Past Events

2020

Survive to Thrive - From Crisis to Victory
May 1 | Noon PDT | Zoom
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Best Practices for Early Stage Boards of Directors in Time of Pandemics
Apr 24 | Noon PDT | Zoom
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Survive to Thrive - CVC Forum
Apr 23 | Noon PDT | Zoom
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Survive to Thrive - Office Hours
Apr 21 | Noon PDT | Zoom
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Survive to Thrive - From Crisis to Victory
Apr 16 | Noon PDT | Zoom
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Survive to Thrive - Early Stage Boards of Directors in Time of Pandemics, or, Why the Black Plague Still Matters
Apr 9 | Noon PDT | Zoom
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CVC Forum - Key Questions to Address When Forming a CVC
Mar 19 | 11:30am - 01:30pm | Palo Alto, CA
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CVC Forum - For CVCs, investors, strategy and corporate development executives
Feb 13 | 11:30am - 01:30pm | Palo Alto
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Angel Lunch - For unaffiliated and affiliated accredited investors, VCs and CVCs
Jan 9 | 11:30am - 01:30pm | Palo Alto
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2019

Corporate Venture Capital Forum - For CVCs, investors, strategy and corporate development executives
Nov 22 | 11:30am - 01:30pm | Palo Alto
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Startup Breakfast - What you need to know about US government fines and penalties governing interfacing with foreign investors
Nov 22 | 08:00am - 10:00am | Palo Alto
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Angel Pitch The Angel Community
Nov 6 | 03:00pm - 05:00pm | Palo Alto
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Angel Investing 101 - Getting Out There and Getting Started
Nov 4-6 | Palo Alto
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Angel Lunch - For unaffiliated and affiliated accredited investors, VCs and CVCs
Oct 22 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Palo Alto, CA
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Venture Roundtable - Investors ONLY: VCs, Angels, CVCs
Sep 26 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Palo Alto, CA
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Angel Lunch - For unaffiliated and affiliated accredited angels, VC, and CVCs
Aug 22 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Palo Alto
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CVC - Forum
July 31 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Palo Alto
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CVC Forum - Performance Metrics for CVCs
Mar 22

Angel Lunch - The Art of Startup Due Diligence
Mar 13

Venture Roundtable Luncheon - Meet Sandeep Sardana of BluePointe Ventures
Feb 28 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Palo Alto, CA
Speaker:
Sandeep Sardana, Co-Founder & Managing Director, BluePointe Ventures

CVC Forum - CFIUS Reform Impact on Corporate VCs
Jan 16 | 11:30am - 1:30pm | Palo Alto, CA
Moderator and Panelists:
E. John Park, Morgan Lewis

2018

Venture Roundtable Luncheon: Meet LP Jessie Jia Guo of Legacy Venture
12/13/2018, Luncheon 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Speaker:
Jessie Jia Guo, Legacy Venture

Angel Lunch: Convertible Notes Revelated with Don Ross
12/6/2018, Luncheon 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Speaker:
Don Ross, Managing Director, Scotasian Capital and Board Director and Managing Partner, Digital Health at Life Sciences Angels
Host:
Adrian Rich, Partner, Perkins Coie

CVC Conference: Is Financial First the Future of CVC Funds?
12/13/2018, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator and Panelists:
Eric Ver Ploeg, Managing Director, Venture Capital, Deutsch Telekom Capital Partners
Rashmi Gopinath, Partner, M12 (Microsoft's Venture Fund)
Albert Kim, Ph.D., Vice President, Head of Ericsson Ventures
Sean Foote, Managing Director, Co=Creation=Capital

Finding Your First Investor Conference 2018
11/14/2018, All Day Conference, Palo Alto, CA

CVC Conference: Forming a New Venture Arm
10/30/2018, 10am - 2pm, Palo Alto, CA

Venture Roundtable Luncheon: Meet LP Sean Engel of Top Tier Capital
10/23/2018, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Speaker:
Sean Engel, Vice President, Top Tier Capital Partners

Angel Lunch: Discussing "The Deal" - Structure, Terms and Results
10/18/2018, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Speakers:
Ron Weissman, Chairman, Software Industry Group at Band of Angels
Host:
Adrian Rich, Partner, Perkins Coie

Angel Information Luncheon Series
9/20/2018, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Speakers:
Chris Yeh, General Partner, Wasabi Ventures
Marcia Dawood, Managing Director, BlueTree Allied Angels, Golden Seeds, and Angel Capital Association
Host:
Adrian Rich, Partner, Perkins Coie

