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March 2017

Founders’ Leadership Series: Mariam Naficy, Founder and CEO of Minted

March 23
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center,
505 Howard
San Francisco, CA United States
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Join Mariam Naficy, Founder and CEO of Minted, in a candid leadership conversation with Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman of Nasdaq and President of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. In this intimate forum, you’ll hear from Naficy on the contrast between being an entrepreneur in both tech bubbles and why the playbook she’s following for Minted is so different. You’ll also get her unique perspective on why an entrepreneur must always follow her gut, as well as her philosophy for developing the…

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The U.A.E.’s Startup Ecosystem and Opportunities for U.S. Investors

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rosewood Sand Hill,
2825 SandHill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C., are pleased to invite you to join H.E. U.A.E. Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and a distinguished delegation of U.A.E. officials, business leaders, and entrepreneurs at an exclusive luncheon from 11:30 am to 2 pm on Thursday March 23, 2017 at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, California. During this event, the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council and the U.A.E. Embassy’s Trade and Commercial Office will be…

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Webinar II: Understanding and Managing Cyber Risk – Vulnerabilities

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The second in our three-part understanding cyber risk series, this webinar will provide an overview of the multiple vulnerabilities an organization can face - from software, networks, humans, and more. This webinar will provide actionable steps to identify the crown jewels of a company, define an organization's attack surface, and protect valuable corporate assets.   Member Registration Non-Member Registration ($50)          

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2017 VCGC Annual Meeting

March 29 - March 30
Boulder, CO United States
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Venture Capital General Counsels: Please join us for the Annual VCGC meeting on March 30, 2017 in Boulder. Thursday, March 30, 2017 Program & Evening Reception Full agenda will be set in early 2017 To register: Please contact Tni Newhoff at TNewhoff@svb.com. By invitation only. Invitations are non-transferable. Organized by Silicon Valley Bank.

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12th Mexican Private Equity Summit

Every year since 2006, AMEXCAP organizes the most important Private Equity event in the country: AMEXCAP’s Annual Private Equity Summit. Since its inception, the forum has been the most important platform for the dissemination of the progress, trends, challenges and opportunities of the Mexican Private Equity industry in Mexico. In this 12th consecutive edition, the Summit will shed light on topics that have a significant impact on Mexico and its Private Equity industry, such as: Mexico’s 2017 macroeconomic outlook, the…

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Emerging Technologies and Torts of the Future

March 29 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Rosewood Sand Hill,
2825 SandHill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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The Honorable Sean D. Reyes, Attorney General, State of Utah to Keynote Emerging Technologies and Torts of the Future View the full agenda here. Seating is limited. Register Today! Join the U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) as we explore emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, and others, and discuss how to prevent liability issues from threatening innovation. Speakers Include: The Honorable Sean D.…

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The Future of Innovation in Wisconsin and the U.S.

March 31 @ 1:30 am - 4:00 pm
Edgewater Hotel,
1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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The Future of Innovation in Wisconsin and the U.S. A Roundtable Discussion with Bobby Franklin, CEO National Venture Capital Association March 31, 2017 Edgewater Hotel 1001 Wisconsin Place Madison, Wisconsin 53703 Register here. Agenda 11:30-12:30 Lunch with Bobby Franklin Open to those who are members of both the WVCA and NVCA. Get a 20% discount on full year memberships by joining both the WVCA and NVCA before this event (see application links below). 1:00-2:30       The Future of…

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April 2017

3rd Annual Corporate Venture Capital Event: Corporate Venture Embraces Accelerators featuring the 8th Annual Innovation Competition

April 4
5-Star Worldwide Conference Center,
161 N. Clark Street, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Global Midwest Alliance invites you to its 3rd Annual Midwest Corporate Venture Capital event. Given the success of last year's program, we've extended this program to a full-day event in 2017, including an evening cocktail reception sponsored by Energy Foundry. This event will bring together prominent corporate venture capitalists from leading firms who will share insights on the role of corporate venturing and their involvement with various accelerators across the country, as well as what’s next for the industry and…

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Venture Seminar: Industry Recap of the Year-End Audit Process

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rosewood Sand Hill,
2825 SandHill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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Join your venture peers and experts from Ipreo Private Capital Markets (PCM) for an industry recap of the year-end audit process and an exploration of some exciting new trends in VC. We will be featuring guest speaker Steve Allan, Head of SVB Analytics and SVB Securities Strategic Advisory, Silicon Valley Bank to introduce our new partnership. Connect, discuss, discover—and then celebrate the end of the audit season at our cocktail reception More details & registration.

