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The Reverse VC Pitch at Stanford 2011

Stanford Entrepreneur Week

Pictures are HERE-- Its a Facebook album Mona Brooks took of the party + panel

Reverse VC Panel at Stanford

Larry Chiang

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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Thx for mentoring us.
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Reverse VC Pitch at Stanford

*** ReverseVC Press Features 2011 ***

How to Charm a VC Into Mentoring You
5 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Getting Mentored by a VC
This Week in Small Business By GENE MARKS
Larry Chiang, author and chief executive, explains how to charm a venture capitalist into mentoring you.
COLUMN: You're the Boss
7 ways to get a VC you don't know to mentor you
How to Get VCs You Don't Know to Open Their Rolodexes

*** ReverseVC Press Features END ***

The Wall Street Journal covered the debut of the "Reverse VC Pitch Party" at SXSW in March

This is a party where tier one VCs pitch us.
It is #hiLarryAss #reverseVC

Larry Chiang was the entrepreneur sherpa at #sxsw

from Omar Gallaga
Austin American Statesman

"I met 10 VCs within 24 hours because of
Larry Chiang's introductions"

Kristina Garza CEO and Founder

"Who needs Stanford Business School
when you have Larry Chiang"

from David Rohrsheim
Draper Fisher Jurvetson

The Wall Street Journal covered VCs Pitching. Here are VIDEOs

Theme: "Getting an Investor We Don't Know To Mentor Us"

I have this theory that people do better when a mentor paves a way... I have coat-tailed the best and the brightest so I make the perfect executive admin to organize this event

Lets all learn to use a super angel to mentor us

During my legendary VC panel at SXSW where I crashed people on to my panel... one big *NUGGET* of knowledge was, "Ask for mentorshipship before you ask for money"

Think about that.

Theme: #ReverseVC

VCs pitch us the entrepreneur.

It debuted at Stanford Business School. Grand-opened at Kauffman Fellows Center for Venture Education and launched at SXSW.

Sometimes VCs stand on a soapbox. Sometimes a VC will speak on a 2am panel.

Sometimes I will crash a VCs admin onto a SXSW stage and have them tell us how it is really done.

••• Speakers •••

Jon Teo
Partner General Catalyst Bio

Aydin Senkut
Angel Investor Bio

Rudy Garza
G-51 Bio

•• Moderator ••

•• Co-Moderator ••

•• Emcee ••

Yin Yin Wu
President BASES Bio

Tony Perkins
Editor, AlwaysOn Bio

Rebecca Johnson
Co-President Stanford
Women in Business Bio

••• Event Secretary •••

Larry Chiang
CEO Duck9
Author: "What They Will NEVER Teach You at Stanford Business School" Bio

*If you'd like a rebate, Facebook wall post, tweet & email me, Larry Chiang, the event secretary*

Here is how:

  1. Post on my Wall saying that you'll come
  2. Tweet an RSVP yes
  3. Buy a ticket and come Feb 22
  4. I reserve the right to revoke your ticket up to 24 hrs prior
  5. I reserve the right to kick you out with a 100% refund on the spot if you're a jerk to one of my VCs that I had to use my relationship capital to woo to pay to pitch you... so BE NICE and kiss some VC butt. The food you're eating costs more than what you paid.
  6. Email me your receipt after you come with a link to your tweet (take a pic at the event showing that you were there)

Remember, in this age of 'Moore's law' and "everything is FASTER"...

...if you can not get your ROI for your $ BEFORE you come... you should probably read my articles on "How to Work a Conference". If you don't get your money's worth before the party starts, you should not be coming and maybe you should re-think being an entrepreneur.

