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Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors Conference

Yale Tech SF

Friday, May 9, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors Conference

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Yale Entrepreneurs and Investors Network is hosting its first 1-day conference, themed "The Yale Ecosystem." The event will focus on all the professions and people it takes to make a successful startup from start to exit. 

Hear from proven investors and entrepreneurs on how they succeeded strategically. Learn from successful operators about how to execute tactically on PR, hiring, scaling, marketing, and much more. Meet people who can help your business grow or get your idea off the ground.

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8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM


State of Yale Entrepreneurship 
with James Boyle, Managing Director of Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, and Kyle Jensen, Lecturer and Shanna and Eric Bass ’05 Director of Entrepreneurial Programs at the Yale School of Management

9:30 AM

Social Impact Investing 
with Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus and partner at Kapor Capital

10:00 AM

Value of a Yale Degree For Thiel Fellows Dropouts 
with Paul Gu (Upstart), Daniel Friedman (Thinkful), David Luan (Dextro), Darren Zhu (Iris Labs)

10:30 AM

Building an entrepreneurial community in New Haven, New York, and around the world 
with General Assembly CEO, Jake Schwartz, and Co-Founder, Brad Hargreaves. Interviewer: Ronen Olshansky, CEO of Cross Campus

11:15 AM

Investor’s Lessons Learned
with Bing Gordon (partner at Kleiner Perkins, ex- CCO Eletronic Arts, Board Director of Zynga)

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Press: Getting In Front of Millions of Readers 
with Sarah Mishkin, Tech and SF Correspondent at Financial Times (2.2 million daily readership) and Steffi Wu, PR Lead at ZenPayroll and former PR Director at ZeroCater

1:25 PM 

Marketing: Acquiring Your First Million Users 
with Sander Daniels (Co-Founder of Thumbtack, Raised $18MM and acquired millions of US consumers who have spent $2 billion on professional services through Thumbtack)

1:50 PM

Fundraising: Term Sheet Negotiation
with Jonathan Runyan, Goodwin Procter +  Jules Maltz, Institutional Venture Partners (Indiegogo, RetailMeNot)

2:15 PM

Pivoting: Finding product/market fit from startup to public company
with Rob Glaser, Founder and Interim CEO of Real Networks (NASDAQ: RNWK)

2:45 PM

Hiring: Going from 500 to 5,000 employees
with Lori Goler (VP of Human Resources at Facebook)  

3:00 PM


3:30 PM

Finance/Ops: How To Keep Things Smooth from $0 to $100MM 
with John Chen (founding CFO of MoPub) and Miles Lasater (founding COO of HigherOne) 

4:00 PM

Selling: Q&A About M&A 
with Dan Chen (Siemer & Associates) and Peter Bershatsky ( Corporate Development)


4:30 PM   

The Next Big Thing 
with Roger McNamee (Elevation Partners and founder of Silver Lake Partners) in coversation with Donna Dubinsky (Former CEO of Palm, co-founder of Handspring, and co-founder of Numenta)  

5:15 PM

Drinks & Mingling


About Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors Network

Yale Entrepreneurs & Investors Network is an alumni organization under the Yale Club of San Francisco started by its community of Yale entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors. It hosts events to help entrepreneurs, techies, and investors exchange new ideas, advice, and funding opportunities. Mix and mingle with potential collaborators, future business leaders, stalwart entrepreneurs, and the visionaries who fund their companies. 


Goodwin Procter         


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