Date/Time: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 5:30 - 9:00pm
Place: Pillsbury Law Firm, 50 Fremont St., San Francisco,
800 Birds brings you its inaugural event on “Seeding Funding: Tips, Traps and Jumps”. We have a VC and serial entrepreneur, a seasoned coporate VC, a young startup founder and a legal expert on board to look into every aspect involved in the practice of seeking your seed round. Your first seed round is the hardest to push through. Learn the tips, traps and the jumps that can help you avoid making lot of mistakes.
800 Birds, previously known as ERT (Entrepreneurs RoundTable), is proud to be an organically grown and over 900 members strong startup/geek community.
Our speakers on the deck:
:: Jim Li, one of the most prominent entrepreneurs in the Valley, a Venture Partner at Emergence Capital. Geek at his heart, entrepreneurship in his blood, an MIT grad, Jim founded Halloo Communications, Flying Packets Communications, Whistle Communications, Tribe Computer Works, and Mytek with serial successful exits. http://www.emcap.com/people/jim-li
:: Thorsten Claus, Investment Managergr at T-Ventures of Amerca. Thorsten has deep expertise in corporate investment, founded FundStorm, worked at Deutch Telecom. Also a great friend to 800 Birds founder community. http://www.linkedin.com/in/thorstenclaus
On the deck, we also have:
::Justin Hovey, Partner at Pillsbury Law Firm, and long time staunch supporter for our startup community, can give you all the legal tips and traps when you are out seeking your first round with your co-founders or lack of. http://www.pillsburylaw.com/index.cfm?pageid=15&itemid=20707
:: Dan Dascalescu, co-founder/CIO, BlueSeed, a project backed by Peter Thiel to build the largest coworking space and startup incubator on a ship anchored 30 minutes from the coast of Silicon Valley. Located in international waters, it allows entrepreneurs from around the world to start/scale their ventures without the need for US work visa, while traveling to the mainland using easier to obtain business/tourist visas. Dan is an ex-Yahoo! s/w engineer and co-author and translate a number of IT books. http://www.blueseed.co/
5:30 - 7:00pm Come and socializing over pizza and drinks
7:00 - 8:15 Talks by Jim Li, Thorsten Claus, Justin Hovey and Dan Dascalescu
8:15 - 8:45, You are the star! Share your experiences, ask questions.
8:45 - More schmoozing if you are in for that
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