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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

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
First 10 People to Register Sep 30, 2018 Free $0.00
Online Broadcast
Link will be provided one hour before workshop begins.
Oct 1, 2018 $30.00 $0.00
Early Bird Sep 17, 2018 $120.00 $0.00
Standard Sep 29, 2018 $150.00 $0.00
Dinner with Robert S. Winter Oct 2, 2018 $200.00 $0.00

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From Start to Exit

Entrepreneurial Workshop

About This Workshop

The “From START to EXIT” Workshop, was designed to give entrepreneurs and new business owners a look into the world of investing in a startup. Robert Winters 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

  • Crafting: an early-stage startup
  • Creation of a new business venture and bringing a product to market.
  • Funding: Working with investors -- "pitching" them and structuring the right deal.
  • Growing: Managing and growing the business and finally exiting (reaping the return).

Workshop Summary

This unique workshop consist of 4 sections :



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 employee, investor/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.

The Workshop will also allow each entrepreneur/team to work through their business, check their blindspots and improve their growth strategy. 

Robert Winter  ROBERT S WINTER

Co-Funded: daVinci Capital Group

Founding Managing Partner: Rocket Ventures

Founded: Menlo Park Group



Angel Investing, Venture Capitalist, Start-Up Savior

   Robert has a long history in angel investing, venture capital, venture debt and private investing with a strong operational background and focus, including two CEO stints.

   He is currently an angel investor in, ZoMazz (past-Board member), BiologicsMD, TNG Pharmaceuticals, NuMat Technologies (past-Board member), SiNode and Medical Adhesions Revolution (MAR). Robert has invested in over 30 early-stage startups (from information technologies to life sciences and material).

   Robert co-founded a special situation private equity fund, daVinci Capital Group, which invest in technology and life science companies. Prior, he was a Founding Managing Partner of Rocket Ventures, a $75M early-stage venture capital firm focused on software, Internet and semiconductors. Previously, he founded 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. He has served in senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard, Informatic General Corporation and IBM.

   Robert is an active angel investor and serves on start-up company boards and several non-profits. He holds a BSEE Rice University and an MBA from Harvard University.

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Mission2Mars Academy
600 California Street
11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

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

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