Agenda

The program takes place with keynotes, breakout sessions, and venture forum sessions.  The venture forum sessions will be held in simultaneous tracks during the conference.

VENTURE FORUM SESSIONS focus on general investing and startups will pitch with comments from judges
All sessions address both consumer and enterprise trends.
Consumer: Mobile, digital media, entertainment, music, audio, games, virtual reality, TV, hardware, Internet of Things, apps,  wearable tech, retail, health, wearables, Internet of Things, Connected cars.
Enterprise:
Mobile, big data, analytics, communications,  hardware, Internet of Things, apps,  eCommerce, security, infrastructure, chips.
We address these issues:

  • Investors on all sessions will discuss these topics on doing deals with Silicon Valley:
  • How they select a management team
  • Best practices to develop a revenue strategy
  • Attracting a purchaser
  • Tips on negotiating deal terms and determining valuation
  • How to pitch and contact investors
  • How they evaluate startups and revenue potential
  • Hear firsthand insights from successful angels about  current market trends and unique attributes of angels.
  • How to find angels, what they look for when evaluating startups, and what they expect from your team.

9:30 – 10:00 | Registration
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10:00-11:15 | Raising Financing and Tech Trends: Top Trends to Watch– What’s Hot, Uncertain, and Hype
Angels, VCs and corporate investors from Silicon Valley and other regions share their insights on the current market trends for investing. Learn how to attract funding; what they are looking for; and what they consider to be the hot market trends for next year.

FOLLOWED BY STARTUP PITCH PRESENTATIONS

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11:15-11:45 | 
Raising Funding for US and Foreign Based Startups: Financing and Regulation for Global Startups Seeking Funding or Business Operations in the US

    • Learn how US startups and investors can raise funding and partnerships in US and abroad; and foreign based startups seeking funding and partnerships in the US
    • Understand regulatory requirements  to raise funding or open offices in the US for foreign startups

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11:45-1:00 | How to Attract Funding: Seed, early stage, and series A-C funding
Hear firsthand from investors on what they look for when considering investment opportunities at all stages. Learn how to contact them, how they select a management team, develop a revenue strategy, , attract a purchaser, negotiate deal terms and determine valuation.  Discover examples of their past investment strategies and what theyi are seeking in markets below:
Markets include Consumer and Enterprise  Trends:
Consumer:
Mobile, digital media, entertainment, music, audio, games, virtual reality, TV, hardware, Internet of Things, apps,  wearable tech, retail, health, wearables, Internet of Things, Connected cars.
Enterprise:
Mobile, big data, analytics, communications,  hardware, Internet of Things, apps,  eCommerce, security, infrastructure, chips.

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1:00 -1:45 | Networking Lunch
Demo Showcase Open to 4pm.
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1:45-2:45 | Determining Market Valuations and Preparing for Acquisition and Funding
How do you know the right timing of when to sell, and how to evaluate an offer?
When should you take cash?
What are current trends in acquisition?
What are essential issues for startups and acquiring companies to consider?
How do you maximize your valuation?
What is the outlook for financial markets to impact  exits and M&A activity?
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3:00-3:45  | Attracting Funding and Investors from Asia; China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan

4:00-5:00 TABLE TOPICS SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
We divide into small group discussions led by facilitators on different topics. you are free to move between groups. Each group is 25 minutes so you can choose two sessions.

Virtual Reality
Attracting angels
Monetizing and Attracting Customers for Mobile Apps
Hardware and devices
How to meet angels
Connected Cars
Enterprise Apps
Consumer products and devices

5:00-7:30  Networking Reception, Food, Demo Showcase