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Peer Financing for Developers Conference

Friday, March 19, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)

New York, NY

Peer Financing for Developers Conference

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Peer Financing: Early Registration Ended $75.00 $2.87
Peer Financing: General Admission Ended $95.00 $3.37
Peer Financing: On-site Registration Ended $135.00 $4.37

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During this half day conference, leading industry experts will discuss a fundamentally new approach to funding for concepts, prototypes and finished products. Hear and see first hand the innovative funding solutions developers, content creators, and entrepreneurs can use.

Who Should Attend

Developers and Content Creators: smartphone application developers, games developers, entrepreneurs, writers, film makers who are looking for new and innovative ways to finance their projects.

What You'll Learn

  • How entrepreneurs are funding their ideas, projects and ventures through peer-to-peer financing
  • What new platforms have been created to connect ideas with money
  • How new tools like PayPal adaptive payments are revolutionizing how money can travel seamlessly from peer-to-peer
  • Why your venture may never need venture financing
  • How funders are looking for ways to share risk and are interested in meeting the next generation of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial financing

Agenda

Time Topic
8:30 - 8:45 AM Welcome
8:45 - 9:30 AM The First $25,000. How to get the funds that get you started.
9:30 - 10:15 AM Available Alternatives to Traditional Funding
10:30 - 11:00 AM The Future of the API: PayPalX
11:00 - 12:00 PM The Future of Peer Financing
12:00 - 12:30 PM The Future of Micro Finance: appbackr
12:30 - 1:30 PM Working Lunch - Roundtable discussions on Peer Financing options by business type (Mobile, Gaming, Internet Apps, etc.)

   

The First $25,000. How to get the funds that get you started.

Over $200 billion goes to startups in their initial stage. Even before considering venture capital what are the ways to get your startup up and going? You’ll learn the creative and innovative ways that entrepreneurs use to get that first financing to prove a concept, build a prototype or launch a business.

Moderator:

Laurie Lumenti Garty - Managing Director, Entrepreneur Services Group, SVB Capital

Laurie Lumenti Garty manages the company's relationships with universities, incubators, angel investors and a number of seed stage investors in the Bay Area. Prior to joining SVB Capital, Garty was the manager of Silicon Valley Bank's Emerging Technologies Practice, where she led a team focused on early stage companies that were bootstrapped or backed by angel investors. Before joining Silicon Valley Bank, Garty was a lender and a director in the Venture Capital Group at Comerica Bank. Previously, she was the director of strategic alliances for Ditto.com and a business relationship manager for iOwn; two Bay Area startup companies.

With over a decade of experience in financial services, working for the FDIC, Capital Crossing Bank and Bank of America, Garty has a unique combination of financial and operational experience. She has developed an extensive network of angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and CXOs, and is involved in many civic and industry organizations including serving on the boards of directors and advisory boards of many.

Speakers:

Marc Dangeard - Founder, Entreprenuer Commons

Marc Dangeard is the founder of Entrepreneur Commons, a hybrid structure composed of a not-for-profit organization providing mentoring to entrepreneurs and an investment fund providing seed capital for their ventures. Prior to starting Entrepreneur Commons, Marc was president of the European American Angel Club, an angel group in the Bay Area which he co-founded in 2005.

Marc is also a managing partner at Melcion Chassagne et Cie, a business consulting firm headquartered in Paris. He is their representative for the Bay Area, where he is a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, helping them resolve immediate challenges and achieve a better balance and control over their personal and business interests.

Chris Gill - President and CEO,  Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs

Chris Gill has co-founded 8 companies with 6 achieving successful liquidity events. Over 6,000 people attend SVASE events annually, and since January 2008, SVASE Members have raised over $126MM in venture capital. In February 2010, SVASE launched a Seed Fund Program in conjunction with Cambridge West Ventures.

Chris has experience as a business executive in Europe, North America and Asia with Fortune 100 companies as well as privately funded and venture backed startups. He is a member of Sand Hill Angels, has been a Guest Lecturer on entrepreneurship at the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India, and has been an invited speaker at startup and venture capital conferences in cities around the world, including Barcelona, Belfast, Berkeley, Dublin, London, Montreal, Palo Alto, Toronto, and Vancouver. In addition, Chris has for 2 years coached the winning teams of the global Microsoft Innovation Accelerator program, on business and entrepreneurship. Chris has been featured in and written articles on business and technology issues for the Financial Times, Business Week, Linux Journal and other publications, and his book, “Learning from Silicon Valley Legends” published in the spring of 2006.

Raymond Lau - Co-founder and CEO, PlayHaven

Raymond Lau is Co-Founder and CEO of PlayHaven, a leading provider of online communities for iPhone games. PlayHaven does what the iPhone App Store does not to help –create a connection between game developers and their fans. Developers can now rely on their passionate fans to be the rocket fuel that grows the popularity of their existing games and bolsters the fast rise and ultimate success of new ones they launch.

Prior to founding PlayHaven, Lau was a strategy consultant for IBM focusing on the high-technology, software, and digital media industries. Lau’s accomplishments at IBM included developing domestic and international market entry strategies for IBM’s Software Group, and led multiple lean sigma optimization efforts which led to over $100M in cost savings.

Eric Klein - Managing Partner, Klein Venture Partners

Eric is a seasoned executive whose passion is creating products that intuitively delight consumers at the intersection of entertainment, media, and mobility. He has enjoyed cradle-to-grave ownership of many successful products and platforms for both elite startups and Fortune 100 technology companies. Eric was most recently Vice President of Java Marketing at Sun Microsystems, and previously enjoyed product executive roles at Dash Navigation, Real Networks, Palm, and Apple. He has founded or played an early role in a number of Bay Area startups, and through Klein Venture Partners is an active angel investor in consumer-focused startups.


Available Alternatives to Traditional Funding

What are the options for funding? Incubators, mentors and more. This session will discuss the new ideas that are driving the next generation of financing. We’ll discuss crowd funding and the ways that businesses are getting from a good concept to a successful business. As part of our discussion, one of the top law firms for entrepreneurs, Cooley Godward will help sift through what works and what doesn’t.

Moderator:

Nathan Beckord - Founder and Principal, VentureArchetypes

Nathan Beckord has been consulting to startups for over 10 years. As Founder and Principal of VentureArchetypes, he has worked with more than 100 companies across a broad range of industries-- from software, SaaS, and social media, to mobile/wireless, entertainment, and consumer products. His startup clients have collectively raised more than $88 million in seed, Series A, and Series B financing. He has also served in interim CFO and Business Development roles, and helped several firms structure key strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.

Speakers:

Ankit Agarwal - Founder and CEO, Micello, Inc

Ankit is the Founder and CEO of Micello, Inc. Micello is the leader in creating accurate indoor maps of places of interest; shopping malls, college campuses, airports, convention centers, etc, and making it available on any internet enabled device. In addition to his role as CEO, Ankit focuses on core product development and well as overseeing the development of various maps in Micello’s indoor map network. Micello unveiled at the prestigious DEMOfall 2009 conference in San Diego and has been featured in national newspapers and popular technology blogs all over the world.

Prior to Micello, Ankit was pursuing his Bachelors in Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. While in school, he competed for and won the highly coveted internship to the Clorox R&D facility in Pleasanton, CA. At Clorox, Ankit worked with the Product Development for New Business Group. Ankit also worked at Tesoro's Golden Eagle Refinery at two separate occasions, first in Operations, and second in Process Engineering. Both times, he was involved in refinery projects to optimize various stream processes.

Eric Tobias - Special Counsel, Technology Transactions, Cooley Godward Kronish

Eric Tobias is Special Counsel in the Technology Transactions practice group and a member of Cooley Godward Kronish's Business department. He joined the Firm in 2009 and is resident in the Reston, Virginia office. Eric’s practice focuses primarily on online media and technology related transactions including matters related to the sale of online advertising and sponsorships, marketing agreements, content and software licensing, distribution arrangements, product development, electronic commerce, outsourcing, and strategic relationships.

