Panel 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 VC 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.
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 12:01am panel.
Sometimes I will crash a VCs admin onto a SXSW stage and have them tell us how it is really done.
••• 2011 SxSW Speaker •••
Draper Fisher Jurvetson Bio
••• Co-Moderator •••
Author: "What They Will NEVER Teach You at Stanford Business School" Bio
*If you'd like a hug, Facebook wall post, tweet & email me, Larry Chiang, the event secretary*
Here is how:
- Post on my Wall saying that you'll come
- Tweet an RSVP yes
- Buy a ticket and come Mar 10 @11pm
- I reserve the right to revoke your ticket up to 24 hrs prior
- I reserve the right to kick you out with a 100% refund on the spot if you're an 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.
- Email me your receipt after you come with a link to your tweet (take a pic at the event showing that you were there)
Schedule Mar 10
||Find out where the party + panel are in Downtown Austin
||VCs Introduced. Panel Starts
FRI March 11 (aka STILL THUR NIGHT)
"Midnight +1" The first panel at SXSW
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)
- Tom Ball (Austin Ventures)
- Luke Nosek (Founders Fund)
- Ken Howery (Founders Fund)
- Jon Teo (Benchmark)
- 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 Derring (Stanford)
- Carly Spoljaric** (First Round Capital)
She was last year's all-star SXSW VC Panelist
- + more
|*Where*: Downtown AUSTIN: Email messaged or texted Mon, March 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: chiang9 @duck9 dot com
*Media We Love*: GigaOm, 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 / Sheila@ProsperAss.com/ SXSW #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
***NEWS: I am bringing Stanford Entrepreneurs ***
If you're an undergrad entrepreneur / pre-preneur at Stanford and would like to come, post on my Facebook wall. I am doing grants.
Tweet out this party
Reverse VC Pitch Summit at CES
The Reverse VC Pitch Summit is in 2012
Thursday Jan 5
||OPENING NIGHT PARTY***
FRI Jan 6 (aka STILL THUR NIGHT)
||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
||FIrst Session: Yoga. You can watch or you can do.
||Welcome Address from Party Secretary, Larry Chiang.
||Networking a party you were not invited to (Entrepreneurs ONLY)
||Concurrent Sessions led by 5 VCs and 5 entrepreneurs
*Preview sessions HERE
*Submit your panel via email or here on this wiki page - http://bit.ly/vc1005w
SAT Jan 7
||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.
||VC Secrets Panel
||VIP Dinner (separate ticket may be required if I, larry @LarryChiang dot com, can't sell the sponsorship :-)
SAT Jan 7
||#AfterParty Somewhere in Las Vegas*
The last party had a
- 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.