March 13th - 14th, 2018

The Santa Clara Convention Center | Santa Clara

Where Innovation Meets Capital

Hosted by   youngStartup Ventures



Agenda

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

6:00pm

Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

8:00am

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:45am

WELCOME REMARKS

9:00am

THE CHANGING VENTURE WORLD: WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FOR THE NEXT 24 MONTHS?

Venture Capital thought leaders debate the challenges and opportunities facing Investors and Entrepreneurs

9:50am

BREAK

10:00am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I

Track I: Technology
Track II: Life Sciences
Track III: Clean-tech
Track IV: Ed-tech
Track V: Seed Pitchfest

11:00am

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:40am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II

Track I: Technology
Track II: Life Sciences
Track III: Clean-tech
Track IV: Ed-tech
Track V: Seed Pitchfest

12:50pm

LUNCH & NETWORKING

1:00pm

RAISING ANGEL MONEY: INFO & INSIGHTS FROM SEASONED INVESTORS

3:00pm

FUNDABLE DEALS: MAKING VCs SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE

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.

3:00pm

ENERGIZING THE FLOW OF CLEAN-TECH DEALS

This session will discuss the trends in the financial markets and the future of venture capital investment in clean-tech.

3:00pm

ABCs ON ED-TECH INNOVATION & FUNDING

Ed-tech Investors will take center stage to grade the Ed-tech sector and share insights on the trends they’re seeing.

3:50pm

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

4:30pm

THE ART OF NEGOTIATING TERM SHEETS

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.

4:30pm

CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL: 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.

4:30pm

THE WINNING RECIPE FOR FOODTECH INNOVATION

Leading VCs will discuss the latest applications of technology to improve agriculture and food production, trends in the financial markets and the future of venture capital investment in foodtech.

5:20pm

AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

5:30pm

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