Corporate VC Forum: Realizing Strategic Value After A CVC Investment
8/29/2018, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator and Panelists:
John Suh, Vice President & CRADLE Director, Hyundai Ventures
Rita C. Waite, Corporate Ventures, Juniper Networks
Saiesh (Sash) Reddy, Technology and Portfolio Director, Boeing HorizonX Ventures
Victor Westerlind, Managing Director of Investing, GE Ventures

The Art and Science of Building your Business Model
8/28/2018, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Presenters:
Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Joint Development and Strategic Partnership Agreements for CVCs
7/25/2018, Luncheon 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Keynote Speaker:
John Park, Partner, Morgan Lewis

Venture Roundtable: Meet LP Fairview Capital Luncheon
7/24/2018, Luncheon 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Speaker:
Aakar Vachhani, Partner, Fairview Capital

Presenting to VC Firms Workshop
7/16/2018, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Presenter:
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels

Venture Roundtable: What It Takes to Get to A First Close
6/27/2018, Luncheon 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Speaker:
Ray Tsao, Managing Director, Probitas Partners
Interviewer:
Ghia Griarte, Managing Director, Ponte Partners

Token Offering Considerations for the CVC Investor
6/26/2018, Luncheon 11:30am - 1:30pm, East Palo Alto, CA
Keynote Speaker:
Mark Radcliffe, Partner, DLA Piper

New CVC Deal Structures for Invest to Buy Partnerships
5/30/2018, Luncheon 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Keynote Speaker:
E. John Park, Partner, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLC

Venture Roundtable: How to Negotiate Key Terms in a Limited Partnership Agreement
5/22/2018, Luncheon 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Speaker:
Adrian Rich, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
Interviewer:
Ghia Griarte, Managing Director, Ponte Partners

StartUP World 2018
4/25/2018, 8am - 6pm, Palo Alto, CA

Corporate VC Forum
4/25/2018, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Menlo Park, CA
Moderators:
Rashmi Gopinath, Partner, Microsoft Ventures
Inder Singh, CVC Program Chair, VC Taskforce
Panelists:
Matt Carbonara, Director, Cisco Investments
Abhishek Shukla, Managing Director, Software Investments, GE Ventures
Igor Taber, Managing Director, Intel Capital
George Hoyem, Managing Partner, In-Q-Tel

Venture Roundtable: Due Diligence: How LPs Evaluate and Select Top Performing Fund Managers
4/17/2018, Luncheon 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Speaker:
Susan Mason, General Partner at Aligned Partners
Interviewer:
Ghia Griarte, Managing Director, Ponte Partners

Women VC Roundtable: What LPs Look For In Emerging Managers
3/21/2018, Luncheon 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Speaker:
Mina Pacheco Nazemi, Managing Director, Barings Alternative Investments, former Managing Partner of Aldea Capital and formerly a partner at GCM Grosvenor/CSFB
Interviewer:
Ghia Griarte, Managing Director, Ponte Partners

Corporate VC Roundtable: Leading Edge Trends in IoT/IT Security
3/07/2018, 6pm - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderators:
John Park, Partner, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLC
Charlene Yu Vaughn, Founder/CEO, The Algonquin Group
Panelists:
Priya Saiprasad, Microsoft Ventures
Pramod Gosavi, VMware
Rod Schultz, Rubicon Labs
Sunil Kurkure, Intel Capital
Pradip Madan, Great North Labs

Women Investor Top of Your Game Series: The Power of Your Voice
2/27/2018, 5pm - 7pm, Palo Alto, CA
Chair:
Ellice Papp, Senior Vice President-Wealth Management CIMA®, UBS Financial Services
Featured Speaker:
Hillary Wicht, Executive Voice Coach
Sponsor:
Stephanie Zeppa, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Women VC Roundtable: Differentiation & Track Record Discussions
2/15/2018, Luncheon 11:30am - 1:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Interviewer:
Ghia Griarte, Managing Partner, Ponte Partners
Speaker:
Cindy Padnos, Illuminate

The Future of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
1/31/2018, 5-7:30pm, East Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Leslie R. Katz, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Panelists:
Hu Liang, Co-founder & CEO, Omniex
Japheth Dillman, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Blockchain and ICO Investor
Jonathan Nelson, Hackers/Founders
Gary Baiton, Senior Advisor at ICOBox Hub, Inc., ICO Expert, Angel Investor, Crypto Investor, AI Evangelist

