San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
NOTE NEW ADDRESS FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY TONIGHT
OUR HOST HAS MOVED SO NEW ADDRESS: 225 BUSH ST 5th FLOOR
(NOT 501 Folsom as promoted in past emails)
OPENING KEYNOTE FOR GLOBAL ENTREPRENURSHIP WEEK BY KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION:
KEYNOTE BY BILL GROSS, FOUNDER IDEALABS
LESSONS FOR SUCCESSFUL STARTUPS
Followed by discussion on Enterprise and Business Apps
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Investing Trends for Enterpise, Cloud and Business Apps
Founder and CEO
What is the future for enterprise and business apps?
Which are markets with most promising?
What are strategies to attract investors?
What are killer apps transforming the workplace?
- Trends for workplace: Management, Storage, Networking, Security, Data Centers
- Investment and startup and mid stage growth opportunities
- Cloud computing, IT, privacy, security
- Pracitcal market strategies for vendors
- Understand how to attract investors and develop business strategies to become successful, and tap into emerging markets
- What are new trends and how can your company take advantage of business opportunities
What are critical factors to assess and build valuation for startups in this market?
What are strategies to identify and pitch angels and secure funding?
How Registration Works for this event:
There is no fee to attend the keynote by Bill Gross from 5:45-6:45pm. Attendees will be seated on a first come, first serve basis, However, you will asked to leave after his session concludes. If you wish to remain for free food and drinks; networking; demos, and Enterprise panel and pitch; we are charging a fee to cover costs. Anyone wiht a paid ticket for entire event gets guaranteed seating for Bill Gross.
5:30-6:00 Registration and Networking
6:00-6:45 Keynote by Bill Gross
THIS SESSION FREE
If you attend this session, only there is no charge. If you stay for networking mixer, food, drinks, and enterprogram, there is a fee to cover costs.
THIS SESSION AFTER 6:45 REQUIRES A PAID TICKET
6:45-7:30 Networking, food, drinks, demo tables
7:30-9:00 Enterprise and Business Apps Panel Followed by startup pitches to investors
- Salil Pradhan, Partner, DraperNexus
- Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Ventures
- Moderator: John Rosbenbaum, Attorney
HOST A DEMO EXHIBITOR TABLE OR SPONSOR $95
Host a demo table during networking to meet investors; customers, and partners. Includes Wifi and electrical outlet Purchase on links above. Demo tables offered from 6-9pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
CIOS, engineers involved in the planning and operations of networks; management personnel; individual contributors responsible for the architecture, design, vendor selection, management and operation of networkIT managers, startups, tech solution providers for products, services or applications such as: consumer electronics, software, computers, hardware, eCommerce, payment and billing solutions, recruiters, outsourcing, legal, apps, digital media, devices, digital asset management, 3D, mobile, cameras, video, equipment, hardware, software, services, applications, broadband applications, research firms, and professional service providers.
STARTUPS OR MID STAGE COMPANIES, APPLY TO PITCH INVESTORS
For this event, startups must be relevant to business or enterprise apps and related markets. If you are not sure, send us an email. Demo@Angellaunch.com
Startups can register to pitch for 3 to 7 minutes on relevant session; followed by 2 to 4 minutes comments from judges. The judges evaluate the pitches and investment prospects for the company. Each session consists of a one hour panel by investors and startups, and 50 minutes of venture pitch presentations for 3-5 minutes each. In order to pitch, register for DEMO PITCH item above.
INVESTORS, ANALYSTS, CONSULTANTS OR TECH EXPERTS APPLY TO SPEAK
Investors, Startups, Corporate Execs can apply to speak on our panels. We are seeking investors, angels, VCs, strategic investors and successful entrepreneurs for a panel discussion. Send email with bio and areas of expertise to Speakers@Angellaunch.com.
Refund Policy: We do not issue refunds, but tickets may be used by others or used as credit for the amount you paid to a future event.
MORE INFO: Zahava Stroud 310 736 1541 or Info@angellaunch.com
BILL GROSS, CEO, IDEALABS
Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Bill founded Idealab to create and build successful businesses that capitalize on innovations in areas with significant growth opportunities, including the Internet.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Bill started several companies prior to Idealab. In high school, he founded Solar Devices, a firm that sold plans and kits for solar energy products. In college at the California Institute of Technology, he patented a new loudspeaker design and formed GNP Loudspeakers, Inc. After graduating from college, Bill and his brother Larry started GNP Development, Inc., which made a natural language product for Lotus 1-2-3 called HAL. In 1985, Lotus Development Corporation acquired GNP and Bill became a software entrepreneur at Lotus Development. In 1991, Bill started Knowledge Adventure, an educational software publisher that grew to be the third largest educational software publisher in the world and was eventually sold to Cendant Software and is now a division of Havas Interactive, which is owned by Vivendi.
Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology and of the Art Center College of Design. Bill received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
OUR HOST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
At General Assembly, we are creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals, to data science, to product management and digital marketing.
When & Where
Angel Launch produce events which connects startups to investors to help launch early and midstage ventures. We hold seminars, mixers, conferences and venture forums in LA and the SF bay area. Our events have generated millions in funding for startups and mid growth companies, and provide partnership opportunities for business growth.