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Q1 PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor Webinar: Analysis & Insights

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

When: April 12, 2017 Time: 12:00-12:45 pm ET (9:00-9:45 am PT) Where: Online webinar Whether you’re starting your day off on the West Coast or taking a lunch break on the East Coast, we invite you to join NVCA and PitchBook on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 as we discuss key trends related to the VC fundraising, investment, and exit activity downshift in Q1. Learn more about data-driven trends and insights you should have on your radar to see how 2017…

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Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating Your Next Executive Position

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sidley and Compensia are pleased to present a program focusing on what executives should consider when taking a new position or renegotiating the terms of their current position, including: Compensation terms, including cash and equity  and other incentive compensation Severance Change in control protection Timing and documentation of arrangements in advance of a potential exit Management team compensation from the CEO’s perspective Pressures the compensation committee faces in setting compensation April 18, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Palo Alto, CA *Lunch…

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2017 MVCA Research Report Release (MVCA MEMBER EVENT)

April 19
NextEnergy,
461 Burroughs St.
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Please join us April 19th for the release of the 2017 MVCA Research Report! The evening will feature a review of some of the major conclusions drawn from the report, followed by a panel discussion with diverse investors with a broad range of experience and geographic/stage/sector focus. A networking reception with delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks will follow. Be the first to hear the latest analysis and insights on Michigan's venture capital industry, so you can be ready to share…

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Global Ventures Summit – Bali 2017

April 19 @ 8:00 am - April 21 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Westin Bali, Indonesia
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Learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators in the High Growth Emerging Markets in the magic of Bali, Indonesia. Connect with the influencers of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in the world. Access Venture Capital professionals, funded technology startup founders, corporates, and policy makers in the fastest growing tech scenes on the planet. Emerging markets are set to attract over $100B in Venture Capital by 2020. Get in the front line with the future game changers from Silicon Valley funded entrepreneurs…

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Navigating Startup Finance and Tax Issues with KPMG

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center,
505 Howard
San Francisco, CA United States
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As leaders of high-growth organizations, we understand that you are highly focused on providing investors with high-quality, decision-useful information that allows for informed investment decisions and facilitates capital formation. During this session, KPMG professionals will examine a wide range of financial reporting, audit and tax-related topics that high-growth organizations need to be aware of in today's business environment. More information & registration - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-startup-finance-and-tax-issues-with-kpmg-tickets-33062141756

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Webinar III: Understanding and Managing Cyber Risk – Impacts

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The third webinar in our three-part series, this webinar will cover the financial, operational, strategic, and legal consequences that may impact an organization in the aftermath of a cyber incident. It will emphasize the importance of implementing impact reduction measures, and discuss several methods an organization can use to manage risk and impact.   Member Registration Non-Member Registration ($50)          

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Bootcamp for Accelerator Managers

April 24 - April 28
500 Startups office,
San Francisco, CA United States
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Learn how to run a successful program from 500 Startups, one of the top accelerators in Silicon Valley. 500 Startups is sharing its playbook with select accelerator managers on April 24-28th, 2017. In this one week deep dive, 500 partners and other top accelerator founding partners will reveal the tricks of the trade, and answer key questions for your accelerator. REGISTER

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NVCA LA VC Leadership Dinner

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join NVCA and your venture peers for the LA VC Leadership Dinner. With a new administration in Washington, it is imperative that leaders in the venture capital community come together to forge a pro-innovation policy agenda.  We expect to see major legislation in 2017 including a comprehensive tax reform bill, changes in healthcare rules, and immigration. During this important time, Bobby Franklin, NVCA President & CEO, Board Chair-Elect Scott Kupor of Andreessen Horowitz and NVCA Directors are convening dinners with…

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Regulatory and Litigation Risks for Venture Capital Funds in 2017: Webinar I

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Venture capital funds, private equity funds and advisers are likely to face new regulatory challenges and increased litigation risks in 2017, not only because of a change in the administration, but also because many advisers have not corrected and aligned past practices with current regulatory guidance. In a two part webinar series, Proskauer’s Private Equity & Hedge Fund Litigation team will discuss the challenges facing today’s industry and how they affect ERAs. ​On April 28 in Part I, Timothy Mungovan,…

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May 2017

NYU $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge: Final Pitch Off

May 5
NYU Paulson Auditorium,
40 West 4th Street, UC Level - Paulson Auditorium
New York, NY 10012 United States
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The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge at the NYU Stern School of Business is one of the largest and most innovative accelerator programs in the world. For the 2016-17 Challenge, more than 600 students, alumni and faculty members from 16 divisions across NYU’s global campuses entered for a chance to win $300,000 in combined cash and startup services. After 8 grueling months of working tirelessly on their startups, the finalist teams will compete to see who takes home the grand prizes. Don't…

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NVCA Annual Meeting

May 10 - May 11
Newseum,
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Now more than ever with a new administration in Washington, it is imperative that the venture capital community come together to advance NVCA’s pro-innovation agenda. Join the 2017 NVCA Annual Meeting from May 10-11, 2017 in Washington, DC for two days of industry education, data and research, public policy discussions, and advocacy on Capitol Hill. View additional details and register here.

