Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

Looks like this event has already ended.

Check out upcoming events by this organizer, or organize your very own event.

View upcoming events Create an event

From START to EXIT Workshop for Startups

Mission 2 Mars Academy

Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

From START to EXIT Workshop for Startups

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Mission2Mars Volunteer   more info Ended Free $0.00
Online Broadcast
Link will be provided one hour before the workshop begins.
Ended $30.00 $3.72
Student/Early Stage Startup Ended $25.00 $3.45
Early Bird Ended $50.00 $4.84
Standard Ended $80.00 $6.51

Share From START to EXIT Workshop for Startups

Event Details

From Start to Exit

Entrepreneurial Workshop

About This Workshop

The “From START to EXIT” Workshop was designed to give entrepreneurs and startups a fast-paced look into the world of what it takes to build a successful company. Robert Winter will share the best way of approaching investments, navigating successful deals after your initial business plan of action, and growing a business successfully. 

This entrepreneurial and venture/angel workshop provides a pragmatic modular (with tools) for CRAFTing, FUNDing and GROWing a startup technology-based company.


What You Will Learn

  • The basics of CRAFTing an early-stage startup.
  • Creation of a new business venture and bringing a product to market.
  • Working with investors/FUNDing -- "pitching" them and structuring the right deal.
  • Once funded/GROWing -- managing and growing the business and finally exiting (reaping the return).

Workshop Summary

This unique workshop consists of 4 sections: CRAFT, FUND, GROW, EXIT.



In the first section CRAFT you will learn how to think about the general process of building a successful new business venture, the thinking (‘right’ market timing in addressing a significant problem with compelling solution — the basis of a startup).

It will cover product development process, gaining market traction, how to think about the business model and adjusting. Along with marshaling the right team at the right time.



The second section FUND will address creating and structuring an exciting albeit thoughtful story, the business plan, as a ‘page turner’. It will cover the investment fundraising process from the perspective of the investors — timing, risk/reward management, due diligence. It will cover what ultimately is most important, market timing.



The third section GROW will discuss growing the startup, post-funding, to exit. How to manage employees, investors/board, and customer expectations at various stages of company development. What issues can occur at various stages of development. It will provide tools for thinking about managing for success — you must measure to know.



And finally, it will cover EXIT — mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and doing nothing. What they each mean to the company, investors and employees; along with varying ‘twist’ on.

This Workshop will also allow each entrepreneur/team to work through their business, check their blind-spots, and improve their growth strategy.

Robert Winter




Co-Funded: daVinci Capital Group

Founding Managing Partner: Rocket Ventures

Founded: Menlo Park Group


Angel Investing, Venture Capitalist, Start-Up Savior


A long-time investor, both as a venture capitalist and as an angel investor, with over 10 IPOs, 20 exits among 40 venture deals, Robert has generated 6x cash returns and over 100% IRR for investors.

Robert is a high-performance individual with a broad business, start-up, venture capital, angel investment, private equity and senior management skill set -- and with significant subject matter knowledge in many high technologies.

With early-stage venture investments having included – nVidia (nvda), NetApps (ntap), Pharmacyclics (pcyc), Sequana Therapeutics (sgna), Financial Interactive, eHealth (ehth), Active Network (actv),, BiologicsMD, TNG Pharma, Numat, SiNode, Medical Adhesions Revolution, DryLet, BrainTap, neurable, Gecko Robotics, Amperon, OZE, Aday Technologies and others.

Additionally, he has served as the CEO of two startups (both successfully bought) and as Chairman of the Board. Further, he currently serves on the Board of Directors and as an Advisor to a number of start-up companies.

Presently, as Managing Director, he manages daVinci Capital Group, an investment firm primarily focused venture capital investing and advising. Prior, he was a Founding Managing Partner of Rocket Ventures, an $75M early-stage venture capital firm focused on software, Internet, and semiconductors. Previously, he founded the Menlo Park Group where he identified technology-oriented buyout targets and provided strategic consulting to corporations and entrepreneurial ventures. Earlier, Robert was a General Partner at Comdisco Ventures and Senior Associate at Canaan Partners, both venture capital investment firms. He has served in senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard, Informatic General Corporation, and IBM.

Robert has also served on a number of non-profit Board of Directors or as an Advisor – including The Rice Alliance, Harvard Business School Tech Alumni, vcTaskForce, CTIC Capital, and Hiller Aviation Museum. He has lived in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley for many years. He holds a BSEE from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard University.

Your future self is watching you right now through your memories …. on Mars






Mars Blog                                       Careers                                  Become A Speaker


Have questions about From START to EXIT Workshop for Startups? Contact Mission 2 Mars Academy

When & Where

K&L Gates LLp
620 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

  Add to my calendar


Mission 2 Mars Academy


Mission2Mars.Academy is Silicon Valley based online accelerator for global innovators.

We help entrepreneurs and corporate leaders from all over the world to learn about innovation and new technologies,  get expertise and inspiration they need to get future ready to win in the era of innovative disruption.

Based in Silicon Valley's epicenter of innovation, we engage global change-makers and empower startups & corporate leaders to prepare for the next innovation revolution.   


Mission2Mars is here to connect you to the world's most insightful thought leaders and innovators.

Mission2Mars.Academy is a community of Silicon Valley Insiders, Disruptive Startups and Entrepreneurs, Innovation and Technology Experts , Academics and Researchers, Business Consultants and top industry specialists




Startup Pitch Events and Demo Days
Mentors and Advisors for Startups (In-Person and Online)
Investor Relations and Consulting
Silicon Valley Tours to Meet Local Startups
Innovation Workshops every week
Expert Panel Discussions  
Networking with local entrepreneurs
Thought Leadership Events and Speaker Nights




Executive Education Programs
Expert panels and Executive Briefings
Corporate Acceleration Services
Innovation Strategy Consulting
Mentoring & Advising for your business
Business Partnerships with Silicon Valley companies
Technology Scouting and Tech Tours in Silicon Valley
Innovation and Tech Trends Reports and Market Research
Online Mentoring Sessions with Silicon Valley Experts



+ 1(415) 996 9330

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.