2017

StartUP Pitchfest Silicon Valley (Holiday Party)
12/13/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Band of Angels and Keiretsu Forum
Panelists:
Max Menke, Growth X
John Ricci, US Angel Investors
Roger King, Bay Angels
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Finding Your First Investor Conference
11/14/2017, Full-Day Conference, Menlo Park, CA

StartUP Pitchfest Silicon Valley
11/8/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Band of Angels and Keiretsu Forum
Panelists:
Ashmeet Sidana, Engineering Capital
Roger Werne, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Evening Keynote: Powering Machines That See
10/19/2017, 6 - 7:30pm, Mountain View, CA
Presenter:
Rehan Hameed, CEO and Co-Founder of DeepVision

Presenting to VC Firms Workshop
10/17/2017, 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Presenter and Coach:
Dr. Ronald Weissman, Apax Partners and Band of Angels

StartUP Pitchfest Silicon Valley
10/11/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Menlo Park, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Band of Angels and Keiretsu Forum
Panelists:
Howard Chau, Acorn Pacific
Benjamin Bayat, Illuminate
Safa Rashtchy, Think + ventures
Miriam Rivera, Ulu Ventures
Brian Bathurst, Carr & Ferrell

Corporate VC Roundtable: Investment Trends and Leading Edge Innovations in AI
10/10/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderators:
John Park, Partner, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLC
Charlene Yu Vaughn, Founder/CEO, The Algonquin Group
Panelists:
Paul Chen, Senior Investment Manager, Alibaba Group
Rashmi Gopinath, Partner, Microsoft Ventures
John Suh, Managing Director, Hyundai Ventures
Ying Wang, Managing Director, Fosun Kinzon Capital (Forbes G2000)
Steven Yung, Chairman & CEO, V5 Systems
Wendy Zhao, Senior Staff Architect, Google

StartUP Pitchfest San Francisco
8/23/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Panelists:
Tom Cervantez, Biz Law
Gwen Edwards, GCE
Vishal Arora, Blumberg Capital
Roger Werne, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

StartUP Pitchfest Silicon Valley
8/9/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA

StartUP Pitchfest Silicon Valley
7/12/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum and Band of Angels
Panelists:
Scott Saslow, Angel Investor
Akhil Saklecha, General Partner at Artiman Ventures
Suzanne Andrews, Ecosystem Builder; Founding Partner, Wingpact
Venktesh Shukla, General Partner, Monta Vista Capital
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

StartUP Pitchfest San Francisco
6/28/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA

StartUP Pitchfest Silicon Valley
5/10/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Panelists:
John Ricci, US Angels
Kathy Downing, Golden Seeds
Elaine Pan, SK Telecom Ventures
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

StartUP World 2017
5/4/2017, 8am - 5pm, Palo Alto, CA

StartUP Pitchfest San Francisco
4/26/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Panelists:
Neal Strickberger, Keiretsu Forum
Monali Jain, Angel Investor
Scott Russell, eCarnegieTech Ventures
Sid Trivedi, Omidyar Tech Ventures

Presenting to VC Firms Workshop
4/24/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Presenter:
Dr. Ronald Weissman, Apax Partners and Band of Angels
Coach:
Heather Crawford

Life Science Elevator Pitch
4/19/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
John Butler, President and Founder, Quantumcyte, Inc.
Panelists:
Gary Zweiger, Biotech Entrepreneur and Investor
Brock Siegel, Managing Director, BioInfleXion Point Partners, LLC
Jenny Rooke, Managing Director, 5 Prime Ventures
Bill Hyun, Biotech Entrepreneur/Investor, Faculty UCSF Dept Lab Medicine
Benjamin H. Pensak, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

StartUP Pitchfest Silicon Valley
4/4/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Brown Deck Ventures
Panelists:
Monali Jain, Monali Jain Enterprises
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman LLP
MaryAnne Morrow, SurgeXLR

The Art and Science of Building your Business Model
3/29/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Presenters:
Bill Reichert, Managing Partner, Garage Technology Ventures

StartUP Pitchfest San Francisco
3/22/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Previous Moderator:
Balaji Sivasubramanian, Engineering Capital
Previous Panelists:
George Damouny, Plug and Play
Priya Sai Prasad, MS Ventures
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

