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SF Venture Summit - feat Guy Kawasaki

Hult Venture Group

Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

SF Venture Summit - feat Guy Kawasaki

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Summit + Mixer (MBA Discount - ID checked at the door) Ended $65.00 $2.62
Summit + Mixer (Entrepreneur Discount) Ended $99.00 $3.47
Summit + MIxer (Financier discount) Ended $129.00 $4.22
Summit + Mixer (Regular Admission) Ended $149.00 $4.72
Summit + Mixer (Last Minute Ticket) Ended $199.99 $5.99
Hosted Cocktail Networking Mixer Only (limited number) Ended $39.00 $1.97
2 Summit + Mixer Tickets + a demo/ exhibitor table Ended $500.00 $13.49
2 Summit + MIxer Tickets + Basic Sponsorship   more info Ended $500.00 $13.49
Half Day Afternoon summit + mixer Ended $100.00 $3.49

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A day conference addressing the current and future trends of the venture capital ecosystem. 

Thursday March 24, 2011

Conference @ Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf,  1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
Hosted Cocktail Mixer @ Hult International Business School , 1355 Sansome Street, San Francisco

Keynote Speakers:

Guy Kawasaki
is the co-founder of, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki is the author of ten books including Enchantment, Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Naval Ravikant
is an entrepreneur and angel investor, a co-author of Venture Hacks, and a co-maintainer of AngelList. Previously he was a co-founder at Genoa Corp (acquired by Finisar), (IPO via, and (largest white-label classifieds marketplace). He has also advised, iPivot, and XFire, among others, and invested in many companies, including Twitter, FourSquare, DocVerse (sold to Google), Mixer Labs (sold to Twitter), Jambool (Social Gold), SnapLogic, PlanCast, Stack Overflow, Heyzap, and Disqus.
Fireside Chat:
@ the hosted cocktail mixer with a real fireplace!

Len Baker

has been a partner of Sutter Hill Ventures since 1973. He is currently a director of Corcept TherapeuticsInfomedicsLine 6YaoLan Ltd. (BabyCare) and Youku. In addition, he is responsible for Sutter Hill's investment in Chengwei Ventures, a venture capital firm in Shanghai that Sutter Hill helped start in 1999, and in Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm in San Francisco that Sutter Hill helped found in 2000.

Mr. Baker earned a BA in mathematics from Yale University in 1964 and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1966. He worked for Cummins Engine Company in London and Columbus, Indiana, and for the Delta Foundation, a community development corporation started by civil rights leaders in Greenville, Mississippi.

Mr. Baker is a trustee of Yale University, where he chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Investment Committee. He serves as a director of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, Special Investments. He is a board member of Environmental Defense Fund. Mr. Baker is a former board member and chair of the finance and academic committees of Sacred Heart School in Atherton, California.

Event Info
Created by MBA students from the Hult Venture Group. The theme of this year's Summit is Changing the Game: a discussion on alternative investment trends, industry challenges and new opportunities for international venture capital in the post financial crisis climate. Set in an interactive and deal-making environment, the conference brings together 300+ thought leaders, financiers, entrepreneurs and MBA students from over 60 countries. The Summit offers ample networking opportunities in the schedule for our guests over breaks, lunch and a hosted cocktail after party. (Free shuttle and admission for Summit attendees) 

Hear about international venture capital trends from global experts
Connect with leading venture capitalists, angels and entrepreneurs
Share insights, experience and opportunities

This exclusive event has limited capacity, so act quickly!

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Venture Capital: Shifting Paradigms, Opportunities, and Challenges
Turmoil in the financial markets created obvious challenges for generating investor returns. The past few years also saw the proliferation of early-stage investments and evolving alternative exit options. What do these changes mean for the limited partners and how will they affect deal flows between VC's of different stages?
Our panelists will share their thoughts on the changing investment landscape, discuss the relative success of new investment models and explore strategies for capitalizing on the new opportunities. 

Sharon Wienbar
Managing Director

Scale Ventures
Rebecca Lynn

Rudy Garza
Founder, GP

Dave McClure
Founding Partner

500 Startups

Sajjad Masud
Harvard Angels

The emergence of social ventures
Social ventures leverage the capital markets to solve social problems and provide sustainable social benefits. Given the current emphasis on philanthropy and the social good, how do social capitalists view investment returns, time to exit and the net effect on the bottom line?
Our panelists will review the challenges involved in weighing financial and social returns, share commercial philanthropy success stories, and reflect on the future of market-based solutions to social problems.

Wes Selke
Investment Manager

Good Capital
Patrick Gleeson

Meyer Family Entprs.
Gautam Barua

Aclaria Capital

Drew Clark
IBM Venture Capital

Jean Batman
Legal Venture Counsel

Delivering the goods
The venture capital markets made a roaring comeback in 2010 with 2,799 deals attracting $26.2 billion investment (11% increase from 2009), although median deal size for 2010 dropped to $4.4 million (from $5 million in 2009).
Our panelists will debate the strategy's they deploy to support their portfolio companies while delivering expected returns to their investors. They will examine methods of managing their portfolio companies, discuss the influence of the recent crisis on their approach, and explore innovative approaches to building successful companies.

Paul Bragiel

IO Ventures
Ann Winblad
Managing Director
Hummer Winblad

Andrew Lee
Battery Ventures

Chris Redlitz

Transmedia Capital

International deal flow and going global

Europe and Israel have developed local venture capital markets while emerging markets are seeing an increase in the scale of investments. Armed with knowledge and experience in international finance, human resources and capital markets, these globe-trotting VC's have first hand knowledge in taking a company global.

This panel will look at the venture capital industry from a regional and global perspective and attempting to discover what having an international edge means to investors and entrepreneurs.

Richard Irving

Pond Ventures

NIcholas El Baze

Partech Ventures
Don Butler
Managing Director

Don Wood
Managing Director
Susan Lucas-Conwell
CEO of SD Forum


summit tickets can be redeemed for 1 full day co-working pass at Rocket-Space

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Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf
1300 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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