Join Founders Space Silicon Valley Roundtable for Introductions Galore: How to Get in the Door Topic: Introductions Galore: How to Get in the Door. Can you use tips on how to gracefully approach VCs, angels and other key members of the vibrant Silicon Valley startup community? Join us as we discuss how to widen your network of possibilities with introductions galore! Presenters: Bill... [read more]
Join Founders Space Silicon Valley Roundtable for Introductions Galore: How to Get in the Door Topic: Introductions Galore: How to Get in the Door. Can you use tips on how to gracefully approach VCs, angels and other key members of the vibrant Silicon Valley startup community? Join us as we discuss how to widen your network of possibilities with introductions galore! Presenters: Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures, Bruce Schechter of Band of Angels, and Dave Arnold of Arnold Partners, LLC. Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures, Bruce Schechter of Band of Angels, and Dave Arnold of Arnold Partners, LLC answer your questions. A Founders Space Roundtable is a monthly meeting where founders get together to share knowledge, solve problems and make connections. Each Roundtable tackles a specific subject, such as raising capital, negotiating term sheets, attracting talent, creating marketing plans, and filing patents. The session begins with industry experts providing detailed advice. Then we roll up our sleeves, gather into small groups, and help each other with issues we’re facing. SPEAKERS Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He sits on the Boards of CaseStack, WhiteHat, ClearFuels, cFares, and ThermoCeramix. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and a Charter Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs. Currently he is the Chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Bruce Schechter is a member of the Band of Angels, and is an advisor to several technology startups. In particular, he enjoys mentoring early-stage founders on business strategy, go-to-market strategy, and fund raising. Bruce began his career at Intel Corporation in 1980, and served a 17 year stint at the company in a variety of roles including Fab Process Development Engineering, Microprocessor Product Management, Technical Assistant to the Sr. VP of Corporate Strategy, and Director of Online Marketing. In 1997, Bruce was among the founding team of Pandesic LLC, a pioneer application service provider, where he served as Director of Operations Management and then Director of Strategic Alliances. In 2007, Bruce received his MS in Computer Science from Stanford, at twice the age of most of his classmates. He received his BS in Physics and Math from Purdue University in 1980. Dave Arnold of Arnold Partners, LLC, is a product of Silicon Valley, growing up in Palo Alto as the youngest son of a pioneering electronic engineer. His early career was spent in finance and accounting roles with Perkin-Elmer, Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer. Dave realized that accounting was not his calling and turned to financial recruiting in 1989. Since 1999 Dave has focused on placing CFO’s. Prior to starting his own firm, Dave was VP of Operations at Management Solutions, a multi-service line firm he helped grow from a one office start-up to west coast presence; MSI was subsequently acquired by TMP. Dave has placed hundreds of top financial professionals in all industries his twenty plus years as a recruiter. Dave graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with majors in Economics, English and Philosophy after attending the Woodside Priory School. Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org About Founders Space, WavePlay, and Sponsorships: Founders Space brings together founders, angels, VCs, advisors & innovators to help startups rock the world www.foundersspace.com WavePlay LLC, a promotional agency, produces and manages all Founders Space events and sponsorships www.waveplayllc.com Interested in sponsoring a Founders Space Roundtable or the Founders Space website? Contact WavePlay's Peter Seidel Peter.Seidel@waveplayllc.com or Lyne Noella Lyne.Noella@waveplayllc.com. Tickets to Founders Space events are transferable but non-refundable.