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As we've traditionally done, we'll be sponsoring a VRM day on Monday May 5. VRM Days are for planning work we wish to move forward at IIW and beyond. All topics are good. An agenda will be published shortly, and (as always) is open to revision both before and during the day. The location is the Boole Room at the Computer History Museum, at Shoreline & 101 in Mountain View, CA.
PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING UP FOR IIW - Regular Registration is over Friday April 18th (after that the price goes up)
We wanted to let you know that we’ll be trying something new at this IIW. On Thursday May 8th, we’ll be hosting several sessions dedicated to helping the startups in the IIW community find funding.
In parellel with the regularly scheduled Unconfernece on Thursday we will have some special sessions that we are pulling together in advance.
The first session will focus on 'What's it take to get a customer-centric start-up to win funding?' It will take place in the form of a moderated ‘un-panel’ with a group of respected founders and VC’s who have generously agreed to join us and offer us their expertise.
- Derek Anderson, Startup Grind, www.startupgrind.com
- Kayvan Baroumand, nestGVS, www.nestgsv.com
- Noah Doyle, Javalin VP, http://www.javelinvp.com
- Anandan Jayaraman, Meta Edge, https://www.linkedin.com/in/anandanj
- Matt Oguz, Venture Science, www.venture-science.com
- Keith Teare, Archimedes Labs, http://www.archimedeslabs.com/
- Taylor Davidson kbs+ Ventures, http://kbsp.vc/
The second session is a time for start-ups in the community to pitch their specific business model to this panel.
This may be the first time a group of VCs will be together focused exclusively on funding user-centric business models. So whether your start-up is seeking funding or you simply want to get to know investors, you’ll have several ways to interact with the panelists and get the pulse on commercializing user-centric solutions.
If you are interested in pitching your start-up please email Heidi at email@example.com ASAP to receive more information and the application to pitch.
For sure, it’s a slight change from our traditional and highly effective un-conference format, but since everyone agrees there are many viable business models amongst IIW attendees deserving funding, it’s a change worth trying. And as usual, you are encouraged to call and attend the sessions that are of importance and interest to you!
As you have experienced, IIW is a conference you can make your own ~ as our industry evolves, IIW is structured to evolve with it so long as we get the right people to come. IIW is better when more people come and talk about interesting things. If a discount will be help get people there, let Phil know and he can make a code for you to pass out.
** SPONSORSHIPS **
We have opportunities for a few more sponsors:
- Tuesday Lunch ($3000)
- Tuesday Dinner, May 6 ($5000)
- Tuesday Happy Hour, May 6 ($1750)
- Afternoon Breaks, May 6, 7, and 8 ($1250 each)
- Documentation Center ($1000 each day)
- Open space gifting ($400 per day)
Join sponsors Google - Microsoft - Neustar - Gigya – Forgerock - Yubico - IOPT Consulting in supporting this space were you set the agenda. You'll get recognition on the workshop Web site, on a banner that is up all three days, via signs at the workshop during the event you sponsor, and our heartfelt thanks. We'd also be happy, of course, to comp a workshop registration for break and reception sponsors, two for lunch sponsors. Most important, you'll have the thanks of the community for supporting what has become the key event for promoting Internet identity technologies, concepts, and ideals.
Let Phil know (at firstname.lastname@example.org) what you'd like to do as soon as you can.
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