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Dallas Private Equity Conference

May 10
W Hotel,
2440 Victory Park Ln
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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The Dallas Private Equity conference brings together investment capital and premier innovative growth companies. We look to serve as a market place of ideas in technology, consumer goods, and healthcare fields. This year's theme: "Direct Market Investments: Should Venture Capitalists become Operators?" is posed to the community with a focus on an innovative new market concept. The Dallas Private Equity Conference will have 10 companies presenting from variety of verticals and over 100 Private Equity Firms, Venture Capitalist, and Family…

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Weill Cornell Medicine Dean’s Entrepreneurship Lab Biomedical Business Plan Challenge

May 10
Weill Cornell Medicine,
New York, NY 10021 United States
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2017 Weill Cornell Medicine Dean's Entrepreneurship Lab Biomedical Business Plan Challenge Come meet inventors, investors, and aspiring entrepreneurs! Watch entrepreneurial scientists and clinicians pitch their business plans to investors at the innaugural Weill Cornell Medicine Dean's Entrepreneurship Lab Biomedical Business Plan Challenge! Teams will compete for $50,000 in cash prizes and $35,000 in legal services from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati! Refreshments and hors d'ouvres will be served. Learn more.

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500 Startups Demo Day (Batch 20)

May 11
Parc 55 Hotel,
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Get your early bird tickets to 500 Startups Batch 20 Demo Day! An invite-only event for 500+ active & accredited investors, Demo Day is a private viewing of our most recent accelerator startups before they 'graduate'. Attendees will get a first look at the startups, meet the founders, and network with other top-tier investors, corporate strategists, & press. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/500-startups-demo-day-batch-20-tickets-32509893968?aff=nvca

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Chicago VC Leadership Dinner

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join NVCA, your venture peers, and Square 1 Bank for the Chicago VC Leadership Dinner. With a new administration in Washington, it is imperative that leaders in the venture capital community come together to forge a pro-innovation policy agenda.  We expect to see major legislation in 2017 including a comprehensive tax reform bill, changes in healthcare rules, and immigration. During this important time, Bobby Franklin, NVCA President & CEO, and NVCA Board Members, Chris Girgenti of Pritzker Group Venture Capital, and Nicole…

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Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

May 16 - May 17
Marriot Resort at Eagle Crest,
1275 S. Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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The Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) is the original university-based venture investment fair, which was first held in 1981. This decades-old nationally attended event is the largest Midwest fair of its kind that brings together venture capital investors, business angels, start-up companies, university tech transfer officers and research faculty. MGCS provides an opportunity for participants from the venture capital community to connect with Midwest start-ups seeking funding and to learn about emerging innovations that span tech and the life sciences.…

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Founders’ Leadership Series: Chad Dickerson, CEO, President & Chair of Etsy

May 17
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center,
505 Howard
San Francisco, CA United States
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Chad Dickerson, CEO, President and Chair of Etsy, in a candid leadership conversation with Bruce Aust, Vice Chairman of Nasdaq and President of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. In this intimate forum, you’ll hear from Chad on the winning culture he created within Etsy and for its global community where he views the workplace as a network, not a hierarchy, going as far as holding weekly open office hours and participating in over 40 ‘Manager Mixers’ last year. Learn why he…

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Spring 2017 Business Matchmaking – Commercializing Life Sciences

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weill Cornell Medicine,
New York, NY 10021 United States
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The Bench to Bedside Initiative (BBI), Hacking Health NYC and our partner healthcare organizations bring you the "Commercializing Life Science - Business Matchmaking" event to gather a diverse group of people from academic research, technology, healthcare/medicine and the business communities to address innovation in healthcare. What to Expect: The purpose of the event is to form successful teams—comprised of specialists in business, legal, technology and medical research—who will work with patented life science technologies with BBI members. Featured Speakers: Our…

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Founders’ Leadership Series: John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom

May 24
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center,
505 Howard
San Francisco, CA United States
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In this exclusive forum, understand why John believes continuous learning creates an empowered workforce and that evolution is a group effort. Hear how he fosters a creative and strategic mindset for his team by reducing their fear of failure and supporting their personal career development. Also, learn why John strives for his company to be like a shark and what he sees as the keys to survival in our increasingly complex and connected world. Learn more.  

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Bay Area Life Sciences Roundtable

May 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the 2nd Annual Bay Area Life Sciences Roundtable – an afternoon of provocative discussions addressing cutting-edge trends and hot topics in the lifesciences industry. Network with industry peers. Who should attend? Executives, Investors, General Counsel and Company Counsel If you have questions or are interested in attending, please email sfevents@sidley.com. Keynote Speaker Juan Enriquez, Co-founder, Synthetic Genomics Inc.; Managing Director, Excel Venture Management; Co-author, Evolving Ourselves Program Topics Fireside Chat: What’s New in China From the Swamp to…

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Regulatory and Litigation Risks for Venture Capital Funds in 2017: Webinar II

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Venture capital funds are likely to face new regulatory challenges and increased litigation risks in 2017, not only because of a change in the administration, but also because many advisers have not corrected and aligned past practices with current regulatory guidance. In part two of this webinar series, the Proskauer team will take a deeper dive into several of the top regulatory and litigation risks for venture capital funds. Agenda includes: ERAs 101 – The Basics SEC Oversight of ERAs…

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