November 17 - 19, 2020



Agenda

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Eastern Daylight Time

Tuesday, November 17th – VENTURE SUMMIT \ VIRTUAL CONNECT

2:30 PM STARTUP BOOTCAMP SESSIONS One-on-One Meetings
5:00 PM ADJOURNMENT

Wednesday, November 18th – VENTURE SUMMIT \ VIRTUAL CONNECT

9:30 AM CHECK IN One on One Meetings
10:15 AM OPENING REMARKS

10:30 AM THE EVOLUTION OF EARLY STAGE VENTURE FUNDING
Sit in as a panel of Venture thought leaders discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities facing early venture firms, Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs as they forward to 2021.
11:20 AM BREAK
11:30 AM COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I
12:40 PM NETWORKING SESSIONS One on One Meetings
1:30 PM COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II
2:50 PM BREAK  
3:00 PM RAISING SEED STAGE MONEY – INFO & INSIGHTS FROM SEASONED INVESTORS
Info & insights from active Angel investors with wings
 
4:00 PM CONCURRENT PANELS: One on One Meetings
STARTUP CHALLENGES: YES, THE ODDS ARE AGAINST YOU
Ideas are all well and good, but in order to attract capital they will need to be packaged and presented in a way that will entice investors and of course a SOLID business model. This panel will discuss the skills required to make a highly effective pitch that will attract potential financiers and the types of deals investors want.
 
FUNDING CLEANTECH INNOVATION
This session will discuss the trends in the financial markets and the future of venture capital investment in clean-tech.
 
5:00 CONCURRENT PANELS: One on One Meetings
MONEY FOR FINTECH INNOVATION
Join top-tier VCs for a discussion on the rise of fintech, the integration of groundbreaking technologies within financial services, and the future of digital finance.
 
NEGOTIATING THE TERM SHEET
Entrepreneurs who don’t prepare well for term-sheet negotiations may find themselves locked into an uncomfortable relationship with their VC for years to come. Whether you’re looking for a first round or follow-on funding, attend this panel to learn what you should know about negotiating term sheets.
 
6:00 PM WORKSHOP  
6:45 PM ADJOURNMENT

Thursday, November 19th – VENTURE SUMMIT \ VIRTUAL CONNECT

9:30 AM FIRESIDE CHAT – BOB METCALFE
Internet Pioneer, Ethernet Inventor, 3Com Founder and UT Austin Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
10:15 AM WELCOME REMARKS
10:30 AM RAISING CORPORATE VENTURE FUNDING:

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

With a new flowering of startup innovation, many giants of industry have decided to enter or re-enter the world of VC. This session will explore the value-added investment approach of Corporate VCs and how it yields important dividends that are “beyond the bottom line,” both for the investor and for the startup.
One on One Meetings
11:20 AM BREAK
11:30 AM COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND III
12:40 PM NETWORKING SESSIONS One on One Meetings
1:30 PM COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND IV
2:50 PM BREAK One on One Meetings
3:00 PM HEALTH CHECKUP: LIFE SCIENCES & HEALTHCARE STARTUPS
VCs compare and contrast the growth of seemingly healthy companies. What did these companies do right?  Which one would be considered a healthier investment and why?  Does your company measure up?  What healthy habits will make your company a more desirable investment?  Find out if you pass the VC health checkup.
 
WHERE’S THE EXIT
It’s the goal-and the challenge-of every venture capitalist: a successful exit from an investment. Panelists will cover early-stage planning, exit strategies and corresponding values, picking the right advisers and managing expectations.
 
4:00 PM WORKSHOPS  
5:00 PM BEST PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED / CLOSING REMARKS
5:20 PM ADJOURNMENT One on One Meetings

Agenda is subject to change

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