See the list of VCs I like HERE - The all-star VC line-up includes:

  • Roelof Botha (Sequoia)
  • Manu Kumar (K9)
  • Tim Chang (Partner Norwest)
  • Aydin Senkut (Angel Investor)
  • Tom Ball (Austin Ventures)
  • Luke Nosek (Founders Fund)
  • Ken Howery (Founders Fund)
  • Jon Teo (General Catalyst)
  • Mark Suster (GRP)
  • Rob Hayes (First Round)
  • Ethan Kurzweil (Bessemer)
  • Joel Yarmon (Draper)
  • Tim Draper (DFJ)
  • Jonathan Erbinger (Blue Run Ventures)
  • Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer (Sierra Ventures)
  • Eric Engineer (Sevin Rosen Funds)
  • Rajiv Bala (S3 Ventures)
  • Dave McClure (500 Startups)
  • Michael Dearing (Stanford)
  • Carly Spoljaric** (First Round Capital)
    She was last year's all-star SXSW VC Panelist
  • + more
*Where*: Palo Alto Community's College: Email messaged Mon, Jan 10 at 5pm
*Co-hosts*: VCs, Associates, VC Admins and ex-VCs
*Featured Guests:* Join celeb CEO's and VCs
*Co-Hosting Organizations*: Email the party secretary: larry chiang
*Media We Love*: Venture Beat, AlwaysON, TechCrunch, Venture Wire, WSJ, All Things D and Venture Beat (we said Venture Beat twice because I like them a lot
*Party Secretary*: Larry Chiang* Text me so I can prep you BEFORE. Don't just buy a tix and show up. I need to prep you. Text me at 650-283-8008

* Larry Chiang is also the founder, funder, managing director, and only member of his fanclub on facebook :-)


*How to redundantly RSVP*:

Text message, 650-283-8008, to RSVP. Include your full name, title AND org, email address, FOR example, text message, "Sheila Wisnowski / CEO-founder / #reverseVC".

Genius stuff they don't teach you at B-school:
coincide a tweet with your RSVP.

Medium Capacity*. This will sell out

*PRESS*: Tweet at me for a comp code. I am @larrychiang

Tweet out this party

Reverse VC Pitch Conference at CES

The Reverse VC Pitch Summit is in 2012


Thursday Jan 5
 7:00pm Registration
10:20pm VCs Introduced

12:01am Drunk VC Panel
Real VCs, ex-VCs and Anonymous VCs tell it like it is (No videos, No cameras, No tweeting) Yes this will be EXTREMELY awesome. It is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND as a sequel to the 2:00am VC panel at SXSW.

FRI Jan 6
11:11am FIrst Session: Yoga. You can watch or you can do.
11:20am Welcome Address from Party Secretary, Larry Chiang.
4:30pm Networking a party you were not invited to (Entrepreneurs ONLY)
 9:00pm Concurrent Sessions led by 5 VCs and 5 entrepreneurs
*Preview sessions HERE
*Submit your panel via email or here on this wiki page -

 SAT Jan 7
7:45am Applied Entrepreneurship: Lets all learn to promote at a conference.
ON the front lines you will learn:
How to sell like an effen PRO even if youre an undergrad CS major.
How do you speak at a conference to promote your startup.
How do you host an afterParty for no money.
How do you work an expo booth.
 3:30pm VC Secrets Panel
 7:00pm VIP Dinner (separate ticket may be required if I, larry @LarryChiang dot com, can't sell the sponsorship :-)

SAT Jan 7
12:45am #AfterParty Somewhere in Las Vegas*

The last party had a

Theme: #BYOVC

  • B - bring
  • Y - your
  • O - own
  • V - venture
  • C - captialist

Everyone has a VC friend that does not want to fund them. In my case I have about 80 of these 'friends'

HEY, have you heard of a "White Elephant"
gift exchange?! It is where you bring a gift you did not want and you pool all the unwanted gifts together. You get to pick one and you go through rounds where people trade, steal, borror, swap gifts. It is fun!

PLOT spoiler: Everyone goes home with a new gift they do not want.

Think of the BYOVC theme as a white elephant exchange for VCs.

Have questions about Reverse VC Panel at Stanford? Contact Larry Chiang
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When & Where

Palo Alto, 94301

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)

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Asse9 stands for Austin Secret Society of Entrepreneurs 9. It means if you're not striving to be entrepreneurial, you're asinine.

No we don't have a website or else it would not be very secret now would it

All we have is a hashtag that we rarely use '#asse9' but what we do have is a huge rolodex.


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