In the 10 years prior to joining Cooley, Eric held senior legal positions at online media and technology companies. Eric was responsible for media and technology issues, including privacy at Everyday Health, the operator of the largest advertising network of health, diet and fitness websites. As General Counsel at e-Security, a software company in the security space, he helped engineer the sale of the company. At MicroStrategy, Eric was responsible for technology and media matters associated with MicroStrategy’s internet subsidiary, Strategy.com. Eric’s experience as in-house counsel allows him to provide practical legal advice that helps his clients balance legal risks and business benefits. Eric was formerly an associate in the Washington, DC based law firm now known as DowLohnes. Prior to attending law school, Eric was a book editor at Simon & Schuster in New York where he published a number of national bestsellers.

Danae Ringelmann - Co-founder, IndieGoGo

Danae co-founded IndieGoGo to democratize fundraising. She brings entertainment industry and finance expertise, and serves as an Advisor to The Conversation. Prior to IndieGoGo, Danae was a Securities Analyst at Cowen & Co. where she covered entertainment companies including Pixar, Lions Gate, Disney, and Electronic Arts. Danae also focused on cable network, NFL, newspaper and hedge fund clientele while at JPMorgan's Investment Bank and Private Bank. In the wake of 9/11, Danae co-produced a concert reading of Incident at Vichy, an Arthur Miller play addressing the politically charged topic of racial profiling.

Kayvan Baroumand - COO, Plug and Play Tech Center

In this role, Kayvan Baroumand is responsible for Plug and Play Tech Center's multiple business divisions providing early stage technology companies accelerated access to angel, institutional and corporate venture funding, flexible real estate services, datacenter services, product development, corporate development, government partnerships, recruiting services, events, legal and financial services all under one roof to help build tomorrow’s technology leaders. Kayvan, a seasoned executive, joined Plug and Play in March 2006 with more than 15 years experience in the high-tech, manufacturing, and distribution sectors. Prior to Plug and Play, Kayvan served as Vice President of Baroumand and Associates, a management consulting, accounting and legal services firm where he directed all company operations and advised companies in the high-tech industry.


The Future of the API: PayPal X

PayPal has just released its new APIs which are driving innovation in financing. The guys who work directly with the new APIs will be on hand to show you what you can do with the hot new tools. It will also be your chance to let them know what you need to succeed.

Speaker:

Praveen Alavilli - Developer Evangelist, PayPal Developer Network

Praveen Alavilli is the developer evangelist for the PayPal X Developer Network helping developers to monetize their ideas and applications using PayPal Payments Platform. Prior to PayPal, Praveen worked at Amazon.com and AOL as a System Architect designing and building Web Authentication and Identity systems. Praveen is an active member of several Internet Identity communities like OpenID and OAuth.

 


The Future of Peer Financing

What’s down the road? What are the emerging trends for startup financing. We’ll have a lively and informative panel discussion on what you can expect for funding your business from start to success. Learn from the people who are leading the charge how your business can be a breakout success using the leading edge ideas that are reshaping financing.

Moderator:

Trevor Cornwell - Founder and CEO, Embarkons

Trevor Cornwell specializes in launching and growing technology-based businesses that leverage the Internet to deliver content and streamline customer offerings. His current enterprise is Embarkons, the social information exchange for projects, now in beta. In 1997, he founded the business jet reservation network, Skyjet after determining technology would create market efficiencies for aggregating charter aircraft inventory. In 1998, he launched the first real-time booking engine for the charter jet industry. His company was acquired by Montreal-based Bombardier Aerospace in July 2000, and experienced 50 times growth in revenue from when it was acquired.

He has also previously started several media companies in emerging markets, including CET Online, an early pioneer in Internet-distributed news. Most recently, he developed video personalization software that produces customized video streams based on viewer behavior. He is a regular speaker at business conferences and forums, and is currently active with SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs) and Agile Entrepreneurs (by invitation-only group of technology startup founders in the San Francisco/Bay Area).

Speakers:

Jason Korosec - General Manager, PayPal Platform

Jason Korosec is the GM for the PayPal platform product team. In his role, Jason applies his extensive payments, identity, and business launch experience to PayPal, by selecting the services, features and functions that will enable developers to create cool applications. When he is not busy at PayPal, he spends his time teaching payments at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, and at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala.

Chris McCoy - Founder and CEO, YourSports.com

Chris McCoy started YourSports in 2006 because he believed every game in sports--no matter its audience size--should be streamed online. Ever since, his company has been on a mission to find a repeatable, scalable, and profitable business model to make that vision possible. With crowdfunding, YourSports thinks they've finally found it.

