GITPRO Tech Forum
Apr 25th Saturday
Startup 101: Learn how to structure a tech startup and understand IP issues
Learn Startup Success Factors: from Successful serial entrepreneur Prakash Bhalerao and Venture Capitalist Amit Shah
Raising Money: IoT, Learn from Venture Capitalists and Investors
Monetization and Customer Discovery: Learn from MBA Professor and Lean Startup Coach
$85 for Startup Bootcamp
$75 with discount code ( for example BALIST )
|8:30am-9:30:||Startup 101: Structuring Silicon Valley Startup
Structuring a startup as a legal entity is beyond just filing C corp or S corp. Silicon Valley Venture capitalists expects certain type of registration, with equity structure, board etc properly made to scale up and result into IPO or acquisition.
Additionally Intellectual Property is a key asset of startups. This presentation would also cover brand protection, copyright, trademark, and patenting.
Carole Bellis, Kilpatrick Townsend LLC
|9:45 am – 10:45 am||Monetization Models for Technology Startups: Prof. Hemant Bhargava, UC Davis
Aim of business is to make money which translates into a valuation resulting into making money for the founders and investors. Magnetization models drastically changed in new consumer driven economies in last decade. This is important not just for raising funds from investors, but making the startup successful. Learn it from a master in this field.
|11:00 am – 12:15 pm||Building A Successful Silicon Valley Startup:Amit Shah, Artiman Ventures
Learning tips and tricks to succeed a startups from a master is an unique opportunities. Amit Shah focuses on early-stage investments, creating globally renowned businesses, where technology innovation and markets intersect.Amit Shah is not just a successful venture capitalist but he has been a successful serial entrepreneur. Both companies he founded were acquired: Zeitnet (acq. Cabletron) and PipeLinks (acq. Cisco). His serial entrepreneurship made him be successful in making other startups as successful.
Over his career he has led investments in many companies such as Everest Design Automation (acq. Synopsys), IKANOS (Nasdaq: IKAN), iManage (Nasdaq: IMAN), Lightwire (acq. Cisco Systems), Netscaler (acq. Citrix), Sierra Design Automation (acq. Mentor Graphics), Tavant (acq. Ameriquest).
|12:00 pm – 01:00 pm||Lunch (provided)|
|01:00 pm – 2:15 pm||Raising Investment for Startups: Naveen Bisht
Ashmeet Sadana, Engineering Capital
Nakul Mandan, LightSpeed Venture Partners,
Raj Gollamudi, Intel Capital,
Praveen Gupta, HTC Corp
Raising capital is the a common, essential and the most time consuming activity that most of the founders end up doing, whether they get successful in doing or not, results into the longitivtiy and success of a startup. Hence, this session is important to understand how VCs and investors invest and expect from the founders.
|2:15 pm – 3:15 pm||Managing Successful Exit: : Prakash BhaleraoSerial Entrepreneur
Prakash Bhalerao, Chairman and CEO, Verismo Networks is a successful high-technology entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist and has co-founded more than 30 Silicon Valley start-ups, after successful key management positions at Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) and C-Cube Microsystems.
He has co-founded and now serves as chairman of several admired and highly sought-after Silicon Valley start-ups, including Amber Networks, Ishoni Networks, Alopa Networks, Ambit Inc., and ECTone. All of these companies are headquartered in Silicon Valley, and some also have research and development facilities in India.
Together, Bhalerao’s companies employ over 700 people in Bangalore, India, and over 4,000 professionals worldwide. During the period between 1997-2003, these companies have raised over $500 million in equity capital, and together they have market capitalization that total in the billions of dollars.
|3:30 pm – 4:30 pm||Customer Discovery and Interviews according to Lean Startup for Startups: Eugene Lee, Nick Noreña
Nine out of 10 startup fail. So fail early, learn and pivot, is the principal that makes new age startups agile and successful. The success of lean startup depends on customer interviews and customer discovery. Startups rarely fail due to technical issues but fail either there is no customers or fail to understand what customers need. This customer interviews and discovery process de-risks the failure.
|4:45 pm – 5:30 pm||Keynote1: Succeeding in Silicon Valley Prakash Bhalerao: Serial Entrepreneur|
|5:15 pm -5:45 pm||Tea – Snacks and Networking|
High-Tech Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist & Chairman & CEO
Kilpatrick Townsend LLP
CEO & Founder
Jerome and Elsie Suran Professor in Technology Management
UC Davis’ Graduate School of Management
SVP of Product
Vice President and General Manager, Big Data & Analytics
VP, Apache Incubator at The Apache Software Foundation
Data Management, Cloudera & Entrepreneur
CEO of Xplain.io (acquired by Cloudera)
Western Digital company
Cisco Agile Coach
Speaker, Author & Coach
Lead Product Manager, Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
Community Organizer, Co-founder
The Lean Startup Circle, Shoto
Director of Engineering, Data Analytics Infrastructure
Senior Technology & Marketing Executive – Security, Systems, Semiconductors
GITPRO Founder President & Big Data Technologist
Co-Founder, EVP Products
Founder, Managing Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Vice President – Corporate Investments and Development
Head of Products for the Software Networking Business
Product Management, Home Sentry