San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Seminar Series is an opportunity for 10 tech startups to train with advisors from our network, attend seminar sessions with distinguished speakers, and demo before investors.
The first seminar was successfully completed during June 11-28. The second will launch on August 28-September 19th.
Our goal is to give startups considerable insights into their vision, product, and strategy. This is attained with the help of advisors and speakers.
Furthermore, we are putting our network to work for this series. In addition to training, the seminars are intended to establish meaningful relationships and create investment opportunities for everyone in our network. We are partnering up with investors from leading firms to make introductions to the participating startups in which they show interest
As such, for the seminar we'll be looking and offering priority for startups in the following industries: big data, enterprise, consumer internet, mobile, SMB, and cloud computing.
Participating advisors in alphabetical order for the second seminar are:
Aviv Tene, CEO of Alpha Shark
Gleb Budman, Founder of BackBlaze
Jim Scheinman, Managing Director Maven Ventures
Lael Strum, Founder of Unseat.me
Mike Sigal, Founder of Agile Credit
Philippe Suchet, Founder and CEO of Zappli and Appsalar
Roger Royse, Founder at Royse Law
Steve Morin, VP, SocioCast
Val Babajev, Founder of VoiVoda Labs and Angel investor at Band of Angels, The Angels Forum, and Keiretsu Forum.
Ziv Gilat, Founder of Eye-Fi inc.
Participating investors for the second seminar:
Bessemer Venture Partners
Founders Fund (FF Angel)
U.S Venture Partners
August 28, 2012, 7-10pm - 10 preselected startups do short demos and mingle with advisors. Advisors will sign up to work with the startups and will prep them for demo day. Advisors can also attend the seminars and speaker series, which will take place throughout the two weeks. Advisors are also invited to demo day. After the seminars, startups may take the advisors for full time.
August 30, 7-9pm. First seminar workshop session -Visionary Thinking. Solving a core problem, introspective analysis of your startup's near and long term goals, vision, mission, and realization of full potential.
September 3 , 7:30-9:30pm- Second seminar workshop session- Maximum outcome for a short runway. User acquisition strategy, mvp, revenue and monetization, understanding the behavior of your users and clients. We have a great speaker for this series- Nir Eyal, who is a contributing writer for TechCrunch, Forbes, Psychology Today, and am a frequent speaker at industry conferences, universities, and Fortune 500 companies (presentations available here). He is also a mentor at several incubators including 500 Startups, Founders Institute, Innovation Endeavors, and the Thiel Fellowship.
September 6, 2012, 6:30-9pm- Our guest speaker will be Roger Royse, legendary lawer of Silicon Valley and Author of 10 Legal Mistakes Made by Start-up Companies. Roger will discuss the legal mistakes that early startups make.
September 12, 2012, 7-9:30pm- Deal Terms- How to negotiate with investors, sees, series, seed, convertible note, and meaningful termsheet analysis. David Wood represents Perkins Coie in the Palo Alto office and is a member of the firm's Emerging Companies practice. David's practice includes capital formation (including private financings of equity and debt securities), mergers and acquisitions and business transactions, including joint ventures and technology transfer transactions. David has represented companies in transactions across a wide array of industries, including, among others, software, computer hardware, digital media and internet services.http://www.perkinscoie.com/dwood/
September 19, 6:30-10pm- Demo day. The culmination of all the workshops and advisor mentoring. Startups will apply all the advice and training they got to their presentations.
Fees, Terms, and Conditions:
All preselected startups will have a participation fee of $400 per founder or $550 for more than one founder. Participation fee will cover seminar setup, organization, and food expenses.
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JFE Network is the leading and largest nationwide organization and platform for connecting entrepreneurs and investors in the Jewish community.