StartUP Pitchfest Silicon Valley
3/8/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Brown Deck Ventures
Panelists:
Neal Strickberger, Keiretsu Forum
Leon Wong, HBS Angels Alumni Association
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman LLP
Eric Ver Ploeg, Ver Ploeg Venture Syndicate

Corporate VC Roundtable
3/2/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderators:
John Park, Partner, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLC
Charlene Yu Vaughn, Founder/CEO, The Algonquin Group
Panelists:
Ms. Ming Yeh, Managing Director, CSC Upshot Ventures
Ms. Cong Ding, Investor, Comcast Ventures
Ms. Elana Lian, Investment Director, Intel Capital
Mr. John Suh, Managing Director, Hyundai Ventures
Mr. Norihiro Kondo, Director, Panasonic

StartUP Pitchfest San Francisco
2/22/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Previous Moderator:
Balaji Sivasubramanian, Engineering Capital
Previous Panelists:
George Damouny, Plug and Play
Priya Sai Prasad, MS Ventures
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
2/8/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Panelists:
Bruce Schecter, Band of Angels
Eric Menke, Emerging Growth Capital

Women VC Luncheon
1/27/2017, 11:30am - 1pm, Palo Alto, CA

Seed Stage Investor Pitch
1/25/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Previous Moderator:
Dave Emerson, Greendale Ventures, Harvard Angels
Previous Panelists:
John Ricci, US Angel Investors
Fred Davis, Runway Incubator
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
1/11/2017, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Panelists:
Neal Strickberger, Keiretsu Forum
John Ricci, Keiretsu Forum
Yasemin Besik, Harvard Angels
Host and Investor Panelist:
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

2016

Angel Elevator Pitch
12/14/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Panelists:
Neal Strickberger, Keiretsu Forum
Gary Jinks, South Valley Angels
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Host and Investor Panelist:
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
11/9/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Panelists:
Karim Nurani, Bay Angels
John Ricci, US Angel Investors
Leon Wong, Harvard Business School Angels
Ullas Naik, Streamlined Ventures
Host and Investor Panelist:
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Finding Your First Investor Conference
11/3/2016, 8am - 6pm, Menlo Park, CA

Seed Stage Investor Pitch
10/26/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
Dave Emerson, Greendale Ventures, Harvard Angels
Panelists:
John Ricci, US Angel Investors
Fred Davis, Runway Incubator
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
10/12/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Previous Moderator:
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Panelists:
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Ullas Naik, Streamlined Ventures
Neal Strickberger, Keiretsu Forum
Jackie Magno, Golden Seeds
Yasemin Besik, Harvard Business School Angels
Host and Investor Panelist:
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Seed Stage Investor Pitch
9/28/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
Karim Nurani, Executive Director and Principal, Bay Angels
Panelists:
Wade Diebner, Managing Partner, ExCapsa Group
Chris Kelsey, CEO, Appsitude Accelerator and Azgard Angels Fund
Joey Ricard, Principal, Sandalwood Ventures
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

FinTech Investor Pitch
9/22/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, C
Moderator:
Roger Royse, Founder of Royse Law Firm
Panelists:
Joe Jasin — Managing Director, DNA Partners
Peter Hsieh — General Partner, Acorn Pacific Ventures
Rosario Ingargiola, CEO, OTC Exchange Network
Max Menke, Founding Partner, growthX

Partnering for Success: How Startups and Corporate Open Innovation Work In Silicon Valley
9/20/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderators:
John Park, Partner, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLC
Charlene Yu Vaughn, CEO, The Algonquin Group
Panelists: Rodney Chiu, VP, Foxlink Group
Raj Gollamudi, Investment Director, Intel Capital
Nagraj Kashyap, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Ventures
Ravi Mulugu, Investment Principal, Siemens Venture Capital
Ted Tatsumi, CEO, Presidio/Sumitomo Ventures
Randy Lee, Head of Business Development/North America, Tencent

Angel Elevator Pitch
9/14/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Previous Moderator:
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Panelists:
Erik Menke, Emerging Growth Capital
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Kathy Downing, Golden Seeds
Neal Strickberger, Keiretsu Forum
Jackie Magno, Golden Seeds

Life Sciences Angel Pitch
8/31/2016, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
John Butler, CEO, Quantumcyte
Panelists:
Norm Gitis, Managing Partner, Lymo Ventures
Gary Zweiger, Co-founder and Managing Director of BioInfleXion Point Partners
Mira Chaurushiya, PhD. Associate, 5AM Ventures
Faz K. Bashi, MD, Angel Capital Association
Ben Pensak, Morgan Lewis

