to Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

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College of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd · San Mateo, CA

How to find us

Go to Building 10 - The College Center. Park in Lot 8.

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See pics from last two Idea to IPO events featuring startups pitching to Bill:[masked]


There is a cover charge to attend this event.

A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation.

In order to attend, you must register and pay here:

Take advantage of online advance registration and early responder pricing.

Slots are limited! First come, first served!

First Responders $7 plus Eventbrite fees

Second Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees

Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees

Please bring your printed ticket to the event.

Or, pay $20 (cash) at the door.

Bill Reichert, one of the most prominent venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, will discuss getting to WOW! when delivering an elevator pitch.

Bill will also listen to some elevator pitches and provide feedback.

If you would like to apply to pitch to Bill send an email message to:


Put this in the subject header:

W 5/20 Pitch Applicant - Pitch Your WOW! to Bill Reichert

Slots are limited.

Even if you are not slotted to pitch, you will learn a lot from listening to Bill's presentation and hearing his feedback to presenting startups. All are welcome to attend and learn from Bill!

There will be demo showcase tables for startups and tables for startup service providers on display during the networking portions of the event.

If you would like table space for your startup, or if you are a startup service provider and would like a sponsor table, please send an email message to:


Please put this in the subject header:

W 5/20 Startup Tabler - Pitch to Your WOW! to Bill Reichert


W 5/20 Service Provider/Sponsor Tabler - Pitch to Your WOW! to Bill Reichert


6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Food, Demo Showcase, Networking,

7:00 pm to 8:45 pm Getting to WOW!, Elevator Pitches

8:45 pm to 9:30 pm Raffle, Networking

About the Speaker:

Bill Reichert - Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Bill has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies.

Bill has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow, among others. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank.

Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and served as chairman of the Churchill Club, and was a board member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs.

Currently, Bill is the chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

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