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IEEE Silicon Valley Workshop: From IDEA to INNOVATION

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Fondazione Golinelli

Via Paolo Nanni Costa 14

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Silicon Valley venture capitalists and experts will share the secrets for turning an idea into a tech new venture

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This is a one-day workshop. Silicon Valley venture capitalists and experts, with the contribution of TVLP alumni, will share the 'Valley' way to create new ventures and the mindset of a venture capitalist. A series of 3 hands-on sessions and a panel event to learn the secrets behind the Bay Area successful technology startup and iconic companies. Scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs and EU investors should attend.

A unique opportunities for TVLP Followers based in Europe that have limited opportunities to attend a TVLP immersive program and accelerator in Silicon Valley.

Workshop can be more effective if participant arrives with a business project to work on. Small teams are welcome too!

THIS HANDS-ON WORKSHOP HAS LIMITED SEATS. REGISTER TODAY.

Workshop is part of the program of IEEE TEMS International Conference on Technology and Entrepreneurship 2020, Bologna (Italy). Separate registration is required.

EVOLVING PROGRAM

8:30 AM Registration (workshop check-in)

9 AM Class - Building Disruptive Innovations

  • From need to solution (not vice-versa)
  • Identify opportunity generated by technology changes and other trends
  • Challenges for startups and the daunting task of disrupting established big players
  • Leadership requirements for constructive disruption
  • How to find funding and win investor confidence
  • Scaling requirements - maintaining culture while building a bigger team
  • The venture capital game
  • Lessons from most common mistakes and secrets to be successful

11 AM Class - Launch your Venture-Backed Company

  • Power of storytelling
  • Build a powerful value proposition
  • Create differentiation from competitors and build tech/market barriers
  • Go to market and validation of your product/service

2 PM Class - Finance the Startup: entrepreneur vs. businessman

  • Raising capital in Silicon Valley
  • Founding team and role of the advisors
  • The venture capital language
  • What an investor is looking for
  • The investment journey: Pitching to investors/VCs, their due diligence, closing a deal with them

4 PM Panel discussion and Networking - Predict the Future: Investment and Innovation trends in Silicon Valley

This panel will discuss about technologies and business models that are changing the world with a unique point of view of Silicon Valley insiders. Discussed topics includes:

  • The future of ride sharing: disappointments of Lyft and Uber IPOs, EVs and flying cars
  • Distributed teams: success of Zoom, Slack, etc.
  • Fintech - changing the banking industry
  • Food tech - the success of Beyond Meat and how the food industry is changing
  • Bitcoin, future of distributed ledgers and other emerging Blockchain applications

SPEAKERS AND MENTORS

Angelika Blendstrup is a partner at the SV-LATAM Fund in Silicon Valley investing in early stage startups. She is also a lecturer and mentor at Stanford University, 500 Startups, and several other Bay Area distinguished accelerators. Dr. Blendstrup is a faculty member at the TVLP Institute leading the Venture Lab.

Ron Weissman is investor part of Band of Angels in Palo Alto with more than twenty year experience as VC and angel investor. He has advised or invested in 70+ companies and has served on 30+ Boards of Directors. He was a senior executive at Verity (enterprise search) and NeXT Computer [Apple], reporting to Steve Jobs. Dr. Weissman is part of TVLP Institute faculty where he teach the class of 'Capital Sources, Select & Manage investor/advisor'.

CONTACTS

Question about this workshop: conference@tvlp.co

Interested in learning more about the full conference: https://icte.ieee-tems.org

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