Seed Stage Investor Pitch
8/24/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
Roger King, Angel Investor and Advisor
Panelists:
Fred Davis, Angel Investor and Mentor, Runway Incubator
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
John Ricci, Founder, US Angel Investors
Mike Torosian, Pillsbury Law

The Art and Science of Building your Business Model
8/18/2016, 6 - 9pm, Menlo Park, CA
Instructor:
Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Angel Elevator Pitch
8/10/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Panelists:
Kathy Downing, Golden Seeds
Leon Wong, HBS Angels
Host and Investor Panelist:
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Presenting to VC Firms Workshop: Building the Perfect Pitch
8/4/2016, 6 - 9pm, Palo Alto, CA
Presenter & Coach:
Dr. Ronald Weissman, Apax Partners and Band of Angels

Seed Stage Investor Pitch
7/27/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Previous Moderator:
Roger King, Angel Investor and Advisor
Previous Panelists:
Grace Wang, Managing Director, Orenda Tech Venture
Gary Starr, Angel Investor
Fred Davis, Angel Investor and Mentor, Runway Incubator
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
7/13/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Panelists:
Anu Nigam, Sand Hill Angels
Ralph Eschenbach, Sand Hill Angels
Bruce Schechter, Band of Angels
Host and Investor Panelist:
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Seed Stage Investor Pitch
6/23/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
Roger King, Angel Investor and Advisor
Panelists:
Bevis Cheng, Angel Investor, Bay Angels
Gary Starr, Angel Investor
Fred Davis, Angel Investor and Mentor, Runway Incubator
Host and Investor Panelist:
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
6/7/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Gary Jinks, South Valley Angels
Panelists:
Kathy Downing, Golden Seeds
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Seed Stage Investor Pitch
5/25/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
Roger King, Angel Investor and Advisor
Panelists:
Grace Wang, Managing Director, Orenda Tech Venture
Gary Starr, Angel Investor
Fred Davis, Angel Investor and Mentor, Runway Incubator
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
5/18/2016, 6 - 8pm, Palo Alto, CA
Panelists:
Jackie Magno, Golden Seeds
Leon Wong, HBS Alumni Angels
Steve Wurzburg, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Corporate VC Roundtable, featuring: Bosch, Comcast, Flextronics, Hyundai, Samsung, Softbank, Yamaha, SVB
5/12/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderators:
John Park, Partner, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, LLC
Charlene Yu Vaughn, CEO, The Algonquin Group
Panelists:
Brendon Kim, VP Managing Director, Samsung Global Innovation Center
Luis Lovera, Managing Director, Robert Bosch LLC
Matt Carbonara, Principal, Comcast Ventures.
John Su, Managing Director, Hyundai Venture Investment Corp.
Susan Marsch, General Counsel, Flextronics
Jay Onda, Venture Partner & Director of Strategic Investments, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley
Yoshiaki Tanaka, Director of Business Development, SoftBank Telecom America
Tracy Isacke, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank

StartUP World Conference 2016
5/4/2016, 9am - 6pm, San Francisco, CA

Seed Stage Investor Pitch
4/26/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Previous Moderator:
Roger King, Angel Investor and Advisor
Panelists:
Wade Brogdon, Venture Capitalist and Partner, Founders XFund
Gary Starr, Angel Investor
Fred Davis, Angel Investor and Mentor, Runway Incubator
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Pitch! Pitch! Pitch!
4/20/2016, 5:30 - 8:30pm, Menlo Park, CA
Judges:
Angelika Blendstrup, Venture Partner, SV Latam Fund
Jackie Magno, Golden Seeds
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Kathy Downing, Golden Seeds
Bruce Schechter, Band of Angels
John Booher, Hogan Lovells

Angel Elevator Pitch
4/13/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Panelists:
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Seed Stage Investor Pitch
3/23/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
Roger King, Angel Investor and Advisor
Panelists:
Wade Brogdon, Venture Capitalist and Partner, Founders XFund
Gary Starr, Angel Investor
Fred Davis, Angel Investor and Mentor, Runway Incubator
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
3/9/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Panelists:
Asim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Ralph Eschenbach, Sand Hill Angels
Leon Wong, HBS Alumni Angels
Neil Strickberger, Keiretsu Forum

