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Bill Reichert, one the most prominent venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, will discuss getting to WOW! when delivering an elevator pitch.
Bill will also listen to some elevator pitches and provide feedback.
If you are interested in delivering a 60 second elevator pitch to Bill, please send an email with a written elevator pitch to:
There will be demo showcase tables for startups and tables for startup service providers on display during the networking portions of the event.
If would like table space, please send an email to:
Lunch will be provided.
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Check In, Demo Showcase Tables, Networking, Lunch
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm Getting to WOW! and Q & A - Bill Reichert
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm Elevator Pitches and Feedback
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm Networking
About Our Speaker:
Bill Reichert - Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Bill has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies.
Bill has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow, among others. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank.
Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and served as chairman of the Churchill Club, and was a board member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs.
Currently, Bill is the chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
When & Where
Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO
Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley -- the innovation capital of the world. Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".
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