As CEO, Chris leads the business development, operations, and product strategies for the company. Prior to YourSports, Chris started two successful ventures from his dorm room while an undergraduate at the University of Washington: PitchSmarter.com-an online baseball information and product company--and I Love Baseball -a movement dedicated to solving the "education" problem among young ballplayers in the Dominican Republic.

Rob Garcia - Senior Director of Product Strategy, Lending Club

As Senior Director of Product Strategy, Rob is responsible for the overall product experience. He keeps an open and constant dialogue with our members and strives to tailor Lending Club's products to meet their needs. Rob has been creating innovative ecommerce and web based products and experiences for more than 10 years. During his time at Razorfish, one of the leading interactive agencies in the world, Rob delivered outstanding web experiences for his clients. Under Rob's leadership, Lending Club's website has become a rapidly growing online financial community, winning numerous prizes such as the Webby Award as best Banking site, the W3 Silver Award as outstanding Financial Services website, two WebAwards for outstanding website in the Financial Services and Investment categories, and the Interactive Media Award as Best-in-Class Banking website.

Rob is also active in social media, engaging audiences via Lending Club's blog, his own microblogging on twitter and updates on other social networks, primarily spreading the word about microfinance, p2plending, crowdfunding and all things financial innovation.

David Kuchar - Co-Founder and CTO, LendFriend

David Kuchar has been a software architect and entrepreneur for the last decade. In his most recent role, he is the Co-Founder and CTO of LendFriend peer to peer lending service provider which targets friends and family.

David successfully bootstrapped his first company, ASPNetMedia, using a combination of savings, personal loans, and credit card debt. This process led him to conceive LendFriend, whose aim is to make borrowing and lending money between friends and family a simple and positive experience for all involved.

Ram Lakshmanan - Founder, Chittai

Ram Lakshmanan is the founder of chittai, first online platform to run Chit Funds. Chit Funds is a 1000 years old financial instrument, that is used for lending & saving by millions of people in several developing countries.

Before founding Chittai, Ram Lakshmanan was a software architect for a major financial bank in U.S., where he developed several mission critical applications. He has also developed several successful open source products. 


The Future of Micro Finance: appbackr

Got an idea for an iPhone app? With appbackr, you will learn how you can finance your app by selling wholesale units—right now! This Digital Wholesale Marketplace is reshaping the way apps get built and helping people to make money with apps. There will be a live demonstration to show you how you can go from idea to money in your bank in less than sixty seconds.

Speaker:

Trevor Cornwell - Founder and CEO, Embarkons

Trevor Cornwell specializes in launching and growing technology-based businesses that leverage the Internet to deliver content and streamline customer offerings. His current enterprise is Embarkons, the social information exchange for projects, now in beta. In 1997, he founded the business jet reservation network, Skyjet after determining technology would create market efficiencies for aggregating charter aircraft inventory. In 1998, he launched the first real-time booking engine for the charter jet industry. His company was acquired by Montreal-based Bombardier Aerospace in July 2000, and experienced 50 times growth in revenue from when it was acquired.

He has also previously started several media companies in emerging markets, including CET Online, an early pioneer in Internet-distributed news. Most recently, he developed video personalization software that produces customized video streams based on viewer behavior. He is a regular speaker at business conferences and forums, and is currently active with SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs) and Agile Entrepreneurs (by invitation-only group of technology startup founders in the San Francisco/Bay Area).


Working Lunch

Moderator:

Robert Clegg - Development, Embarkons

Robert Clegg is a product development specialist with a rare blend of creativity and analytical abilities. He is a thought leader and brings a wide range of content and product experience to Embarkons ranging from sports, children’s titles, entertainment, education, and video gaming. Most recently, he was the co-founder of a venture backed start-up, Tabula Digita, an AlwaysOn Top 100 company innovating in the education space. Prior to that, Mr. Clegg launched an entertainment company creating fan based video games for thousands of concurrent players in NFL, MLB, and NHL stadiums and arenas.


Contact

Please email events@embarkons.com with questions about sponsorships, speakers, and general inquires.

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Sun Microsystems
101 Park
Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10017

Friday, March 19, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)


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