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BPEP Workshop 3: Financing your company (part1: VC, Angel Funding, government funding)

Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneur Program (BPEP)

Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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The Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneur Program (BPEP) presents:

Financing your company (part 1):

Government grants, Angel investors and Venture Capital

You have a great start-up idea - but from which funding source should you raise money? What are the advantages from funding by Angel investors vs. VC firms?

The Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneur Program (BPEP) invites you to our third 2013 workshop on Monday, September 30th, from 6:00-8:00 in Stanley Hall 105.   



5:45 Registration

6:10  Peter Fiske introduces the funding challenge every start-up faces and gives an overview of government funding options

6:30  Karl Handelsman shares the perspective of a VC firm from San Francisco

6:50  Allison Wellsfry speaks on funding through Angel Investors

7:10 Q&A and Beer Networking Hour (mingle with scientists, MBAs, entrepreneurs, and investors)



Karl Handelsman, CMEA Capital  

Karl is a General Partner Emeritus of CMEA Capital, a VC firm in San Francisco for which he worked as a Managing Director/General Partner for more than 14 years. CMEA Capital does not only distinguish itself from VC companies in Palo Alto by its location, but also by its investment philosophy: "We believe the explosion in science over the last generation is a mere preamble to what lies ahead. Advances in our three focus areas – life sciences, information technology and energy and materials – will transform the way people around the globe live, work, treat their health and consume energy." 

Karl got an M.B.A. from MIT and degrees in Genetics and Biology&Physics from Harvard Medical School and Boston University. Karl specializes in Biotech, a research field where he fosters early stage life science innovation by helping entrepreneurs to translate science into products.


Allison Wellsfry, Angel Investor 

Allison is an Angel Investor passionate about early-stage and emerging CleanTech startups. Earlier in her career she spend 16 years with Cisco in different positions. Allison is a founding member of the Berkeley Angel Network and she chairs the Global Clean Technology Committee of the Keiretsu Forum (the world’s largest angel investor network with 850 accredited investor members throughout twenty one chapters on three continents).

Allinson got an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University and she is also an alumna of UC Berkeley.


Peter S. Fiske,  PAX Water Technologies

Peter is President and CEO of PAX Water Technologies, Inc., a new company that has developed high-efficiency water treatment technologies for the municipal water industry. Prior to joining PAX Water, Fiske was co-founder and VP for Business Development and Sales of RAPT Industries, in Fremont, CA. RAPT Industries developed a new process for rapidly shaping and polishing optical and semiconductor materials and is using this process to manufacture a new class of lightweight optical mirrors out of silicon carbide. Fiske identified the technology while at LLNL and, as a second-year evening M.B.A. student at Haas, developed the business plan for RAPT which won first place in the third annual U.C. Berkeley Business Plan Competition in 2001.

Peter got a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. His articles on career development and entrepreneurship have been featured on-line and in print including in Science, Nature and New Scientist.

Have questions about BPEP Workshop 3: Financing your company (part1: VC, Angel Funding, government funding)? Contact Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneur Program (BPEP)

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105 Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley

Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneur Program (BPEP)

The Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneur Program (BPEP) provides UC Berkeley  and LBL scientists with the skills needed to turn their ideas into startups.  Through informal, on-campus workshops, members are able to mingle with entrepreneurial experts, MBAs, and scientists. 

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