May 5 - 7, 2020

Where Innovation Meets Capital

Hosted by   youngStartup Ventures



Agenda

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May 5th, 2020

12:50 PM CHECK-IN
1:00 PM STARTUP BOOTCAMP:

CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
SESSION I
Learn the Practical Steps to Transform Your Idea into a Startup
Early-stage product development can make entrepreneurs feel like they are lost in a jungle. In this Workshop, you will learn how to get your startup off the ground with a systematic, scientific, and efficient product development process
One on One Meetings
SESSION II

SLIDE DECKS: DO THEY COMMUNICATE THE OPPORTUNITY?

There are a lot of amazing resources and examples of winning slide decks available to entrepreneurs and no shortage of people who claim to know how to create a “winning” pitch deck. The truth is, there is no “winning formula”. Every winning deck is different because every winning venture is unique. There are, however, a number of common themes, strategies and structural elements that will help you not just present your opportunity, but construct a compelling story that will improve your chances of success. This workshop will talk about what you need to be aware of to create a deck that communicates your opportunity effectively to investors. Time permitting, we’ll also walk through the dissection of an actual deck and review some of the common missteps entrepreneurs often encounter.
One on One Meetings
1:45 PM VENTURE BOOTCAMP One on One Meetings
GROW, SCALE & EXIT IN 24-36 MONTHS – PART I
The importance of strategic business planning for startups and entrepreneurs should never be overlooked. A good idea with hard work is not enough to compete in today’s hyper-competitive landscape. Instead, entrepreneurs must have the foresight to plan for the future and account for every stage of the Startup Maturity Lifecycle. Whether you are just starting your business or you have been at it for a few years, this workshop will help you build a plan for:

1. Raising money
2. Updating investors
3. Managing operations

In this workshop you will learn a step-by-step process for planning your business and identifying your true growth potential. Attendees will be working within proprietary BOSS templates and worksheets to guide them through each stage of the Startup Maturity Lifecycle (Inception, Cleanup/Turnaround, Growth, Scale, Exit). The finished product is an Operating Plan to help you manage your business and catapult you to a successful exit.

At the completion of this workshop, each attended will be able to:

1. Describe their businesses North Star (mission, vision, values, Ideal Customer Profile and Ideal Buyer Profile)
2. Identify their unique competitive advantage
3. Identify their Ideal Buyer Profile in preparation for an exit

One on One Meetings
2:30 PM FIRESIDE CHAT: THE POWER OF COMMUNITY & CONNECTION
  • Panelists:
  • Eric Ly
    LinkedIn Co-Founder & Hub CEO
    Hub

  • David Meltzer
    Co-Founder
    David Meltzer Enterprises & Sports 1 Marketing

3:30 PM ADJOURNMENT

May 6th, 2020

8:00 AM Expanding Internationally in challenging times: what it takes to survive and succeed!
Hosted by Invest in Bavaria
One on One Meetings
8:45 AM OPENING REMARKS
9:00 AM 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
9:50 AM BREAK
10:00 AM COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I
11:10 AM NETWORKING SESSIONS One on One Meetings
11:40 AM COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II
1:00 PM RAISING SEED STAGE MONEY
Info & insights from active Angel investors with wings
One on One Meetings
1:50 PM CONCURRENT PANELS:
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.
One on One Meetings
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.
One on One Meetings
2:50 PM CONCURRENT PANELS:
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.
One on One Meetings
BANKING ON FINTECH INNOVATION
Join top-tier VCs to discuss the rise of fintech, the integration of groundbreaking technologies within financial services, and the future of digital finance.
One on One Meetings
3:45 PM BREAK One on One Meetings
3:50 PM CONCURRENT SESSION: One on One Meetings
ROAD TO REVENUE: STRENGTH HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
  • David Meltzer
    Co-Founder
    David Meltzer Enterprises & Sports 1 Marketing

One on One Meetings
4:15 PM GROW, SCALE & EXIT IN 24-36 MONTHS – PART II
The importance of strategic business planning for startups and entrepreneurs should never be overlooked. A good idea with hard work is not enough to compete in today’s hyper-competitive landscape. Instead, entrepreneurs must have the foresight to plan for the future and account for every stage of the Startup Maturity Lifecycle. Whether you are just starting your business or you have been at it for a few years, this workshop will help you build a plan for:

1. Raising money
2. Updating investors
3. Managing operations

In this workshop you will learn a step-by-step process for planning your business and identifying your true growth potential. Attendees will be working within proprietary BOSS templates and worksheets to guide them through each stage of the Startup Maturity Lifecycle (Inception, Cleanup/Turnaround, Growth, Scale, Exit). The finished product is an Operating Plan to help you manage your business and catapult you to a successful exit.

At the completion of this workshop, each attended will be able to:

1. Describe their businesses North Star (mission, vision, values, Ideal Customer Profile and Ideal Buyer Profile)
2. Identify their unique competitive advantage
3. Identify their Ideal Buyer Profile in preparation for an exi

One on One Meetings
5:15 PM ADJOURNMENT

May 7th, 2020

8:00 AM FEATURED KEYNOTE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & DISRUPTION One on One Meetings
8:45 AM WELCOME REMARKS
9:00 AM RAISING STRATEGIC / 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
9:50 AM BREAK
10:00 AM COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND III
11:10 AM BREAK One on One Meetings
11:40 AM COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND IV
12:50 PM Non-dilutive R&D funding for startups
Sponsored by National Science Foundation

America’s Seed Fund powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) awards more than $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working across virtually every discipline of science and technology can receive up to $1.75 million to support research and development (R&D), helping de-risk technology for commercial success. America’s Seed Fund is congressionally mandated through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of about $8.3 billion that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. For more information, visit seedfund.nsf.gov.

One on One Meetings
1:30 PM CONCURRENT PANELS:
LIFE SCIENCES & HEALTHCARE VC CHECKUP
VCs compare and contrast the growth of seemingly healthy companies. What did these companies do right? Where did they go wrong? 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.
One on One Meetings
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.
One on One Meetings
2:30 PM STARTUP BOOTCAMP: One on One Meetings
“MEET THE NEGOTIATORS”
VC AND COMPANY COUNSEL BATTLE IT OUT FOR BEST DEAL TERMS

Hosted by: McCarter & English LLP

An incredible look
One on One Meetings
3:45 PM PREPARING A FORECAST: OPTIMISM VS. REALITY One on One Meetings
5:00 PM BEST PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED / CLOSING REMARKS One on One Meetings
5:10 PM ADJOURNMENT

* Agenda and speakers subject to change.

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