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Startup Boot Camp #14: Early Stage Startup Financing


Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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Startup Bootcamp

Training for the mobile entrepreneurs. We welcome Android, iOS, WP, HTML5, Facebook, Chrome, Cloud startup founders / Entrepreneurs / Executives

 Location hasn't been confirmed yet.....


9AM Networking

9:30AM Introduction

9:35AM Opening Remark

9:50AM Sessions (Tentatively)


Early Stage Financing Introduction

Seed funding


Customer & Vendor financing


SBA Loan

Legal process in early stage financing

Details coming soon.

=== Speakers ===

  • Chris Gill, Sand Hill Angels
  • Patrick Mork, Former Global Marketing Director of Google Play
  • Elizabeth Estrella-Basilio, Managing Partner, Cross Border Communications

Topic: 7 Critical PR Lessons in Launching Startups

  • David Cao,Serial Entrepreneur,Founder of SVEntrepreneurs & Startups,Founder & CEO at GWC,Earlier Stage Mobile Angel Investor


=== Details ===


Chris Gill, Sand Hill Angels

Chris, a serial entrepreneur, has co-founded 8 tech based companies, has been a member of Sand Hill Angels for the past 8 years, a Board member of the Mission College Center for Innovation & Technology from 2011 – 2013, and is currently an EIR at Babson College.

Chris has experience as a startup founder, business executive and advisor to startups, investors and government bodies in Europe, North America and Asia. Most recently he was CEO of SVForum, the leading organization for developers and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley (see below for further details on SVForum) He is now travelling the world with his wife, Danila, working on meaningful projects in interesting places.

Chris co-founded 8 tech based companies, with 6 achieving profitable liquidity events, and has shared best practices on creating viable, fundable startups with thousands of entrepreneurs, particularly in Silicon Valley. He has been a Guest Lecturer on entrepreneurship at the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India, and has been an invited speaker at startup and venture capital conferences in cities around the world, including Barcelona, Belfast, Berkeley, Dublin, London, Montreal, Oxford University Said Business School, Palo Alto, Toronto, and Vancouver. In addition, Chris has coached the winning teams in Microsoft’s Global Innovation Accelerator, and IBM’s Smart Camp programs, on business and entrepreneurship.

Chris has been featured in and written articles on business and technology issues for the Financial Times, Business Week, Linux Journal and other publications. He is a member of Sand Hill Angels (, and an Entrepreneur in Residence for Babson College, and was a founding Board Member of the Mission College Center for Innovation & Technology. Chris was awarded a BSc in Computer Science from Manchester University (UK)


Patrick Mork, Former Global Marketing Director of Google Play

With over 15 years of marketing experience at leading companies such as PepsiCo and Diamond cluster, Patrick has worked in large multinationals and venture-backed start-ups in marketing, sales and general management. 
Patrick holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BS from Georgetown University.


Liz Estrella-Basilio, Managing Partner, Cross Border Communications

Liz Estrella-Basilio is the Managing Partner of Cross Border Communications’ Silicon Valley arm since its founding in 1999 (  Liz is a 20-year marketing communications and PR veteran, well-known for her energy and creative out-of-the-box take on all outreach programs.  Liz began her life in the Silicon Valley, in 1992 with a startup (PicoPower), which was acquired by Cirrus Logic and National Semiconductor.  Over the years, she has built a wealth of personal relationships with media pundits and industry influencers that have become a key element in the successful execution of PR programs.  Since co-founding Cross Border Communications,  Liz continues to work closely and hands-on with a few of Cross Border Communications’ startup clients.  She believes in programs that have a good mix of both traditional and digital strategies in PR and marketing communications.  Liz is an occasional blogger  She is a foodie, avid cyclist and tiger Mom.



David Cao

Serial Entrepreneur,

Founder of SVEntrepreneurs & Startups,

Founder & CEO at GWC,

Earlier Stage Mobile Angel Investor

Venue sponsored by Pivotal Labs

Sponsors welcome!

Cost: $30 (Early bird $20)

Free to past Pitch & Demo day winners.



=== Hiring? Post your job here for free ===


Developer Job Board: (By Mobile Developer Network)


Startup Job Board: (By SVEntrepreneurs)

Have questions about Startup Boot Camp #14: Early Stage Startup Financing? Contact SVEntreprenenurs


Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

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Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs (SVEntrepreneurs) is fast growing Mobile Entrepreneurs community.  SVE is also one of the most active community in Silicon Valley.

SVE currently organizes the following activities

  • Business Meeting
  • Pitch & Demo Day
  • SF Demo Night
  • App Entrepreneurs Accelerator
  • Entrepreneurs / Co-foudner Mixer
  • Startup Challenges
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