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More Than Just Pitch: In Conversation With VC/Advisors

Friday, June 28, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

More Than Just Pitch: In Conversation With VC/Advisors

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Startup Founder/Geek/Slave
Seeking best advises from VCs & Industry experts?
Ended Free $0.00
Late Bird
If you try this hard, you shall get it!!
Ended $10.00 $1.24
Special Startup guests   more info Ended Free $0.00

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"More Than Just Pitch: In Conversation With VC/Advisors"

Date/Time:  Friday, June 28, 2013, 5:30 -  9:00 pm

Place:  Piilsbury Law Firm, 2550 Hanover St,  Palo Alto, CA

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Demo your products from  alpha-, beta- ready stage, or growth products to a commentator panel of investors and industry executives and get in-depth, no-nonsense feedback. Whether it's mobile apps, e-comm, data as service, analytics or SOLOMOCO, this'll be the best use of 2 hours in your startup life!  And it’s all FREE!   


We encourage startups where women are founder, or founding team member or in the leadership position to apply for demo/pitch and seeking advises from a panel consisted of investors, seasoned entrepreneurs and executives in the form of a genuine dialogue with and commentating from the panel.  

  1. Only 3 slots are open.  Submit your exec summary to 800birds.us@gmail.com to enter into the selection process.  
  2. Your email and the exec summary will be reviewed by a panel.
  3. June 16:  Deadline to submit.
  4. June 21: You will be notified whether you are selected to demo on June 28. 

Our Commentator Panel consists of: Cheryl Cheng (Blue Run Ventures), Chia-lin Simmons (Harman) and Thorsten Claus (T-Ventures America).  

The opening of our Legal Talk will be presented by our friend Heidi Mayon, one of top attorneys and a longtime 800 Birds supporter at Pillsbury. 



Real Life Plus (Terry Redfield), STEM Champion (Sophia Viklund), Leaf Medium ( Will Vinci Tran) and Plego (Ranan Lechman) are chosen to talk/demo. 

:: Cheryl Tam Cheng is Operating Partner at Blue Run Ventures.

Cheryl drives marketing strategy, messaging and business development for BRV and its portfolio companies. She works closely across the mobile ecosystem to build relationships from brands and agencies to handset manufacturers and network operators.

 As a venture capitalist, she focuses on helping young startups identify market opportunities and develop their product roadmaps to best address consumer and customer needs.  

Prior to BlueRun,Cheryl worked in product innovation and retail marketing at Clorox and Sharper Image. She is also the co-founder of BrandGarage, a platform that helps large brands and agencies accelerate digital innovation through working with startups and venture firms. Cheryl has a B.A. from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

::Chia-Lin Simmons is VP of Marketing & Content, Aha Radio by Harman (www.aharadio.com , NYSE: HAR)

Recently named one of Huffington Post’s 27 Women in Tech You Need to Follow on Twitter  in 2011 and Top 100 Under 50 by Diversity MBA Magazine in 2012,  Chia-lin is an expert in creating, distributing and marekting digital media bringing content onto the devices from the cassette player, in-home connected gears to mobile devices.  

Chia-lin has built borderless, high performing teams, opening new markets, growing companies, customer bases and adding value and engaging stakeholders with companies such as Aha Radio (acquired by Harman International), Audible (acquired by Amazon), AOL - Time Warner, CNET, Wired, Playphone, etc.  

Chia-lin is a sought‐after speaker and also on weekly podcast “On Digital Media” (www.odmcast.com). She graduated Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from U.C. San Diego and MBA from Cornell University with a Park Leadership Fellow, plus a JD from George Mason University School of Law and is a licensed New York attorney.

::Thorsten Claus is the Senior Investment Manager at T-Ventures America, an investment arm of Deutsche Telecom.

He is the investor of StreetLight Data, NewAer, LookOut and advisor to many .  Here is about him

“ I love growing startups and building companies for web-based services, telecom enablers, transport network and data center solutions. I am helping my companies to engineer product and service innovations, and to create and execute strategies for a flat and free world.

As a corporate venture capital investor at T-Venture I focus on B2B business models in the areas of IT infrastructure, communication & networking, and software platforms -- always with a clear strategic relevance for Deutsche Telekom Group and its global markets, driving partnerships and helping with business development in Europe and the U.S.

 Every day I have the privilege of working together and meeting with awesome people, great founders, passionate investors, and enthusiastic entrepreneurs from whom I constantly learn and grow.”


5:30 - 6:30 pm  Come and socialize over pizza and drinks

6:45 - 9:00 pm

Short legal talk by:  Heidi Mayon from Pillsbury 

Demo By 4 Startups:

Real Life Plus (Terry Redfield), STEM Champion (Sophia Viklund), Leaf Medium ( Will Vinci Tran) and Plego (Ranan Lechman)

Commentated by Cheryl Cheng (Blue Run Ventures), Chia-lin Simmons (Harman) and Thornsten Claus (T-Ventures America).

9:00 - 9:30 pm You are the star, share your experience


Venue and Food Sponsor:
This event is generously and kindly sponsored by our dear friends at Pillsbury Law Firm.  
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Come hang with us and share your stories too.  

Want to know who else is coming? Go to Facebook and find out! 


/Shirley Lin
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2550 Hanover St.
Palo Alto, 94304

Friday, June 28, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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