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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - Venture Summit
   
8:00 a.m. REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
 

 

8:45 a.m.

WELCOME REMARKS

   
9:00 a.m.

VENTURE CAPITAL OUTLOOK 2014: WHAT LIES AHEAD?
Sit in as a panel of Venture thought leaders discuss and debate the challenges and opportunities facing early stage venture firms, angel Investors and Entrepreneurs as they look forward to 2014.

Moderator:

Steven R. London
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLC

Panelists:

Sean Ammirati
Partner
Birchmere Ventures

Michael Bigham
Partner
Abingworth

David Neustaedter
Vice President
Coviden Ventures

Corey McCann
Principal
MPM Capital

Markus Thill
Managing Director
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH

Wal van Lierop
President & CEO
Chrysalis Energy Venture Capital

Caleb Winder
Co-Founder & Director
Excel Venture Management

 
9:50 a.m.

BREAK

   
10:00 a.m.

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND I

Technology Track, Life Sciences Track  & CleanTech Track

   
11:00 a.m. NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
   
11:40 a.m.

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND II

Technology Track, Life Sciences Track & CleanTech Track

   

12:50 p.m. LUNCH & NETWORKING
   
01:50 p.m.

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – ROUND III

Technology Track, Life Sciences Track, CleanTech Track & EdTech

   
3:00 p.m.

CUNCURRENT PANELS:

THE EXIT
The goal for every venture firm is a successful exit from the investment.  Attend this panel discussion to learn about exit strategies. See how early-stage planning, choosing the right advisors, and managing expectations points you toward an exit you can count as a success.

Moderator:

Joe Benjamin
Founder & CEO
youngStartup Ventures

Panelists:

Carter Caldwell
Principal
Cross Atlantic Capital Partners

Andrew Clapp
Managing Partner
Arctaris Capital Partners

Harry DeMott
Managing Director
Raptor Ventures

Jim Macdonald
Managing Director
First Analysis

Reese Schroeder
Managing Director
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital

Ned Stringham
Founder & Managing Partner
42 Ventures

Anis Uzzaman
General Partner
Fenox Venture Capital
 
POWERING UP CLEAN-TECH INNOVATION
In the wake of the overall economy, the clean and renewable energy sector has proven to be an area of strength for venture capital investors but has recently seen a decline in investments. This panel of leading VCs will discuss the trends in the financial markets and the future of venture capital investment in clean-tech.

Moderator:

Robert Y. Chow
Partner
Pepper Hamilton LLC

Panelists:

Eric Bielke
Senior Investment Associate
Siemens Venture Capital

Matthew Fedors
Principal
Leaf Clean Energy Company

Adrian Horotan
Principal
Elm Street Ventures

Daniel Hullah
Partner & COO
Rockport Capital

Trey Kellett
Senior Director
GE Ventures

Andrée-Lise Méthot
Founder & Managing Partner
Cycle Capital Management

David Ward
Managing Partner
MTI Ventures


REPORT CARD ON EDTECH INNOVATION & FUNDING
Edtech Investors will take center stage to grade the Edtech sector and share insights on the trends their seeing.

Moderator:

Keith Clougherty
President & CEO
Copley Retention Systems

Panelists:

Stanley Buchesky
Founder
The EdTech Fund

Dan Burstein
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
Millennium Technology Value Partners

Matthew Greenfield
Managing Partner
Rethink Education

Jean Hammond
Co-Founder
LearnLaunch

Mark Miller
Managing Partner
Good Harbor Partners


Michael Staton
Partner
Learn Capital

   
3:50 p.m. NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
   
4:30 p.m.

CUNCURRENT PANELS:
 
TERM-SHEET IN HAND - NEGOTIATING A WIN WIN
You've got a top notch team, solid business model and a term-sheet in hand, yet without understanding the negotiating process, you may wind up losing it all. This session will provide valuable insight from VCs who have been on the other side negotiating the elements necessary for structuring a winning opportunity.

Moderator:

Josef B. Volman
Partner and Co-Chair of Business Law
Burns & Levinson LLP

Panelists:

Susan Antonio
General Partner
Saturn Partners

Nathaniel Brinn
Principal
Vital Venture Capital

Rami Elkhatib
General Partner
Acero Capital

Mark Farrell
Managing Director
Thayer Ventures

Stephen Hourigan
CEO
Elevate Ventures

Brendan McCord
Senior Associate
Lux Capital

Lisa Rhoads
Managing Director
Easton Capital Investment Group

 
TAKING GOLIATH’S MONEY
Many giants of industry have decided to 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.

Moderator:

Samuel M. Shafner
Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP

Panelists:

Rajeev Dadoo
Partner
SR One

Ed Greer
Manager
Dow Ventures

Henrik Holland
Venture Principal
Shell Technology Ventures

Joseph King
Managing Director
DuPont Ventures

Ira Nydick
Technology Partners
Panasonic Venture Group

Sebastian Titz
Investment Manager
3M New Ventures

   
5:20 p.m.

AWARDS & CLOSING REMARKS

5:30 p.m.

SUMMIT ADJOURNS

   



* Program schedules and speakers are subject to change