Seed Stage Investor Elevator Pitch
2/24/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
Roger King
Panelists:
Steve Carlin, Angel Investor
Kyle Sleeper, Angel Investor
Ron Sheridan, Angel Investor
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
2/17/2016, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Panelists:
Gordon Chaffee, Sand Hill Angels
Kathy Downing, Golden Seeds
Mark Belinski, HBS Alumni Angels
Yasemin Besik, HBS Alumni Angels
Ullas Naik, Streamlined Ventures

The Art and Science of Building your Business Model
1/28/2016, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Speaker:
Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

2015

Angel Elevator Pitch
12/9/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Panelists:
Michael Cataffo, SF Angels Group
Assim Gupta, Keiretsu Forum
Ullas Naik, Streamlined Ventures
Karim Nurani, Bay Angels
John Ricci, US Angel Investors

Pitch! Pitch! Pitch!
12/2/2015, 5:30 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Judges:
Angelika Blendstrup, Venture Partner, SV Latam Fund
Cass Gilmore, ABS Capital Partners
Monali Jain, Harvard Angels
Roger King, Bay Angels
Karim Nurani, Bay Angels
John Booher, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Seed Stage Elevator Pitch
11/19/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
David Emerson, Harvard Business School (HBS) Alumni Angels
Panelists:
Roger King, Bay Angels
George Arabian, Steelhead Ventures
Neal Strickberger, Keiretsu Forum
Armando Castro, Pillsbury Law

Series A Pitch
11/17/2015, 6 - 9:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Jay Prakash, Management Consultant & Start-up Mentor; President, Strategic Focus
Panelists:
Peter Craddock, Shoreline Venture Management
Kanwal Rekhi, Inventus Capital Partners
BV Jagadeesh, Angel Investor
Steve Wurzburg, Partner, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
11/11/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Panelists:
Michael Cataffo, SF Angels Group
Gary Jinks, South Valley Angels
David Spellmeyer, Interlaken Associates, David's Photography Site

Seed Stage Investor Elevator Pitch
10/22/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
David Emerson, Harvard Business School (HBS) Alumni Angels
Panelists:
Darnell Kemp, DreamFunded
Mike McCormick, Rubicon Venture Capital
Will Bunker, Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
10/7/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Panelists:
Roger King, Bay Angels
Kathy Downing, Golden Seeds
David Koehn, Batchery
Michael Cataffo, SF Angels Group

Women Investor Summit
9/24/2015, 9:30am - 9pm, San Mateo, CA

Angel Elevator Pitch
9/9/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator:
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Panelists: Karim Nurani, Bay Angels
John Ricci, US Angel Investors
June Fallon, Sand Hill Angels
Kathy Salmanowitz, Golden Seeds
Bruce Schecter, Band of Angels

Concept to Company
8/31/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, Menlo Park, CA
Moderator:
Ronald Weissman, Chairman, Software SIG, Band of Angels
Panelists:
Jeff Faust, Director, Valuation Services, Abbott, Stringham & Lynch
Lynn Nichols, CEO, X Intellectual Property
Keith Kline, Senior Counsel, Carr & Ferrell

Seed Stage Investor Elevator Pitch
8/27/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Panelists:
Mike McCormick, Rubicon Venture Capital
Scott Russell, Managing Director, eCarnegieTech
Tom Thomas, Pillsbury Law, SF

Angel Elevator Pitch
8/12/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator and Panelist:
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Panelists:
Gary Jinks, South Valley Angels
Jackie Magno, Golden Seeds
Karim Nurani, Bay Angels

HealthTech Elevator Pitch
7/28/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator and Panelist:
Don Ross, Managing Director, HealthTech Capital
Panelists:
Carl Bouthillitte, Investor
Keith Lantz, Investor
Ben Pensak, Morgan Lewis & Bockius
David Shen, Launch Capital
Vivek Ladsariya, Fenox Venture Capital

Seed-Stage Investor Elevator Pitch
7/23/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, San Francisco, CA
Moderator:
David Emerson, Harvard Angels
Panelists:
Darnell Kemp, DreamFunded
John Ricci, US Angel Investors
Steve Wurzburg, Pillsbury Law

Angel Elevator Pitch
7/16/2015, 6 - 8:30pm, Palo Alto, CA
Moderator and Panelist:
Ron Weissman, Band of Angels
Panelists:
Jim connor, Sand Hill Angels
Karim Nurani, Bay Angels
Jean Kovacs, Harvard Angels
Manny Fernandez, SF Angels

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