This half day AI conference is geared towards AI startup entrepreneurs and will provide content that is practical, actionable and relevant with regard to launching and funding an AI startup.
Please come with your questions, comments and scenarios.
There will be demo tables for AI startups and sponsor tables during the networking portions of the event.
If you are an AI startup and would like space on a demo table, send an email message to:
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F 3/10 AI Startup Tabler
If you are a startup service provider and would like a sponsor table, send an email message to:
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F 3/10 Sponsor Tabler
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm Check In, Networking, Refreshments
1:00 pm to 1:05 pm Welcome, Introduction
1:05 pm to 2:00 pm The Hottest Trends in AI
Dr. David Yang, Angel Investor, Entrepreneur, Founder of ABBYY
Fireside Chat with Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
2:05 pm to 3:00 pm AI and Cyber Security: Brave New World
Rick Orlof, Former Director of Information Security, Apple
Fireside Chat with Roger Royse, Royse Law Firm
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Networking Break
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm How I raised $7 million for My AI Startup
, Gary Fowler, CEO, Findo.com
Fireside Chat with Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures
4:35 pm to 5:30 pm What VC's Look for in an AI Startup
VC Panel:Moderated by Roger Royse,
Royse Law Firm
Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage
(More panelists TBA.)
5:35 pm to 7:00 pm Networking Reception, Food
About the Speakers /Panelists:
David Yang is an Armenian-born Russian founder, CEO of ABBYY an up and coming AI startup and an investor in AI startups. David is a co-founder, entrepreneur and/or co-investor of a number of other projects in addition to ABBYY.
Among these are:
Participation in ATAPY Software company (http://www.atapy.com 2001)
Foundation and participation in iiko company, which develops a new-generation system of restaurants and hospitality services management (http://www.iiko.ru, 2005)
Participation in a number of creative projects, such as FAQ-Café studio (http://www.faqcafe.ru, 2004), restaurant, club, and gallery ArteFAQ (http://www.artefaq.ru, 2007); art-club “Squat” (http://www.SquatCafe.ru, 2009); club “The Sisters Grimm” (http://www.sgrimm.ru, 2009).
Participation in charity and educational projects, such as educational fund Ayb (http://www.ayb.am, 2005), Supervisory Council of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, educational center Tumo (2006), etc.Founder of Findo (intelligent search)
David holds a, Ph.D. in Memeology, and received the Laureate of Russian Government Award in Science and Technology
Rick Orloff brings more than 20 years of deep information security experience. Prior to joining Code42, Rick was vice president and chief information security officer at eBay, led and built a variety of global security programs at Apple (AAPL), and directed global security at Lam Research (LRCX). Rick is currently an active member of several advisory boards focused on new and emerging security technology companies.
Throughout his career, Rick has driven meaningful and actionable results across a range of security areas, including global threat management, cyber intelligence, geospatial correlation of data and security operations centers.
Gary Fowler is an award winning senior level executive with 25+ years of success in global strategic innovation leadership, sales, marketing, operational and investment management. Gary is a recognized expert in entrepreneurship (including entrepreneurial education), lean startup methods, innovation management, and technology development. Gary has been a consultant to numerous international companies and startups.
Gary has had extensive experience with fundraising through a successful IPO (CKSW) and has held executive-level positions in top tier companies including ClickSoftware, Mirantis, Siemens, HP and others. Gary is a serial entrepreneur and is the founder of Fowler International, Broadiant, and the co-founder of GVA LaunchGurus.
Bill Reichert is the managing director of Garage Technology Ventures. Bill spent most of his early career as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. Bill and Garage have helped many great companies get their start, including Pandora Media, LeftHand Networks, Kaboodle, and Tripwire.
Bill has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow, among others. He is a co-founder of F50 and TimeJoy, and is an advisor to Playlist. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank.
Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and served as chairman of the Churchill Club. He is an adviser to the Women’s Startup Lab, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include international emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, Internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo.