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War For Talent 2012

Justin Bedecarre - Cushman & Wakefield

Monday, May 7, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

War For Talent 2012

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Behind every great COMPANY are great PEOPLE.

But the competition for TALENT is FIERCER than ever.

We are bringing together top entrepreneurs, founders, investors and recruiters to share their stories and show you how to


Here are just a few of our speakers and panelists coming on

May 7th to the Mission Bay Conference Center...

Ron Conway

Angel Investor

SV Angel

Jeff Lawson

CEO + Cofounder


Dave McClure

Founding Partner

500 Startups


Eric Setton



Brendan Browne

Director of Global

Talent Acquistion


Laurie Deneschuk

Chief People Officer



Dan Portillo

VP Talent

Greylock Partners

Danielle Morrill

Director of Marketing


Jon Bischke



Morgan Missen  

Head of Talent



Michael Wolfe

CEO + Cofounder


Jason Freedman

CEO and Cofounder



Hiten Shah  




Russell Glass  


Bizo, Inc.


Kevin Buckby


Riviera Partners

Anna Binder

VP Client Services + HR


Kenny Mendes

Head of Recruiting


Jessica Alter

Founder/Chief Connector


Adam Pisoni



Rick Marini

Founder + CEO


Sahil Gupta

Startup Academy

Bain Capital Ventures


Stepahne  Kasriel


Work4 Labs


...to share their strategies, tools, platforms, talent pools, and recruiters in order to hire the RIGHT talent to BUILD YOUR COMPANY.


Who is invited?

This event is for every entrepreneur, founder and engineer in an early stage company (seed, accelerator, Series A, Series B).


Why should you join us?

Here are the Top 7 reasons to join...

  • The content from our key note speakers and panelists will be the most important of any event this year
  • You can network with leading entrepreneurs, engineers, recruiters and investors
  • There will be special workshops on innovative tools to help find the best talent and promote your company
  • We will have the fastest wifi around
  • Breakfast and lunch and treats will be served
  • Plenty of diet coke
  • And cocktails at the end to meet everyone, and fun, and then forget it all (hopefully not all of it!)


We look forward to seeing you soon!

Visit our website: www.warfortalentcon.com

Connect using #warfortalent


Many Thanks to ALL our Sponsors...

GOLD Sponsors!



SlLVER Sponsors!

Our Breakfast Sponsor

Our Gracious Lunch Sponsor 


 Stars of the Afterparty Sponsors




Our Event Partners


 Newly Announced Agenda:

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Breakfast & Registration

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Opening Keynote
Ron Conway (Angel Investor, SV Angel)

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Scaling a Company
Michael Wolfe (CEO of Pipewise, Co-founder of Vontu)
Brendan Browne (Director of Global Talent Acquisition, LinkedIn)
Morgan Missen (Head of Talent, foursquare)
Jeff Lawson (CEO & Founder, Twilio)
Kenny Mendes (Head of Recruiting, Box)

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Networking Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 
How Your Culture Changes as You Grow: The Road From 10 to 50 to 500 people
Anna Binder  (VP of Client Services and Human Resources, Readyforce)

12 pm - 12:45 pm
Using The Network to Recruit
Moderator: Kym McNicholas (Executive Producer, Pando Daily)

Shannon Callahan (Partner, Talent Services, Andreessen Horowitz)
Laurie Deneschuk (Chief People Officer, TinyCo)
Kevin Buckby (Partner, Riviera Partners)
Rick Marini (Founder & CEO, Branchout)

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch Break - Sponsored by Readyforce

Please attend our Lunch Workshops:
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Jon Bischke (Founder, Entelo)
1:25 pm - 1:45 pm Stephane Kasriel
(COO, Work4 Labs)

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
What Does it Take to Win the Very Best Talent?
Listen to stories about some of the most creative things companies are doing to hire.

Dave Kashen (Startup CEO Coach, Quantum Leading) - Moderator
Sahil Gupta (Investor, Bain Capital Ventures - Startup Academy)
Russell Glass (CEO, Bizo)
James Takazawa (VP of People Operations, Tagged)
Dan Portillo (VP Talent, Greylock)

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Afternoon Coffee & Tea Break

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
The First 10 Employees: Four Founders Share How to Build the Core Team
Moderator: Danielle Morrill (Director of Marketing, Twilio)
Dave McClure (Founding Partner, 500 Startups)
Hiten Shah (Co-founder, KISSmetrics)
Jason Freedman (Founder, 42Floors)
Jessica Alter (Founder/ChiefConnector, FounderDating.com)

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Building Company Culture: Creating Evangelists to Grow Talent and Retain Employees
Moderator: John Sumser (HRExaminer)
Justin Moore (CEO & Cofounder, Axcient)
Jay Nath (Chief Innovation Officer, City and County of San Francisco)
Sam Zaid (CEO and Founder, Getaround)

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Distributed Talent: How to Find Global Talent While Maintaining Company Culture
Moderator: Kym McNicholas (Executive Producer, Pando Daily)
Eric Setton (CTO & Founder, Tango)
Adam Pisoni (CTO, Yammer)
5:30 pm - 5:40 pm
Closing Remarks
Justin Bedecarre (Founder & Producer, War For Talent)

5:40 pm - 7:00pm
Reception / Happy Hour - Sponsored by Entelo and Work4 Labs

Have questions about War For Talent 2012? Contact Justin Bedecarre - Cushman & Wakefield
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When & Where

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94143 – 3008

Monday, May 7, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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