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Event

Title:

  VC Taskforce Elevator Pitch Roundtable
Date:   Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Time:   6:00-8:30 PM
Location:  

2475 Hanover St., Palo Alto

Sponsor:   VC Taskforce

Event details:  
The VC Taskforce Elevator Pitch Roundtable is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to network with investors and other CXOs, present their company and idea, and hear first-hand what it takes to raise early-stage capital in 2011. Each of our events has consistently drawn an excellent entrepreneur-to-investor ratio.

If you are an entrepreneur in a startup that is currently seeking capital, and would like to present your best 90-second elevator pitch to a panel of VCs, you must first send an email Request to Present in advance before you register to receive confirmation from the program manager space is available on the line up. The maximum number of presenters is limited to ten. If you do not want to pitch or there is no slot available to pitch, feel free to attend as a non-pitching entrepreneur who listens to other entrepreneurs and learns from their experiences.

If  you are an investor, come and listen to entrepreneurs’ pitches. You never know where you’ll find your next deal. Find out how our panel of investors rate the entrepreneurs’ pitches; which VCs pass and for what reasons; and which entrepreneurs other VCs want to talk to ASAP. Please let us know if you would like to participate  on one of our Elevator Pitch Roundtable or Workshop  panels.

During the evening, entrepreneurs on the list will present their pitches to the entire room. Our distinguished panel of early stage investors will ask questions and provide brief feedback. Please note that pitching time limits will be strictly enforced! After the 90 second pitch there will be five minutes of Q&A by the panel followed by two minutes of critique.

Our lively panel  discussion and Q&A will also provide critical insight into what it takes to  raise capital today.
 
Moderator:
Ron Weissman Band of Angels

Panelists:
Tom Thomas, Pillsbury
Hiroshi Wald, Austral Capital
John Lonergan, Mach Ventures
Punit Chiniwalla , Panorama Capital

To present a pitch, prior to registering, you must contact Valerie Badgett at ensetventures@gmail.com(Direct Phone: 415-987-1707) to learn of slot availability. Ten slots to present are assigned on a first-come basis. If Valerie indicates a slot is available you promptly register and MUST immediately email her your registration confirmation number and the name of your company. Only emailing your confirmation number ensures assignment of a presentation slot. For those on the approved list, further instructions and guidelines will be provided. NOTE: Registering alone does NOT reserve pitch time. If you do not want to pitch or there is no slot available to pitch, feel free to attend as a non-pitching entrepreneur who listens to other entrepreneurs and learns from their experiences.

Agenda:  
Doors Open: 6 PM
Program: 6:30-8:30 PM
Pizza and soda  included

 


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