Event Agenda

Kickoff Party  July 29  6-9pm

July 30 AGENDA

The forum takes place with keynotes, breakout sessions, venture forum, and fast pitch for investors.  The venture forum sessions will be held in simultaneous tracks during the conference.  Attendees can attend conference sessions or the venture pitch presentations.

8:00 – 9:00 | Registration and Coffee


9:00-9:30 | Venture Capital Perspectives: Top Trends to Watch– What’s Hot, What’s Uncertain, and What’s Hype
Leading investors from top VC firms share their insights on the current market trends for investing.  Learn about how they select a management team, develop a revenue strategy, attract a purchases, negotiate deal terms and determine valuation. Some trends we discuss include: mobile, big data, communications,  hardware, Internet of Things, apps,  wearable tech, niche communities, eCommerce, and chips.


9:40-10:10 Attracting Angels and Family Funds for Early and Mid Stage Startups
Hear firsthand insights from successful angels about  current market trends and unique attributes of angels. Learn what segments are hot, what’s not, how to develop a winning revenue strategy, creating a rock star management team, negotiating deal terms, and determining valuations. Hear what type of markets they are presenting looking for investment opportunities.


10:20-10:50 |Valuations, Acquisition and Expansion Strategies: Magic or Science?
  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? How does the view of the IPO market impact your investments. Before investing, you need to know the key issues related to liquidity and exit opportunities including current trends in mergers and acquisitions. How is the economy impacting IPO?  What is the outlook for financial markets to impact  exits and M&A activity.  How will investors strengthen their  interests and portfolio company growth in light of these market conditions?

PRESENTING COMPANY PRESENTATIONS
11:15-12:30
| THREE TRACKS

Track One: Life Science and Physical Science
Biotech, Life Science, Devices, Diagnostics, Drug Discovery, Health Care, Health IT, Pharma, Mining, Natural Resources, Energy

Track Two: Technology
Internet, software, Ed Tech, hardware, services, mobile, apps, enterprise, telecom, mobile, chips, semiconductors, SaaS, Security, networking.

Track Three: Non Tech Products and Goods
Consumer Goods, Products and Services (ie, food and beverage, apparel, home furnishings, hardware, retail, transportation, entertainment and media)


12:30 -1:30 | Networking Lunch and Demo Tables 


PRESENTING COMPANY PRESENTATIONS
1:30 -3:00 | THREE TRACKS
3:00 -3:30 | Afternoon Break
3:30 -5:00 | THREE TRACKS

Track One: Life Science and Physical Science
Biotech, Life Science, Devices, Diagnostics, Drug Discovery, Health Care, Health IT, Pharma, Mining, Natural Resources, Energy

Track Two: Technology
Internet, software, Ed Tech, hardware, services, mobile, apps, enterprise, telecom, mobile, chips, semiconductors, SaaS, Security, networking.

Track Three: Consumer and Retaqil Products, Goods and Services (Non Tech)
Consumer and Retail Goods, Products and Services (ie, food and beverage, apparel, home furnishings, hardware, retail, transportation, service providers, temp agencies, entertainment and media)


5:00-8:00  | Networking Reception with Demo Tables