Past Meetup

Latest Innovations in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

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The deadline to register and pay online is:

2 pm W 6/22


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Our distinguished panel will hold a lively discussion on the latest innovations in AR/VR. There will be some demos by AR/VR entrepreneurs during the networking portion of the event.

Please come with questions and comments.

(If you would like space on a demo table for your AR/VR product/startup, or if you are a service provider, send an email message to:



6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception, Demo Tables

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program

8:30pm to 9:00 pm Networking

About the Panelists

Ephraim Lindenbaum is the founder and managing director of Advance Ventures, a Silicon Valley ­based venture investment fund and venture accelerator that invests in seed and early­ stage start­ups. Founded in 1999, Advance Ventures has consistently achieved meaningful exits with its portfolio companies across its core market sectors.

Mr. Lindenbaum has served as a board member, board advisor and/or investor: Acerro, Agnitia Networks (acquired by LeadingEdge), BonTriage, BPG Worldwide, Bright Light Systems, Corvigo (acquired by NASDAQ: TMWD), eSports (acquired by Ositech), iLoopMobile (acquired by Archer), Inertia Beverage Group (now WineDirect), (acquired by Quixey) LandSonar (acquired by Triangle) MerchEngines (acquired by NASDAQ: DLX) MycoTechnology, Ooba Beverages (acquired by HealthyBrands), Parago (acquired by NASDAQ: HAWK) Realta Entertainment Group, SiteAudit, Sitebase, Smaato, SnapMD, Solaireo, TerraFusion, Tunewear and

Prior to founding Advance Ventures, Mr. Lindenbaum was the co­founder of interactive media pioneer Broadcast Production Group and served as CEO until its acquisition in 1999 by Parago (NASDAQ: HAWK). Under his leadership, Broadcast Production Group was listed as a Top 15 fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley and a Top 100 fastest growing private company in the US.

He has been nationally recognized in cover and feature stories by CNN Future Watch, New Media News, AV Video ~ Multimedia Producer Magazine, Wired, MicroPublishing News and Silicon Valley Business Journal. In 1995, Mr. Lindenbaum was chosen as one of the “30 most influential business leaders under 30 years of age” in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and listed alongside innovators such as Marc Andreessen (Netscape) and Jerry Yang (Yahoo). In 2005, Mr. Lindenbaum was selected again as one of the “40 most influential business leaders under 40 years of age” in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Mr. Lindenbaum has a strong commitment to real­ world business education and entrepreneurial development. He is a lecturer at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business, University of California Haas School of Business, San Jose State University, Stanford University and UCLA/Digital Media Arts Program. Mr. Lindenbaum is a frequent keynote speaker, panel participant and lecturer at industry events, start­up programs and to international entrepreneurial delegations.

Adam Draper created Boost VC with the goal of becoming one of the top accelerators in Silicon Valley. Investment in startups range between $10,000-$30,000. A year ago Boost VC announced they closed an oversubscribed $6.6MM funding round to invest in 200 companies over the next three years. Investors include such notables as Marc Andreessen, Ben Davenport, Barry Schuler, Rothenberg Ventures, Maven II, Kilowatt Capital, Tim Draper, and Bill Draper. Co-founded by Adam in 2011, Boost VC offers dedicated housing in a collaborative environment where new enterprises are exposed to noteworthy speakers, influential mentors, and potential funders. Its focus is to find the most innovative people starting world-changing companies. Boost VC is the first fund that has three generations of venture investors [Adam, Tim, and Bill Draper]. Previously, Adam was VP of Business Development and Director at Xpert Financial where he learned many of his startup lessons. He was also an analyst at Salomon Smith Barney, and earlier worked with several startups, including BOOM!Studios and MailFrontier. Adam’s experiences helped sculpt his view of what it means to be an entrepreneur, and how a startup works internally. He currently serves on the boards of four companies and is a graduate of UCLA.

Mehrshad Mansouri is the Director of Business Development and Head of Immersive Partnerships at GoPro, where he’s been responsible for developing strategic partnerships and corporate development initiatives since 2013. As one of GoPro’s senior experts in spherical video and immersive content, Mehrshad is responsible for cultivating VR and mixed reality partnerships with emerging startups, industry alliances, and technology leaders including Google, Facebook, and Microsoft. Prior to GoPro, Mehrshad held leadership and advisory positions at companies such as Sifteo, Everpix, Microsoft, and Bug Labs. Mehrshad studied Computer Science and Business Administration at San Jose State University.

Stephen Wurzburg is a partner at Pillsbury Law Firm. Steve has extensive experience in business transactions and intellectual property matters. His practice involves serving as outside corporate counsel for small and emerging corporations, handling all of their legal matters, and serving as outside counsel for large corporations having their own in-house legal staff, handling select transactions.

He has assisted company management with legal issues involved in financing their business and obtaining liquidity for their stock, selling (or licensing) their products and services through various channels of distribution, protecting and profiting from their intellectual property, compensating their employees and executives, and interfacing with their boards of directors and shareholders.

In terms of legal practice areas, his experience covers securities law; corporation, limited liability company, and partnership law; tax law; antitrust law; commercial (UCC) transactions law; international law; and intellectual property law (especially technology transfer and licensing).

Mr. Wurzburg's clients are mostly high technology and consumer product companies. They include companies that develop, manufacture, and/or distribute computer hardware, semiconductor, laser, telecommunication, chemical, software as a service, and solar energy products.

Prior to joining Pillsbury in February 2000, Mr. Wurzburg was with Rosenblum, Parish & Isaacs, P.C. in San Jose for 20 years. At both firms, Mr. Wurzburg has served stints as office managing partner.

He has given lectures and presentations before various groups, including the American Chemical Society, Practicing Law Institute, Santa Clara Bar Association, and Association for Corporate Growth.

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